Fleetmatics is a public limited company providing software-as-a-service fleet management. Based in Dublin, Ireland it offers both web-based and mobile application solutions that provide fleet operators with information on vehicle location, speed, mileage, fuel usage.

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  • Rescue 911: Creating a Stolen Asset Plan

    It’s 3 a.m. Do you know where your vehicles are? If you’ve ever had business property stolen, you know that it’s the stuff of nightmares – and the stuff that keeps you awake at night, worrying.  You’re looking at not just some pretty serious replacement costs, but also lost opportunity costs – being down one or more vehicles while maintaining your same customer and job order load might not be fe...

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  • Boost Driver Morale with a Friendly Competition

    It’s good to be on top. Everyone likes being the best at something – and that’s only too true in the workplace, where competition can play an important role in motivating people to outperform their peers.  Creating an atmosphere of friendly competition can also boost morale; employees feel good about excelling at something, and like having the chance to win prizes like gift cards or a half-day o...

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  • The Tool That Has Business Owners Green with Envy this St. Patrick’s Day

    Unlike some annual holidays, St. Patrick’s Day traditions are not something you mess with. Come March 17 every year, there are certain things we as a collective population expect. First and foremost, every beer served must absolutely be an unnatural shade of emerald. Furthermore, that beer needs to leave your teeth and tongue stained the same abnormal color tone. It’s tradition. Second, the Chic...

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  • Ditch the “Crazy Wall”: Get Techs to the Job Without Sticky Notes or Whiteboards

    It’s a classic image from detective movies – a hardboiled gumshoe working day and night to track down a bad guy, aided by an evidence board papered with photos, notes and newspaper articles related to the case, with various colors of yarn crisscrossing the surface to show connections. Seen in shows like “The Wire” and “True Detective,” the “crazy wall” or “big board” is a standard trope that appe...

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  • Stop That Man: The Effects of Harsh Driving on Fuel & Vehicles

    One of the great television-viewing guilty pleasures in the ‘90s, before we all had 1,000 channels and Netflix, was the show “COPS” – some weeks, it seemed to be on every time you flipped on the TV. The most exciting parts of the show were the car chases. Real-time aerial and ground footage showed “the men and women of law enforcement” speeding along highways and back alleys, trying to apprehend ...

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  • Spend a Little, Make a Lot

    “You’ve got to spend money to make money.” This is one of those tired old business clichés you hear trotted out now and then, and unfortunately, its overuse underscores the big picture: It’s actually true that you simply can’t run an effective business without some outlay. One critical area a business must invest in is its employees, and it’s not just about providing good benefits and a living wa...

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  • GPS Vehicle Tracking: The Secret Ingredient to Great Customer Service

    Peanut butter and bacon. Proscuitto and canteloupe. French fries dipped in a milkshake. A shot of whiskey chased with pickle juice. These are some foods that pair really, deliciously well together, even if they might not seem that way on the surface (seriously, don’t knock ‘em till you rock ‘em).  Here’s another winning combination that might seem strange at first: good customer service and tech...

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  • What Really Goes On When Your Drivers Get Behind the Wheel

    Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be psychic? Some aspects would be pretty cool. You’d always have the winning lottery numbers (although you wouldn’t abuse that power … too much); you’d be able to tell if your kids were lying about how Great Grandma’s vase got broken; and you’d know, before taking a bite and burning your mouth, that a pizza was still too hot to eat (although you may ...

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  • Scheduling Snafus: Avoiding the Domino Effect

    Have you ever played the game Jenga? Created in the 1970s, the point is to use 54 wooden blocks to first build up an 18-level tower of three blocks each in perpendicular patterns, then move one at a time from each level by adding it to the topmost level. It’s game over if the tower falls. Jenga is a game of dexterity, and people play it at cocktail parties for sheer comedic effect. The more drink...

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  • Safety First: The Data You Need to Support a Safety Program

    Safety: It’s what’s for dinner (and breakfast, and lunch) if you own, operate or manage a fleet of vehicles. There’s simply no way to run a successful business without ensuring that drivers and techs are following safety protocols – so you need a safety program. A safety program must be current, comprehensive, and deeply embedded in your company’s culture, from the newest rookie all the way up to...

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  • Driver Coaching 101: Tips & Tricks

    Do you know what a “life coach” is? They are sort of a therapist, mentor, consultant or counselor all rolled into one, and their job is to help someone grow personally, professionally, and/or emotionally. Of course, not everyone needs a dedicated life coach – most of us just need someone help us decide whether a certain shirt goes with a pair of pants, or whether to see the latest “X-Men” movie i...

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  • GPS Vehicle Tracking: A Sweet Treat for Any Time of Year

    Adios, Christmas. Au revoir, New Years. Hello, Valentine’s Day! A holiday dedicated to the celebration of l-o-v-e. Those who celebrate find themselves wrapped in a sea of hearts, flowers and every kind of candy imaginable. And while candy is delicious at any time of the year, it seems to taste a bit sweeter during Cupid’s favorite day. Ponder that for a second – what is something that is great al...

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  • How to Vet Safe, Efficient Drivers

    Ever since “American Idol” premiered in 2002, television talent shows like “America’s Got Talent,” “Dancing with the Stars” and “The X Factor” have remained consistently popular with viewers – and it’s not just because the contestants are accomplished singers and dancers. Let’s be real: Half the fun in these types of shows is watching the ones who absolutely have not got talent. There’s a certain...

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  • Don’t Be Fuelish

    Remember the energy crises of 1970s? You know, the ones that had everyone chilling in their cars in long lines at the gas pumps? Those involved some hardcore restrictions on consumer behavior, many of them with the goal of conserving fuel – like those gasoline shortages, as well as a national speed limit.  To get consumers on board, organizations jumped on the fuel conservation awareness train – ...

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  • Reach New Productivity Highs

    If you have ever tried to get young children out the door for an event, errand or car trip, you quickly realize that the five stages of grief apply to parenting, too: 1 – Denial: You’re totally going to make it to the party/get to the store before it’s packed/get on the road before traffic hits! You just need to put Jessica’s shoes on and find your keys while simultaneously undressing Johnny beca...

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  • Strategizing Your Scheduling

    You’ve probably heard people complain that 2016 “took” way too many awesome celebrities and rock stars (as if a year can be personally responsible for killing people off). They’re not wrong per se – it was a boom year for iconic deaths.  Whenever someone dies, of course, it makes you wonder: Is that it – or does a part of them stick around, as a spooky spectral presence? You might assume only tw...

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  • Not Yet Quittin’ Time: Keeping Employee Retention Top of Mind

    Every once in a while, the Internet explodes with excitement over a certain kind of scandalous story that we all seem to love: people quitting their job in a very epic way. Remember the flight attendant who got on the intercom and cussed out the passengers, grabbed two beers from the galley kitchen and slid down the inflatable evacuation slide, never to be seen again? Or maybe you’ve heard about...

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  • How to Become the Sherlock Holmes of Your Company

    Sherlock Holmes is a timeless character. Since Sir Arthur Conan Doyle created the famous detective back in the 1800s, his popularity has waxed and waned, but has never really faded altogether. To wit: More than 70 actors have played the character in 200-plus films (the Guinness Book of World Records lists Holmes as the “most portrayed movie character”). Multiple famous authors have cribbed off th...

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  • Regulation Information: What happens if you don’t comply?

    When you make a mistake or do something bad as a kid, the punishments are generally straightforward, and usually aren’t cruel and unusual (despite what you might have thought a few decades ago). Your parents might ground you or take away TV privileges. Your teachers might make you write lines on a chalkboard (a la Bart Simpson), send you to the principal’s office, or give you detention. Your coach...

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  • GPS Fleet Tracking Software: Your Own Personal Time Machine

    Ok, so we have flying drones, cars that drive themselves, pocket-sized computers, houses that control their own heating and lighting, devices that respond to our voice when we ask them to order us a taxi or look up how long a turkey needs to cook, robots, holograms … so when do we finally get time travel? We’ve been fascinated by the idea of going backwards and forwards in time for more than a ce...

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  • A Fleet Manager’s Guide to ELD Compliance

    It’s the million-dollar question: How do you prime your organization to reach full ELD compliance? Time’s a-wastin’, sport, and you have a little less than 365 days to get with the program – the deadline is Dec. 18, 2017. So what’s a fleet manager to do? Here is the basic answer: You need to get all employees to understand what ELD compliance is, why it’s important and how to make the most of new...

  • Busting the Myths about GPS Fleet Tracking

    Ancient mythology still has a place in the modern world – companies name products after half-forgotten gods and heroes, like Ajax (a Trojan War hero, and a cleaning solution) and Nike (a Greek goddess of victory, and a sneaker company). Hollywood movies feature fictional events from thousands of years ago – “Beowulf,” “Clash of the Titans” and “Jason and the Argonauts” come to mind. We even have c...

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  • Show Old Man Winter Who’s Boss with GPS Vehicle Tracking

    People who live in colder climates are just about at the point where they’ve turned from thinking the winter snow is pretty/romantic/seasonal/magical to thinking it’s hellish/endless/miserable/punishment for misdeeds in a past life.  But it could always be worse, right? If you’ve ever seen the movie “Snowpiercer,” you have to admit they had it pretty bad. The winter never ends in that movie, beca...

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  • Field Service Managers: What’s Your New Year’s Resolution?

    Are you a resolution maker … who turns into a resolution breaker? According to research, almost half of Americans usually make New Year’s resolutions – but the kicker is that only 8 percent on average are successful in achieving their goals. It’s enough to make you want to cancel that gym membership you just signed up for, or fire the financial consultant you just hired. However, there’s some goo...

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  • Driver Monitoring: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You | Fleetmatics

    When you're running a small business, keeping tabs on your fleet is important. Inefficient drivers can mean wasted fuel, delayed service, fewer jobs completed. When your guys are on the clock, sometimes what you don't know can hurt you: extra long lunches, idling trucks, drag races in the parking lot are just a few examples. Your company loses money in the process. If you want to see where your gu...

  • Eliminate the Whiteboard & Go Digital | Fleetmatics

    It takes a lot to run your business...and your paper processes are making things difficult for your business. They are too slow to keep up with the constant need for changes. Update driver schedules, invoice customers and more with just a few clicks. Go digital with Fleetmatics. Run your business smarter. For more information visit: https://www.fleetmatics.com/

  • Why Real Time Data Makes a Difference | Fleetmatics

    Every 90 seconds of every day, Fleetmatics records the movements of hundreds of thousands of service vehicles located in cities around the world. Every mile driven and every stop made for tens of thousands of businesses. Fleetmatics has collected 115 billion data points that can provide real time insights. Imagine what we can do for your business.

  • Lennox Benelux B.V. | Fleetmatics Netherlands

    Met alleen al de daling in het aantal gedeclareerde uren die dat opleverde, hadden we de kosten voor de inzet van Fleetmatics REVEAL al terugverdiend Automatisch een sluitende rittenregistratie voor Lennox dankzij Fleetmatics REVEAL Dankzij een verhoogde efficiëntie van haar werknemers wist leverancier van airconditioningsproducten Lennox de investering in Fleetmatics REVEAL direct al terug te v...

  • Fettes Love & Sieben Uses GPS Fleet Tracking | Fleetmatics

    Plumbing and Heating Service Company Fettes, Love & Sieben explain how gps vehicle tracking from Fleetmatics has benefited their company. They have used fleet management software for five years and have shared the technology with their competitors who could also benefit from vehicle tracking systems.

  • Small Business "Lite" Fleet Management | Fleetmatics NOW

    Stay up to date with your vehicles. Fleetmatics NOW is designed for small businesses looking for a "lite" version of our current fleet management product. Learn how vehicle tracking can help your small business today! Features include Live Map, Route replay, reports, alerts, app and driver centricity. Check us out at our site for additional info or to watch it in action! For additional info vi...

  • The Honda Indy Toronto 2016 Build | Fleetmatics

    Honda Indy Toronto kicked off construction of its historic track on the grounds of Exhibition Place and revealed that software from new sponsor Fleetmatics, a leading global provider of mobile workforce solutions, will help make the build more efficient. Crews building the 11-turn street course will use Fleetmatics REVEAL software, which monitors fleet locations and driving behavior, and also tr...

  • Custom Reporting Customer Reviews | Fleetmatics

    Customers of Fleetmatics discuss their thoughts on Fleetmatics Custom Reporting. Vehicle Management Reports have made their lives easier. Fleetmatics REVEAL’s reports have the unique ability to turn data into useful and actionable information so you know more than just where vehicles were. Watch how our reports can make your life easier!

  • Improve Your Customer Service | Fleetmatics

    Fleetmatics Customers talk about how gps vehicle tracking software has helped them improve their customer service. Fleetmatics' GPS vehicle tracking makes fleet customer service easy. With a GPS tracking system, you can respond to customer needs with more accuracy and at a faster rate. Save valuable company time, improve your dispatching and increase customer satisfaction. Respond faster to cus...

  • Customers Love Our GPS Tracking App | Fleetmatics

    CARRY YOUR FLEET IN YOUR POCKET! SEE WHAT THE FLEETMATICS REVEAL TRACKING APP CAN DO FOR YOU When business doesn’t stop, you don’t stop. With our fleet management app, you can access key information about your team from anywhere, anytime. Listen to our customers explain why they love our gps vehicle tracking app. See how our app with custom vehicle reports and speeding alerts can help your bus...

  • GPS Vehicle Tracking Improves Fleet Drivers Safe | Fleetmatics

    Hear why our customers think Fleetmatics gps vehicle tracking makes their drivers more safe. With fleet tracking, you can monitor your drivers' speed and your vehicles’ locations to improve fleet security. We can even install panic buttons for emergency situations. You’ll have a clear picture into your entire fleet, making it possible to: Improve your fleet drivers safety today!

  • Customers Talk About Life Before GPS Fleet Tracking | Fleematics

    Fleetmatics Customers discuss how much harder life was before they used gps fleet tracking from Fleetmatics. Hear how Fleetmatics has helped these customers do their jobs better. For additional customer testimonials on our gps vehicle tracking, case, studies, videos, infogrpahics, white papers and other Fleet related resources, check us out our Fleet Business Resource Center: https://www.fleetmat...

  • Kennicott Brothers Flowers Improves Deliveries | Fleetmatics

    Hear how Fleetmatics customer Kennicott Brothers Flowers has improved their customer service by improving their deliveries with gps delivery tracking software. Companies in the Delivery industry constantly have to worry about wasted miles, which results in lost fuel, unproductive man hours and customer dissatisfaction. Keeping shipments on time and under budget requires tight management of the de...

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  • Take the Ouch out of Overtime Pay

    “Time, got the time tick-tick-tickin’ in my head, tickin’ in my head, tickin’ in my head …” This isn’t just a killer song from British new wave artist Joe Jackson, circa 1979 – it might also be what some business owners, fleet managers and ops leaders are feeling right now about the new overtime regulations that are about to drop like they’re hot on Dec. 1.  For those of you who have been out to...

  • Bills, Bills, Bills: 4 Tips to Speed up Invoicing

    Did your parents give you an allowance as a kid? If so, you probably have fond memories of counting down the days until payday, plotting what to spend your riches on (candy bars and action figures usually rank highly) and perhaps even negotiating a raise, if you were the power-broker type.  Getting paid a weekly salary felt pretty good – who doesn’t like cashing in? You also may have other memori...

  • Blast from the Past: 5 Movies That Wouldn’t Have a Plot without Technology

    Do you ever watch a movie that takes place before the mid- to late-90s and think, “This could never happen today”? As in, basically the entire plot of the movie, or a main conflict, wouldn’t even be a thing if the characters had our current technology? For example: “Romeo and Juliet”: iMessage to Romeo from Juliet: “FYI, the friar gave me a potion that will make me seem dead. NOT REALLY DEAD! Do...

  • Money, It’s a Gas…Unless You’re Losing It

    “Money, it’s a gas/grab that cash with both hands and make a stash.” Words to live by from David Gilmour: This crazy awesome Pink Floyd ditty was written in 1973, a year of many momentous events – George Foreman defeated Joe Frazier, Elvis played Hawaii, the U.S. finally got out of Vietnam, the first cell phone call was made, Picasso died – and that’s just the first five months of the year. Anot...

  • Love It and List It: 4 Tips for Successful Job Creation

    You know what we really, really love? Lists. Stay with us now: yes, that is an incredibly dorky answer, but show us someone who has never clicked through an Internet slideshow titled something like “25 Pictures of Celebrities with No Makeup” or “15 Pictures of Dogs Stuck in Things,” and we’ll show you someone who’s never really lived. Lists aren’t just for funny pictures, of course – they also ...

  • Small but Mighty: Celebrating Small Businesses

    You know we love those lists. Here’s one: Things that are small, but incredibly important: White blood cells: These little beauties protect your body by fighting off nasty diseases and germs, all without you realizing it, making them the world’s tiniest ninjas. Gemstones: Ladies will argue that these should never be small, but for how they are valued, precious stones don’t carry a lot of physic...

  • Fleet Managers: Create Friendly Competition for Your Field Techs

    Competition can be the spice of life for some people, no matter the cost. If you’ve ever watched Joey Chestnut wolf down dozens of hot dogs in just a few minutes or know someone who does Tough Mudder or other crazy obstacles-course type races, then you’ve experienced firsthand just how insanely competitive people can be. People can get competitive even when the acclaim they win might be somewhat ...

  • Do Your Customers Heart You? 5 Keys to a Good Referral Program

    If you were born before the early ‘80s, then you most definitely remember growing up without the Internet – maybe fondly, maybe not so much.  In some ways, life was harder for kids before the web – you had to go to an actual brick-and-mortar library and use the Dewey Decimal system to track down smelly old books for school reports, you couldn’t win arguments by instantly Googling the right answer...

  • Job Title Clarification: It’s “Office Manager” and “Dispatcher,” Not “Babysitter”

    Depending how old you are, you probably either remember reading “The Baby-Sitter’s Club” series of books when you were younger, or you remember buying them for your daughter or niece.  The series of books was published between 1986 and 2000 and sold 176 million copies (which is why we’re fairly confident that you’re at least somewhat familiar with them), and follows a group of girls between ages ...

  • Not Your Problem: Letting Technology Do the Dirty Work

    “Snitches get stitches.” Omertà. “Nobody likes a rat.” The idea of a “code of silence” in the light of wrongdoing and the presumed honor behind it is engrained in many cultures, including ours – ever heard the phrase, “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas”?  While “omertà” generally only applies to organized crime (“The Godfather” brought the term into pop culture), the idea of a “snitch” has e...

  • 5 Reasons a Customer Might Fire You

    “You’re fired.” Is this sentence a) Donald Trump’s catchphrase on “The Apprentice,” b) wrestling promoter Vince McMahon’s signature phrase, c) words you never want to hear from one of your customers, or d) all of the above? If you said “d,” you’re not fired – but let’s go back to choice “c.”  Having a customer “fire” your business is unfortunately common, as much of a drag it can be – while eve...

  • Don’t Be a Goof: 8 Organizational Hacks to Help You Shine at Work

    Did you ever read Highlights magazine when you were a kid? A children’s magazine that touts “Fun with a purpose” as its slogan, it’s been a staple of pediatricians’ waiting rooms for decades, and since its inception in 1946, unsuspecting children across the country have found themselves with their very first magazine subscription after a kindly relative decided they should be reading more and gett...

  • Something Wicked This Way Comes: 5 Tips to Avoid Monster Repair Bills

    It’s a chilly late October night, with a full moon shining through the skeletal arms of the trees and a hoarse wind blowing dead leaves against the windows.  You’re home alone, watching television in your darkened living room. Suddenly you hear it – a noise from down the hall.  You mute the TV, unsure if you heard what you think you did, but then it comes again … a scraping, dragging noise … as ...

  • Have You Mastered the Art of the Upsell? 4 Tips for Dispatchers

    “Would you like fries with that?” “Before I connect you to technical support for your cable service, I wanted to mention that right now, our super-duper package with 1,000 channels is just $100 a month more!” “What type of vodka would you like in that martini – perhaps Grey Goose or Ketel One?” If you’ve ever been asked any of the above statements or something similar – and the odds are excelle...

  • (Don’t) Crash into Me: How Fleet Managers Can Identify & Hire Safe Drivers

    If you’ve ever watched a nature show like “Planet Earth” or “Blue Planet,” then you learned that animals have a lot of weird, wonderful ways of identifying each other.  Ants wiggle their antennae at other ants, dogs smell other canines from a mile away, horses can recognize each other’s whinnies, and many birds have calls unique to them as an individual (although at 5 a.m. on a weekend when you’r...

  • Winter is Coming: Performing Proactive Maintenance

    If you are one of the 10.7 million people who tune in to “Game of Thrones” to see who’s is losing their life (or their clothes) on a given week, then you’re intimately familiar with the hierarchy of the world in which the show takes place.  The balance of power is based on the medieval feudal system, which kept most of the power concentrated in the hands of the king and a few über-rich land-holdi...

  • Rolling in Dough: Do You Need a Better Way to Manage Billing and Invoicing?

    “Mo’ money, mo’ problems ... The more money we come across, the more problems we see.”Well, with all due respect to the Notorious B.I.G., most people hold the opposite view … the more money you make, the fewer problems you’ll have.  While we’re not saying that money is the key to happiness, there is no arguing that throwing cash at certain problems solves them: Ask almost anyone how they plan to ...

  • Safety in the Age of the “Connected Truck”

    The middle of the century was a great time to be alive – for starters, both television and McDonald’s were invented – but it was especially great if you were a science-fiction writer. The years between 1938 and the early 1950s are thought to be the “Golden Age” of sci-fi. This was before any space explorations had yet to get off the ground, but after we had a basic map of the solar system, and du...

  • How to Present Good Ideas to Your Boss

    Whenever you read about a company, you usually hear about the CEO or president as the “idea person” – the one who is helping to “disrupt” an industry or “transform” the business. But just because the higher-ups are the faces of the company in news articles or on websites doesn’t mean they’re the only one coming up with the ideas. In fact, a good company is one that wants to hear from all its empl...

  • What Could You Be Doing Instead of Spending All Day on the Phone?

    As an office manager or dispatcher, you might be on the phone for eight-plus hours some days, fielding calls from customers, chasing down field techs or calling drivers for status updates (and don’t even get us started on the incoming calls from your kids, asking to borrow the car or your perfume … at least they’re asking, right?). During flights of fancy, it’s easy to imagine all the things you C...

  • The Paradox of Choice: 7 Questions to Ask Before You Buy

    All the exciting new business-bettering technologies out there can make you feel like a kid in a candy store. But let’s be real: You probably feel like a kid in a candy store when your mom only gave you a dime and you have to choose between jelly beans, root beer barrels, gummy sharks or – if you’re a real rebel – the candy cigarettes.  Many small businesses are interested in implementing new tec...

  • Take The Mystery out of Operational Expenses

    Like a lot of Americans, you probably have a credit card – data from 2014 estimates about 72 percent of people in the U.S. have at least one.  Some people, of course, choose never to get a credit card, and are fine without it (as long as they have other ways to buy $2 million albums), but for many people, a first personal credit card ranks up there with their first job – a step taken toward finan...

  • Educating the Customer – While Making Them Happy: 6 Quick Tips

    It’s pretty fashionable these days for products to have a story behind them – baristas at fancy coffee shops tell customers that the brew they’re drinking is shade grown on a farm in Bolivia owned by a widowed farmer with seven daughters, or waiters in restaurants might smugly point out to diners that the steak they ordered came from a cow that was grass-fed, massaged daily, given beer and sung to...

  • Gazing into the Crystal Ball: A Look at the Future of Fleet Management

    Did you know there is actually a term for looking into a crystal ball? It’s called scrying, and it’s the art/science/trick/scam of gazing into a reflective surface and seeing, well, anything other than the what you’re actually looking at.  While we don’t really have a crystal ball, we do like to keep tabs on trends to see where the future of the fleet management industry is heading. As technology...

  • Navigating the Complicated Waters of a Trade Show

    If you've ever been to a music festival, county/state fair or street festival, you know that a crowd of people all gathered in one place for the same reason creates a palpable energy in the air. You feel like you're among friends, fellow travelers, kindred spirits – people who, although they may not all live in the same area, all chose to be the same place at the same time to share a collective ex...

  • How to Improve Customer Experience Using Field Service Software

    When job information is segmented, or not easily available to field workers and office administrators alike, it affects your company’s ability to get work done—and customers can tell. This is frustrating for you, your employees, as well as your customers. If this sounds like your business, it’s time to switch to Fleetmatics WORK, a field service management software that will provide you the flexib...

  • Safe Drivers: America's Most Wanted

    Anyone who stayed in on a Saturday night in the late ‘80s and ‘90s – you know, in the years before we all had 1,000 channels, the Internet and Netflix – at one point, in the course of channel surfing, probably paused on one of the longest-airing Fox programs in the network’s history: “America’s Most Wanted.”   Hosted by John Walsh – who was personally motivated to bring criminals to justice after...

  • Do You Know Who You Are? Ask These 6 Questions to Determine Your Business’s Core Values

    Quick: What’s a five-letter word for “a large group of commercial vehicles”?*  Crossword puzzles belong to that golden era of gaming in the decades before Words with Friends (and, in terms of brainpower required, in the light years before Pokémon Go) when you didn’t need technology for a game – all you needed was a pen and some quiet (and maybe a cup of coffee).  The standard bearer of the cross...

  • This Autumn, Fall for Your Landscapers

    You’ve stopped wearing white. You’ve hung up your snorkel and fins. Like magic, the wine in your glass has turned from white to red, and your coffee has gone from iced to pumpkin spiced. Your dreams for a relaxing day off have turned from lounging on a sunny deck to warming up by a fire.  That’s right, folks. It’s autumn. This time of year can be a bit difficult. There’s some coping that needs t...

  • Should Your Business be on Social Media?

    When aliens land on Earth and our world leaders show them everything that makes us a great civilization – our cities, technology, art, literature, music, architecture – we’ll no doubt also proudly present the Internet. The World Wide Web, after all, has created seamless bridges between people across the globe. We can use it to learn new languages or an instrument, read rare books that can’t be fou...

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  • How to Effectively Manage Worker Safety

    We teach our children to wear helmets when they ride their bikes and to have someone watching if they want to climb a tall tree or ladder. Do we also encourage safety with our workers? If work safety isn’t a priority to your business, it needs to be. Your field works are not just valuable assets, they’re also human beings. Their health and safety should be important at all times. Don’t worry if it...

  • Money Talks: The Power of the Right Price

    From “extreme couponing” to squeezing as much free coffee out of a Starbucks reward as humanly possible, people go to serious lengths to save money. A quick Google search brings up some fun/weird examples of how far we’ll go to save a buck: A Google worker lives in a truck in the company parking lot An office worker secretly slept behind his desk for more than a year A man commutes 7...

  • Are You Suffering from Whiteboard Syndrome?

    The 1990s called – they want their whiteboard back. It’s time to rip that glaring eyesore off your wall and step into the 21st century. Oh, you’re hanging papers and messages on it? What happens when those get erased, or lost, or blow out the window? It’s time to get in the digital age. It’s time to learn how to easily schedule, dispatch, and more with workforce management software. The biggest p...

  • How an Office Manager Can Squeeze More Hours into a Workday

    “Doing things is not the same as getting things done.” That’s a scary thought – scary because it’s true. Even though office managers are crazy busy and going a mile a minute all day, there are plenty of times when they look at the clock at quittin’ time and wonder where the day went and how some tasks didn’t get done. You’re not alone. It’s incredibly common to stress about having enough hours i...

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New blog articles detected

  • Crave More Visibility? Field Service Management to the Rescue!

    Running your own business is nothing if not stressful, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Stress can come from mismanagement or simply a lack of information. With a field service management app, you can stop guessing whether or not your workers are on task, whether they’ve accepted that new job, or if you’ve gotten paid. Work smarter, not harder, and reap the benefits of being the best in your fi...

  • Productivity Tips, Simplified

    Too much work and not enough time? Don’t worry, we’ve all been there and usually hate every minute of feeling overwhelmed, exhausted and teetering on the end of burnout. Have no fear, we’ve simplified productivity down to its nuts and bolts and given you a few tips you can start using today to make you sigh with relief rather than shudder with dread! Switch to airplane mode While we don’t recomme...

  • What Time Are You Leaving the Office Today?

    Time studies. What was once thought to be a buzzword of the early 2000’s has become a permanent fixture in businesses of all sizes. While not everyone has the money or time (get it?!?) to invest in one of these studies, they can be pretty eye-opening, especially to those whose business concerns center around productivity – and not missing another family dinner. Spending time learning about how yo...

  • This September, Celebrate Tradesmen

    Have you noticed that there are suddenly an awful lot of strange holidays? Here are just some – not even all – of the weird ones from August, for example: Aug. 1: National Raspberry Cream Pie Day Aug. 2: National Ice Cream Sandwich Day Aug. 5: National Underwear Day Aug. 6: National Mustard Day  Aug. 8: Sneak Some Zucchini onto Your Neighbor's Porch Day  Aug. 17: National...

  • Tech Talk: How to Get Employees on Board with New Tools

    People don’t always know what’s best for them when it comes to new innovations. Heck, folks used corn cobs in lieu of toilet paper well into the early 20th century. (Side note: Ouch!) Point being, even if a new-fangled tool is the best thing since sliced bread, you can’t take it for granted that your team will buy into it. Even if you have all the latest technologies at your employees’ fingertips,...

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