BOSTON and SAN FRANCISCO, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of a mutual commitment to commercial fleet safety, Fleetmatics Group PLC (NYSE: FLTX), a leading global provider of software-as-a-service (SaaS)-based mobile workforce solutions for service-based businesses of all sizes, and Fleet Safety Institute, a leader in providing industry best practices and services, today announced the availability of a co-authored white paper. The announcement comes in conjunction with the Fleet Safety Conference taking place from July 22-23 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel in Schaumburg, IL.
The paper entitled, "Ensuring Fleet and Driver Safety: How Technology Helps Service Businesses Adhere to Regulations and Protect Employees," is designed to help educate commercial fleet-related businesses about common safety-related issues and how to use technology to address them. "Every year, thousands of road fatalities are attributed to commercial vehicles," said Dale Willis, Director of Product Marketing – Business Intelligence, Fleetmatics. "The first step in reducing this number and ensuring greater safety for everyone on the road is for businesses to adopt and enforce greater fleet safety measures. Not only can this save lives, but there are also business benefits associated with a safer fleet that can help companies achieve world class safety standards." The white paper outlines the myriad impacts of commercial fleet-related accidents, as well as the path to safety initiatives that can mitigate various types of operational risks. "Aggressive and fatigued driving are just two of the key issues fleet operators must address," said J. Kimo Ketner, Vice President, Fleet Safety Institute. "Advanced technology that, for one, allows for driver-centric initiatives, can be integral to reigning in aggressive driving habits and also help efficiently and cost effectively address new Hours of Service regulations designed to combat fatigued driving." The white paper will be distributed at the aforementioned Fleet Safety Conference and can also be found here: www.fleetmatics.com/ensuring-fleet-driver-safety-download. About Fleetmatics Group PLCFleetmatics Group PLC is a leading global provider of mobile workforce solutions for service-based businesses of all sizes delivered as software-as-a-service (SaaS). Our solutions enable businesses to meet the challenges associated with managing local fleets, and improve the productivity of their mobile workforces, by extracting actionable business intelligence from real-time and historical vehicle and driver behavioral data. Fleetmatics Group's intuitive, cost-effective Web-based solutions provide fleet operators with visibility into vehicle location, fuel usage, speed and mileage, and other insights into their mobile workforce, enabling them to reduce operating and capital costs, as well as increase revenue. An integrated, full-featured mobile workforce management product provides additional efficiencies related to job management by empowering the field worker and speeding the job completion process - quote through payment. As of March 31, 2014, Fleetmatics served approximately 23,000 customers, with about 472,000 vehicles worldwide. To learn more about Fleetmatics, visit www.fleetmatics.com. About Fleet Safety InstituteFleet Safety Institute is leading the way in providing freight carriers and transportation affiliated companies with compliance services, consulting, training, critical DOT resolution matters and advanced technology to improve business processes. Companies of all capacity rely on the years of experience and business professionalism that Fleet Safety Institute provides. The results of Fleet Safety Institute's efforts provide focused intervention opportunities to solve myriad transportation safety issues and ultimately improve industry best practices.