Geotab dashboard to track post Covid-19 recovery – Truck News


TORONTO, Ont. – The road to a post-Covid-19
recovery begins as businesses open their doors, and Geotab is showing what that
means to the trucking industry at a glance.

The telematics provider’s new Commercial Transportation Recovery
draws on data from more than 2 million vehicles connected
through Geotab, helping to visualize commercial transportation and trade

A partial screen capture from Geotab’s new Covid-19 recovery dashboard. (Photo: Geotab)

The week-to-week results are benchmarked against
activity prior to the Covid-19 shutdowns, and offers updates on commercial vehicle
activity by industry, trade and fueling. That offers specific insights into
sectors such as waste management, healthcare and manufacturing.

“One thing we’ve come to learn with COVID-19 is
just how important data is – whether for businesses trying to operate,
governments trying to reopen or the everyday consumer trying to understand the
impact of this pandemic,” said Mike Branch, Geotab’s vice-president – data and

“The aggregate-level data within this dashboard can
be leveraged to help our customers and the community at large make informed,
data-driven decisions as we collectively navigate through these ever-changing

Indices included in the dashboard include daily
commercial trip volumes compared to normal behaviors and recovery rates in
other countries; daily trips across the Canada-U.S. and U.S.-Mexico border; daily
fuel fill-ups by vehicle class; and commercial trip volumes by industry type.

“The impact of COVID-19 on the transportation
industry will become more clear in the coming days, weeks and months,” says
Branch. “This recovery dashboard can help enable the transportation industry to
maintain a pulse on the health of the economy.”

To access Geotab’s Commercial Transportation
Recovery Dashboard, click here.

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