Telematics adoption in the non-trucking sector is expected to equal the trucking industry in terms of numbers of connected vehicles by the end of 2014, said ABI Research.
Non-trucking sector’s usage of telematics will dominate the commercial fleet telematics industry by the end of 2019, accounting for almost 50 million vehicles globally.
The non-trucking sector includes verticals such as services and utilities, private transportation (taxis, private hire vehicles and rental fleets), construction and mining, government and public sectors, emergency services, public transportation, and local delivery markets.
“Many of these verticals are facing similar challenges such as the need to improve the utilization of their vehicle fleets, combat rising fuel prices, trim payroll costs and comply with ‘duty of care’ obligations towards their employees,” said Gareth Owen, principal analyst at ABI Research.
Service companies are increasingly looking to deploy mobile workforce management solutions to gain a competitive advantage, ABI Research.
In the construction and mining sector, it is safety and security that are the overriding concerns with driver behavior and driver fatigue solutions as the most important complement to the normal fleet management solutions, while in the government sector there is an increasing need for public authorities to demonstrate that certain tasks, such as garbage collection or road gritting, have been completed satisfactorily.
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