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Shell expanding its telematics offerings
Shell Fleet Solutions, a subsidiary of Shell Oil, has been in the fuel card business for more than 30 years in the United States. Last month the company expanded with a new Shell Telematics offering that comes with a fully compliant electronic logging device (ELD).
Shell Telematics uses a Geotab device in the vehicle to capture data for reporting driver behavior and vehicle performance. The cloud-based Geotab platform works with all vehicle classes and “there are so many different use cases,” said Tim Murray, sales director at Shell Fleet Solutions.
The primary use cases are saving fuel and improving safety and operational efficiency, he noted. Shell Telematics gives fleets dedicated account managers to tailor the fuel card and telematics offerings to their needs. The account managers stay with customers for the life of the contract, Murray said.
As fleets transition to alternative sources of energy, such as electric or hydrogen-powered vehicles, “we are able to work with those folks and link in those pieces,” he said.
Shell Telematics comes with a dashboard for fleet managers that has various exception reports. It also has a driver app that gives access to notifications and performance metrics for unsafe driving and idling behaviors, and for additional fleet management tools.
A unique report that is available from Shell Telematics combines fuel card and telematics data to calculate CO2 emissions. As fleets reduce fuel consumption the calculator shows the amount of carbon avoidance, he said.
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