General Electric will begin offering its telematics service in Canada, giving fleets web-based access to truck locations as well as vehicle asset performance in real-time, the company said.
First released in the United States in 2006, GE’s telematics service compiles more than 100 customized reports that allow fleets to take stop frequency, stop duration and drive time into account through alerts, trend charts, exception reports, and customizable mapping.
According to GE, the data allows a fleet to improve their performance and environmental impact, as customers have realized double-digit percentage improvements in worker productivity, expanded business capacity, fuel consumption, carbon emissions, accident rates, and overtime costs through the service.
“For example, if it takes 30 minutes to visit one customer and 60 minutes another, the data and our analysis helps our clients understand what’s behind that,” said Amit Jain, product manager, GE Capital Solutions Telematics program. “Once that’s captured and the costs are understood, we help our clients take proactive steps—whether it is better route planning or more strategic resource allocation and pricing—to optimize the operation. The results are immediate and significant, delivering the competitive advantage our customers want and need, especially now.”