Vehicle data specialist Geotab has launched an HGV telematics service for the European market.
Known as Geotab Truck Solution, the service, which already exists in the US, comprises a hardware and software package, including what the company calls its ‘GO’ device.
It is said to offer operators “near real-time” vehicle and driver data, driver identification, automatic remote downloading, real-time tachograph status and infraction analysis. The company claims it removes the need to manually administer tacho data.
“Building off our established and market-leading position in the North American HGV market, we are pleased to now cater to Europe, providing the flexibility, agility and security that telematics data and insight affords,” said David Savage, Geotab’s regional manager for the UK and Ireland.
“As a core pillar of the commercial vehicle market, extending Geotab’s complete services to HGVs was the next logical step in our growth across the region… heavy goods vehicle fleets are the lifeblood of our economy [and] in these challenging times, comprehensive understanding of a fleet’s operations is vital for survival.
“With as much as a third of British small HGV fleets sitting idle at Covid’s peak and fears of a second wave, having the tools to confidently manage operations is a must. Telematics data provides the clarity, security and confidence needed to make key decisions when managing fleets, helping businesses remain agile, whatever the challenge