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When Is a GO RUGGED Device Required?

When do you use a Geotab GO fleet tracking device and when a GO RUGGED? The answer is actually pretty simple. If your fleet has heavy equipment, yellow iron, farm machinery, powered trailers and assets, or you are installing telematics devices where they will be exposed to outdoor elements, you need GO RUGGED. If you

Geotab Celebrates 500 Blog Posts

Geotab is celebrating 500 blog posts. This article marks number 500 in a long line of posts on fleet safety, productivity, efficiency, compliance and much more. Our contributors are the Geotab employees themselves, sharing their expertise and knowledge.   In six years, the Geotab Blog has accumulated over 900,000 page views and more than 630,000

How Diesel Exhaust Fluid Works

Read a quick summary of how diesel exhaust fluid works and the chemistry behind it.   What Is the Purpose of Diesel Exhaust Fluid? The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sets standards for the emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) for Medium and Heavy-Duty vehicles. The EU and Canada also have their own limits. For the

Geotab Drive, ELD & MyGeotab Updates (1803)

Welcome to What’s New — a must-read summary of recent Geotab Drive and MyGeotab updates for Authorized Resellers and Geotab Users. Resellers: Review this post for important changes affecting your customers and note any recommendation actions. If you have suggestions for improvement, please leave a comment below. Geotab Users: To verify your version: go to

Driving a Plug-in Hybrid with Telematics: An Engineer’s Story

I have been driving a Chevrolet Volt for about a year. First things first, the Volt is not an electric vehicle (EV), it is a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV). This means it works as an EV while the battery is charged and as a hybrid once the battery is depleted. The Volt is unique

Is There a Future for Military GPS?

The Global Positioning System (GPS) has been at the forefront of U.S. military technology for many years now, and widely used in different applications. This article investigates military GPS applications now and in the future. Military GPS Applications GPS technology was put to the test during Operation Desert Storm and Desert Shield, and has since

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