GPS Vehicle Tracking System Supports Safety and Security for Pipeline Inspection Firm

Foothills Radiography, a pipeline inspection firm operating in the Alberta oilpatch, has deployed the SmartFleet GPS vehicle tracking system to enhance safety and security of their drivers and vehicle assets.

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SmartFleet provides us with instantaneous data to manage speeding in our workforce and security of mobile assets. In turn, it has helped us to enhance and verify a safe, secure driving culture.

Edmonton, AB (PRWEB) November 27, 2008 -

Pipeline inspection firm Foothills Radiography has deployed SmartFleet GPS vehicle tracking to strengthen safety and security for their workforce and mobile assets in the Alberta oilpatch. The technology was installed on their mobile industrial x-ray units that use gamma radiation to take detailed x-rays of pipelines.

"Our firm is committed to improving safety and security control measures whenever possible," said Foothills Radiography owner Tom Como. "SmartFleet provides us with instantaneous data to manage speeding in our workforce and security of mobile assets. In turn, it has helped us to enhance and verify a safe, secure driving culture."

SmartFleet is a GPS tracking system that integrates a vehicle-mounted GPS device that captures vehicle data and location and then communicates that data wirelessly in real time to desktop computers at Foothills Radiography. The system provides peace of mind through 24/7 visibility and situational awareness of their vehicles in the field. Users know instantly if one of their rules - like speeding or a geo-zone (digital boundary around the asset) - is broken.

"We also chose SmartFleet because we found it easy to use," said Como. "We didn't want to spend a lot of time trying to figure out how to use it, so the intuitive interface was an important feature not offered by other vendors."

In addition to safety and security benefits, SmartFleet diagnostic interfaces track key performance indicators such as engine hours, idling, mileage and more. Milestone and threshold data are communicated to any web-enabled device so that fleet managers can take immediate action to avoid potential problems and failures, or schedule maintenance only when it's required. Productivity reports that summarize important asset specific information provide the set of tools to ensure that managers have the information to support the efficient management of their mobile resources.

Safefreight recently introduced version 6.1 of its fleet management software, SmartFleet Manager. In addition to a number of new features, users can access an easy to use "virtual dashboard" that immediately provides information about key performance metrics such as:

  • fuel efficiency
  • on-time/late arrivals
  • idling time
  • speeding
  • maintenance alerts

About Safefreight
Founded in 1998, Safefreight is the developer and provider of a vehicle fleet tracking system - SmartFleet. This fleet tracking and management technology comprises a GPS tracking device with asset-to-Internet capability, wireless communications and a web based fleet management software. SmartFleet provides the online tools to drive business performance by enhancing safety, security and productivity of mobile assets.

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