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Still tracking your company’s “hours of service” manually?

The federal government knows the importance of E-logs and has been working towards transitioning from traditional paper logs to electronic format. With plans to mandate E-logs, their implementation is inevitable and ultimately for the well-being of all those who share the road. Things are more pressing if you’re from the United States or a Canadian driver who works cross border. The FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) have provided commercial motor carriers and truck drivers a deadline of December 2017 to implement certified ELDs to record Hours of Service (HOS).

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Do you know about the additional devices that can sync with your Geotab? We’re here to tell you how to make your fleet tracking even more efficient by exploring add-ins.

Once you have a Geotab device installed and working in your vehicle(s), you will realize how much easier it is making your fleet tracking! After your Geotab is running, it might be time to take your tracking one step further with video camera tracking.

Driver’s Camera is a great add-in that you can have work directly with your Geotab software. It has both front and in-cab facing cameras, and it is also a plug-and-play device similar to the Geotab. As an added bonus, it offers the camera with high resolution and with night vision effects.

What can this device help you do?

  • It can help record events by date as well as location
  • It can also tune into the cars audio through a microphone
  • The device can save video, audio, and photos straight to your desktop
  • Record opportunities for improvements with staff including driver’s fatigue, smoking, or cell phone use
  • Help protect your organization and driver in case of an accident with photos, video, and audio files

Check out more about the Driver’s Camera device and all the great features it offers here. Also, learn more about other add-ins that can be integrated with your Geotab device here.

GPS Tracking for your Fleet

Ready to get some more info on what makes Geotab the best in the business? Request a quote or book a demo today.

Or, take advantage of our $50 Geotab Fleet Tracking Trial Offer today.

Here’s how it works:

  • We send you the device(s) (plug and play)
  • You try them out on your vehicle or vehicles.
  • When you’re ready to buy, we credit $50 per device to your account.
  • If you’re not 100% convinced of its value, no worries – there’s no obligation, no contracts to sign, and you can cancel anytime.

You’ve got nothing to lose, so get your trial devices today, and take your business to the next level with Geotab GPS fleet tracking, provided by GPS to GO.

Happy Tracking,

Russ Salo, president

GPS to GO, Now You Know.

Did you know that you have access to FREE apps in the GeoTab Marketplace? There are hundreds of apps and add-on solutions designed to help you better understand your fleet and find ways to optimize spending and operations. You can learn more about the Geotab Marketplace here or start browsing some of the possibilities for themselves on the Marketplace.

The proper tools to manage your drivers and vehicles can help make a big difference on your bottom line, and that’s exactly what we’re here to help you do at GPS to GO.


With so many solutions out there to help your Fleet we thought we would help you narrow it down! Here are 5 Free Apps that you can download and use today to help your business:

1. Top 5 Speeding Violations – This App can help a fleet manager by running and emailing then a report on a daily, weekly or monthly basis! The report shows the top 5 drivers (or vehicles) with the highest number of speeding notifications within a pre-set time period. This can help you increase fleet safety and give you better driver knowledge.


2. Average Fuel Economy – This is a great App for Fleet Managers who want to decrease their fuel costs and can help lead to a more efficient and profitable business. This App gives you an easy to understand visualization of the average fuel economy in your fleet based on either L/100km, MPG US, MPG IMP, KML.


3. Last 3 Months Idling Trend – Interested in knowing how much your vehicles are being idled? This App can help you do just that with a report that gets emailed straight to you. Last 3 Months Idling Trend is designed to measure the total idling time over a 3 month period. This can be useful for Fleet Managers to view the total idle time, spot trends, and get a quick 3 month snapshot of their fleet.


4. Last 3 Months Mileage Trend – Similar to the Last 3 Months Idling Trend App, this App gives you the same time period snapshot of how many total miles were driven for a whole fleet. This App allows easy to spot trends and view the total mileage driven by a fleet over a 3 month period. Used together these Apps can help give Fleet Managers a quick summary of how their fleet is doing.


5. Top 5 Seatbelt Violations  – This App will display the 5 drivers (or vehicles) that drove without using their seatbelts within a specific time period. A Fleet Manager could run this report on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis as an email report or simply by viewing the dashboard. This can help give the Fleet Manager greater insight into their drivers and be used to increase fleet safety.

Get Rolling on Making Your Fleet Safer!

Get GPS tracking for your business to make your fleet safer, and improve your bottom line. Try Geotab Fleet Tracking from GPS to GO with our $50 trial offer. It’s easy: we send you the GPS devices to try out. There’s no obligation, and when you’re ready to purchase, we’ll credit the $50 to your account. Get rolling today!

Happy tracking,

Russ Salo, President

GPS to GO, now you know

 

Running a fleet of commercial vehicles efficiently requires effective management on several fronts. There are the logistics of scheduling. There is the necessity of managing vehicle maintenance, and minimizing downtime. There is the need to ensure that your drivers are using safe habits out there on the road. And the requirement that all those elements work together to provide your clients and customers with the best possible service experience. And all of those challenges are multiplied when you’re dealing with a large fleet of vehicles.

gps tracking for large fleets

How GPS Tracking Benefits Large Fleets

GPS Fleet Tracking is the tool that companies with large fleets are turning to in order to tie those elements together: improving efficiency, managing costs, improving driver safety, and maintaining a modern standard of service that companies expect from their suppliers.

So let’s say you’re already on board with the benefits of GPS fleet tracking for business and need to select a supplier. The choices can be dizzying. How do you separate the best from the rest?

You’re in the right place. Geotab is the leader in fleet tracking technology, and scales up easily to help even the largest fleets integrate tracking seamlessly on their vehicles. Here’s what makes Geotab the right choice.

The GPS devices install in seconds.

If you’ve got hundreds, or even thousands of vehicles, you need to get your tracking devices online in the least amount of time. Geotab GPS devices connect to your vehicles’ existing diagnostics port. This allows you to install a unit in less than 30 seconds. Get more details >

Industry leading software to easily give you the insights you need.

The MyGeotab reporting software makes fleet management a snap. It’s built upon years of experience, and gives you the data that you really need, right at your fingertips. Get more details >

Features to help you reduce fleet costs.

Some fleet tracking systems cover a hodgepodge of this or that, but don’t integrate all the features that managers of large fleets depend on to truly impact their bottom line. Geotab truly provides the whole package. Those features allow for easy driver behavior monitoring, more efficient routing for less downtime and fuel usage, and better productivity from your drivers. Get more details >

Nearly unlimited functionality with apps and 3rd party hardware from the Geotab Marketplace.

If you’re like most people and own a smartphone, you know how the huge variety of apps out there can transform your device into whatever you need it to be. The same thing applies for Geotab, which boasts an unmatched  Marketplace to extend the functionality of your fleet tracking system. Get more details >

GPS Tracking for Large Fleets

Ready to get some more info on what makes Geotab the best in the business? Request a quote or book a demo today.

Or, take advantage of our $50 Geotab Fleet Tracking Trial Offer today.

Here’s how it works:

  • We send you the device(s) (plug and play)
  • You try them out on your vehicle or vehicles.
  • When you’re ready to buy, we credit $50 per device to your account.
  • If you’re not 100% convinced of its value, no worries – there’s no obligation, no contracts to sign, and you can cancel anytime.

You’ve got nothing to lose, so get your trial devices today, and take your business to the next level with Geotab GPS fleet tracking, provided by GPS to GO.

Happy Tracking,

Russ Salo, president

GPS to GO, Now You Know.

Canadian National Debt Clock

Last month, the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) set out to educate the population about the federal debt burden Canadians face, while advocating for lower taxes, less waste, and accountable government.

In order to accomplish this goal, the CTF established a campaign to tour across the country in a vehicle displaying the national debt, and the debt per person to attract attention to the issue. Thanks to GPS to GO and our donated Geotab GPS tracking device and software, Canadians were able to track the Debt Clock’s progress across the country in a live feed. The debt clock successfully navigated 9 provinces over 6 weeks through June and July.

This is just one example of the tracking capabilities of our GPS tracking systems, and a demonstration of how you can utilize them for your fleet.

Get Rolling on Managing Your Fleet Performance!

Get GPS tracking for your business to monitor your fleet’s whereabouts and driver performance, and improve productivity. Try Geotab Fleet Tracking from GPS to GO with our $50 trial offer. It’s easy: we send you the GPS devices to try out. There’s no obligation, and when you’re ready to purchase, we’ll credit the $50 to your account. Get rolling today!

Happy tracking,

Russ Salo, President

GPS to GO, now you know