Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department has signed a new agreement with Networkfleet, a Verizon (News - Alert) company, to implement the Networkfleet GPS fleet tracking system.
Officials at the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department said they selected Networkfleet for its deep experience in the areas of engine diagnostics, installation, customer support, training and warranty.
The state is in charge of maintaining on-road passenger vehicles used in highway maintenance, transportation, administration, construction and law enforcement.
"As a public agency, we are looking for ways to improve our efficiency," said Danny Keene, division head of equipment and procurement, Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. "Networkfleet will help us evaluate our vehicle usage, identify problems early in our maintenance program and reduce our overall operating costs. Increasing our accountability to the public that we serve is a top priority for the state. Networkfleet's GPS tracking capability will help us accomplish that."
Networkfleet merges GPS technology with affordable wireless coverage. The result is easily accessible GPS fleet tracking that improves efficiency and reduces cost. Networkfleet provides GPS to nearly 160,000 vehicles around the U.S. and Canada, and currently has more than 50 patents issued or pending surrounding remote diagnostics.
Keith Schneider, president and CEO at Networkfleet Inc., said, "As the state looks to achieve accountability for fleet expenses, Networkfleet's comprehensive reporting capability will give the department the information it needs to understand how different vehicles in varying divisions and districts are being used, and how to apply that information to improve fleet efficiency."
Networkfleet was recently in the news for launching a new mobile website designed to provide smartphone users with anytime, anywhere access to Global Positioning System (GPS) fleet tracking information.
The mobile site gives users access to Networkfleet’s online fleet wireless management system via their mobile phones, including iPhones and Android (News - Alert) devices.
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Edited by Braden Becker