We spent some time last week with Janis Christensen, senior manager and director of Corporate Consulting at fleet management consulting firm Mercury Associates. We talked about the growing acceptance of telematics for fleets and how many fleets have seen substantial efficiency and cost benefits after adopting the technology.
In this week’s issue, we feature a number of videos and articles on this subject. Michele Cunningham, senior vice president, Strategic Development at PHH Arval talks about the increasing role of telematics data in improving driver and asset productivity and improving safety outcomes. Bruce Horan, director of PHH Onboard® gives us his thoughts on the myriad benefits of the technology; and GPS Insight makes the case for using telematics to right-size a fleet.
Horan points out that while 20 percent of the North American fleet market has implemented telematics, he sees that doubling to 40 percent very soon. We think he’s right – the cost benefits for many fleets are too great to ignore.