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MyGeotab SARS Logbook Report

Vehicle Logbook

From 2011, any person who receives a travel allowance is required to present a logbook to the South African Revenue Service (SARS) before any travel tax claim can be processed.

Imagine doing your logbook manually. This can take up a substantial amount of time to backtrack and record trips accurately. The date, opening and closing odometer readings, destination, reason for the visit and whether it was business or private travel, had to be recorded in trip logbooks.

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What Is Geofencing?

geofencing

GEOFENCING is the act of creating and defining virtual geographic areas that trigger a specific action when a GPS fleet tracking device is within, enters, or exits the geographic zone.

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Excel Tips for Fleet Reporting: Top Formulas and Functions

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The power of spreadsheets cannot be overstated. Even with the growing number of new business tools and apps available, Microsoft Excel sheets remain an indispensable tool for day-to-day operations. The use of Excel is widespread in the workplace and will continue to be, at least for the near future. This post provides some quick Excel tips and basic formulas and functions to help you save time. 

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Is Your GPS Tracker Device Safe?

gps-tracker

Concern over the cybersecurity of connected cars has been dominating the news. As everything around us becomes more connected, it’s only natural to ask questions about security. This extends to the connected devices and gear in our cars and trucks. How do you know your gps tracker is safe?

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Enabling SMS Notifications

Enabling SMS Notifications

From time to time we receive enquiries on how to setup SMS alerts in the system. Due to factors such as controlling the costing, and rogue rules generating excessive exceptions, it was never introduced as a feature. With today’s advancing technology and the availability of such services on the internet we now have a way of offering SMS alerts as a Value Added Service.

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Geotab Assist: Automating the Geotab Installation Processes

Geotab Assist Geotab Assist enables Geotab Technicians to capture installation and job card information quickly and easily.

Geotab Assist gives the Geotab Technicians the ability to capture installation and job card information quickly and easily. It can scan South African license disks, SIM card and product barcodes.

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MyGeotab Accident Reconstruction

Accident reconstruction with telematics is the process of using telematics data to understand the events that occurred before, during, and after a collision.

Telematics data is highly valuable because it provides an accurate, scientific record of events. It allows you to go beyond word-of-mouth testimony. The granularity of the data can tell you many things about the accident. Telematics makes it possible to gain a broader perspective by looking at the historical patterns for a specific driver or vehicle.

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Geotab Ranks No. 212 on the 2017 PROFIT 500

Canadian Business unveils 29th annual list of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies

Canadian Business and PROFIT ranked Geotab No. 212 on the 29th annual PROFIT 500, the definitive ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies. Published in the October issue of Maclean’s magazine and at CanadianBusiness.com, the PROFIT 500 ranks Canadian businesses by their five-year revenue growth.

Geotab made the 2017 PROFIT 500 list with five-year revenue growth of 302%.

“It is never easy to earn a spot on the PROFIT 500, but this year’s applicant pool was the most competitive yet,” says Deborah Aarts, PROFIT 500 program manager. “This year’s winners demonstrate the resilience, innovation and sheer management smarts it takes to build a thriving business today. Canada—and the world—needs more entrepreneurial success stories like these.”

“Geotab is honoured to be on the PROFIT 500 ranking,” says Neil Cawse, CEO, Geotab. “This achievement reflects the strength of our technology, our commitment to innovation and the continued dedication of our team.”

Geotab’s smart transportation solutions help businesses of all sizes, including many Fortune 500 companies, improve driver and vehicle productivity, safety, fuel consumption, and regulatory compliance. Today, Geotab leads the industry in processing nearly 2 billion data points daily. Geotab’s solutions are currently used in more than 750,000 vehicles worldwide with approximately 20,000 new users added each month.

About the PROFIT 500

For 29 years, the PROFIT 500 has been Canada’s most respectable and influential ranking of entrepreneurial achievement. Developed by PROFIT and now published in Maclean’s magazine and at CanadianBusiness.com, the PROFIT 500 ranks Canadian companies on five-year revenue growth. For more information on the ranking visit PROFIT500.com or CanadianBusiness.com.

About Canadian Business

Founded in 1928, Canadian Business is the longest-serving and most-trusted business publication in the country. It is the country’s premier media brand for executives and senior business leaders. It fuels the success of Canada’s business elite with a focus on the things that matter most: leadership, innovation, business strategy and management tactics. Learn more at CanadianBusiness.com.

 

 

 

 

 

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Implementing a Fleet Management System to Minimize Operating Costs

How to Design a Custom Dashboard Report

As a business, whether you have one single vehicle or thousands of vehicles on your books, it can sometimes be a financial black hole. You pay a high price to obtain these vehicles only to watch them depreciate over the months. It is hard to appreciate depreciation, as it is a big contributor to a company’s bottom line. In the meantime you are also drawing funds away from the business in the likes of fuel, maintenance and accidental claims. Having a proper fleet management system to control and minimise costs, can make business expenses more manageable.

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Geotab’s Advanced Fuel Usage Reports

Fuel Monitoring 101

Today’s fleet managers are continuously looking for ways to manage their fleet’s total cost of ownership, minimize their operating expenses, and increase profitability. However, identifying new opportunities for reducing costs can be difficult.

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How to Get Fleet Driver Buy-In on Driver Scorecards

Are you thinking of implementing a fleet driver report card, but afraid of the employee backlash around snooping and “big brothering?” The success of your program can be impacted by the way you introduce scorecards to your team. This article provides some tips on how to communicate the reasons and benefits of driver behavior monitoring so you can get maximum fleet driver buy-in and achieve great results.

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Preventing Dangerous Driver Behaviour with Exception Rules

Setting up Exception Rules in MyGeotab

Exception rules are conditions which outline the behaviour of a driver. When a driver breaks a rule, an exception is recorded. Various exceptions can be set up for specified users in MyGeotab.

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Lowering Fleet Management Expenses with Geotab

Lowering Fleet Management Expenses with Geotab

Business costs can skyrocket if mismanaged. It is imperative to adopt processes that ensure your day to day procedures within your business operate as efficiently as possible. In no area is this more crucial, than in the management of a company’s fleet.

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Using the NFC Driver ID as A Tool to both Manage & Incentivise

NFC Driver ID

Geotab’s NFC (Near Field Communication) Driver Identification is an incredible tool that can be used to both incentivise drivers and monitor their behaviour. Any business that utilises a fleet of vehicles and employs multiple drivers, must ensure that their personnel adhere to the safety standards and parameters specified by the company. Managing the latter is simplified with the use of the Geotab NFC Driver ID. 

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Implementing Driver Safety Programs

Implementing Driver Safety Programs

We all have a responsibility to keep our roads safe, in order to help reduce the number of deaths and injuries related to vehicle collisions. Companies need to positively influence the safety of their drivers on and off the job through safety–focused leadership.

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The Geotab Training Center

Geotab Training Center

The Geotab Africa Training Center it is where we train our customers, dealers and staff. Customers are trained on Geotab hardware and software which ensures they get the most out of our system and its features. In the same respect, our dealers are trained to have a great understanding on Geotab’s hardware and software, in order to be able to use and sell it. Dealers receive a certificate after completing training.

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The Geotab Just Wheels Show

Geotab Just Wheels Show

The 8th Annual Geotab Just Wheels show took place on the 27th of May 2017, and as always the aim of the show is to raise funds towards the Muriel Brand School for children with disabilities and other charities.

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Cloud Is the New Normal: 13 Industries Embracing Cloud Strategy Now

Embracing Cloud Strategy

Cloud is the new normal. You may have heard this phrase quoted often. Cloud computing is taking off in almost every industry. The private sector has seen a host of benefits from cloud strategy — reducing costs, increased security, flexibility, and productivity. While it’s no secret that the private world is benefiting from the cloud, the public sector is also starting to pursue and implement cloud computing.