July 25, 2012
Baltimore County Eliminates Unauthorized Vehicle Use with NexTraq
Municipal Government implements GPS fleet tracking solution to automate its processes, improving departmental efficiencies while establishing environmental initiatives
NexTraq, the value leader of GPS fleet tracking and vehicle management solutions, announced today that its client, Baltimore County has eliminated unauthorized vehicle use while increasing its fleet’s efficiency and decreasing fuel costs with the NexTraq™ Fleet Tracking platform. It has also been able to optimize routes for better service with the ClearPath routing functionality and Fleet Dispatch application.
After evaluating several solutions, Baltimore County selected the web-based NexTraq™ Fleet Tracking platform along with its Fleet Dispatch application due to NexTraq’s ability to ramp up the organization quickly. Rob Stradling, CIO of Baltimore County, said, “NexTraq was extremely quick to market and was able to perform the install on location, minimizing the number of resources we had to allocate to the project.”
The management team saw results quickly. Stradling adds, “The reporting functionality has been extremely beneficial. We use the Idle Report to reduce our fuel costs, but also to reduce our carbon emissions as well. Baltimore County is committed to being a green organization for our community.”
Another important factor was system reliability. Chip Hiebler, Senior Project Manager for Baltimore County said “Since we have implemented the NexTraq Fleet Management solution, Baltimore County has had 100% uptime and no system issues.”
Dana Walker, Project Portfolio Manager for Baltimore County attributed the Alert functionality within the NexTraq Fleet Tracking platform for helping to keep the fleet’s risk level down. Walker said, “The Speed Alerts allow us to manage and rectify any driver speeding issues, which is a tremendous benefit to us as we are self-insured.”
Mike Scarbrough, CEO of NexTraq, states, “With large enterprise organizations like Baltimore County, it is crucial to have a team that can get them first to market when dealing with an aggressive deadline. We continue to partner with them on new functionality that can be introduced into our technology roadmap. This partnership has been long-lasting and mutually beneficial.”
With Baltimore County’s “Efficient, effective and accountable” initiative, it’s no wonder the organization was recognized as a Top Ten Digital County Survey Winner. Stradling concludes, “We like to stay on the forefront of technology. That includes NexTraq’s GPS fleet tracking solution as well as other products that enable us to work more efficiently.”
For more information on the NexTraq Fleet Tracking platform, its applications – Fleet Mobile, Fleet Metrics and Fleet Dispatch, please visit http://www.nextraq.com or call us at 800.358.6178.
About Baltimore County
Founded in 1659, Baltimore County provides police, fire, emergency medical, trash and recycling collection, parks, senior centers and other municipal services to its over 805,000 residents. More information can be found at http://www.baltimorecountymd.gov.
Established in 2000, NexTraq provides the highest value GPS fleet tracking solution in the telematics industry. The NexTraq™ platform is a cloud-based application that enables service and distribution businesses to optimize fleet operations while reducing operational costs and maximizing revenue. Based in Atlanta, NexTraq customers achieve ROI in as little as one month. For more information, please visit www.nextraq.com.