Geotab Launches COVID-19 Fleet Benchmarking Dashboard

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Geotab has launched its Commercial Transportation Recovery Dashboard, which is designed to help depict the current state of COVID-19 recovery and help in visualize the pandemic’s impact on commercial transportation and trade activity.

Leveraging aggregated and anonymized data processed from more than 2 million Geotab connected vehicles globally, the Commercial Transportation Recovery Dashboard acts as a central tool for regular, relevant updates on the current state of commercial vehicle activity including by industry, trade and fuel fill-ups, according to Geotab. Data monitored is benchmarked against normal, pre-COVID-19 activity.

The dashboard provides insight on a week-to-week basis to enable both a holistic view of commercial transportation health as well as a micro view of specific transportation industries such as waste management, healthcare and manufacturing.

“The aggregate-level data within this dashboard can be leveraged to help our customers and the community at large make informed, data-driven decisions as we collectively navigate through these ever-changing times,” said Mike Branch, VP Data and Analytics at Geotab.

Geotab’s new dashboard includes:

  • An Activity Index - representing data from North America, this index depicts the daily volume of trips made by commercial vehicles compared to normal operating behavior and compares against recovery rates from select countries.
  • A Trade Index - measuring the daily volume of trips made bi-directionally across the Canada/U.S. border and the U.S./Mexico border.
  • A Fuel Index - depicting the daily fuel fill-up events captured by commercial vehicles in North America compared to normal operating behavior. This index is segmented by vehicle class (heavy-duty, light-duty, passenger, etc).
  • An Industry Index - examines the daily volume of trips from commercial vehicles segmented by industry type in North America.

“This recovery dashboard can help enable the transportation industry to maintain a pulse on the health of the economy through key indicators and leverage aggregate IoT and fleet data to make informed, data-driven decisions,” said Branch. “The impact of COVID-19 on the transportation industry will become more clear in the coming days, weeks and months. At Geotab, we know that data will play an essential role in not only assessing impact but facilitating recovery efforts. We are all in this together.”

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