GPS http://contractormag.com/taxonomy/term/6619/more en Three ways to boost productivity with fleet tracking http://contractormag.com/gps/three-ways-boost-productivity-fleet-tracking <div class="field-byline"> Wyn Partington, Vice President of Marketing, NexTraq </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>In the construction and contracting market, businesses work harder to keep operations running smoothly and that each hour is a productive one. But that&rsquo;s often easier said than done. Customers&rsquo; schedules can change, weather can limit progress, traffic can snarl arrival and departure times, and increasingly, there&rsquo;s too few hours in the day to get everything done.</p> <p>[CHARTBEAT:3]</p></div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/gps/three-ways-boost-productivity-fleet-tracking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/gps/three-ways-boost-productivity-fleet-tracking#comments GPS Wed, 24 May 2017 17:26:00 +0000 435991 at http://contractormag.com iStock/Thinkstock Fleet managers have access to so much data the challenge becomes making sense of it all http://contractormag.com/gps/fleet-managers-have-access-so-much-data-challenge-becomes-making-sense-it-all <div class="field-deck"> How to drink from the fire hose </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A single CAN bus can talk to as many as 70 electronic control units for various vehicle subsystems including the engine, transmission, the antilock breaking system and more.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/gps/fleet-managers-have-access-so-much-data-challenge-becomes-making-sense-it-all" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/gps/fleet-managers-have-access-so-much-data-challenge-becomes-making-sense-it-all#comments GPS Silver Mon, 07 Nov 2016 20:20:00 +0000 430071 at http://contractormag.com A crowded field drives fleet software companies closer to their users http://contractormag.com/fleet-management/crowded-field-drives-fleet-software-companies-closer-their-users <div class="node-body article-body">As more and more companies have adopted the telematics the competition has turned fierce. </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/fleet-management/crowded-field-drives-fleet-software-companies-closer-their-users" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/fleet-management/crowded-field-drives-fleet-software-companies-closer-their-users#comments GPS Fleet Management Silver Fri, 30 Oct 2015 15:09:00 +0000 412151 at http://contractormag.com Mobile technology drives future of service, customer satisfaction http://contractormag.com/best-practices/mobile-technology-drives-future-service-customer-satisfaction <div class="field-byline"> By Kelly Frey </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The not-too-distant future will bring us plumbing, HVAC and other building components/appliances that talk directly to service providers </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/best-practices/mobile-technology-drives-future-service-customer-satisfaction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/best-practices/mobile-technology-drives-future-service-customer-satisfaction#comments Best Practices GPS PCs/Tablets Wed, 08 Jul 2015 17:50:00 +0000 409461 at http://contractormag.com FieldLocate to Showcase Intuitive Field Service Solutions at Comfortech 2013 http://contractormag.com/best-practices/fieldlocate-showcase-intuitive-field-service-solutions-comfortech-2013 <div class="node-body article-body">FieldLocate, a leader in field service automation, today announced that it will exhibit its intuitive software solutions at booth #249 during the Comfortech 2013 Product Showcase. </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/best-practices/fieldlocate-showcase-intuitive-field-service-solutions-comfortech-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/best-practices/fieldlocate-showcase-intuitive-field-service-solutions-comfortech-2013#comments Best Practices GPS Tue, 03 Sep 2013 17:18:00 +0000 26571 at http://contractormag.com FLEET AND ASSET TRACKING TECHNOLOGY http://contractormag.com/fleet-management/fleet-and-asset-tracking-technology <div class="node-body article-body">FLEET AND ASSET TRACKING TECHNOLOGY combines GPS satellites and Google Maps into an affordable fleet management solution. </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/fleet-management/fleet-and-asset-tracking-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/fleet-management/fleet-and-asset-tracking-technology#comments GPS Fleet Management Software Fri, 02 Nov 2012 19:43:00 +0000 18061 at http://contractormag.com Fill’er up: How to decrease gasoline consumption http://contractormag.com/technology/decrease-gasoline-consumption-1234 <div class="field-byline"> CANDACE ROULO Of CONTRACTOR&amp;#8217;s staff </div> <div class="field-deck"> Contractors look to fleet management solutions, commonsense measures to save fuel </div> <div class="node-body article-body">CHICAGO — Connecticut — $4.00; Illinois — $3.97; Washington D.C. — $3.97; California — $3.92; New York — $3.94. These are current state gasoline prices as of June 16, 2011, according to AAA’s Daily Fuel Gauge Report.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/technology/decrease-gasoline-consumption-1234" target="_blank">read more</a></p> GPS Fleet Management Technology Trucks Tue, 05 Jul 2011 15:11:00 +0000 3500 at http://contractormag.com Fleetmatics 8.0 GPS fleet tracking system delivers fleet performance visibility http://contractormag.com/technology/Fleetmatics-tracking-system-1234 <div class="node-body article-body">ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, ILL. — Today FleetMatics announced the latest release of its GPS software solution for tracking and performance management of mobile assets, the FleetMatics 8.0 GPS Vehicle Tracking System.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/technology/Fleetmatics-tracking-system-1234" target="_blank">read more</a></p> GPS Fleet Management Technology Trucks Mon, 11 Apr 2011 15:49:00 +0000 7384 at http://contractormag.com Rohrer’s HVAC selects FleetMatics to reduce auto insurance costs http://contractormag.com/trucks/fleetmatics-reduce-insurance-1234 <div class="node-body article-body">LANCASTER, PA. – FleetMatics announced today that Rohrer’s One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning recently selected FleetMatics to assist in reducing supply chain costs.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/trucks/fleetmatics-reduce-insurance-1234" target="_blank">read more</a></p> GPS Fleet Management Trucks Tue, 01 Mar 2011 17:44:00 +0000 3010 at http://contractormag.com Institutional Venture Partners, Investcorp lead FleetMatics’ $68 million investment http://contractormag.com/technology/fleetmatics-investment-1234 <div class="node-body article-body">BOSTON — FleetMatics, a GPS tracking applications company for commercial fleets, announced that it has closed a $68 million growth equity financing. As part of the round, Institutional Venture Partners (IVP), a later-stage venture capital and growth equity firm, invested with Investcorp Technology Partners, FleetMatics’ majority owner. New World Ventures also participated as a new investor.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/technology/fleetmatics-investment-1234" target="_blank">read more</a></p> GPS Fleet Management Technology Mon, 13 Dec 2010 15:50:00 +0000 5336 at http://contractormag.com