Top 10 Geotab blog posts from 2016

Published on December 30, 2016 in Fleet Management by Melanie Serr

Read our list of the top 10 most popular Geotab blog posts from 2016. From the ELD mandate and 2G sunset, to the open platform and APIs, we covered it all.

Looking back, 2016 was a year of change and growth. The business landscape is being transformed by advancing technology, new regulations, and business practices. Companies that can capture and make the most of their data will have the competitive edge going forward. We explored this theme and many more on our blog this year. To recap, here are the top 10 Geotab blog posts from 2016.

1. Eight New Custom Fleet Management Reports — Download Now

Our Solutions team works hard to continuously develop new and enhanced reports to help fleets manage and improve their efficiency, productivity, and safety. Geotab Solutions Engineer Jason introduces eight new MyGeotab custom reports for fleet management, including the Fuel Cost Analysis Scorecard, Average Fuel Economy report, CO2 Emissions report, and Dynamic Vehicle Maintenance Reminder.


2. Quick Guide to the FMCSA’s ELD Mandate

Our Hours of Service expert Vik answers the basic questions about the ELD mandate, including "What is the ELD rule?" and "How is my fleet affected?"



3. The Ultimate Guide to Geotab Harnesses

Learn about the types of Geotab harnesses and their uses (includes a Telematics Harness Cheat Sheet).



4. TLS 1.2 Upgrade Notice: Update Browser and .NET to Continue Support

Important information for Geotab Partners, Customers, and MyGeotab users about the TLS 1.2 Upgrade.



5. Preview of Geotab Drive 4.0: DVIR Workflow & ELD Updates

Especially popular on LinkedIn, this post by our Senior Software Developer Mike announces the updates to the Geotab Drive app for Hours of Service, DVIR, and driver ID.



6. How to Install a Geotab GO Vehicle Tracking Device

Watch a quick YouTube video to see the proper way to install the Geotab GO Vehicle Tracking Device.



7. The Beginner’s Guide to APIs

Learn about Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), Web APIs, and discover how you can use them to achieve greater business efficiency.



8. 2G Sunset Update: Deadline Approaches for U.S. Telematics Device Users

Do you have a plan for the 2G sunset? Get prepared by reading this blog post by Stephanie, Vice President, Channel Sales, North America. Includes 21 reasons why you should upgrade to 3G.



9. Quick Guide to Preventative Maintenance Planning for Fleets

Vehicle maintenance is always a popular topic. Courtney from ZenduIT shares tips on setting up a successful preventative maintenance plan.



10. Remote Diagnostics for Commercial Trucks

Trucking companies have followed the same procedure for vehicle maintenance for over a century. Now there's a new way of doing things — remote diagnostics. Scott describes the top challenges of working with new engines, and explains how remote diagnostics simplifies the process of understanding faults and prioritizing repairs.



And here's one more...

Are You Getting the Most out of Your Data?

Our top reads list would be incomplete without including this very popular post from Geotab CEO Neil Cawse on the open platform and best practices for working with data.




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