Smarter Utility - North American Natural Gas Producer Picks inthinc Telematics to Improve Fleet Safety
04/10/2012 - By Jyothi Shanbhag
inthinc Technology Solutions Inc. has been providing an advanced range of fleet management and driver safety solutions to many companies throughout the world and recently announced that it has inked $1 million deal with a Fortune 500 oil and natural gas exploration and production company to support the company's fleet safety and compliance initiative.
According to the sources, the Fortune 500 company has picked inthinc to monitor fuel usage, view GPS-based trip details and provide their drivers with real-time, in-cab coaching and alerts for speeding, seat belt use, excessive idling and other potential risky driving behaviors.
“Oil and gas organizations need a solution that fits the unique needs of their industry in terms of fleet accessibility and driver performance,” said Pete Allen, senior vice president of Sales at inthinc. “We are proud to support driver safety initiatives and work with companies to increase fuel efficiency and contribute to further reducing other fleet operational costs.”
With usage of the inthinc.com management portal, fleet managers can get real-time insight into fleet activity and performance. In addition, they can also use the integrated GPS tracking and telematics capabilities to see, for example, where each vehicle is located, where drivers stopped, the duration of their stop, and how long it takes each driver to get from one location to another throughout the entire route.
In addition to the above utilities, oil and gas corporations can depend on the inthinc solution for its Iridium (News - Alert)-based satellite communications connectivity that is available for workers in remote areas. inthinc technology also allows energy companies to create smartZones -- or customized geo-fences -- around drilling sites, alerting drivers when they approach a hazardous area.
In related news, inthinc Technology announced that it is the preferred telematics provider for the largest Mining corporations in the world. As the leader in global telematics, inthinc offers these companies and their vendors the ability to manage their fleets, improve safety and meet compliance requirements, even in the most rugged and remote conditions.