• Kicking off the Fleetmatics Dev Conference

    Posted 28 August 2015 by Emily Davis

    Fleetmatics kicks off its fifth annual Product Development Conference today in Dublin, Ireland.  The Development Conference was created to recognize the remarkable contributions our developers make to the company, our customers and the industry as a whole. We’ve come a long way from the early days in our first office – a tiny space above an off license (liquor store) and next to a pub. Fleetmatics has always been at the forefront of delivering innovative solutions and our deve...

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  • Lower Your Operational Costs

    Posted 27 August 2015 by Lauren Wint

    Getting lit up by operational costs? Bring in a relief specialist to boost performance. Keep a daily scorecard for your business. You know the right matchups are key when the game’s on the line. But nailing down your operational costs can be harder than catching a wind-blown pop-up. That’s why there are workforce management solutions, providing visibility into your vehicles’ locations, fuel usage, speed, mileage and other insights into driver behavior.  These solutions can...

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  • A Revenue Boost

    Posted 27 August 2015 by Lauren Wint

    Revenue in a slump? Need a quick boost? Work to keep your revenue high and tight. Building revenue is really a game of inches. If you are not batting a thousand and things are looking a little inadequate, it’s time for a performance boost. Try to eliminate unnecessary costs and improve your bottom line by monitoring critical information. Workforce management solutions can reveal how to reduce fuel costs by providing insights into each one of your truck’s speeds, idling times, routing...

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  • Four Business Lessons from Baseball

    Posted 19 August 2015 by Lauren Wint

    If you look closely, you may see some business lessons that are played out during baseball games. Here are a few handy lessons from America’s favorite pastime. Focus - eyes on the ball. Set your attention on accomplishing your goals. Although it’s easy and often tempting to focus on what went wrong or who should have done what differently, it’s more beneficial to set your gaze on the important stuff. Don’t get bogged down with things that don’t help you advance to ...

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  • The Benefits of Workforce Management Solutions

    Posted 19 August 2015 by Lauren Wint

    It’s not easy running a business. It’s important to stay on top of time sheets, fuel costs and driving habits. When considering workforce management solutions, keep these benefits in mind.  Automated time sheets. With this benefit, you can see the drivers’ actual hours worked, start and finish times, average daily hours and weekly totals. This helps you to better detect excessive overtime hours, eliminate prolonged stop times, and reduce unnecessary overtime. For example,...

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  • Help Keep Your Customers Satisfied

    Posted 17 August 2015 by Lauren Wint

    Today’s satisfied customer. Tomorrow’s repeat client. Keep your customers coming back for more. Whether we’re talking baseball or fleet operations, keeping people happy is the name of the game. That’s why so many small business owners use workforce management solutions to help them respond to customer needs with more accuracy and at a faster rate.  Whether it’s responding faster with more accurate arrival times or allowing your customers to track your vehicl...

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  • Three Business Success Tips

    Posted 11 August 2015 by Lauren Wint

    Running a business is no easy task. There are countless things to do and many unforeseen turns in the road. How do you handle it all? Below are some tips to help you successfully run your business.  Use the cloud. The cloud is a fancy way of referring to software and services that are run online instead of being run on your computer. Documents can be stored in the cloud, and easily accessed with any device, even if the computer you normally use is having technical issues. So, if you travel...

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  • Three Benefits of Going Paperless

    Posted 05 August 2015 by Lauren Wint

    You’ve probably heard of the term “going paperless,” but what does that really mean? More importantly, what are the benefits? Below are three reasons to consider going paperless.  Let’s start with the definition. Going paperless means transitioning to a means of communication, documentation, etc., that does not include the use of paper. Stay organized. There’s nothing worse than not being able to find a document when you need it. Searching through paper files...

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  • Partnership

    Fleetmatics Forms National Partnership with IEC

    Posted 31 July 2015 by Emily Davis

    Electrical contractors across America will soon become substantially more “fleet-savvy” as the national trade association Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) announces a new partnership with Fleetmatics. Founded in 1957, IEC represents nearly 3,000 merit shop electrical and systems contractors in the U.S. across 54 chapters. The organization, which serves as the voice of the industry, aggressively promotes a competitive environment for the merit shop through the concepts of fre...

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  • How Baseball Became an American Pastime

    Posted 28 July 2015 by Lauren Wint

    Baseball has long been considered “America’s Pastime,” but how did it actually receive the historic title? While its popularity has been well documented since the early 1800s, the true origins of baseball remain a mystery, even to those who consider it their favorite sport. The Library of Congress says baseball seems to have its roots in an old English game called “rounders,” while others credit Abner Doubleday for inventing the sport.  Some say baseball was ...

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