January 23, 2020
Avi Ben-Hutta, Editor, Coverager
Nationwide has established a telematics partnership with Azuga and Zubie to reduce the cost barriers associated with exploring telematics and fleet management solutions for human services organizations.
Available in New York, New Jersey and Texas, the Vantage 360 Premium Partner Program offers comprehensive fleet management and GPS tracking for qualifying human services organizations at little to no cost. As part of the program, human service organizations will be able to track fleet vehicles in real time, find the closest driver to respond to client needs, monitor vehicle health and receive notifications of engine or battery issues, measure mileage and vehicle utilization, monitor driver performance, including hard braking, speeding or rapid acceleration, and verify arrival and departure from client sites.
Nationwide’s Vantage 360 Premium Partner Program builds on its Vantage 360 suite of telematics products. In July 2019, the company launched Vantage 360 Fleet in partnership with Cambridge Mobile Telematics which gives business owners access to vehicle location tracking, driver performance, and route insight, along with identifying safe or risky driving habits. The program is currently available in Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana and South Carolina, and Nationwide plans to expand both the Vantage 360 Premium Partner Program and Vantage 360 Fleet to additional states and industry segments in the near future.
“Employee and customer safety are top priorities for any business, but for those managing fleet vehicles, the cost of telematics equipment can often prohibit implementing solutions to monitor safe driving and vehicle efficiency. By helping to ease the cost burden for telematics solutions, we feel business owners can more realistically embrace telematics and fleet management and learn from valuable insights that will ultimately help them boost performance and improve the safety of both drivers and customers.” – Pete Frey, director of Commercial Telematics and Connected Business at Nationwide.
“At a time when many carriers are limiting insurance coverage, limits and services for human services businesses, Nationwide is elevating its solutions by making it easy to prioritize driver and client safety with telematics. We want to give business owners and fleet managers peace of mind with a solution to ensure the safe and efficient use of their vehicles so they can continue to focus on serving those in need.” – Cheryl Tamasitis, associate vice president of Human Services at Nationwide.