Featured Fleet Technology Trends 2018

Article Published by Geotab
Author: Inshaal Badar, Content Writer and Julia Pare

Fleet technology innovation was on display at GEOTAB CONNECT 2018. Here are 10 featured fleet tech trends from the ProPlus and Pro sponsored Marketplace Partners who exhibited at CONNECT.

Truck Navigation

As regulations for phone use while driving get stricter, apps that “speak” and work hands-free are becoming more popular. CoPilot Truck by ALK, is a truck navigation app that helps drivers get to their destination safely and efficiently with voice-guided, turn-by-turn directions with spoken street names. CoPilot Truck stores map data onboard the device so drivers can focus on following their planned route without having to download or use mobile data.

CoPilot Truck navigation app for fleets

Connected Vehicle Sensors

The Internet of Things is transforming the industry and transportation is no exception. BeWhere’s Bluetooth® low energy beacons work with Geotab’s IOX-BT to automatically track valuable assets on vehicles.

Use cases for tracking include construction equipment and tools, medical equipment for EMS or paramedics, public works vehicles, manufacturing pallets, and warehouse forklifts. Fleet managers can track real-time proximity and even temperature or light exposure from the BeWhere mobile app which has a range of up to 800 feet.

Mobile Maintenance Management

Establishing a functioning maintenance system is integral in making your fleet as productive as possible. The Zendu Maintenance maintenance management system makes it possible for fleets to streamline their maintenance operation and create work orders on-the-go via a mobile app. Technicians can also see assigned orders and make work requests from the app which significantly minimizes desk time. A unique feature in the system is the asset barcode scan, which allows technicians to quickly pull up open work orders or engine measurements associated with a specific vehicle.

Zendu Maintenance management system

Last Mile Solutions

Optimize the way your fleet approaches delivery and make every mile travelled count with field service and productivity solutions.

Paper forms will soon be a thing of the past for fleets as new technologically advanced mobile apps make it possible to submit forms and update delivery status right from your smartphone. The Mobile Forms software and data collection app from Device Magic makes it easy to eliminate paper forms by replacing them with customizable mobile forms. Pre-populate forms and automate inspections, checklists, audits, invoices, estimates, and work orders conveniently from your mobile device.

Automate task tracking with WyzeTask by Wyzelink, the app for fleets in industries like construction, utility, logistics, and forestry. All it takes is a simple click on the WyzeBeacon to remove the need to complete administrative work in the field and ensure your workers can fully focus on the tasks they’ve been assigned. This not only eliminates paperwork, but also improves worker productivity and gives supervisors the option to monitor worksites remotely.

WyzeTask fleet task tracking app

Monitor freight transportation and logistics, and increase supply chain visibility with Macropoint by Descartes. View, analyze, predict, and report freight visibility data in real-time with this automated, cloud-based load monitoring and tracking software. Predictive analytics and exception management capabilities allow you to hone in on any shipments that are likely to fail to meet your operational timelines so you can mitigate and eliminate potential disruptions before they occur.

Macropoint load monitoring and tracking software screenshot

Telematics and Fuel Management

The positive benefits that telematics have on fleet operations are clearly evident when measuring and being able to control the amount of money fleets spend on fuel. Fuel BIby Fleet Hoster gives your fleet complete fuel card integration with the Geotab platform. Thanks to this fully automated solution, you can handle daily transactions from your fuel card provider, gain insight to fuel costs and KPIs across your entire fleet, and have the ability to use fuel analytics and custom reporting.

Advanced Collision Detection

With the development of advanced collision detection solutions, reaching the VisionZerogoal to fully eliminate loss of life while driving has never been more possible.

The MOVON Driver Assistance System (MDAS) is an advanced system designed to prevent accidents on the road. The system uses warning systems like forward collision, pedestrian collision, unintentional lane departure, and safe driving distance alarms to stop collisions from occuring. The embedded video recording function also allows you to review events on the road to help drivers improve their habits and behaviors.

MOVON Driver Assistance System MDAS

Inspired by human vision, the Mobileye Advanced Collision Prevention system provides expert depth-perception analysis through a single-lensed camera. Easily mounted to the inside of the windshield, visual and audible warnings alert drivers of unintentional lane departures, forward collisions, safe driving distances, and pedestrian warnings to help drivers avoid imminent collisions.

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Dash Cameras with Telematics Integration

Dash cameras have become an essential and popular tool over the last few years to reduce fraudulent claims and accident rates. By using high-quality videos and audio, it is easier than ever to analyze situations and resolve issues.

ZenduCAM – SmartWitness incident camera by ZenduIT uses dash camera footage to manage fleet safety, customer service, and compliance. With ZenduCam, users are able to view road and driver facing footage in real-time through a web browser or a mobile phone. By using the rewind feature, it is easy to investigate complaints and issues by replaying daily trips or searching for a specific period of time within the recorded footage.

ZenduCAM Smart Witness incident camera fleet technology

The plug-and-play high resolution camera solution from Zone Defense offers night vision along with front and in-car facing cameras. Driver’s Camera is also equipped with a bookmark button for manually triggered events. In the event of a collision, fleet managers can collect telematics data as well as photographic and video evidence, which provides a coaching opportunity for drivers to learn from.

The Rosco Dual-Vision Video Camera is designed to improve safety, reduce risk, and lower the costs of transportation and management of fleets. The tamper-resistant camera is designed specifically for the use of professional commercial fleet and to continuously record footage when the vehicle is in operation. With an internal high-capacity memory, the process of obtaining videos for further analysis is simple.

Data-Driven Coaching

Using data insights to coordinate driver training results in accurate and lasting improvements. Give drivers the opportunity to make specific and personalized improvements to their driving skills with Predictive Coach driver coaching. This solution analyzes daily driving behavior and uses telematics data to deliver the most relevant training to drivers. Ease the burden of safety monitoring with automated interactive online training that perfectly corresponds to the behaviour displayed.


The ELD Mandate for electronic logging is now in full effect in the U.S. Drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) must use ELDs to record their Record of Duty Status (RODS) to comply with the Hours of Service (HOS) requirements. J. J. Keller® Encompass® Fleet Management System with ELogs helps fleets reduce risks and makes FMCSA and state regulatory requirements easier to manage. Together, Encompass and Geotab improve CSA scores, reduce the risk of DOT audits and interventions, and make fleet management easier.

J. J. Keller Encompass Fleet Management System

Connected Vehicle Maintenance

Collect data from your vehicles and make better informed decisions by utilizing maintenance solutions. Not only will this increase the life of your vehicle, but it will also help you save money.

IntelliConnect Remote Diagnostics by Eaton uses Geotab data combined with Eaton expertise to provide insights into Eaton automated transmissions within your fleet. A holistic systems approach determines the root causes of vehicle problems, culminating in a comprehensive fault code action plan that extends beyond basic reading of transmission fault codes. Feel confident and assured that you won’t waste money on triage, diagnoses, and missed preventative maintenance opportunities.

In the event that a Cummins engine fault occurs, the Cummins Connected Diagnosticstool analyzes Geotab engine system and GPS data and transforms it into useful and actionable information. Fleet managers receive clear vehicle service recommendations, prioritized Cummins fault codes that include severity, and directions to the nearest Cummins-certified repair facility.

Cummins Connected Diagnostics diagram

Fleet managers can stay ahead of potential problems with predictive fault code detection. With Optimum VRx Stay-Fit from Optimum Fleet Health, managers can proactively monitor the health of fleet assets, and intervene before unplanned repair and unscheduled downtime can occur. Diagnostics data is transmitted directly from fleet vehicles via the Geotab device directly into the VRx engine and downloaded weekly. A report is then automatically delivered to managers at the beginning of the next work week.

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Read the full recap from GEOTAB CONNECT 2018 here.