ATLANTA – UPS posted an update on its blog about its telematics initiative, stating it plans to have 32,000 vehicles in the U.S. and Canada equipped with telematics technology by year end. Automotive Fleet spoke with Donna Longino, PR manager for UPS, to get more details about the company’s telematics system.
The world of fleet management moves fast. The demand for accurate reports on fleet performance puts pressure on fleet managers to have their finger on the pulse at all times. Do you feel like you’re in touch with all the moving parts of your fleet? Do you worry you’re not doing enough to keep upper management informed of the positive work you’re doing to improve ROI?
Simply put, companies want a product they buy to give them more in return than they spent upfront. This idea is known as ROI (return on investment), and it is established through increasing revenue or reducing costs. Customer ROI is our mission and the part we love most about our business. Most fleet companies don't know why fleets lose money without devices that can help stop it through GPS solutions.
On Wednesday, November 30, FMCSA and PHMSA will publish a joint final rule restricting CMV interstate drivers and intrastate hazmat drivers’ use of hand-held cellular phones. The final rule prohibits CMV drivers from holding, dialing, or reaching for a hand-held cellular phone but allows the use of hands-free devices. Drivers may push a single button to initiate, answer, or terminate a call. However, the rule prohibits all push-to-talk functions on cellular phones. Citizen Band Radios, GPS, and fleet management systems are not included in the prohibition.