LoJack to Provide More Than 130 Location-based Units to The Boston Globe's Newspaper Delivery and Service Vehicles
CANTON, Mass., Aug. 5, 2014 -- LoJack Corporation (NASDAQ: LOJN), a provider of vehicle theft recovery and advanced fleet management solutions, announced today that The Boston Globe has equipped more than 130 delivery and service vehicles with the LoJack Fleet Management powered by TomTom solution. The solution provides The Boston Globe with access to critical information, such as trip, fuel consumption and maintenance reports.
Working with LoJack, the BostonGlobe will use the new fleet management solution across the greater New England area, helping drivers deliver newspapers more efficiently from Maine to Rhode Island. In addition to delivering the Globe to its loyal readers each day, these drivers are responsible for delivering the Boston Herald, Telegram & Gazette, Patriot Ledger, Brockton Enterprise, and the northeast edition of the New York Times.
"Since The Boston Globe was founded in 1872, we've always delivered for our customers. We're continually looking for ways to improve our efficiency, and we believe this will help us get our high-quality journalism into the hands of readers and give us important information about our fleet of delivery trucks," said Ellen Clegg, Globe spokeswoman.
The LoJack Fleet Management, powered by TomTom solution was selected based on its capabilities to develop a customized reporting method to deliver timely, accurate data. In fact, the SaaS (Software as a Service)-based fleet management solution was selected based on its advanced management tools, including a customized web interface for fleet managers and vehicle operators. Each vehicle is equipped with a fleet management device that has been designed to help measure driver behavior, such as idling and sudden decelerations, and improve safety and fuel efficiency.
Additionally, LoJack's fleet management solution will help The Boston Globe's fleet of trucks reduce their carbon footprint by improving gas mileage, streamlining job dispatch/scheduling and reducing unnecessary mileage. The solution can help reduce fuel usage by providing an array of functions, including:
Instant routing and accurate mapping to reduce travel times
Real-time traffic information to avoid crowded roads
Alerts for preventative maintenance check-ups for each vehicle
Preventative maintenance alerts that allow fleet managers to stay on top of regular vehicle maintenance needs; eliminating even one service appointment per vehicle each year could result in significant savings for any business.
"We're pleased to provide the technology and services to help The Boston Globe extract real-time data to better identify patterns and act on insights," Randy Ortiz, CEO of LoJack said. "This will enable the Globe - one of the nation's true media institutions - to improve fleet management efficiencies and enhance their driver and customer experience."
About Boston Globe Media Partners, LLC Boston Globe Media Partners, LLC., provides news and information, entertainment, opinion, and analysis through its multimedia properties. BGMP includes The Boston Globe, BostonGlobe.com, Boston.com, and Globe Direct.
About LoJack Corporation LoJack Corporation, the company that has helped more than nine million people protect their vehicles in the event of theft over the past 25+ years, today provides safety, security and protection for an ever-growing range of valuable assets and people. Leveraging its core strengths, including its well-known brand, direct integration with law enforcement and dealer distribution network, LoJack Corporation is expanding into new areas across the continuum from theft deterrence to recovery and fleet management services. The Company is focusing on creating a new level of value for its dealer, customer and investor communities by delivering innovative offerings, multiple technologies in expanding geographies. For more information, visit