Networkfleet, a leader in wireless fleet management, today announced that Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE) has chosen Networkfleet’s telematics solution integrated with AssetWorks FleetFocus asset management software to track GPS location and report on maintenance issues for 400 utility service vehicles. BGE intends to use the joint technology solution to streamline maintenance scheduling and reduce vehicle downtime. BGE serves more than 1.2 million electric customers and more than 640,000 gas customers in the Baltimore-Metro area, including all or part of ten Central Maryland counties. BGE will install Networkfleet with AssetWorks FleetFocus integration primarily on heavy duty vehicles. The integration of Networkfleet’s telematics technology with FleetFocus gives BGE quick and easy access to vehicle location, engine diagnostics and vehicle maintenance alerts without having to switch to another application. Additionally, real-time odometer readings are sent directly from the vehicle to FleetFocus, which saves time, increases accuracy and allows for timely scheduling of preventative maintenance. “After carefully considering multiple vendors, BGE chose Networkfleet and FleetFocus primarily because of their close integration. If Networkfleet’s system detects a vehicle engine problem, a service request is automatically generated in FleetFocus,” said Burton Jackson, director of fleet services, BGE. “The interaction between the two systems will make our fleet management process more efficient and more cost effective. Identifying potential component failures in advance helps us reduce the cost of repairs and increase the life of the vehicle.” "For utility fleets, it is especially important to stay on top of maintenance issues because vehicles are in constant use. The combination of Networkfleet and AssetWorks helps fleets to be proactive regarding maintenance. For example, they no longer have to rely on the driver to report engine problems or odometer readings to schedule maintenance,” said Keith Schneider, president and CEO of Networkfleet. ”At the same time, utility fleets can use Networkfleet to monitor fuel usage and idle time, allowing them to reduce fuel consumption and lower emissions.”
About Networkfleet, Inc.Networkfleet, Inc. is a leading provider of wireless fleet management services that improve fleet efficiency by reducing fuel use, emissions and maintenance expenses. The company's technology combines vehicle diagnostic monitoring with an online GPS fleet tracking system. Networkfleet has more than 50 patents issued or pending surrounding remote diagnostics and has received numerous awards for its technology. Founded in 1999, Networkfleet is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hughes Telematics, Inc. and is headquartered in San Diego, CA. For more information, please visit www.networkfleet.com. About Hughes Telematics, Inc. Hughes Telematics, Inc. (“HTI”) (OTCBB: HUTC) (OTCBB: HUTCW) is a leader in implementing the next generation of connected services. Centered on a core platform of safety and security, the company offers a portfolio of location-based services for consumers, manufacturers, fleets and dealers through two-way wireless connectivity. In addition to owning Networkfleet, HTI is also the majority owner of Lifecomm, located in Atlanta, Ga., which plans to offer mobile personal emergency response services through a wearable lightweight device with one-touch access to emergency assistance. Additional information about HTI can be found at www.hughestelematics.com. About AssetWorks AssetWorks, the leading supplier of fleet Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) software and implementation services and Automated Fueling Systems provider in North America, with more than 500 software customers and more than 85 Automated Fuel System Customers. In addition to serving the public sector, AssetWorks has the largest market share of fleet management software customers in many industries. AssetWorks software supports the largest utility, commercial trucking, city, county, and state government fleets in North America, as well as various Federal government fleets including the U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Navy Special Forces and the Department of Homeland Security (including ICE/Border Patrol). AssetWorks solutions enable organizations to improve maintenance practices, streamline operations, and improve accountability for mission-critical capital and infrastructure assets. For more information, please visit www.assetworks.com.