Geotab Awarded Blanket Purchase Agreement to be Sole Telematics Provider to the State of California

With the environment in such a delicate state, it’s more important than ever to make the effort to protect what’s left that can be saved. The State of California is taking the state of the environment seriously and has introduced green initiatives to promote a reliable, environmentally responsible and cost-effective fleet.

After a rigorous three-year process with contributions from many state and local agencies and departments, the State of California’s Sustainability Roadmap identified that a centralized telematics program was needed to help fleets reduce fossil fuel usage, improve vehicle utilization and reduce operating costs.

Why was Geotab chosen to be awarded the Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA)?

After evaluating the many options in the telematics industry, it was determined that Geotab’s telematics solution is unique to the industry in that it equips fleets with the ability to do more with their data today and into the future. As Jean Pilon-Bignell, Associate Vice President of Government and Smart Cities at Geotab explained, “Geotab is uniquely positioned to offer California state and local agencies an open telematics platform that can be used to help improve efficiency, intelligently electrify their fleets, reduce GHG emissions, optimize winter operations, streamline regulatory reporting and compliance and much more.”

Helping Geotab stand out from the competition in the telematics industry is their accomplishment of becoming the first telematics company to receive FIPS 140-2 validation for their cryptographic library. This validation is administered by the Cryptographic Module Validation Program (CMVP), which is jointly operated by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Communications Security Establishment (CSE) of Canada. The validation is the benchmark for cryptographic modules protecting sensitive information in computer and telecommunications systems for U.S. Government, Canadian Government, and Military use.

If you’re part of a county, municipal or state fleet in California and are ready to add Geotab’s telematics solution into your fleet management strategy, contact GPS to GO today!