FleetMatics Releases Innovative Upgrade to GPS Vehicle Tracking System

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FleetMatics' new software version adds enhanced web-based reporting capabilities and a graphical fleet summary feature enabling users to significantly improve fleet management and reduce operating costs.

With this latest release, FleetMatics strengthens its stance as the industry leader in both innovation and technology. Our new fleet dashboard and enhanced reporting capabilities give our customers an unprecedented management tool that enables them to improve fleet control while reducing hard operating costs.

FleetMatics, the fastest growing GPS vehicle tracking company offering solutions to commercial fleets, today announced the release of their new updated software. This release features enhanced web-based reporting capabilities and a comprehensive "dashboard", an immediate representation of total fleet performance. These features are firsts in the industry and are expected to revolutionize the way companies manage their fleet.

Jim Travers, FleetMatics CEO said, "With this latest release, FleetMatics strengthens its stance as the industry leader in both innovation and technology. Our new fleet dashboard and enhanced reporting capabilities give our customers an unprecedented management tool that enables them to improve fleet control while reducing hard operating costs."

The new FleetMatics dashboard feature is the first of its kind in providing users a precise summary of their fleet's activity. Fleet performance is compared against user-defined company standards through a series of simple graphs and pie charts showcasing their vehicles in each of the following categories: hours worked, excessive vehicle idling time, vehicle mileage analysis, and any speeding violations. As the FleetMatics solution can be accessed from any web connection, fleet owners can now quickly detect and eliminate non-optimum driver behavior leading to reduced fuel costs and substantially increased productivity.

Through their recent customer survey, FleetMatics found users wanted a faster way to identify costly activities such as excessive employee overtime hours, excessive time spent at a location and speeding violations. Based on these findings, FleetMatics designed "exception reporting". Fleet owners can specify acceptable daily company allowances including working hours, vehicle idling times and vehicle mileage. Exceptions to these allowances are flagged and can be addressed to optimize performance.

Peter Mitchell, FleetMatics CTO said, "Our new dashboard feature and exception reporting are additional firsts in the industry for FleetMatics. We were industry pioneers in web-based & GPRS technology, both of which are industry standards today. In designing this new release our R & D team found patterns in the way our customers were using our previous software and, along with extensive customer feedback, we designed the upgrade to meet our customers' needs and provide an advanced cost-saving solution."

These new features are in addition to FleetMatics' existing vehicle tracking system which includes Live Fleet Tracking, Route Replay, Key Management Reports and Real Time Alerts. Live Fleet allows fleet managers to view their vehicles in real-time, refreshed on a map every 90 seconds, and reports vehicle status, location and speed. This allows for improved dispatching efficiencies and customer service.

"FleetMatics has become a vital fleet management tool that we could not operate without. The enhanced reporting capabilities will greatly aid our fleet managers in monitoring drivers' hours and tracking DOT (Dept. of Transportation) time to ensure compliance with regulations." - Dave Hawkins, Director of Transportation of Sysco Food Services of Baltimore, Jessup, Maryland

"As a leading builder's merchant running over 80 vehicles, improving operational efficiencies throughout our fleet has been a continuous goal and implementing the FleetMatics system was our greatest cost-saving decision. Through the use of enhanced exception reporting, we expect to further improve productivity and increase sales revenue." - Jamie Pilbin, Commercial Director of UGS Limited, Banbury, England

"FleetMatics' new features are a fantastic improvement to what is already an excellent system. The fleet summary dashboard feature is a great management tool as we can now efficiently analyze vehicle down time and convert it into more deliveries." - David Tallon, Managing Director of Tallon Ready Chef, Dublin, Ireland

About FleetMatics
Fleetmatics is a global industry leader providing GPS vehicle tracking solutions to businesses with small to large fleets. The FleetMatics solution records fleet activity and presents this data in an internet based application consisting of live vehicle location maps and key management reports designed to drive down operational costs and increase revenue. Headquartered in Boston MA, FleetMatics is the fastest growing telematics company providing fleet management solutions throughout the U.S., the U.K., and Ireland.

For FleetMatics U.S. Sales information, contact FleetMatics USA Inc. at 1-866-844-2235 or visit http://www.fleetmatics.com. For FleetMatics U.K. Sales information, contact Fleetmatics Ltd at 44 (0)118 903 6150 or visit http://www.fleetmatics.co.uk. For FleetMatics IRL Sales information, contact FleetMatics Ltd at 353 1 499 6200 or visit http://www.fleetmatics.ie.

The FleetMatics media contact, Jamie Sene, Global Marketing Director, can be reached via email at Jamie.Sene(at)fleetmatics.com.

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