BALTIMORE – Baltimore Gas and Electric has selected a telematics system and a GPS solution for 400 of its utility vehicles (a third of BGE's fleet). BGE is a private sector utility company, a subsidiary of Constellation Energy, which serves more than 1.2 million electric customers and more than 640,000 gas customers in the Baltimore-Metro area, including all or part of ten Central Maryland counties.

The company selected NetworkFleet’s telematics solution, integrated with AssetWorks FleetFocus asset management system, to track vehicle GPS locations and report on maintenance-related issues.

The news release said BGE intends to use the joint technology solution to streamline maintenance scheduling and reduce vehicle downtime. The integration of these two systems will provide BGE with vehicle location information, engine diagnostics, and vehicle maintenance alerts without having to switch to another application. Additionally, real-time odometer readings are sent directly from the vehicle to FleetFocus with this setup.

“After carefully considering multiple vendors, BGE chose Networkfleet and FleetFocus primarily because of their close integration. If Networkfleet’s system detects a vehicle engine problem, a service request is automatically generated in FleetFocus,” said Burton Jackson, director of fleet services, BGE. “The interaction between the two systems will make our fleet management process more efficient and more cost effective. Identifying potential component failures in advance helps us reduce the cost of repairs and increase the life of the vehicle.”