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Measuring and Monitoring Off-Road and Trailer Activity is Now Practical with the Geotab GO RUGGED

June 30, 2016
By Business Wire News


Geotab today announced the availability of GO RUGGED, one of the most advanced, ruggedized telematics devices meant for harsh outdoor environments and developed for fleets with industrial heavy-duty and service vehicles. Ideal for use in construction and engineering, agriculture, utilities, oil and gas, and mining, the GO RUGGED device provides users with increased visibility of location and status of equipment, powered assets and trailers; improved maintenance planning and reduced fuel costs.

“Heavy equipment, yellow iron, farm equipment and various fleets often face a unique set of challenges due to their exposure outdoors,” said Geotab CEO Neil Cawse. “With the GO RUGGED device, owners and operators can be assured that operations will continue to function at an optimal level, regardless of the harsh terrain their vehicles or equipment encounter.”

The GO RUGGED features a rugged exterior enclosure, which is ideal for those fleets battling through harsh elements. Additionally, the GO RUGGED allows for installation outside of the vehicle, is designed to the IP67 standard – an international rating for protection against intrusion of solid objects, dust, accidental contact and water – and offers engine data reporting on the Primary CAN BUS.

Additional features of the GO RUGGED, which are also found in the Geotab GO7 device, include:

  • IOX expandability, which allows users to expand the capability of their fleet management solution
  • Intelligent in-vehicle driver coaching via IOX-BUZZ or the Geotab GO TALK
  • Accident detection and notification
  • Built-in auto-calibrating accelerometer
  • Engine and battery health assessment
  • G-force monitoring
  • Real-time vehicle data and fast GPS acquisition time

To learn more about the GO RUGGED and its benefits for fleets tackling harsh terrain, please visit

About Geotab

Geotab is a global leader in telematics, providing open platform fleet management solutions to businesses of all sizes. Geotab’s intuitive, full-featured solutions help businesses better manage their drivers and vehicles by extracting accurate and actionable intelligence from real-time and historical trips data. With more than 900 million data points collected by Geotab devices and delivered to the platform per day, Geotab helps companies access actionable business intelligence and benchmarking data accessible to improve productivity, optimize fleets through the reduction of fuel consumption, enhance driver safety, and achieve stronger compliance to regulatory changes. The company’s products are represented and sold worldwide through its Authorized Geotab Resellers. To learn more, please visit

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