Can GPS Tracking Pay For Itself In Vehicle Idling Savings Alone?

Many of us have heard the phrase “Idle hands are the Devil’s workshop”, or words to that effect.  The first documented source I can find is: IDLE HANDS ARE THE DEVIL’S TOOLS – "Idleness is the root of mischief. This maxim has been traced back to Chaucer’s ‘Tale of Melibee’ (c. 1386). Idling vehicles are even worse that idling hands, (although here are some interesting examples of what your employees are probably doing while you aren’t watching) … and in

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About the Magellan Roadmate GPS

Ferdinand Magellan was the first explorer to circumnavigate the globe. He did so under the Spanish crown in the 16th century. Since that time, the name Magellan has stood for navigation far and wide. Is it any wonder that there is a firm for global tracking services, therefore, named Magellan? Is it any wonder that the Magellan Roadmate series includes prime features for easy navigation and easy use?

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GPS Science For Non-Scientists (NASA, Please Copy)

U-blox has released a handheld version of its tool for evaluating and analyzing GPS performance. U-center mobile provides a highly flexible platform, adapted to the limited viewing area of handhelds, to configure and test GPS products and visualize the collected GPS data, the company says. According to u-blox, u-center mobile provides satellite status and positioning information, facilitates 2D representations of any GPS parameter in real-time, and offers extensive configuration options. Additionally, the system has a data recorder with playback functionality

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Use of Public Transit is Soaring — ITYS

For years now as city mayors and mangers rode to work by themselves in their BMW’s and Cadillac’s, that transit is going to be the salvation of your city — if it can be saved, that is. You read it here first. Now read what USA Today has to say .. Use of public transit is soaring. Transit agencies had record or near-record ridership in the first three months of the year, thanks to high gas prices, a mild winter

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GPS and Trucking — HOS (Hours Of Service) Part 1

Here’s another installment in the mini-series on why American trucking executives should pull their head from the sand and start maximizing the bottom line with GPS. If you’re John Q. Public reading the mail here you may not even know what HOS represents.  If you’re a trucking manager you probably think of it as a nuisance. Basically the US Federal Hours Of Service rules govern when a driver can and can’t drive.  In simplistic form they dictate that a driver

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