Fleetmatics is a public limited company providing software-as-a-service fleet management. Based in Dublin, Ireland it offers both web-based and mobile application solutions that provide fleet operators with information on vehicle location, speed, mileage, fuel usage.

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  • Playing the Middleman: Handling Customer Disputes with Cold, Hard Facts

    Being stuck in the middle of an argument is something that happens to everybody at least once in their life, and it never gets any easier. In some families, it’s a holiday tradition that the host must arbitrate while certain relatives argue about stuffing with or without sausage, or eating in the afternoon versus eating at dinner time (or – in the worst-case scenario for holiday gatherings – poli...

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  • Your Assumptions Versus the Truth: How Data Can Help You Tell the Full Fleet Story

    Imagine watching an episode of “Law and Order” in which the case is never solved and the bad guys are never apprehended. Or trying to follow a recipe with only half the ingredients and steps listed.  Or getting absorbed in a thrilling library book before you realize that a whole bunch of pages have been ripped out.  It’s frustrating to have only part of the story. And when it comes to running a b...

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  • How to Track Driving Behavior – Without Riding Shotgun

    It’s a staple scene in practically every action movie: The renegade protagonist gets behind the wheel with his or her costar and is involved in a car chase of epic proportions.  Our hero is a certified stunt driver, whipping the car around corners and through tight alleyways with an expressionless look on his face, completely calm while gunning it through one near-death experience after another. ...

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  • Think Outside the Box & Get More Done With What You Have

    “I get by with a little help from my friends.” “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” “You make do with what you have. As you age you learn even to be happy with what you have.” We could go on and on with quotes from people other than Joe Cocker, Theodore Roosevelt and Haruki Murakami on the idea of “making do” – it’s one of those sage pieces of advice that have been dispensed si...

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  • The Journey from Quote to Cash: How to Ensure Accurate Bids & Invoices

    Would you like to buy a vowel? On the bright, exciting world of “Wheel of Fortune,” Vanna is always smiling, Pat is always cracking goofy jokes, and vowels are always $250 – even though you never know how the wheel will spin, at least you know that an ‘E’ will cost you the same every time. That kind of consistency is rarely true in the real world, of course. Just like no job is ever exactly the s...

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  • Battle of the Brands: How to Outpace Your Competitors Using GPS Vehicle Tracking

    March Madness is upon us, which means in workplaces across the nation, productivity is down and the trash-talking is up as coworkers compete to see who’s going to win it all. We love a good opportunity to compete with each other over just about everything – events like fantasy sports, trivia nights at bars and the inevitable March Madness brackets are just a few of the more socially acceptable wa...

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  • Keeping Up with Maintenance: Are You Doing All You Can for Your Fleet Vehicles?

    “The Lone Ranger” has been a hit on radio, stage and screen since the ‘30s, but the show wouldn’t be the same without one important character: Silver, the horse, who came to the Lone Ranger when he saved a young Silver from an angry “buffalo” (actually a bison) and nursed him back to health. To show his gratitude, Silver became the Ranger’s steed – even returning to LR’s side after the Ranger trie...

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  • Rescue 911: Creating a Stolen Asset Plan

    It’s 3 a.m. Do you know where your vehicles are? If you’ve ever had business property stolen, you know that it’s the stuff of nightmares – and the stuff that keeps you awake at night, worrying.  You’re looking at not just some pretty serious replacement costs, but also lost opportunity costs – being down one or more vehicles while maintaining your same customer and job order load might not be fe...

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  • Boost Driver Morale with a Friendly Competition

    It’s good to be on top. Everyone likes being the best at something – and that’s only too true in the workplace, where competition can play an important role in motivating people to outperform their peers.  Creating an atmosphere of friendly competition can also boost morale; employees feel good about excelling at something, and like having the chance to win prizes like gift cards or a half-day o...

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  • The Tool That Has Business Owners Green with Envy this St. Patrick’s Day

    Unlike some annual holidays, St. Patrick’s Day traditions are not something you mess with. Come March 17 every year, there are certain things we as a collective population expect. First and foremost, every beer served must absolutely be an unnatural shade of emerald. Furthermore, that beer needs to leave your teeth and tongue stained the same abnormal color tone. It’s tradition. Second, the Chic...

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  • Ditch the “Crazy Wall”: Get Techs to the Job Without Sticky Notes or Whiteboards

    It’s a classic image from detective movies – a hardboiled gumshoe working day and night to track down a bad guy, aided by an evidence board papered with photos, notes and newspaper articles related to the case, with various colors of yarn crisscrossing the surface to show connections. Seen in shows like “The Wire” and “True Detective,” the “crazy wall” or “big board” is a standard trope that appe...

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  • Stop That Man: The Effects of Harsh Driving on Fuel & Vehicles

    One of the great television-viewing guilty pleasures in the ‘90s, before we all had 1,000 channels and Netflix, was the show “COPS” – some weeks, it seemed to be on every time you flipped on the TV. The most exciting parts of the show were the car chases. Real-time aerial and ground footage showed “the men and women of law enforcement” speeding along highways and back alleys, trying to apprehend ...

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  • Spend a Little, Make a Lot

    “You’ve got to spend money to make money.” This is one of those tired old business clichés you hear trotted out now and then, and unfortunately, its overuse underscores the big picture: It’s actually true that you simply can’t run an effective business without some outlay. One critical area a business must invest in is its employees, and it’s not just about providing good benefits and a living wa...

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  • GPS Vehicle Tracking: The Secret Ingredient to Great Customer Service

    Peanut butter and bacon. Proscuitto and canteloupe. French fries dipped in a milkshake. A shot of whiskey chased with pickle juice. These are some foods that pair really, deliciously well together, even if they might not seem that way on the surface (seriously, don’t knock ‘em till you rock ‘em).  Here’s another winning combination that might seem strange at first: good customer service and tech...

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  • What Really Goes On When Your Drivers Get Behind the Wheel

    Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be psychic? Some aspects would be pretty cool. You’d always have the winning lottery numbers (although you wouldn’t abuse that power … too much); you’d be able to tell if your kids were lying about how Great Grandma’s vase got broken; and you’d know, before taking a bite and burning your mouth, that a pizza was still too hot to eat (although you may ...

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  • Scheduling Snafus: Avoiding the Domino Effect

    Have you ever played the game Jenga? Created in the 1970s, the point is to use 54 wooden blocks to first build up an 18-level tower of three blocks each in perpendicular patterns, then move one at a time from each level by adding it to the topmost level. It’s game over if the tower falls. Jenga is a game of dexterity, and people play it at cocktail parties for sheer comedic effect. The more drink...

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  • Safety First: The Data You Need to Support a Safety Program

    Safety: It’s what’s for dinner (and breakfast, and lunch) if you own, operate or manage a fleet of vehicles. There’s simply no way to run a successful business without ensuring that drivers and techs are following safety protocols – so you need a safety program. A safety program must be current, comprehensive, and deeply embedded in your company’s culture, from the newest rookie all the way up to...

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  • Driver Coaching 101: Tips & Tricks

    Do you know what a “life coach” is? They are sort of a therapist, mentor, consultant or counselor all rolled into one, and their job is to help someone grow personally, professionally, and/or emotionally. Of course, not everyone needs a dedicated life coach – most of us just need someone help us decide whether a certain shirt goes with a pair of pants, or whether to see the latest “X-Men” movie i...

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  • GPS Vehicle Tracking: A Sweet Treat for Any Time of Year

    Adios, Christmas. Au revoir, New Years. Hello, Valentine’s Day! A holiday dedicated to the celebration of l-o-v-e. Those who celebrate find themselves wrapped in a sea of hearts, flowers and every kind of candy imaginable. And while candy is delicious at any time of the year, it seems to taste a bit sweeter during Cupid’s favorite day. Ponder that for a second – what is something that is great al...

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  • How to Vet Safe, Efficient Drivers

    Ever since “American Idol” premiered in 2002, television talent shows like “America’s Got Talent,” “Dancing with the Stars” and “The X Factor” have remained consistently popular with viewers – and it’s not just because the contestants are accomplished singers and dancers. Let’s be real: Half the fun in these types of shows is watching the ones who absolutely have not got talent. There’s a certain...

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  • Don’t Be Fuelish

    Remember the energy crises of 1970s? You know, the ones that had everyone chilling in their cars in long lines at the gas pumps? Those involved some hardcore restrictions on consumer behavior, many of them with the goal of conserving fuel – like those gasoline shortages, as well as a national speed limit.  To get consumers on board, organizations jumped on the fuel conservation awareness train – ...

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  • Reach New Productivity Highs

    If you have ever tried to get young children out the door for an event, errand or car trip, you quickly realize that the five stages of grief apply to parenting, too: 1 – Denial: You’re totally going to make it to the party/get to the store before it’s packed/get on the road before traffic hits! You just need to put Jessica’s shoes on and find your keys while simultaneously undressing Johnny beca...

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  • Strategizing Your Scheduling

    You’ve probably heard people complain that 2016 “took” way too many awesome celebrities and rock stars (as if a year can be personally responsible for killing people off). They’re not wrong per se – it was a boom year for iconic deaths.  Whenever someone dies, of course, it makes you wonder: Is that it – or does a part of them stick around, as a spooky spectral presence? You might assume only tw...

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  • Not Yet Quittin’ Time: Keeping Employee Retention Top of Mind

    Every once in a while, the Internet explodes with excitement over a certain kind of scandalous story that we all seem to love: people quitting their job in a very epic way. Remember the flight attendant who got on the intercom and cussed out the passengers, grabbed two beers from the galley kitchen and slid down the inflatable evacuation slide, never to be seen again? Or maybe you’ve heard about...

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  • How to Become the Sherlock Holmes of Your Company

    Sherlock Holmes is a timeless character. Since Sir Arthur Conan Doyle created the famous detective back in the 1800s, his popularity has waxed and waned, but has never really faded altogether. To wit: More than 70 actors have played the character in 200-plus films (the Guinness Book of World Records lists Holmes as the “most portrayed movie character”). Multiple famous authors have cribbed off th...

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  • Regulation Information: What happens if you don’t comply?

    When you make a mistake or do something bad as a kid, the punishments are generally straightforward, and usually aren’t cruel and unusual (despite what you might have thought a few decades ago). Your parents might ground you or take away TV privileges. Your teachers might make you write lines on a chalkboard (a la Bart Simpson), send you to the principal’s office, or give you detention. Your coach...

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  • GPS Fleet Tracking Software: Your Own Personal Time Machine

    Ok, so we have flying drones, cars that drive themselves, pocket-sized computers, houses that control their own heating and lighting, devices that respond to our voice when we ask them to order us a taxi or look up how long a turkey needs to cook, robots, holograms … so when do we finally get time travel? We’ve been fascinated by the idea of going backwards and forwards in time for more than a ce...

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  • A Fleet Manager’s Guide to ELD Compliance

    It’s the million-dollar question: How do you prime your organization to reach full ELD compliance? Time’s a-wastin’, sport, and you have a little less than 365 days to get with the program – the deadline is Dec. 18, 2017. So what’s a fleet manager to do? Here is the basic answer: You need to get all employees to understand what ELD compliance is, why it’s important and how to make the most of new...

  • Busting the Myths about GPS Fleet Tracking

    Ancient mythology still has a place in the modern world – companies name products after half-forgotten gods and heroes, like Ajax (a Trojan War hero, and a cleaning solution) and Nike (a Greek goddess of victory, and a sneaker company). Hollywood movies feature fictional events from thousands of years ago – “Beowulf,” “Clash of the Titans” and “Jason and the Argonauts” come to mind. We even have c...

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