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Fuel Savings

Fuel efficiency is a top concern for everyone in the transportation industry — from independent owner-operators to enterprise fleets. And as fuel costs continue to rise, drivers and fleet managers must take steps to reduce wasted fuel and conserve this liquid gold. Let’s take a look at six ways fleets can save fuel and lower operational costs: 1-Reduce idling Leaving the air conditioning running during a delivery or the radio on during lunch may seem small, but these expenses can quickly add up. It’s essential to train drivers so they can refine their habits to become more energy-efficient. 2-Avoid aggressive

By |May 1st, 2019|

Diagnosing the Emotions that Come with Engine Diagnostics

Seeing a Check Engine light come on is a dreaded occurrence for anyone behind the wheel, especially when that wheel steers your financial well-being. One simple light can cause days of wasted time and revenue — and add unforeseen obstacles to your operation. Having a Check Engine light come on and determining the necessary steps to fix the issue before it worsens can trigger a mixed-bag of emotions: Horror Driving down the road when, suddenly, the light flashes on. You panic and think, “How serious is this? How am I going to fix this? What do I need to do?”

By |January 8th, 2019|

Driver Safety Scorecard

A common question of business owners as well as fleet and safety managers is, “How do I know if my drivers are being safe on the road?” Driving safely is a huge concern to protect your crew as well as your business and brand. One of the key features of Omnitracs’ Roadnet Anywhere system is the ability to measure driving behavior. The tracking device Omnitracs provides has a built-in accelerometer, which reads for harsh braking, cornering, accelerations, and speeding events by monitoring the G-Forces of the vehicle. We offer an automated Driver Safety Scorecard through your portal that will tell

By |December 21st, 2018|

Coterminous Contracts

With over 10 years’ experience in the transportation industry, we’ve found that contracts are a common fear among business owners solely due to unclear contract lengths and end dates. All reliable telematics providers work with 36-month term contracts, which grow with your business and fleet size. In other words, when you add a vehicle to your telematics system, you are in turn adding 36 months to your contract for that one additional vehicle. Businesses that continuously grow and add vehicles to their systems will have staggered contracts for years to come. This can muddle your actual contract end date as

By |November 21st, 2018|

Breadcrumb Trail

Whether you’re a delivery service making 25 stops per day or a construction business going to one location, Omnitracs’ breadcrumb trail feature in Roadnet Telematics can help you better manage your vehicles. The breadcrumb trail provides increased visibility into the route your vehicles went on the previous day, your drivers’ departure, arrival, and stop times, and any safety events that may require additional coaching. Sounds simple, right? It is! Worried about speeding? You can create alerts to see when and where your drivers exceed the speeding thresholds you establish. Concerned with after-hours usage? The breadcrumb trail blows the whistle on

By |October 30th, 2018|

Arrival/Departure Tracking

How many times have you paid overtime when it could have been prevented? Perhaps a customer calls, unhappy, asking where your workers are. When you contact your team to ask why they’re not on the job, they might say they’re just two minutes away. But how do you know if they really are — or why they aren’t on site to begin with? Suddenly, you’re paying overtime because your workers finally arrive to complete the job — but they return to the office 45 minutes after closing. These kinds of scenarios have stymied business owners for years. Having accurate, real-time

By |October 23rd, 2018|