While scheduling and routing provides an optimized picture of planned performance, the addition of GEOTAB GPS technology enables managers to view unplanned activity and traffic delays
Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) February 16, 2006
GEOCOMtms, a global provider of Fleet Management solutions for local pickup and delivery, announced today the release of A.MAZE Monitor™, an innovative GPS tracking solution for real-time performance monitoring. Developed in a joint partnership with GEOTAB, an enterprise software and technology company that develops resource management tools for a variety of fleet types and industries, A.MAZE Monitor is the only tracking solution that delivers these capabilities within a fully integrated fleet management platform.
“Private fleet operators are under pressure to reduce costs,” said Michael Nark, president and chief executive officer of GEOCOMtms. “Fleet management is a core business function for these companies and they need to make sure their assets are being productive. This has a big impact on the level of service delivered to customers. There has to be a balance between service levels and efficiency. A.MAZE Monitor helps find this balance.”
A.MAZE Monitor, a fully integrated component of GEOCOMtms’ A.MAZE Fleet Management solution, is specifically designed for dynamic pickup and delivery environments. In addition to highly accurate GPS tracking, the system improves daily routing by providing a feedback loop into route performance. A.MAZE also captures and stores vehicle performance data such as engine idling, speed, and braking. Customer definable options allow users to monitor other systems. In cases where vehicles may be operated by multiple drivers, statistics can be captured for individual employees, making it possible to identify improper driving patterns so corrective action can be taken.
The A.MAZE Monitor GPS fleet tracking solution delivers several benefits:
- Visibility into vehicle location and route progress throughout the day
- Improved service by alerting customers if a driver will be late for a scheduled stop
- Better understanding of service-level requirements by monitoring time spent with each customer
- Reduced mileage by tracking out-of-route miles and unauthorized vehicle use
- Improved lease management and maintenance scheduling by tracking cumulative mileage
- Reduced liability by identifying risky driving patterns
“While scheduling and routing provides an optimized picture of planned performance, the addition of GEOTAB GPS technology enables managers to view unplanned activity and traffic delays,” said Colin Sutherland, Director of Business Solutions for GEOTAB. “Highly accurate Geotab technology exceeds the traditional location-based use of GPS to include risk management reports, customer visits, activity graphs, and daily trip call reports. Geotab GPS enables managers to ride with their field force every day on every trip to look for areas to improve performance and productivity without sacrificing safety. The net result is reduced operating costs while improving profitable work hours. Managers like our software because it is easy to use and our summary reports allow quick identification of action items.”
GEOTAB is a developer of advanced GPS hardware and business solution software that is effective out of the box. The powerful multi-layered management tools allow fleet operators to monitor the activities of their vehicles and drivers (a company’s two most expensive resources) while on the road, whether they’re away from the terminal for only a day or for extended periods of time. Using patented algorithms, GEOTAB GPS technology monitors and records fleet activity throughout the day, including every stop, every turn and accurate mileage. GEOTAB provides choices in platform options – traditional black box through real time live mobile device tracking so businesses are given the flexibility to choose the right platform for their requirements.
GEOCOMtms gets things moving with fleet management solutions that make pickup and delivery operations run smoothly. Everyday, leading organizations choose the A.MAZE Fleet Management suite to direct thousands of vehicles from hundreds of depots and distribution centers. With tools for territory design, route planning, dispatch, mobile communications, fleet tracking, and maintenance, A.MAZE is the first fully integrated solution developed specifically for local and short-haul operations. Busy logistics executives depend on A.MAZE because it delivers enterprise visibility and complete control over fleet operations. And that translates into greater asset productivity, improved cash flow, and increased return on capital. By partnering with GEOCOMtms, customers like McPherson Oil Products, NAPA Auto Parts, Purolator Courier, and Velocity Express have reduced operating costs while raising the level of customer service they provide. For additional information, please visit: http://www.GEOCOMtms.com.
D. Scott Beaver
(770) 803-0295 x104
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