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.
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.
This year’s Geotab Connect program covered key industry topics and showcased the latest in technology.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
· 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 email@example.com
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.
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.
Geotab Africa has partnered with Trojan Telematics in conjunction with Autocam, providing a seamless camera integration solution within the MyGeotab platform.
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.
In just over 15 years, Geotab Inc. has grown from a small, family business to a global leader in solutions for fleet management and vehicle tracking. Now, the company has hit another milestone. Geotab has reached one million subscribers worldwide.
Most (if not all) vehicles today, provide a wealth of data via the diagnostic port. This can aid in effective fleet management, especially if you have the means to read this data live.
Maximize the richness of telematics data by effortlessly tapping into the vehicle’s data bus, and simultaneously optimizing installation time, by choosing the right harness for your GO device.
Automating reports are an easy way to stay aware of crucial fleet data, while taking away the need to monitor your database on a constant basis. By automating reports you can have data automatically provided to you daily, weekly or monthly and can control how much or how little detail you receive.
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.
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.
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.