Linxup, a provider of GPS tracking for small and medium-sized service businesses, announces that it is an authorized Ford Data Services provider, integrating Ford vehicle data into its telematics software.

The integration allows fleets operating with participating Ford vehicles to access Linxup’s easy-to-use system for real-time location tracking and geofencing, speed and idling alerts, driver behavior reports, and maintenance tracking. Using Ford’s built-in vehicle modem eliminates the need to install additionally wired or OBD hardware to access GPS data.

With over 43,000 customers tracking over 184,000 vehicles and pieces of equipment, Linxup fuels productivity and efficiency for fleet-based companies in over 40 industries. In the last year, Linxup’s customers have tracked 6.5 billion driving miles, created 564 million alerts for speeding, harsh braking, and geofenced locations, and identified $131 million in wasted fuel while idling. These real-time data points help Linxup’s customers reduce costs, improve safety and compliance, prevent theft, and boost productivity