A Fresh Take on Improving Fleet Efficiency

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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.

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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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How Geotab Helps Businesses Grow In The IoT Space

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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.

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Running a Report on MyGeotab

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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.

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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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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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MyGeotab Flexibility Using Satellite Imagery

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On a daily basis, there are ground activities on open-cast mines from new roads and new site office locations to mountains blasted away. The maps on the internet are not updated as regularly as the daily changes are occurring on the ground. The MyGeotab application allows clients to supply the latest satellite images of their open-cast mine sites and plantation areas.

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Engine Diagnostics or GPS Only Tracking: Which is Better?

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Diagnostic or nondiagnostic GPS tracking. Which one is better? You may have heard about the benefits of each. This post sets the record straight on why you need true engine diagnostics.

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Geotab Server Migration

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In order to increase our security levels, the Geotab servers have been moved to Canada (MYGEOTAB.COM). Geotab takes a rigorous approach to data security by following the principle of continuous improvement. To protect our customers and partners, Geotab is constantly reviewing, improving and validating our security mechanisms and processes so our systems remain resilient to intrusion and disaster. Geotab collaborates with leading stakeholders to advance security across the industry. As we grow, more industries, fleets and customers will benefit from Geotab’s uncompromising stance on data security. 

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MyGeotab Grouping

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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.

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4 Ways MyGeotab Improves Driving

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MyGeotab together with technology makes driving much easier. Here’s four ways to simplify your time on the road.

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MyGeotab SARS Logbook Report

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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?

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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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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’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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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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MyGeotab Business Data for Business Intelligence

MyGeotab Business Data for Business Intelligence

Information Technology (IT) is an important enabler of business success and innovation. In today’s fast-paced business environment, most businesses invest a lot of money in the best and latest tech tools to aid them in making calculated business decisions and supporting their day to day processes. With that said, when your organization/business relies on a fleet (no matter the size) to carry out some or most of its functions, Geotab’s MyGeotab Fleet management software can help you leverage on your business operations and fulfill some key organizational goals.

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MyGeotab Extensibility and Featured Add-in

MyGeotab Extensibility and Featured Add-in

One of the main benefits of MyGeotab is the built-in ability to take future growth into consideration. What this means is that with our MyGeotab platform, as useful and intuitive as it is, more features or capabilities can still be added onto it through our open API by means of Custom Add-ins.