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Press Release -- November 26th, 2014
Source: Sprint Nextel

Changing driver behavior for the better

An innovative and forward-thinking company like CBRE is always striving to improve environmental stewardship, sustainability and the health and safety of its employees.

So it’s not surprising the Los Angeles-based real estate services giant is delighted with the early results of a Sprint program that uses wireless telematics for fleet tracking. This solution can be found in the Sprint Real Estate managed vehicles, including those driven by the CBRE mobile maintenance technicians who serve selected Sprint locations. It’s a partnership that supports both companies’ interests in the environment and the well-being of their employees.

“All that the Geotab tracking system offers – safety, productivity gains, regulatory compliance, risk management and fleet optimization – is coming to fruition,” said Dennis Covell, one of the Regional Facility Managers with CBRE supporting the Sprint account. “We’re so pleased with the results that we are recommending the Sprint wireless fleet tracking system to our clients and prospective customers.”

CBRE began installing Geotab’s plug-and-play devices  in about 30 facility management (FM) vehicles in Dallas, Kansas City, Miami and other major cities back in March. FM vehicles are driven by CBRE mobile maintenance technicians travel among Sprint buildings to perform various tasks such as HVAC maintenance and repair and general maintenance activities. There are now over 40 vehicles in the program.

The easy-to-install devices are powered by Sprint’s dependable wireless network instantaneously relay key information to CBRE supervisors. Driver behavior, speed, location tracking, excessive idling and engine maintenance are among the activities recorded and discussed with the 40 or so FM drivers who are monitored today.

Geotab, an industry leader in developing end-to-end telematics solutions, provides GPS fleet management systems for companies of all sizes.

“We saw great results during our Geotab pilot program, seatbelt usage went from 65 percent to 94 percent; harsh breaking decreased by 50 percent; speeding was reduced by over 75 percent; and vehicle idling significantly decreased as well,” Covell said. “So we know driving behaviors have changed for the better. This is a great risk management tool.”

Sprint Business recommended the Geotab tracking devices to CBRE earlier this year. Today, sales account executive Tonya Thompson manages the relationship with CBRE. Dennis Covell and Innovation Program Manager, Sandra Guglielmo manage the FM Geotab program.

“CBRE is seeing clear gains with the GO6 devices through a more productive and motivated workforce,” Thompson said. “It’s a solid partnership, one that has a lot of potential to grow.”

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