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How to use real-time truck telematics

Jason Morgan is the editor of Fleet Equipment. He has more than 14 years of B2B journalism experience covering the likes of trucking and construction equipment, real estate, movies and craft beer industries.

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There is a lot you can do with truck telematics, but what should you do? The problem is that the answer to that question is specific to every fleet. Maybe you need to focus on improving your fuel economy. Maybe you need to improve driver safety. Maybe you need to keep an eye on your maintenance costs. Mostly likely, you have to do all those things. Telematics can help you pick them off one by one when you need to. Data does a good job of showing you your challenges, and it’s your job to overcome them.

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To get a deeper look at how you can harness the power of today’s real-time telematics (that’s data you see as it’s happening), I connected with Teletrac Navman for a demo of its platform and new features of its TN360 offering. You can watch that video above.

And then there’s part two

I talked with Teletrac Navman’s Marco Encinas for a while (this tends to happen when I’m talking about technology). The second part is when you want to shift into advanced telematics usage, and start leveraging the A.I.-powered tools Teletrac Navman is developing, like using natural language to parse through analytics trends. In layman’s terms: Ask the Teletrac Navman dashboard a question, and get an answer. Check it out here:

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