Wearables + driver behavior = too much?

More and more articles are focusing on tech companies proposing wearables as potential solutions to the high number of accidents experienced on our roadways by influencing driver behavior. Smartwatches are able to monitoring driver behavior and provide navigation. Taps on the wrist permit the watches to alert drivers when they are speeding or notify the driver…

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Driver Behavior Has a Big Brother – Technology

My presence at Geotab Connect 2017 was a great view through the window of innovation within the realm of driver behavior and telematics. Driver behavior is influenced by a multitude of factors. As a result, numerous technologies have, and are being developed to assist in influencing better behavior. Multiple Geotab marketplace partners were on display…

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Telematics Is Likely Leaving You Exposed

  For all of the good that telematics provides, there is a big pitfall. Telematics is set to grow to 14 million units (Fleet Owner) by 2019 in the United States. The benefits are clear and at this point there are two types of telematics users, those that ARE using them, and those that ARE GOING…

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Winter Weather and Poor Driving Behavior

Winter is upon us, which requires our fleets driving behavior to adjust. According to the folks at safewinterdriving.org, more than 116,000 Americans are injured and over 1,300 killed every year on snowy, slushy or icy pavement. The associated costs of snowstorms to states is as much as $700 million per day in both direct and…

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Why NOT to Wait for the ELD Mandate

On December 10, 2015, the FMCSA announced the long awaited decision regarding the required use of an electronic logging device to keep records of duty status. Now that the ELD mandate has been published, the next steps are to move toward compliance, right? Not necessarily. For some carriers, the passing…

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