Market-leading solution helps enable state and municipal government agencies to improve their fleet operations through superior integrations and improved visibility; Increases operational efficiencies for seasonal and ongoing maintenance vehicles
Toronto, ON – June 23, 2020 – Geotab, a global leader in IoT and connected transportation, today announced the North American launch of its Geotab Public Works solution. The all-in-one solution offers fleet managers full visibility into the operational data of all government vehicle types on one single platform and provides the toolsets to effectively remain compliant, reduce costs and maintain road safety.
“As many governments continue to look for ways to optimize their operations, Geotab Public Works is the type of robust, scalable, secure solution that provides real value by giving government fleet managers and local constituents unprecedented visibility to their public services,” said Jean Pilon-Bignell, Vice President of Business Development, Government and Smart Cities at Geotab.
A national study of driver records by Insurify, an online auto insurance broker, has found that no one region of the U.S. has better drivers than any other, but did identify the 10 states with the best average driver records.
The top five, in descending order, were Michigan, Kentucky, Mississippi, Nevada and Florida. Rounding out the top ten were West Virginia, Connecticut, Arizona, New Jersey and Texas.
The rankings were calculated based on five factors: the number of licensed drivers in each state, the total number of traffic fatalities per 100,000 motorists in 2018, and the percentages of licensed drivers with at least one of 20 different traffic violations in the past seven years, a speeding ticket, and an at-fault accident.
In total, the study found that 24 percent of all drivers have committed at least one moving violation, more than 12 percent have had an at-fault accident and nearly 12 percent have been cited for speeding. It also calculated that there were 11.2 traffic deaths per 100,000 U.S. motorists in 2018.
Read the article at Insurify.com.
Chevin targets a 500km run, in 50-days, to raise money for the International Federation of Red Cross’ (IFRC) emergency appeal.
#Chevin500 is a charity run to raise money in support of global efforts to fight coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
Speaking on the charity fundraiser, Ashley Sowerby, Chevin’s Founder and Chief, said: “COVID-19 has affected the entire world, however, despite being confined to our homes, we can all make a difference to what’s going on outside. We can join the fight against coronavirus. We can join the fight, apart, but still together. And that’s exactly what we’re doing.”
By Janis Christensen, Managing Director, Mercury Associates, Inc.
[Editor’s Note: Fuel card fraud is a constant and growing threat that costs fleets hundreds of millions of dollars a year. Below, Ms. Christensen, a long-time fleet industry veteran and an executive with one of the nation’s leading fleet consulting firms, lists the ways in which fleets can investigate cases of fuel card fraud, the ways drivers try get around fuel spending controls, and what fleet managers can do to combat the threat.]
How Fleets Investigate Fleet Card Abuse
While the driver is typically “the cardholder,” in some cases, other fleet and non-fleet personnel may control multiple cards and, thus, be the cardholder. Investigations for abuse of retail purchases or consumption, in the case of on-site fueling, are through use of control limits (data) and measures to enforce proper cardholder behavior.
Ford is not taking big risks with the exterior look of the new F-150 pickup given its sales dominance, instead focusing on improving the interior.
The new electrical architecture will allow Ford to provide over-the-air updates to key modules controlling the vehicle, replacing trips to the dealership. One prominent feature will be the lay-flat passenger seat like those seen in first-class cabins on some planes.
Ford has borrowed more than $20 billion to ride out the economic shock from the coronavirus pandemic. Profit from the new F-150 will be key to paying that money back.
Read the article at Reuters.