• How Do You Spell Fleet Tracking? L-O-V-E

    Posted 12 February 2016 by Stacey Papp

    Ah, Valentine’s Day. A day for happy hearts everywhere to celebrate their loved ones and shower them with affection, greeting cards, and chocolate (our favorite)! Amidst a sea of pink and red, this day is reserved for celebrating the things we love – like movies, food, and music. But what about telematics? If you are currently using a GPS tracking solution, you likely have a few features you can’t live without. And if you’re not, here are a few features we think will send...

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  • The Power of Paperless - Doing Business in a Paper-Free World

    Posted 05 February 2016 by Stacey Papp

    According to The Paperless Project , the average workplace employee uses 10,000 sheets of copy paper per year. And 45% of the paper printed in offices ends up trashed by the end of the day, which accounts for over a trillion sheets of paper per year worldwide*. These two facts alone are enough to make any business owner or manager consider going paperless! The paperless office. Or paperless business. We’ve all read about it. Thought about it. Envied those who claim to have it. And maybe w...

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  • Don't Think Yourself Small

    Posted 28 January 2016 by Stacey Papp

    Most small business owners who have a fleet of vehicles think of a GPS vehicle tracking solution as a great tool for the “big guys”. They may have a hard time seeing the value and the return on investment for their small operation and would be surprised to discover the core of a telematics solutions’ customer base are small fleets. As a business owner, finding yourself vulnerable to the overall impact of accidents, fuel costs maintenance and safety can be a challenging experien...

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  • Top 5 Fleet Productivity Killers

    Posted 26 January 2016 by Stacey Papp

    We come to work with the best intentions to make a big dent in that bloated task list or, on a good day, make the whole thing disappear. But between the first cup of coffee and heading home, we’re waylaid by roadblocks and distractions. Below are the top five productivity killers and some hints to help avoid them. Lack of Planning This is a common challenge. A job with a critical goal but no plan or end time can stretch into infinity. A driver hits the road with a set of destinations and ...

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  • New Year...New Business Goals

    Posted 21 January 2016 by Stacey Papp

    It’s a new year and once again most of us have compiled a list of resolutions we would like to accomplish like lose weight, eat healthier, volunteer and spend more time with family. While setting personal goals are always important, what about the things you would like to accomplish in your business? It is easy to lose sight of long term business plans living a hectic day-to-day schedule as small business owner. So in order to keep those goals in close reach and never too far from mind, ch...

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  • The Cost of Unsafe Driving

    Posted 15 January 2016 by Stacey Papp

    No one wants to drive next to that maniac on the road, let alone employ them. But what are the real costs to your business when employees have dangerous driving habits? Reputation: One of the easiest ways to get your business out there is to have the name right on your vehicles. They’re moving billboards! But do you really want your name, or the name of your business, on the vehicle that is going 50 in a 30? Or peeling out at every green light? People notice hazardous driving, and even rep...

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  • The ELD Mandate - What You Need to Know Now

    Posted 15 January 2016 by Stacey Papp

    After years of speculation, clarification and legislative process the ELD Final Rule mandate has published.* And the fleet tracking world is a buzz about anything and everything related to this topic. There’s a lot of information out there and you may be wondering what is important to remember now…or a little later. Here are a few reminders to keep at the forefront as you navigate this change. WE UNDERSTAND THE IMPACT If you are already keeping driver logs today, we know this is a ...

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  • Growing Up Doesn't Have to be Painful

    Posted 13 January 2016 by Stacey Papp

    It’s not uncommon for small business owners to “hit a wall” when it comes to growing their companies. Most are wearing several hats and have a hard time delegating critical responsibilities to their employees. It’s so easy to get stuck in “reactive mode” and simply run around putting out fires all day. After all, that’s what keeps the business going. Right? Maybe if you just hire more people and buy more vehicles you can get back to what you really SHOUL...

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  • A Greener Business for a Greener Wallet

    Posted 13 January 2016 by Stacey Papp

    “Going green.” It seems like just another trendy phrase these days, but environmentally friendly business practices can have a tangible impact on your bottom line. Below are five tips that can help your business keep up with industry trends, as well as maintain that friendship with your wallet.  Tip # 1: Go Paperless Take a moment to think about all the costs associated with using paper…ink; filing supplies; equipment (copiers, printers, etc.) and their maintenance; the ...

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  • Tales From the Road

    Posted 22 December 2015 by Stacey Papp

    Whether you’re a fleet owner, manager, or driver, one ‘universal truth’ for any fleet of any size is this: the never-ending series of tales from the road!  By the very nature of their jobs, drivers see, hear and experience a wide range of situations—from happy to horrible.  And they are often in the right place at the right time to make a difference.  As part of our recognition of interesting and noteworthy stories from the road, Fleetmatics shares three ta...

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