The Safety of Visibility – A Success Story August 27th, 2010 by Doug Lane
The Berkeley Electric Cooperative has been serving its customers in the Charleston SC area since 1940. It started with 600 members; today, it boasts 80,000 that are served by 5,000 miles of line, all of which sits in prime east coast hurricane country.
Beyond the service challenges that gale force winds and torrential rain can throw at you, size is... Read More
Garmin and the Art of the Recall August 27th, 2010 by Doug Lane
No major corporation wants to go through the recall process.
‘Recall’ is one of those ‘taint’ words. It has horrible connotations associated with it: cars bursting into flame or failing to stop, killer medication, the kind of thing that gets you a flavor of publicity you don’t want (yes, Virginia, there is bad publicity. Johnson & Johnson’s... Read More
An Ounce of Mechanical Prevention August 19th, 2010 by Doug Lane
If you’re a fleet operator, you already know it costs a lot of money to field a mobile workforce, and it all begins with the vehicle. Whether it’s a light duty pickup, a panel van, a bucket truck or something even bigger, the vehicle is the primary expenditure, and is not insignificant.
So you have a vested interest in getting every mile out of... Read More
FleetOutlook Turns 5.9 August 18th, 2010 by Doug Lane
If you’re a FleetOutlook user, today when you logged in you may have noticed new features – from the login page on down the line.
FleetOutlook 5.9 is the latest version of our vehicle tracking application. Already a full-featured platform for making your fleet operations more efficient and less expensive, FleetOutlook 5.9 adds new features that... Read More
Making Drivers Safer: A Success Story August 13th, 2010 by Doug Lane
Safe operations are the goal of every fleet operator. For BP America, whose pipeline operations are regulated by the Pipeline and Hazardous Material Administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation, safety was a mandate. Under its Driver Safety Standard program, the company sought an ambitious goal: zero accidents across their fleet of 730... Read More
Tuesday’s Big Five: Five Ways To Increase Revenue That You Can Find With GPS August 11th, 2010 by Doug Lane
Before we begin, a point of order: yeah, yeah, Tuesday’s Big Five is going up on a Wednesday. It’s been a busy week here at Wireless Matrix as we prepare for the forthcoming FleetOutlook release 5.9 – hot fun in the summertime if you’re a FleetOutlook user. We’ve all been crashing the backboards to make this release a success, so watch this... Read More
Texas-Sized Abilities: A Success Story August 6th, 2010 by Doug Lane
Texas can be a wild place – and not just because of the armadillos.
The weather in Texas goes to extremes. Humidity, lightning, tornados, floods – even the occasional hurricane isn’t beyond the realm of possibility in Texas. So in addition to the normal workaday challenges, utility companies in the Lone Star state have to contend with events that... Read More