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The Benefits of In-Car Technology From monitoring driver behavior to checking vehicle wear, here's how telematics software can help manage your company's fleet.

By Michael Frank

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Sergio Casas-Silva Jr. is operations manager for his family-owned trucking company, Tili Logistics Corporation, in San Diego. But Casas-Silva didn't start his career in the family business--he came from banking. "I'm a numbers guy; I believe in their power," he says.

So when he agreed to join his father, also named Sergio, in an effort to expand from shipping transportation equipment across the U.S.-Mexico border into a nationwide force hauling everything from produce to electronics, Casas-Silva knew he'd need telematics software.

For tracking paperwork on cross-border shipments and fuel taxes for each state based on mileage, he relies on Verizon's Networkfleet. "You can imagine how tedious that would be to break down the fuel-tax bill for 6,000 miles, but now it literally takes five minutes for the computer to crunch the data," he says.

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