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Thanks everyone for a great CWRE 2015 event in Montreal!

We were happy to see both new and familiar faces. What did we learn from you? Green, green, green – everyone’s looking to reduce fuel consumption and operate more sustainable fleets. Customers are truly #1 – improved customer responsiveness is a big priority. More data, faster – fleet managers are hungry for real-time information from… Continue Reading »

Waste Fleets are “Smartening Up” – New Directions in Smart Truck Technologies & Capabilities

Tomorrow I’ll be speaking on Smart Truck themes at the 6th Annual Canadian Waste to Resource Conference in Montreal, Wednesday, November 4th, 2015 at 1:15 pm at the Palais des Congrès. My presentation – Waste Fleets are “Smartening Up” – New Directions in Smart Truck Technologies & Capabilities – will look at how today’s top… Continue Reading »

Smart Trucks at CWRE 2015

Every year as the leaves fall and the weather turns colder, we know it’s time for our annual Canadian Waste & Recycling Expo. This year the event is back in Montreal, at the Palais des Congrès, Nov. 4-5. This is a great venue for us to catch up with our Canadian customers, friends and associates…. Continue Reading »

How does fleet management s/w help with fuel management?

  According to recent Software Advice research, improvements in budgeting, data collection and fuel estimates are among the top benefits cited as a result of employing fleet management systems. The report – “How Fleet Management Software Can Improve Fuel Efficiency” – makes a compelling case for how fleet management software can help improve fuel efficiency… Continue Reading »

Waste Advantage Magazine just published an article on Smart Fleets

[click to enlarge] Waste Advantage Magazine just published an article on Smart Fleets by  FleetMind’s Martin Demers and McNeilus Trucks’ Bryan Dodds in this month’s issue. This provides some good insights on the industry’s move toward “smarter” vehicles and what this means for both managers and drivers. Read it here  

Kimble Recycling & Disposal Wins Recognition for Fleet Safety with FleetMind Onboard Computing System

We are thrilled to announce that our customer, Kimble Recycling & Disposal, has been recognized as one of the Top 3 organizations for the National Association of Fleet Administrators (NAFA) Fleet Excellence Awards in the Corporate Fleet Safety category. The Fleet Excellence Awards (FLEXYs) are an annual awards program dedicated to recognizing the best and… Continue Reading »

Why truck data matters

To really know what’s going on with your fleet, you need to collect information from multiple feeds on a vehicle. A good fleet management solution will dig deeper to collect data from sensors connected directly to the OBC from key vehicle points such as the contact key, brakes, lift switch and power take-off (PTO). It… Continue Reading »

Saving time – Saving Money

Every bit matters. OBC fleet management systems are field-proven to reduce operational costs. But how much exactly? We’ve done the math. Assuming that the hourly burden rate to operate a vehicle is $63.43 – this totals an annual cost of $167,449 per vehicle.  Working from the worst case to best case scenario options of 15,… Continue Reading »