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Top 10 Geotab Blog Posts from 2016

Top 10 Geotab Blog Posts from 2016
Author: Melanie Serr, Content Marketing Specialist

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.

Custom fleet management reports for MyGeotab

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?”

Quick guide to the FMCSA ELD mandate

3. The Ultimate Guide to Geotab Harnesses

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

Geotab guide to telematics harnesses

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.

mygeotab how to dispatch

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.

geotab future telematics

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.

mygeotab detect dangerous drivers

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.

self driving car telematics safety

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.

geotab watchdog report

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.

start stop technology

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.

geotab road speeds

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.

Geotab open telematics platform and data best practices for business


  • Posted November 21, 2017 at 10:30 am | Permalink

    Good morning, i do Hotshot deliveries. The company i am leased on to just installed your geotab 7 in our vehicles. The question i have is the pick up truck i use for work is also my personal vehicle when not making deliveries. How do i keep it from logging to on duty / driving status when on personal time? I clicked on the personal conveyance tab and log out. Is this correct or would that put me in violation?

    • Posted November 24, 2017 at 10:06 am | Permalink

      Hello. To use the PC exemption, you will need to go into Options, and press “Start.” Please note that if your vehicle goes through a power off cycle (which is ignition off and then on), you will have to respond to a prompt to keep yourself in PC. As always, please contact your local DOT department directly for guidance on compliance.

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