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Utility Fleet Tracking Myth Busters

By Phill Feltham

Since global positioning system (GPS) tracking was first introduced to the fleet industry, users have debated whether this technology is beneficial for their fleets. Some of the most common objections include the fear of employee pushback, budget concerns, and usage apprehensions regarding Big Data.

Additionally, GPS tracking presents a learning curve, which means that utilities have to train their employees to use the technology. Moreover, daily operations swamp utility employees.

The aforementioned challenges present hassles for electric utilities. In addition, original equipment manufacturers have introduced vehicles equipped with GPS tracking, which has raised the question of whether these will become the preferred choice in the future.

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