The History of Computers in Fleet Management

In a recently published article, Automotive Fleet explores the evolution of computers in fleet management.  Fleet has been an early adopter of new technology, starting with card reader equipment in the 1950s, use of mainframes in the 1960s, “dumb” terminals of the 1970s, PCs in the 1980s, and now a multitude of Web-enabled services.  Personal Computers revolutionized capabilities in the fleet industry by making their use more broad-based to more employees.  ARI introduced its online maintenance management control system in 1982, and its online ACCESS system in 1983.  Steve Haindl, ARI’s CIO and senior vice president, said “Technology now allows us to take a holistic look at all of the data a fleet generates and provide more insightful, intuitive recommendations faster than ever before.”
To read the full article, click here.

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