Verizon is rolling out Networkfleet on the Verizon Wireless network. The fleet-management solution, part of Hughes Telematics which Verizon acquired last year, provides a wide variety of monitoring and management capabilities to help fleet, operations and risk managers.
“We see the fleet management space as a tremendous opportunity and we will continue to work with our ecosystem to serve this growing market and are committed to innovating in the machine-to-machine space,” said David Small, senior vice president and chief platform officer for Verizon Enterprise Solutions.
The telematics solution combines in-vehicle hardware and a Web-based application to store, view and analyze data on specific vehicles as well as 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 is deploying Networkfleet to an initial 18,000 company vehicles in its fleet this year. The solution can be used in a wide variety of industries including:
Transportation – With accurate data vital in the competitive commercial transportation industry, fleet operators can verify the location of vehicles, improve on-time service, and maintain the health of vehicles.
Energy and Utilities – With constantly rolling fleets within the energy and utilities industry, fleet managers can improve employee efficiency, cut fuel use, and reduce overall mileage.
Government – As state and federal agencies manage large fleets for a variety of services ranging from highway maintenance to passenger transportation, fleet tracking can help analyze fuel use, track vehicle location and improve overall efficiency.
Retail and Distribution – Whether a company delivers durable goods, non-durable or perishable goods, operators can make sure goods are delivered on time.
Construction – Fleet management gives management controls and visibility over jobsites and vehicle operations.
Insurance -- Insurance companies can manage their fleets of claims, field adjustment and catastrophe vehicles.
Healthcare – From efficiently running ambulance fleets to managing laboratory deliveries to improving home healthcare, fleet management can decrease time-to-care while potentially reducing operational expenses.