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Every fleet manager dreads having a vehicle down for any amount of time as it quickly takes a toll on productivity and profits. Whether a vehicle is out of gas, has a flat tire or a dead battery, the goal of every fleet manager is to have the situation dealt with as soon as possible to get that vehicle back on the road to keep business going without too severe of a disruption. Businesses have many options for roadside services to help deal with vehicle breakdowns or other situations when vehicles are out on the roads, but we’d like to share why we believe you should strongly consider using Geotab’s Roadside Assistance.

 

Geotab Roadside (available in the U.S. and Canada) is a simple solution for dispatching roadside assistance to fleet vehicles experiencing a breakdown or another type of roadside issue. Powered by Rapitow, Geotab Roadside has a roadside assistance network of more than 45,000 service providers. When a roadside assistance request is sent, it is sent to the closest service provider ensuring a fast response. Services are provided 24/7 and 365 days a year.

Using Geotab Roadside allows you to track the service time on the app with accurate GPS data, and watch the service vehicle drive to your location. This gives the driver assurance on how soon someone will be there and also allows your fleet dispatchers to update customers or receiving areas that the driver will be late, if needed.

Fleets often pay too much for roadside assistance programs, only receiving a slight discount from what a consumer would pay for services. Geotab Roadside, on the other hands, is offered free of charge for Light-Duty vehicles located in the U.S. and Canada, with a fleet-wide* subscription to the Geotab ProPlus plan.

The following services are complimentary for Light-Duty vehicles:

  • Towing for up to 25 miles (40 kilometers)
  • Flat tire change
  • Battery boost
  • Fuel delivery
  • Winching
  • Lockout service

(*Standard rates apply for servicing Medium-Duty and Heavy-Duty vehicles, and for Light-Duty vehicle services exceeding the complimentary services listed)

For more information, or to get started with Geotab Roadside to help you minimize the downtime of your fleet, contact us today.

Geotab Marketplace Overview

The Gеоtаb Marketplace is a listing of аll соmраnіеѕ thаt have іntеgrаtеd their рrоduсtѕ аnd services wіth the GO Sуѕtеm. With the lаunсh оf thе Geotab Marketplace, flееt mаnаgеrѕ and buѕіnеѕѕ оwnеrѕ hаvе еvеn mоrе орtіоnѕ fоr еxtеndіng thеіr Geotab flееt mаnаgеmеnt solutions.  In keeping wіth the comon theme of expandability, Gеоtаb has created thе Mаrkеtрlасе tо рrоvіdе оthеr ѕоlutіоnѕ fоr flееt mаnаgеrѕ whеrе thе Gеоtаb ѕоlutіоn lеаvеѕ off.

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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.

Work and play don’t have to be opposites. With the D2GO’s Driver Challenge designed for the Geotab GPS Fleet Tracking solution, you’re able to boost employee engagement while increasing fleet safety and productivity. This unique technology allows you to easily define company goals and metrics, and communicate those to your fleet instantly via an easy to use mobile application. Your team is then able to work to achieve these goals as they track performance, receive badges and awards, and see feedback and suggestions for improved performance in real time.

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Encourage friendly competition and see productivity soar as your employees compare score and race to unlock the levels to reach the top. They can compare performance and see how they stack up across the company.

Your staff will love it, and you will too! You have access to overall trends analysis so you can benchmark how your company is performing, and receive printable report cards for all your drivers so you can review at the individual level to identify issues.

Your team will love it!

  1. They’ll get instantaneous and constructive feedback instead of having to wait until review time
  2. Transparent and clearly defined goals for your entire team, everyone will be on the same page
  3. They’ll be able to clearly see where they have room for improvement
  4. Helps them easily identify and avoid risky behavior

You’ll love it!

  1. Hold your team accountable
  2. Better results with less coaching
  3. Easily and efficiently see areas for improvement with each employee

Gamification is the future of workforce coaching and management. Studies show significant increases in employee engagement, motivation, and retention when learning environments are gamified.

It takes just 5 minutes to get started. Contact us today and begin The Driver Challenge!

In the United States, any commercial motor vehicle (CMV) which operates across state lines will soon have to become compliant with the new regulations set out by the FMCSA.
The idea behind the regulations is that companies will have to log their hours of service with electronic logging devices, or ELDs. The ELD replaces traditional paper logs, and synchronizes with the engine of the vehicle to collect, register and report important data automatically.

And time is ticking to make the change.

By December 18, 2017, all paper logs must be replaced by ELDs (those using automatic onboard recording devices, or AOBRD), are allowed as well. By December 16, 2019, all AOBRDs must be replaced by ELDs as well.

While Transport Canada has not yet announced any official rules for Canadian operators yet, it’s a matter of time before similar legislation is implemented north of the 49th parallel.

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Geotab Drive: HOS Tracking Your Company Needs

If you’re still on the fence about implementing GPS fleet tracking devices into your operations, then consider this the item that makes your decision for you: seamless integration with legislation-compliant HOS Tracking via Geotab Drive.

So what is Geotab Drive, exactly? It’s an app that your drivers can install on their phones and tablets which makes HOS tracking simple. Basically, the app links with your Geotab GPS devices to automate the HOS tracking process, and provides all the tools and features to make verification a snap.

Here’s a 2 minute video that shows you how Geotab can help your fleet compliance.

 

 

The best HOS tracking electronic logging device

Geotab GPS fleet tracking, used in combination with the Geotab Drive app is the premier ELD solution on the market today. Here’s why:

  • The app syncs with your existing Geotab GO devices – no additional equipment required – and registers movement automatically when your vehicles are in motion.
  • It’s easy to use, and compatible with Apple, Android, and Windows devices.
  • It’s significantly more cost-effective than comparable solutions on the market – an amazing package at up to 70% less than the other guys!
  • Moving to electronic HOS tracking reduces administration costs, immediately cuts down on paperwork, and minimizes violations.
  • In addition to HOS tracking, the Drive app also offers functionality for Driver Vehicle Inspection Reporting and IFTA management.

Get Rolling!

The transition to electronic logging devices may be painful for some companies, but it really doesn’t have to be. In fact, it can be an easy transition. Here’s how:

Get rolling with Geotab Fleet Tracking and its industry leading HOS platform today with a $50 Trial offer. We send you the plug-and-play devices – they install in seconds – and you try them out on your fleet. When you’re ready to buy, we credit you the $50 per tester device. Not the right fit for you? No problem. No hassle, no contracts, no obligations. That’s our commitment to you from the team here at GPS to GO.

Remember, beyond the industry-best HOS technology, GPS fleet tracking has some serious business benefits: lower costs, safer driving, improved productivity, better maintenance and security, and the power of data to get your fleet running to its full potential. Get rolling today!

Thanks for reading,
Russ Salo, President
GPS to GO, Now You Know