Verizon Deploys Fleet Management Solution for Caltrans

Ver­i­zon is deploy­ing a fleet man­age­ment solu­tion for Cal­trans, the Cal­i­for­nia Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion, to enhance the department’s vis­i­bil­i­ty into the oper­a­tions of its fleet assets.

With deploy­ment to near­ly 7,500 state-owned vehi­cles, includ­ing sedans, trucks, snow­plows and portable sig­nage, slat­ed for com­ple­tion by the end of Sep­tem­ber, Cal­trans intends to use the Ver­i­zon Net­work­fleet GPS-based units to assist in the dis­patch of its statewide fleet and improve the department’s over­all fleet asset man­age­ment prac­tices to boost respon­sive­ness, dri­ve effi­cien­cy and reduce costs. The fleet man­age­ment solu­tion will also enable Cal­trans to auto­mate its man­u­al usage reports (called Cartags) cur­rent­ly used by depart­ment employ­ees. Cal­trans antic­i­pates that the automa­tion of employ­ee usage reports alone will yield esti­mat­ed annu­al sav­ings of 28,000 salary hours, or near­ly $500,000.

Cal­trans’ deci­sion to pro­ceed with a large-scale deploy­ment of the Ver­i­zon Net­work­fleet solu­tion fol­lows the con­clu­sion of a pilot project between July 2012 and April 2014 where 200 vehi­cles in var­i­ous loca­tions across the state were equipped with GPS-based units pow­ered by Ver­i­zon. The pilot project showed that the solu­tion effec­tive­ly tracked vehi­cle trav­el and stor­age loca­tions.

The Ver­i­zon Net­work­fleet telem­at­ics solu­tion offers round-the-clock vis­i­bil­i­ty into fleet assets with access to near-real time data, such as GPS loca­tion, mileage, speed, fuel con­sump­tion, idle time and vehi­cle diag­nos­tics to dri­ve improved oper­a­tions and cost effi­cien­cies. Auto­mat­ed vehi­cle man­age­ment reports help fleet man­agers improve dis­patch­ing, opti­mize rout­ing and boost employ­ee and fleet pro­duc­tiv­i­ty by improv­ing uti­liza­tion and stream­lin­ing pre­ven­tive main­te­nance pro­grams.

Cal­trans, the Cal­i­for­nia Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion, main­tains and oper­ates the 50,000 lane miles of California’s world-class trans­porta­tion sys­tem. With a bud­get of $11 bil­lion and 20,000 employ­ees, Cal­trans car­ries out its mis­sion of improv­ing mobil­i­ty across Cal­i­for­nia. For more infor­ma­tion, vis­it the Cal­trans web­site.

Ver­i­zon Enter­prise Solu­tions is a lead­ing provider of advanced IT and com­mu­ni­ca­tions ser­vices to enter­prise and gov­ern­ments around the world. Vis­it Ver­i­zon Enter­prise Solu­tions for more infor­ma­tion.

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