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Track your mobile devices with Positrack from Mapon

Track your mobile devices with Positrack from Mapon

We have recently launched a new mobile app that lets you use your Android or iOS-based smartphone as a mobile tracker. The Positrack app for mobile device tracking is available here for Android and Apple iOS and can be downloaded for free.
5 tips to help you choose the right White Label tracking system

5 tips to help you choose the right White Label tracking system

GPS tracking and fleet management solutions are growing in popularity each year. There are various platforms that offer White Label solutions, so what are the factors that you should take into account when evaluating the possibilities?
8 tips to help you avoid traffic jams

8 tips to help you avoid traffic jams

The summer is quickly approaching and the last thing you want to do is spend it in traffic jams, so here’s a list of tips that should help you avoid them. 1. Timing If possible, adjust your schedule to avoid heavy rush hours. You will save time if you arrive at work an hour before or after the rush hours and leave accordingly. 2. Apps Top choice – Waze. It’s already quite popular and you should be using it. This navigation app analyses traffic intensity and calculates fastest routes, helping you avoid traffic jams. Download the app here for iOS or Android.

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Where and when are people driving faster? Comparison of countries, seasons and climate.

Where and when are people driving faster? Comparison of countries, seasons and climate.

Have you ever wondered which are the countries with the fastest traffic movement? Wonder no more, because this week Mapon committed to answer this question. The dataset Mapon analysed consisted of more than 100 million routes driven in a time period of 4 years. The geo chart above summarizes some of the obtained country level results.
20 amazing facts about traffic and traffic jams

20 amazing facts about traffic and traffic jams

We have compiled a list of interesting facts and statistics about traffic and traffic jams from various sources. Even though it’s something we are all familiar with – there’s a lot you don’t know…
Fuel Saving – The Ultimate List

Fuel Saving – The Ultimate List

We have compiled an extensive list of proven fuel saving practices that actually work. Help yourself and the planet by following these 15 tips:
You can’t hide from technology – so why not benefit from it?

You can’t hide from technology – so why not benefit from it?

In our previous blog post we looked at 5 common myths about fleet management systems, and one of those myths was that small fleets don’t need management systems. One point in particular that we discussed was that cell phones are efficient enough to manage a fleet. Today we’ll look at some more detailed research and arguments that show why that might not be true (at least not anymore).
5 common myths about fleet management systems

5 common myths about fleet management systems

In our daily communication with clients we have encountered various myths about GPS tracking and fleet management solutions. Despite the fact that fleet management systems are on the rise and have already proven their operational benefits, there are still many misconceptions that distort the market. In this post we’ll go through 5 of the most popular mistruths and tackle them.
4 numbers that will change the way you think about the fleet management market

4 numbers that will change the way you think about the fleet management market

There is power in data, and data shows that the fleet management market is the right place to start, expand or develop your business. 12.6% – percentage of commercial vehicles equipped with telematics devices Only 12.6% of commercial vehicles in the USA and Canada are equipped with fleet management devices. This proportion is even smaller in less developed countries which reveals a huge potential for local businesses willing to supply telematics solutions to the companies in need. The following numbers will demonstrate why companies with car fleets would be interested in such services. $2.2 billion – total fuel cost savings attributed to usage of fleet management services Fuel prices have risen steeply during the last 15 years and it is expected that they will continue to grow, after all fuel is a non-renewable resource. Companies with car fleets are always searching for ways to cut their fuel costs and GPS fleet management is the most efficient way to do that. GPS tracking combined with fuel monitoring devices can help analyse driven routes and fuel consumption data in order to optimize transportation services. 5 million tons per year – decrease of CO2 emissions related to implementation of fleet management solutions Every successful entrepreneur knows how important it is to act in a socially conscious way. GPS tracking and other telematics solutions help companies with car fleets to decrease their negative impact on the planet via more efficient fuel consumption and route planning. “Think green” is the slogan of this century and with fleet management solutions – thoughts turn into actions. $34.9 billion – total savings due to decrease in payroll hours In scalable terms – annual payroll savings on average per vehicle accumulate $14 692. For a company operating 20 vehicles that means savings of more than $293 000 each year. Not bad if you ask me (or anyone, for that matter). Every car fleet operator should be interested in having a piece of these savings. Summing it all up – fleet management tools can have a huge effect on companies with car fleets. Not only can they save hundreds of thousands of dollars but also become more ecological and hence comply with the modern standards of green thinking. Demand for GPS tracking and fuel control services is on the rise, don’t miss out on this opportunity and visit our whitelabel page to find out more.