Is it possible to increase driver safety, productivity and fleet efficiency at the same time? How is it done?
Colin Sutherland, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Geotab, weighed in on that question in an interview for the PwC Canada Vision to Reality Awards, which celebrate innovation in the tech industry. Using telematics technology like Geotab’s, Sutherland says, can help fleets measure and improve vehicle and driver safety, reduce fuel costs, optimize fuel usage, and streamline the work of fleet managers — who already have their hands full with day to day operations.
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.
In a world which is constantly trying to advance and evolve itself, Internet of Things (IoT) is a term we commonly come across.
Lucidea explains that IoT involves extending Internet connectivity beyond standard devices, such as desktops, laptops, smartphones and tablets, to any range of traditionally dumb or non-internet-enabled physical devices and everyday objects. Embedded with technology, these devices can communicate and interact over the Internet, and they can be remotely monitored and controlled. With the arrival of driverless vehicles, a branch of IoT, i.e. the Internet of Vehicle starts to gain more attention.
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.
Reports can be found under the various tabs on the left-side menu in MyGeotab. MyGeotab is a web-based fleet management software that is available to all Geotab customers under any feature package: Base, Pro, and ProPlus. See all your vehicle and driver information in one place and use it to make quicker, better-informed decisions for your business.
Each report is found under the data it pertains to i.e. the Vehicles Report is found under the Vehicles tab. The Exceptions Report is found under the Rules and Groups tab; the Customer Visits Report is found under Zones and Messages. Wherever there is an options or view button, a report can be run.
Geotab proudly showcased its complete mining solution at Electra Mining Africa on the 10th to the 14th of September. Our core focus at Geotab is technology and innovation, and the way they influence business operations. It is imperative that we in the industry stay updated on the latest trends. Each day focused on a different theme, namely the future of skills development, new product launches, proudly South African business, safety and celebrating diversity. The show provided us with exciting live demonstrations of new products and services, and we have greatly benefited from the insight and information gained at Electra.
What exactly is big data? And what about clustering or Hadoop? Our big data glossary will help you navigate the world of big data by walking you through key terms and definitions, from the basic to the advanced.
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.
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.
Geotab Africa has partnered with Advanced Fire Suppression Technologies to create a new and exciting solution to one of the most threatening risks in the mining and construction industry, fire. Advanced Fire Suppression Technologies is the market leader in fire fighting equipment. With 17 years of firefighting experience, Advanced Fire Suppression Technologies is an authorized distributor of the global premium brands from Tyco Fire Protection Products.
When considering a technology investment for your business, it’s important to analyze the potential benefits of the project. Two types of benefits should be considered in the decision-making process: tangible and intangible benefits. In this article, we provide some information to help you make the right technology decision.
MyGeotab is a web-based fleet management software that is available to all Geotab customers, see all your vehicle and driver information in one place and use it to make quicker, better-informed decisions for your business. Certain MyGeotab users have specific roles to perform within their company. Grouping is a way of distinguishing between users, within different departments, in a specific company.
Driver and fleet safety are incredibly important here at Geotab and dangerous behaviours of road users, such as excessive speeding, remain important contributory factors in fatal crashes. Driver behaviour and its management can have a great impact on the activity of your fleet, but most of all, the total cost of ownership (TCO).
The Go Talk device is a driver awareness tool that transforms the way driver coaching happens behind the wheel. It provides real-time verbal feedback to the driver, increasing safety and minimizing risk.
Input/output expanders (IOX) plug directly into the Geotab Go device and are used to extend the Go device to such an extent that Geotab is able to find solutions for businesses to adapt as their fleet grows.
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.