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TELEMATICS is a method of monitoring an asset (car, truck, heavy equipment, or even ship) by using GPS and onboard diagnostics to record movements on a computerized map. Want to know more? See some of our favorite articles below.

5 Ways GPS Tracking Can Benefit Your Business

Telematics can have direct, tangible benefits for your bottom line, allowing you to set yourself apart from your competitors while improving efficiency and productivity.

4 Steps to Take Before Implementing Telematics

Making the transition to telematics is a big step that shouldn’t be taken lightly. There are the four steps you need to take before implementation can begin.

How to Choose a GPS Tracking System

It can be a cumbersome task choosing the right GPS tracking system. Read this comprehensive guide so that you can find the right fit for you.

Making the 'CASE' for Fleet Telematics

The most difficult part of implementing fleet telematics is making the case for it to company leadership. Focus on potential ROI to make the decision a no-brainer.

Top 3 Variables That Impact Telematics Pricing

Are you looking for a low-cost, high-value telematics solution? Find out what the top three impacts to telematics pricing are and what to consider when researching providers.

The 6 Vehicle Tracking System Must-Have Features

There are six must-have features when it comes to vehicle tracking systems. Learn what they are, and how they can benefit your business.

Latest Trends in Telematics

Vehicle sensor technologies, the availability of vehicle diagnostics tools, and data reports were areas in the telematics space that saw improvements in 2018.

Increasing Safety Through Telematics

A focus on protecting drivers is also good for business. Utilize a telematics program to track and promote safe practices.

7 Creative Uses for Telematics Tech

From preventing vehicle theft to driver coaching, today’s telematics technology is much more than vehicle and asset tracking solutions.

5 Service Fleet Challenges Telematics Can Fix

Service fleets have unique fleet safety and efficiency challenges that can be addressed by telematics – yet few service fleets have implemented this technology. But service fleets, such as lawn services and HVAC companies, can see major benefits from a telematics solution.

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In the latest State of the Fleet Industry Spotlight video, Automotive Fleet Editor Mike Antich interviewed Oleg Cytowicz, North America fleet leader, Unilever North America, to discuss the history and evolution of fleet technology.

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The Evolution of Fleet Data into a Macro-Business Intelligence Tool

The proliferation of connected vehicle technology has created the capability to use vehicle-generated data in non-fleet-related business activities. Today, real-time telematics data is gaining a growing recognition as a valuable business intelligence (BI) tool for entities outside of fleet management to collect, integrate, and analyze business information.

Omnitracs Acquires SmartDrive

Omnitracs is buying SmartDrive, a move the companies say will create a converged, end-to-end platform that optimizes safety, driver productivity, and workflow, as well as routing, dispatch, and compliance.

Ford Takes Telematics In-House and Hardware Free

Manufacturers are partnering with telematics providers to allow access to data from OEMs’ factory-installed modems. Meanwhile, Ford has introduced its own telematics system that takes advantage of its factory modem to maximize the depth and breadth of that data for fleets.

Teletrac Navman TN360: Turn Data into Decisions

Teletrac Navman just released its latest and greatest solution: TN360. Work Truck magazine was given a sneak peek into the new solution before it was launched to the public. Check out what we learned.

India Telematics Market Expecting 25% YoY Growth

The Indian connected trucks telematics market is expected to grow at a steady 25% year-over-year rate from 2020, while an estimated 7.42 million commercial vehicles are on Indian roads, serving various industries, according to the "Indian Connected Trucks Telematics Market, Forecast to 2022" report.

Making the 'CASE' for Fleet Telematics

The most difficult part of implementing fleet telematics is making the case for it to company leadership. Focus on potential ROI to make the decision a no-brainer.

Telematics Data Shows Fleet Activity is Rising

Fleet activity in the U.S. ended the week of Aug. 3, 2020 at peak levels not seen this year since February 2020, which also spiked through some of July, reflecting a return to normalcy in the industry.