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When Is a GO RUGGED Device Required?

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When do you use a Geotab GO fleet tracking device and when a GO RUGGED? The answer is actually pretty simple. If your fleet has heavy equipment, yellow iron, farm machinery, powered trailers and assets, or you are installing telematics devices where they will be exposed to outdoor elements, you need GO RUGGED.

If you are not using a ruggedized telematics device for these types of applications or harsh environments, you may not get the most from your telematics investment.

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Drilling Rig Monitoring Tool

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Geotab Africa has introduced a drilling productivity tool. This revolutionary technology is designed to monitor the productivity and depth of drilling equipment by detecting the maximum depth it has reached, instantaneous penetration rate and average penetration rate. Completely wireless, it gives a range of real-time data, no guesswork, no paperwork and no problems.

The system is built to eliminate human error and manual input logs. It ensures that your drilling equipment is operating in an efficient manner.

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Debunking the Top 10 Vehicle Tracking Myths

Hand sketching Myths or Facts concept with white chalk on blackboard

The reasons for any misconceptions around GPS tracking or telematics are mostly due to a misunderstanding of the product. Common GPS tracking myths range from how the devices “monitor” vehicles and drivers, to what the capabilities are, to the types of businesses where it’s needed.

These myths also range within an organization depending on the person’s role — a driver could have an exaggerated view of what gets tracked, an executive could have a misunderstanding on the costs, and a fleet manager could have a misplaced fear on how will it change their day to day.

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Increase Fuel Efficiency with MyGeotab

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With the current unfavourable economic climate in South Africa and recent fuel price increase leaving consumers panicked, businesses will have to be more vigilant than ever in saving fuel costs.

Technology and big data is pivotal in optimising the efficiency of business operations whilst enabling them to remain economically competitive. Data and insight into operations greatly assists in reducing kilometres travelled and the corresponding fuel usage. Fuel usage has become an integral feature that our customers are not only interested in, but rely on. Fuel remains one of the largest expenses for fleets.

One measurable method that helps drive fast fuel savings is to implement a GPS fleet management solution, also known as telematics. This post discusses some strategies for increasing fuel efficiency and will review fuel tracking basics in MyGeotab.

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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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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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Geotab’s Driving School Solution

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Geotab’s Open Platform Fleet Management Solution has integrated with the Mobileye Advanced Driver System to bring driving schools and their learners a safer, more comprehensive learning experience.

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Business Development Manager – Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town

Business Development Manager – Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town

Geotab Africa has been the proven industry leader in fleet management and vehicle tracking technology, also known as telematics, for over a decade. Geotab Africa’s advanced telematics hardware and software is used to manage employee productivity and significantly reduce accidents. Geotab Africa data is open and easily integrated into your IT systems to automate.acebook post

Geotab Africa provides end-to-end hardware and software solutions that are entirely scalable. Both enterprise organizations and small-to-medium sized firms are active users. These end-to-end solutions enable customers to monitor driver behaviour, productivity, compliance, and also provide other vehicle-related information such as engine, gearbox and vehicle electronics information. Geotab Africa has a broad market scope, covering both light and heavy vehicles, including sedans, trucks, yellow and industrial machinery.

Geotab Africa is looking to employ three permanent individuals that will fulfil the role of Business Development Manager (BDM) in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town. The successful candidates will be supporting the existing BDMs on a daily basis, and will be spending one to two months in training within the advanced Fleet Management and Telematics space.

The individual should foremost be a positive and enthusiastic person, willing to join the dynamic Geotab Africa Team in growing our business exponentially. The candidate(s) should be willing to travel daily and open up potential new markets.

The profile below sums up the individual that will be considered for this position:

Profile

·         Presentation skills.

·         Sales background – Any industry.

·         Commission driven – Lower basic.

·         Team player with positive attitude.

·         Enthusiastic individual – Passionate.

·         Self-starter as well as self-motivated.

·         High level negotiation ability – C-Level.

·         Own initiatives – Penetrating new verticals.

·         “Hunter” qualities looking for new business.

·         Ability to engage socially – Business events etc.

·         Willing to travel – Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town and their surrounding areas.

·         Willing to learn Geotab Africa products in-depth.

·         Ability to work under pressure in a target driven environment.

·         Administrative capability – Weekly, Monthly reporting & Sales documents.

·         Own vehicle essential.

Package will include the following:

·         Basic Salary.

·         Medical Aid.

·         Pension Fund.

·         Cell Phone allowance.

·         Commission based earnings – OTE (On Target Earnings).

For more information and to apply for this position please contact us on info@geotabafrica.com

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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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The Psychology of Driving

Why do accidents occur? Reckless driving? Unforeseen circumstances? Unfamiliar territory? Whatever the reason, the open road reflects life by placing us in situations where we are forced to act and react in particular ways. Our past experiences and upbringing not only shape our worldview, perceptions, biases, and emotional tendencies, but ultimately, our driving habits as well. This is the psychology of driving.

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Geotab Policies and Procedures

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Policies are important in a workplace as it helps reinforce and clarify the standards expected of employees and help employers manage staff more effectively as it defines what is acceptable and unacceptable in the workplace.

Processes provide a blueprint for the business, stating who’s responsible for each step and how and when they should complete it.