April 23, 2013
NexTraq Announces Support of the New Garmin® fleet™ 590 Device
GPS fleet management industry leader and the global leader in satellite navigation partner to offer the latest in GPS fleet tracking technology
NexTraq®, a leading GPS fleet and asset tracking company, today announced it will support the Garmin fleet 590 navigation device, a first-to-market technology that enables service and distribution companies to quickly ramp up with the NexTraq® Fleet Tracking solution with an easy-to-install device that provides advanced functionality including driver behavior monitoring.
The Garmin fleet 590 can help reduce driver interaction by displaying driving-related information at a glance on its large 5-inch display. It provides a fleet-friendly design that has the flexibility to easily transfer from vehicle to vehicle. In combination with the NexTraq® Fleet Dispatch™, customers have access to most comprehensive dispatching functionality in the telematics industry.
From the driver to the dispatcher, this solution provides alert management, asset tracking, engine status and driver behavior status. In addition, The NexTraq Fleet Dispatch and Job Schedule Board solutions enables dispatcher to easily schedule jobs with drag-and-drop functionality and to dispatch jobs immediately to the Garmin device or defer them for later scheduling.
With this new functionality, service and distribution companies will be able to improve customer service with more accurate ETAs, receive instant notification of driver and vehicle behavior and increase their productivity by getting more jobs done in less time. Many NexTraq customers experience up to a 20% increase in productivity with the Fleet Dispatch application.
Mike Scarbrough, CEO of NexTraq, said, “As the first GPS fleet tracking company to integrate dispatching functionality with a tracking solution, this next progression in technology is a natural fit for us. The Garmin fleet 590 is a superior device that will complement the advances we have made to ensure we are the most comprehensive solution in the market.”
“The Garmin fleet 590 is our first portable telematics navigation device designed specifically with the fleet owner in mind,” said Chad Sallman, Business Development Manager for commercial solutions at Garmin. “We’re pleased to partner with NexTraq to integrate this device into their leading platform and offer fleet owners a comprehensive solution that is easy to install and can be transferred from vehicle to vehicle.”
For more information about the NexTraq Fleet Tracking solution and its applications – Fleet Dispatch™, Fleet Metrics™ and NexTraq Connect™, please visit www.nextraq.com or call 800.358.6178. For more information on the Garmin fleet 590 device, please visit https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/on-the-road/automotive/2013-line/garmin-fleet-590/prod108772.html. If attending the NAFA 2013 Institute and Expo, please visit NexTraq at booth #1023 to learn more.
Established in 2000, NexTraq® provides the most advanced GPS fleet tracking and fleet management technology in the telematics industry. NexTraq offers an innovative and cost-effective solution that helps service and distribution businesses efficiently manage their day-to-day fleet related activities while reducing operational costs and increasing revenue. Based in Atlanta, NexTraq customers achieve ROI in as little as one month. For more information, please visit www.nextraq.com.
About Garmin International Inc.
Garmin International Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd., the global leader in satellite navigation. Since 1989, this group of companies has designed, manufactured, marketed and sold navigation, communication and information devices and applications – most of which are enabled by GPS technology. Garmin’s products serve automotive, mobile, wireless, outdoor recreation, marine, aviation, and OEM applications. A component of the S&P 500 index, Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in Switzerland, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit Garmin's virtual pressroom at www.garmin.com/pressroom or contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200. Garmin is a registered trademark of Garmin Ltd.