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Accident notification & reporting

March 14th, 2017 / Pointer Admin

Pointer Fleet Feature: Accident notification, reporting & reconstruction Pointer Fleet is the web based platform that allows you to view and manage all your mobile assets from a single interface. Drill down and see the location and activity of each vehicle and driver. The Safety Module is an added benefit to the platform and in…

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Track and secure cargo containers

February 10th, 2017 / Pointer Admin

Seriously secure. Telematics is not just for the track and trace of vehicles or trucks. The technology is so highly developed that you can monitor the fuel usage and driver behaviour to improve performance and productivity, among many other applications. So it is no surprise that we can use the solutions developed by Pointer for…

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Driving faster can cause disaster.

November 2nd, 2016 / Pointer Admin

Reduce speeding, reduce risk and high costs. Speeding is a lesson that is drummed into all of us from a young age. You might have heard your mom tell your dad to slow down, or you might have had an accident related to speeding that taught you the lesson. We are all taught about speeding…

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Road worthy or road kill?

October 26th, 2016 / Pointer Admin

Road worthy or road kill? That is the question. Countries like Australia and the UK have an annual road worthy test on all vehicles active on the roads. South Africa only asks that a test is done during the sale of a vehicle. The difference? We see cars and taxis with no headlights or sliding…

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Theft of yellow equipment is on the rise.

July 19th, 2016 / Pointer Admin

R1 billion in loss of stolen farming, construction and mining equipment per year! Less than 6% of the machines stolen are ever recovered. Recently the syndicates that steal and sell these machines have become more brazen and the black market value of them is increasing, and so is the profit that the thieves make from it.…

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Trailer tracking should be a necessity

July 11th, 2016 / Pointer Admin

Mobile Assets are under threat! Hijacking statistics are up by 30% in 2015 for cargo trailers, with about 7% of that for cargo valued at less than R300 000. With understanding of what Pointers’ Trailer tracking unit does, comes an understanding of how much the fleet operators need one for each and every one of their…

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Health check your vehicle

July 4th, 2016 / Pointer Admin

Do you know the ‘health’ of your vehicle? Does it need a health check? Pointer has a CAN-bus digital solution which integrates into the engine control unit and tells you how the vehicle is functioning. This will alert fleet managers to any fuel consumption anomalies, excessive idling, over revving or damaging gear shifting that might…

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Sleepy head wake up!

June 27th, 2016 / Pointer Admin

Driver fatigue is one of the biggest killer’s on the road and causes about 20% of motorway accidents. Did you know that circadian rhythm, the body’s natural rhythm associated with the earth’s rotation, causes nearly everyone to be less alert or even drowsy between 1 and 5 p.m. Driver fatigue is often associated with long…

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Buy the right vehicle for your load

June 21st, 2016 / Pointer Admin

Would you deliver flowers on a flatbed truck? It is so important to choose the right vehicle for your use. You wouldn’t want to destroy the meat and fresh produce you deliver by not using a cold storage truck. So think deeper and understand that type and weight of your load vs the size and…

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Cold chain logistics are vital

June 6th, 2016 / Pointer Admin

    Think Smart, move Smart. Would you eat vegetables or meat that you know were transported from farms across the country in a hot, damp truck container rather than a properly monitored and controlled one? The answer to this is obvious. Cold chain logistics are becoming more and more important globally as the world…