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The Dangers of Distracted Driving

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What is distracted driving? It is defined as the act of driving while engaged in other activities, that take the driver’s attention away from the road. As the road accident rate continues to rise in South Africa, we would like to build an awareness about distracted driving as one of the leading causes.

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How to Become a Better Driver

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Today’s news regarding car crashes and irresponsible driving has become too common. We hear about accidents on radios and are more likely to witness them in our daily travels. We have seen many drunk drivers swerving wildly on the road; sleepy drivers not waking up after a crash; and those careless drivers who can’t put their phones down for a second.

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Join us at Electra Mining 2018

Geotab looks forward to yet another cutting edge mining event! Electra Mining Africa is taking place from 10 – 14 September 2018, at the Expo Centre Nasrec Johannesburg. Fusing its rich heritage with new innovation and technology, Electra Mining consistently delivers a world class experience that benefits individuals and businesses alike.

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The High Costs of Running a Fleet

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A key selling point in the Fleet Management industry, is that fleet management companies can reduce the high costs associated with running a fleet. Businesses are able to employ our products, optimize their fleet usage and significantly reduce running costs.

By now we know that reducing idle time, optimizing routes and monitoring how the driver gets from A to B, will reduce costs and wear-and-tear on the fleet. But what does this mean and how do we quantify it?

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GEOTAB AFRICA is VESA APPROVED

VESA Member

Geotab is Vesa-approved for Stolen Vehicle Recovery Solutions. VESA Stands for “The Motor Vehicle Security Association of South Africa”. VESA is a non-profit organisation which aims to set standards to facilitate and coordinate interested parties with technical interests in related areas.

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Concrete Batching Plant Control

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Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems prevent organizations from working in silos by facilitating the flow of real-time information across departments, so businesses can make data-driven decisions and manage performance – live. The MyGeotab software has integrated with an ERP system to create a batching plant control solution. This solution can automate core business processes, assist in maintaining regulatory compliance and ensure optimal fleet utilization.

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What’s the Big Deal with Big Data and IoT?

Everyone is talking about big data. Maybe it has you thinking, “What is big data and why is it such a big deal?” Big data is not just a buzzword — it is so much more. Big data and IoT are transforming business, and some might even say it’s changing the world.

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Exhibitor Interview Video from Geotab CONNECT 2018

Geotab Connect 2018

This year’s Geotab Connect program covered key industry topics and showcased the latest in technology.

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Creating a Positive Culture for Fleets – Telematics Can Help

Recruiting drivers is tough enough in this day and age. Retaining drivers is equally if not more difficult. Therefore, keeping drivers happy is very important. To avoid churn, it is imperative to create a positive culture and working environment for drivers.

Build Stronger Business with Leadership Development

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As forward-thinking managers, you have your eye on the future and where the business is going. Are you also taking note of who will be working alongside you on that path into the future? People are the engine of the organization, so it’s worthwhile to take some time to consider leadership development among your management tasks.

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6 Steps for Data Cleaning and Why it Matters

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So you’re working with data to measure and optimize your fleet program. Have you also added data cleaning to your routine? Here is a quick overview to get you started.

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Geotab Connect

The team recently attended GEOTAB CONNECT 2018 in Toronto, Ontario from June 11-13. We were extremely excited to meet and collaborate with fellow Marketplace partners, who are industry leaders in their respective fields. We were also anxiously awaiting new developments and innovations in the fleet management industry.

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Causes of Aggressive Driving and How to Solve It

As a fleet telematics company that promotes safety and compliance for all of our customers, Geotab helps companies identify aggressive driving and correct the risky behavior, allowing them to increase the safety of their employees while reducing cost and risk within the company. By tracking parameters such as speeding, harsh cornering, and harsh acceleration — to name but a few — fleet managers can begin to detect some of the behaviors that can lead to safety and compliance issues. With this information, managers can provide coaching and feedback to those specific drivers.

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Becoming a Great Fleet Manager

Being a great fleet manager doesn’t come easy. You are responsible, not only for the operation of the fleet but for the safety of the drivers and others that use the roads, to mention a few.

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Finding Patterns in Accident Data

Telematics makes for a great business tool by being able to identify single safety events, such as a driver speeding or not wearing a seat belt. All this helps fleets to train and work with drivers on reducing safety risks. But telematics can bring even more to the table by helping unfold a larger view on fleet safety.

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First Responder Solution

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Safety on the job is top priority for law enforcement and first responders. Teams in the security industry need technology that is dependable, secure, and provides real-time data. Geotab’s secure and sophisticated fleet management solutions offer insight, visibility, and actionable alerts. The latter transform operations and ensure driver and civilian safety.

Geotab has recently partnered with Integrated Software Solutions Company, Online Intelligence. Online Intelligence is the leading supplier of Enterprise Risk solutions across the African continent. The integration has been focused on their ‘Signal Tower’ Software. Signal Tower is a high volume, hardware independent alarm monitoring and management system. The integration has been designed in order to create the First Responder Solution.

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Truck Driver Retention Strategies: How Telematics Can Help

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Keeping drivers on board is necessary to stop the churn of solid, reliable drivers moving from one fleet to another – or even worse, leaving the industry all together. When looking at truck driver retention strategies, fleets should consider telematics.

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Geotab’s AI Initiative for South African “Smart Cities”

Smart City Objectives

What is a Smart City and what does Smart City mean?

Techopedia explains ‘Smart City’

There is no definitive explanation of a smart city because of the breadth of the technologies that can be incorporated into a city in order for it to be considered a smart city. Mark Deakin defines it as a city that utilizes ICT to meet the demands of its citizens, and that community involvement in the processes is a necessity for a smart city.

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Learn To Code

Coding is simply writing statements that are written in a programming language that is understood by a machine. Coding, like any other skill that you may acquire, requires time and dedication, it is not something that happens overnight, but with time and practice you get better and better at it. The first thing you need to have before you learn a programming language is a positive attitude.