Prior to implementing a telematics system, Hanson Plywood was
only able to locate drivers by phoning them. Not only was this
distracting for the drivers, it was also potentially dangerous and
put drivers at risk of breaking the law by using a phone while
driving. To stop this practice in its tracks, the organisation set
itself a goal to find and install a telematics solution that could track
vehicles in real-time, helping its transport team to accurately and
safely predict arrival times at customer drops and back at site.
Needing a comprehensive telematics solution that could support this business objective, the answer was Geotab’s
GO device – a compact Plug-&-Play telematics device that attaches into a vehicle’s OBD II port. Offering state-
of-the-art GPS technology, g-force monitoring, IOX expandability and engine and battery health assessments,
the device is accompanied by MyGeotab software. This allows fleet managers at Hanson Plywood to view on one
platform not only the location of their entire fleet of vehicles, but also all vehicle and driver information, from a
desktop, laptop, smartphone or tablet with the MyGeotab app.