The VeloReport: A Technology Blog

The synergy between onboard and facility technology for commercial fleets

It’s a remarkable time for those of us involved in the transportation technology world. Every day, something new, and often unforeseen, comes into view. The fact is, the convergence of transportation and technology can be overwhelming. The pressure to make good decisions about technology has never been greater, especially when trying to determine how the […]

Continue reading

Fleet Maintenance: In-house vs. Outsourcing. Which makes sense for your fleet?

There are several key factors that need to be considered when evaluating maintenance options and providers.  Generally the first step commercial fleets take is to determine whether maintenance should be performed in-house or outsourced.  Fleets often assume in-house maintenance staff can handle routine maintenance operations, and in many instances, they can.  

Continue reading

Deploying ELD: The Challenges of Waiting Until the Eleventh Hour

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) ELD mandate has been a hot topic since it was first introduced.  Questions and concerns have been discussed since day one: delays, petitions, exceptions…all key considerations when it comes to the proposed ELD rule.  A major concern is the burden the mandate may place on smaller carriers and […]

Continue reading

The Importance of Predictive Maintenance for Telematics

To date, predictive maintenance has focused heavily on critical vehicle systems: Engines, transmissions, components with system data that is monitored by the vehicle’s Electronic Control Module, or ECM.  Temperature and other key factors are monitored by the ECM, which is then reported on through telematics devices to look for variations that could indicate eminent failure. […]

Continue reading

What is System Health Monitoring & Why is it Important?

Technology is everywhere. It has enhanced the way we do business, the way we communicate; it streamlines processes, tracks inventory, monitors systems, behaviors. The applications are endless and when working properly, you can almost forget it’s there. However, when it’s not working properly, the effects are felt immediately and can ripple through your business with […]

Continue reading

How Technology can Deliver what Your Shoppers Expect

Shopping has gone online and mobile, but brick-and-mortar retailers can more than meet these new expectations by deploying complementary, data-rich sales floor technology. Despite all the advances in consumer technology over the past decade, shoppers want what they’ve always wanted: Guidance, choices, courtesy, and efficiency. How can technology support these core needs—and even help improve […]

Continue reading

An Apple a Day: How to Keep Your Fleet Healthy on a “Hi-Tech” Diet.

On-board technology, from telematics, to video, to collision avoidance and beyond, plays a critical role in the transportation industry.  The benefits of proactive adoption are clear, not to mention the requirements to adopt in order to meet federal mandates.  And, when properly maintained, these technologies provide transformative cost and efficiency benefits.

Continue reading

Get Ready for Retail “Deployment as a Service”

No longer an isolated, occasional event, technology deployment occurs almost continuously now, and retailers should be thinking about changing the way they plan, budget, and manage deployment cycles in this new world.

Continue reading

Technology is Your VIP Guest

The latest in-room and facility equipment, in conjunction with guests’ phones and wearables, promises to free up staff and reinforce brand loyalty. But improper planning for a variety of technology upgrades can create more work and even negatively impact your brand.

Continue reading

Online Retailers Invade the Storefront

Will brick-and-mortar retailers surrender the sales floor to pure-play online sellers? Not if they exploit their experiential advantages in the physical space—and step up their game on the technology front. Warby Parker fills eyeglass prescriptions in a converted bus in Austin. Amazon opens a bookstore for readers in Seattle. Rent the Runway opens by-appointment styling […]

Continue reading