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Road-side insights with Lowes Petroleum

We recently caught up with Jake Myler , Head of Fleet and Compliance at Lowes Petroleum, to hear how the bulk fuel carrier has been tracking through recent events and thinking about advances in fleet technology. Can you tell us a little about your background in the road transport industry and your career path to your current position? I have been involved in the transport industry since I began my working career over 15 years ago. Beginning in the steel recycling industry and now petroleum, I have held positions from scheduling, operations management, logistics analytics and currently Head of Fleet & Compliance. As Head of Fleet and Compliance at Lowes Petroleum what are your primary responsibilities?   To ensure efficient and safe operations of our fleet of heavy vehicles. This includes purchasing fit for purpose assets, ensuring company and regulatory compliance, and overseeing logistics efficiency & strategy. Has your business been impacted by the uncertainty and impediments
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4 important questions to ask about your telematics data

When evaluating a new telematics system, an important consideration that often gets overlooked is the quality and accessibility of the data generated by the devices. While you may be installing or upgrading telematics based on an immediate operational need, such as complying with safety regulations, it is common to subsequently leverage the new and highly detailed data you now have for the many business optimisation purposes it it assist with. Having integrated over 20 telematics data feeds into our GPS Analytics platform, Prism, and processed raw data from many more, we have seen all manor of data formats, features and access methods. But why would you need or want to access raw data? Here are some common reasons: To perform analysis, either internally or via a consultant or subcontractor, that is specific to your business or for which a pre-existing report does not exist in the telematics system. To use third-party applications, such as Prism, that utilise GPS and other vehicle data