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Utility Speeds Fema Collection With Gps Fleet Tracking Data

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Documenting costs for FEMA reimbursement after natural disasters can be a challenge, but Alabama-based Riviera Utilities found shelter from the administrative storm after eight days of tornado cleanup in April 2011 – thanks to its GPS fleet tracking system.

Most of the required documentation was automatically captured by GPS tracking units installed in each vehicle that was dispatched to the cleanup. With a few clicks, managers were able to show that the rescue team had driven 7,320 miles, logged 605 engine-on hours and performed 1,896 man-hours of work.

As a result, Riviera was able to recoup $110,517 for vehicle usage, labor and miscellaneous expenses with minimal effort.

You can read the entire story in Utility Products magazine.


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