Ohio to use IoT tech for fleet management

More than 40 state agencies in Ohio will begin using fleet management technology by Geotab to improve operational efficiencies in areas like fuel consumption, route design, idling, and the application of materials like sand and salt.

The contract enables state and local government agencies to equip fleet vehicles with Geotab’s connected IoT technology, which can track a wide variety of vehicle data, including location, maintenance, driver performance and fuel usage. The data provided allows the state to improve vehicle utilization, maintenance, winter operations, safety and fuel efficiency, among other things, the company said.

Telematics, a shorthand for technology that brings together communications, vehicle operations and digital analysis, is increasingly being embraced by public fleets hoping to work more efficiently, as well as leverage other data collection streams beyond the general nature of the vehicles themselves. In other words, a snowplow or garbage truck can gather road quality data as well as rubbish.

But perhaps the real benefit of fleet management technology lies in its ability to better track and understand routes — like those used by garbage trucks — as well as better manage the operations of vehicles to reduce idling time, or extend the range of electric vehicles.

Geotab will provide a “telematics database” offering DAS a look into numerous data points which can be analyzed to shape decisions around using the fleet more effectively and efficiently.

Some features offered include a public works solution that is specially designed for public works fleets, particularly when it comes to applying and controlling materials like salt and sand. The keyless feature enables a vehicle to be used by multiple drivers, without the need for physically handing off the keys from one staffer to another. Fleet managers can also manage these operations remotely.

Link2Pump launches on Geotab Marketplace

Link2Pump is the only automation and fuel management partner on Geotab’s marketplace. Geotab is advancing security, connecting commercial vehicles to the internet and providing web-based analytics to help customers better manage their fleets. Geotab’s open platform and Marketplace allow both small and large businesses to automate operations by integrating vehicle data with their other data assets. They were also ranked the #1 commercial telematics vendor worldwide by ABI Research and continues to be recognized for its innovative technology and solutions.

By integrating Link2Pump with Geotab, fleets get increased efficiency at the pump and improved reporting tools, including automatic odometer capture, over the road and on-site transaction reports on a centralized platform, and increased ROI by combining engine idle and private roads travel data with Link2Pump centralized off-road fuel tax refund reporting.

Link2Pump provides open API for 3rd party system’s integration, free updates and training, life-time warranty on hardware, no questions asked. No hidden fees. No binding contracts.

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