Learn how telematics and GPS fleet tracking systems provide information that helps fleet owners control costs and increase productivity. Telematics is a combination of the words telecommunications and informatics. Telematics, in a broad sense, is any integrated use of telecommunications with information and communications technology. It is the technology of sending, receiving and storing information relating to remote objects – like vehicles – via telecommunication devices.
- Starting at the federal level, many companies believe the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate will have a huge impact on the growth of the telematics market.
- For years, commercial truck drivers have used paper logs to maintain Hours of Service records.
- A mandate adopted by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration requires all commercial truck drivers to use ELDs by the end of 2017.
“Drivers put vehicles through hundreds to thousands of miles of drive time, constant wear and tear, and in some cases, expensive repairs.”