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Why Choose an Open Platform System for Fleet Management?

The open platform system concept is at the heart of everything we do at USA Fleet Solutions and our partner Geotab, allowing us to provide industry-leading telematics to the transportation industry in North America and throughout the world. What Does an Open Platform System Mean? From a consumer standpoint, an open platform system allows our […]

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ELD Violations That Could Impact Your CSA Score: How to Avoid Them

ELD violations are now taken into account in a carrier’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) score. This change is in effect as of April 1, 2018, which was also the ELD enforcement deadline. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has released an updated CSA score matrix that includes CSA points for ELD-related violations. While many […]

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ELD Tips for Drivers: Going from Paper Logs to Electronic

With the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate in full swing, many truck drivers are just now getting used to a new routine involving electronic logs. Drivers will find that some scenarios play out very differently in the ELD world compared to the old days of paper logs. If this is you, here are some ELD […]

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Engine Diagnostics or GPS Only Tracking: The Difference?

Diagnostic or non-diagnostic GPS tracking. What is the difference and which is better? You may have heard about the benefits of each. This post sets the record straight on why you need true engine diagnostics. Diagnostic vs. Non-Diagnostic Fleet Vehicle Tracking Here is the difference between diagnostic and non-diagnostic tracking for fleet vehicles. Diagnostic Fleet […]

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5 Easy Ways to Cut Fuel Costs

When it comes to fuel spending, there are several things that can be done to help cut your fuel costs and save money. The main two areas that it comes down to is either improving the fuel economy of already existing vehicles or acquiring new vehicles with better mpg. While upgrading a whole fleet isn’t […]

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Posted in: Carbon Footprint, Fleet Management, Government Regulations, Telematics

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Groups Push for ELD Delay

The most polarizing topic in trucking today — electronic logging devices, or ELDs — are creating ripples in the trucking industry. With the deadline less than 12 weeks away for most commercial truck drivers to be using ELDs in recording their hours of service, groups representing owner-operators, small trucking companies, agricultural and livestock trucking and […]

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Geotab and J.J. Keller Help Fleets Comply with the ELD Mandate

Partnership brings J.J. Keller® Encompass® Fleet Management System with Elogs to the Geotab Marketplace Geotab today announced its integration with J.J. Keller® Encompass® Fleet Management System with Elogs, giving Geotab Marketplace customers a powerful new option for complying with the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate that takes effect Dec. 18, 2017. J.J. Keller®. Endorsed by […]

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Fleet Management Systems for Government Agencies

Today’s government fleet managers must deal with shrinking budgets, government mandates regarding fleet size and utilization, and aggressive goals to reduce greenhouse emissions. With the right fleet management system, most jurisdictions can achieve significant operational improvements that help lower costs and optimize fleet performance.  Networkfleet provides the tools and data needed for busy fleet managers […]

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Posted in: Carbon Footprint, Government Regulations, Telematics

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Legal Marijuana Tied to Crash Increase

After legalizing recreational use of marijuana, the states of Colorado, Oregon and Washington saw collision claim frequencies rise about 3% higher overall compared to neighboring states, according to a new analysis from the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI). Washington and Colorado were the first states to legalize recreational use of marijuana for adults 21 and […]

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Government Fleet Management Systems

Today’s government fleet managers must deal with shrinking budgets, government mandates regarding fleet size and utilization, and aggressive goals to reduce greenhouse emissions. Networkfleet provides the tools and data needed for busy fleet managers to understand and effectively manage the many aspects of their fleet’s performance. Lower Greenhouse Emissions Use Networkfleet reports about speeding, idle […]

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