Trimble announced this week that it has received a top ranking in ABI Research's “2013 Commercial Fleet Telematics Competitive Assessment.” Out of the 19 fleet telematics service providers assessed on "innovation" and "implementation," Trimble was the only provider that ranked among the top three in both categories.

"The transportation industry recognizes telematics as the gold standard for delivering exceptional return on information," said Ron Konezny, general manager of Trimble's transportation and logistics (T&L) division. "… Our global market leadership in delivering telematics through advanced, integrated fleet mobility systems can improve regulatory compliance management, driver safety and customer service, and reduce fuel and operational costs, which can ultimately positively impact an organization's bottom line."

According to Gareth Owen, principal analyst at ABI Research: "Its recent acquisition of PeopleNet and Punch Telematix has boosted its presence in the trucking sector, particularly the enterprise sector, while its acquisition of ALK Technologies enables Trimble to offer more sophisticated navigation services compared to its competitors."

In addition to acquisitions in the U.S. and Canada (GeoTrac), Trimble's growing transportation and logistics, field service management and construction divisions have a strong presence in Australia, India and Europe, which include solutions for mobile field service, fleet and work management and driver safety.