Driver Behavior the Main Reason for Using Telematics

Donlen conducted a survey measuring how fleet managers are using telematics and GPS to manage their fleets and whether they intend to implement such a program.  Survey respondents were grouped into three categories: fleets using a telematics solution (21% of respondents), fleets considering a telematics solution (34%), and fleets not considering a telematics solution (45%). Results show the top three reasons for using telematics are improved driver behavior, route productivity, and fuel savings (shown in the table below), respectively. Current telematics users ranked fuel savings as the number three...
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Alternative Strategies to Reduce Fuel Costs

There’s no doubt fuel costs have risen considerably in the past few years. At the same time, government agencies have been pressured to reduce expenses. There are two main ways fleets are reducing fuel costs: one is to change purchasing methods and the other is to reduce fuel consumption. An article from Government Fleet discusses these 2 behavioral patterns and cites examples of what other fleet managers are doing. Changing Fuel Purchasing Methods Reverse Auction Consolidating Purchases & Changing Billing Methods Hedging and Locking Fuel Prices Awarding the Lowest Bidder Reducing Fuel...
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Fuel Prices to Rise by Late February

In a recent article from Automotive Fleet, Wright Express (WEX)’s latest fuel report indicated that gasoline saw uneven increases across the country. California wholesale prices actually backed off to about $2.80 per gallon due to a report of imminent imports, and diesel increased 12-18 cents a gallon higher because of the loss of some European production and robust exports. Wholesale diesel cost well above $3 per gallon in nearly every portion of the country. For fleet management system managers, expect to see gasoline prices at the pump to slowly rise over the next few weeks, however it...
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Report Says North Carolina Should Implement State-Wide Fleet Management System

In Government Fleet‘s article on The State of North Carolina’s and its state agencies’ fleet vehicles, a report found a total of 2,346 discrepancies between registrations and vehicles reported. In order to sync all data, the PED recommended to the North Carolina’s General Assembly to update vehicle registration records for all state-owned vehicles. The lack of a state law that requires agencies and institutions to collect standardized use and cost data on state-owned vehicles, or to justify the acquisition of vehicles (new or replacement) is the cause of the inconsistencies. The State...
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The 5000 Series GPS Fleet Tracking

Last week, Networkfleet announced the launch of the Networkfleet 5000 Series of GPS fleet tracking technology hardware. For use with light, medium and heavy duty vehicles, the 5000 series offers 24/7 visibility into fleet assets, enabling fleet managers to easily locate vehicles in real time and monitor specific vehicle data such as mileage, speed, fuel consumption, and diagnostic trouble codes to improve operations and reduce costs. The 5000 product line features two hardware devices. The 5200 is an affordable GPS tracking device, while the 5500 adds the capability of connecting directly to the...
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