Focus On : Telematics and Tracking

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Tracking and telematics systems are changing the game for commercial vehicle fleet managers. Whether your goal is improving fuel management on vans, or driver training on trucks, the technologies are making real differences (image: Wabco/Transics)

Transport managers are using tracking systems for everything from vehicle tracking to journey logging, incident logging, and improving the efficiency of their vehicles and drivers. Vehicle tracking equipment brings new responsiveness, security and management information to fleet management.

Fleet engineers, too, report savings and efficiencies, due to telematics systems improving driver management and driver training – so resulting in improved driver behaviour and reduced wear and tear. Although big in buses and coaches, the technology is spreading to light commercial vehicles and heavy trucks.

As tractor units are increasingly fitted with telematics and tracking systems as standard, Transport Engineer’s online focus will keep you in touch.

News
17/11/2017

CRH on track with Verilocation

CRH Transport has rolled out the Verilocation trailer tracking system, ...
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16/11/2017

New route planner from QRoutes

Bus and coach operators transporting school children and special needs ...
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01/11/2017

Investment in autonomous cars

A consortium of automotive research agencies has received funding of £51 ...
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27/10/2017

Abbey rolls out Microlise

Bulk liquid and powder transport operator Abbey Logistics Group is ...
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26/10/2017

Boughey rates Verilocation

Nantwich-based Boughey Distribution is rolling out Verilocation’s MDVR ...
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Ensign rates Lytx DriveCam - 24/10/2017
Lenham Storage uses TruControl - 13/10/2017
TDW invests in Mandata systems - 12/10/2017
Fleet data warning - 11/10/2017
MTS Logistics in Optifuel test - 10/10/2017

Features
13/11/2017

Fuel stock reconciliation

Reconciliation is one of the most useful tools available to fuel operators ...
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03/11/2017

Fast forward

The IRTE Conference afternoon technology stream sessions covered ...
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01/11/2017

Shortening distance between bi

Local councils are generating cost savings out of rubbish, by planning bin ...
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01/09/2017

Open architecture

Will Dalrymple speaks with incoming DAF UK managing director Robin Easton
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04/08/2017

Advance warning

On-board diagnostic technologies enable truck maintenance to begin long ...
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