Sprint adds Geotab fleet managment solutions to transportation portfolio

Sprint (NYSE: S) and Geotab Inc. said that Geotab plug-and-play fleet management solutions are now part of Sprint’s connected transportation portfolio. Geotab is a provider of technology and software designed to increase fleet productivity, cost effectiveness and safety.

Now tested for compatibility on the Sprint network, the Geotab GO6 device is an easy-to-install, transportable device for cars and light to medium-duty trucks and vans. Geotab GO6 plugs into the vehicle’s OBDII (On-Board Diagnostic) port and relays information back to a web-based interface for fleet managers. As a result, managers can track and monitor vehicle locations, identify driving behaviors, optimize driver dispatch and routing, and improve the overall health of their fleets with maintenance reminders and alerts.

The Geotab device can help reduce costs and keep drivers safe and secure while increasing efficiencies and productivity.

Fleet operators can use the Geotab web-based software, MyGeotab, to generate reports that help coach better driving habits. They can also observe driving activity in real time and send audio alerts to change inefficient driving style immediately. Additionally, Geotab GO6 enables continuous monitoring of engine performance and better coordination of fleet maintenance, helping to keep more vehicles in service at any given time.

Geotab is a member of Sprint’s extensive machine-to-machine partner ecosystem, which enables a wide range of connected transportation solutions. Plug-and-play devices can be installed in seconds, with no installation cost to the customer, and support a wide range of productivity-enhancing tracking, monitoring, navigation and safety features, such as those provided by Geotab.

Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. The company’s website is at www.sprint.com.

Geotab provides GPS fleet management systems. For more information, visit www.geotab.com.