Today, global positioning systems (GPS) and telematics technologies are as commonplace in heavy-duty vehicles as a steering wheel. The systems typically work hand in hand to provide operators and fleet managers with a variety of information, such as navigational guidance and vehicle performance. And as the technologies have progressed, so has the amount of information they can provide.
Telematics systems, which send, receive and store information through telecommunication devices, have grown to include information about fuel usage, driver behavior and route planning. This enables everyone within a company — from the vehicle operator to the fleet manager — to get all of the information they need from a single system.
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