ABI Research rank Trimble as top fleet telematics provider


WINNER: Trimble are market-leaders, say ABI

Trimble are the top provider of commercial fleet telematics, according to ABI Research’s 2013 Competitive Assessment.

Out of 19 fleet telematics service providers assessed on ‘Innovation’ and ‘Implementation’, Trimble were the only provider to rank among the top three in both categories.

Ron Konezny, General Manager of Trimble’s Transportation and Logistics Division, said: “The transportation industry recognises telematics as the gold standard for delivering exceptional return on information.

“We are steadfast on our focus to deliver added value to customers, which is the ultimate metric of our success.

“While Trimble operates internationally, we focus on utilising local resources to provide innovative, best-in-class solutions and services to meet our customer’s needs.

“Our global market leadership in delivering telematics through advanced, integrated fleet mobility systems can improve regulatory compliance management, driver safety and customer service, and reduce fuel and operational costs, which can ultimately positively impact an organization’s bottom line.”

The assessment results acknowledge that Trimble’s strategy of acquiring key telematics companies in the trucking sector are paying off.

Gareth Owen, Principal Analyst at ABI Research, said: “Trimble’s recent acquisition of PeopleNet and Punch Telematix has boosted its presence in the trucking sector, particularly the enterprise sector, while its acquisition of ALK Technologies enables Trimble to offer more sophisticated navigation services compared to its competitors.”

Trimble’s growing T&L, Field Service Management and Construction Divisions have a strong presence in Europe, including solutions for mobile field service, fleet and work management, and driver safety.

Mark Forrest, General Manager of Trimble’s Field Service Management Division, added: “Our industry-specific enterprise applications are designed to better serve the discreet needs of our customers for exceptional performance and ease of use.

“In particular, our fleet management, work management and scheduling, worker safety and mobility solutions strengthen effectiveness of work, workers and assets in the field.”

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