Friday, March 30, 2012 2:03:00 PM
Fleet GPS devices are now being used by some Florida police departments to improve safety and curtail speeding in non-emergency situations.
The town of Plantation, near Fort Lauderdale, is equipping the voice warnings on the automatic vehicle locator devices previously installed on police cruisers. When excessive speeds are recorded, a... read more
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 4:41:00 PM
Spiraling gas prices are making fleet GPS tracking a more attractive option for managers looking to cut costs and protect margins.
Retail pump prices are up 11.5 percent nationwide over last year, and February 2011 was itself a national record. On the West Coast, the March 12 average was a staggering $4.22 per gallon, while the nationwide... read more
Friday, March 23, 2012 2:50:00 PM
Telematics technology doesn’t just improve efficiency and cut costs for fleet and safety managers. It’s even being used by a European rugby team, which attaches the devices to players to monitor fatigue and force delivered during matches.
This recently became a point of contention when a French rugby coach refused to close the roof on the... read more
Friday, March 16, 2012 1:51:00 PM
The U.S. Senate has passed legislation that would require commercial trucks to use EOBRs.
The chamber made that stipulation a component of its surface transportation reauthorization bill, according to the American Trucking Associations.
The question now is whether the House of Representatives will act on the legislation before the... read more
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 3:00:00 PM
Driver’s Alert hosted dozens of safety professionals from around the country December 12-14 at the Boca Raton Resort and Club in Boca Raton, Florida. The DDLC is an organization committed to promoting “best practices” for integrating safety leadership, productivity, and profitability in the delivery and service industries.
Membership... read more