Telematics

Telematics refers to technology-based hardware tools to:

  • Collect;
  • Record; and 
  • Transmit vehicle operational data. 

The devices plug into the vehicle’s onboard dashboard computer and:

  • Record;
  • Store; and 
  • Report data directly from the vehicle to a web-based reporting platform. 

This data can be used to help you manage your fleet. 

Whether you purchase your vehicles or lease through GSA, we have a telematics solution for your fleet.

Select topics below to learn more about Telematics:

In addition to the aftermarket option, original equipment manufacturer (OEM) factory installed telematics are available on GSA Fleet 2016 vehicles for purchasing customers only. For 2016, they are not available for GSA Fleet leasing customers.

Download the GSA Fleet Telematic Facts [PDF - 100.37KB]

Installing Telematics on GSA Fleet Leased Vehicles

As with any aftermarket up-fit of a GSA Fleet leased vehicle, you are required to inform GSA Fleet. If your agency plans to install telematics devices in GSA Fleet leased vehicles, whether the device is purchased through the GSA BPA or another source, GSA must be informed of the vehicles the telematics devices are installed on.  

GSA Fleet requires a signed Letter of Agreement to install any telematic device on a GSA Fleet leased vehicle. Complete the below form and a list of vehicles the devices are to be installed on and send to fleetsolutions@gsa.gov.

Download the template for LOA Telematics  [DOCX - 52KB]

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New Telematics Contract

GSA Fleet leveraged our purchasing power and updated our telematics offerings by awarding a new governmentwide Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) to AT&T Mobility, Inc. This BPA provides federal agencies with the latest in Telematics technology at competitive prices. This new offering can assist Federal agencies with meeting the sustainability mandates outlined in Executive Order (EO)13693 - Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade. All federal agencies may use this BPA to purchase telematics, it is open to both GSA Fleet purchasing and leasing customers.

The new BPA with AT&T Mobility, Inc. offers two categories of telematics: GPS Tracking Only and GPS Tracking with Vehicle Diagnostics. The GPS Tracking Only option is ideal for medium duty vehicles. The GPS Tracking combined with Vehicle Diagnostics will help agencies meet the mandates set forth in the new EO.
 

Executive Order Reporting Requirement GPS Tracking Only Vehicle Diagnostics
Speed X X
Location Data X X
Idling X X
Utilization X X
Maintenance   X
Fuel consumption   X
Emissions (varies by year, manufacturer, make & model)   X

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Agencies place orders through the BPA, directly with AT&T Mobility, Inc. The rates listed in the table below have been pre-negotiated to allow for a simple, streamlined, ordering process. 

Aftermarket Telematic Device/Plan
BPA number: GS-30F-CA051
GPS Tracking Only Vehicle Diagnostics
Total Upfront Costs (device and installation per unit) $146.55 $146.55
Monthly Data & Web Access Rate $10.00 $12.00

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Visit the AT&T Mobility, Inc. webpage  [a nongovernment website] for additional information and points of contact.

Download the GSA FY16 Telematics BPA information [ZIP - 13.86 MB] package. It includes additional information, ordering instructions and order form.

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Current Networkfleet and Trimble Customers

GSA will continue to support Networkfleet and Trimble devices through FY2016. Further support will be analyzed annually. Customers that have devices purchase by GSA Fleet prior to 2014, may transfer the ownership of these devices from GSA to their agency. All telematics devices purchased by GSA Fleet will be deactivated as the vehicle registered to that device is turned in for replacement. Additionally, all GSA Fleet purchased devices not registered to a GSA Fleet leased vehicle will be deactivated.   

If you agency wishes to reactivate these devices, the units must be transferred to the agency. All transferred devices become the responsibility of the owning agency and payment is required directly to the vendor.  

To have telematics devices transferred to your agency please follow the instructions below:

  • Trimble- send an email to fleetsolutions@gsa.gov requesting the ownership transfer. Include the following:
    • Agency account name;
    • Device serial number;
    • Currently registered license plate; and 
    • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).
  • Networkfleet/Verizon-  complete the below forms and send to fleetsolutions@gsa.gov:

GSAF001 Transfers Existing Devices [PDF - 48KB]

GSAF001 Transfer GSA Approvals  [PDF - 59.41KB]

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Last Reviewed 2016-02-16