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Verizon Rolls Out Networkfleet for Commercial Fleets

April 26, 2013 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Technology

Verizon has introduced Networkfleet on the Verizon Wireless network. Networkfleet is a fleet-management solution that provides monitoring and management capabilities for increased productivity and improved customer service. The system will be combined with the speed and reliability of the Verizon Wireless network.

The company is building on the joint capabilities of Verizon and Hughes Telematics to help fleet, operations and risk managers use technology to improve operations by managing speed, fuel consumption, drivers and vehicles while optimizing vehicle use and routes using vehicle diagnostics to help hold the line on maintenance costs.

The Networkfleet telematics solution combines in-vehicle hardware and a Web-based application to store, view and analyze data on specific vehicles, as well as on overall fleet performance. Vehicles are equipped with a GPS device that sends information to the Networkfleet Data Center over a secure wireless network. Key features include GPS fleet tracking; asset tracking; fleet maps; vehicle diagnostics with alerts; roadside assistance; preventative maintenance; and other fleet management tools.

Verizon said it is deploying Networkfleet to an initial 18,000 company vehicles in its fleet in 2013 to expedite customer service, while increasing productivity and cost efficiencies. The initiative is expected to help achieve Verizon’s sustainability goal of decreasing its carbon footprint.