Fleet Telematics Reaching Critical Mass

We spent some time last week with Janis Chris­tensen, senior man­ag­er and direc­tor of Cor­po­rate Con­sult­ing at fleet man­age­ment con­sult­ing firm Mer­cury Asso­ciates. We talked about the grow­ing accep­tance of telem­at­ics for fleets and how many fleets have seen sub­stan­tial effi­cien­cy and cost ben­e­fits after adopt­ing the tech­nol­o­gy.

In this week’s issue, we fea­ture a num­ber of videos and arti­cles on this sub­ject. Michele Cun­ning­ham, senior vice pres­i­dent, Strate­gic Devel­op­ment at PHH Arval talks about the increas­ing role of telem­at­ics data in improv­ing dri­ver and asset pro­duc­tiv­i­ty and improv­ing safe­ty out­comes. Bruce Horan, direc­tor of PHH Onboard® gives us his thoughts on the myr­i­ad ben­e­fits of the tech­nol­o­gy; and GPS Insight makes the case for using telem­at­ics to right-size a fleet.

Horan points out that while 20 per­cent of the North Amer­i­can fleet mar­ket has imple­ment­ed telem­at­ics, he sees that dou­bling to 40 per­cent very soon. We think he’s right – the cost ben­e­fits for many fleets are too great to ignore.

Jan­ice Sut­ton
Exec­u­tive Edi­tor

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