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Engine Diagnostics or GPS Only Tracking: Which is Better?

Diagnostic or non-diagnostic GPS tracking. Which one is better? You may have heard about the benefits of each. This post sets the record straight on why you need true engine diagnostics. Diagnostic vs. Non-Diagnostic Fleet Vehicle Tracking Here is the difference between diagnostic and non-diagnostic tracking for fleet vehicles. Diagnostic Fleet Tracking with an OBD-connected

Fleet Roadside Assistance Comparison: Which Is Best?

These are the scenarios that every fleet manager dreads — a vehicle runs out of gas, gets a flat tire, or the battery dies. Having a car or truck out of service for any amount of time quickly takes a toll on productivity and profits. To help deal with these vehicle breakdowns, businesses have many

Route Optimization: Plan Deliveries Better with Traffic Modeling

The best way to effectively plan delivery is to use a planning tool that does it for you. Such a tool must be flexible enough so that the delivery planner can include all of its delivery constraints such as truck capacity, multiple time windows, etc. In addition, the tool must be accurate enough so chances

3 Powerful Examples of Telematics System Integration for Truck Fleets

Disruption in the trucking industry was a key theme that emerged at the recent North American Commercial Vehicle Show. One of the ways that carriers are responding to industry change is through connected vehicle solutions. At the conference, the CEO of Navistar International Corp., Persio Lisboa, shared how the company leverages data (millions of miles

Geocoding: Why Location Is More than an Address

Every business needs a well-developed map with zones of locations to provide an understanding of where people are, where they were, and the activities that took place. When it comes to something even as seemingly simple as address information, precision and accuracy are everything. Having the right information can result in saved time, money, and

What Is Geofencing?

GEOFENCING is the act of creating and defining virtual geographic areas that trigger a specific action when a GPS fleet tracking device is within, enters, or exits the geographic zone. What Is a Geofence? A geofence is a defined area in a virtual setting, which corresponds to a real-world geographic area. Geofences are used in

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