How Does Fleet Tracking Work For a Business?
If you have never used telematic fleet tracking before, your idea of GPS tracking may be one red dot on a map for one vehicle, and lots of red dots on a larger map for a fleet of vehicles. But modern telematic GPS tracking systems offer so much more.
Real-time telematic tracking with GPS empowers your company to use your fleet to complete more jobs with fewer hours and fewer miles. You won’t need to call drivers for updates to track trucks, delivery vans, and shipments, and you can use telematic fleet tracking with GPS technologies to keep tabs on warehousing, fulfillment, and construction equipment 24/7. You can use telematic fleet tracking to track vehicle location, route progress, and late or missing vehicles instantly, and you can reduce your insurance claims by up to half.
How Does Fleet Tracking Work?
Fleet tracking devices often come as factory equipment on new vehicles and high-end construction and warehousing equipment. No matter when you acquired your fleet, GPS tracking devices are hard-wired into the onboard electronics to collect and transmit the data you need on operator events in real-time. Your fleet tracking telematics service provides the software needed to translate that data into actionable information you need to keep control over your fleet and to respond to operator issues.
It’s not hard to follow the process of fleet tracking with GPS. From start to finish,
- GPS monitoring devices hard-wired into the vehicle collect GPS location data and other information from the driver and from the vehicle itself.
- On-board equipment transmits this information by cellphone or satellite to the telematics company’s operations center. Your telematics provider manages this side of data transmission.
- The company providing you with telematics sends the data through analytics tools and transmits actionable information to your dispatchers over the Internet.
- Software provided by your telematics provider generates reports you can access on your web browser. You can access fleet tracking information from a desktop, laptop, smartphone, or tablet.
Fleet tracking captures automated updates on vehicle location every 15 seconds, but telematics gives you a lot more information than just a red dot on a map. Fleet tracking relays driver-generated data including logins, logouts, and notices about engine issues and driver fatigue.
Fleet Tracking Pays for Itself
Telematic fleet tracking systems pay for themselves through increased operating efficiency. With fleet tracking, you never have to worry about vehicles that fall off the radar. You can manage routing in real time. In the rare instances that an employee goes rogue or a shipment is hijacked, you can communicate essential details to law enforcement instantly. When your employee suffers a mishap on the road, you can send help at once.
Fleet tracking also gives dispatchers a way to monitor speed on the road. Sticking to the speed limit saves fuel, sometimes as much as 15 percent of fuel expense. Fleet tracking systems keep dispatchers informed of driver behaviors that need additional supervision, such as sudden starts, harsh braking, and wide curves.
Fleet tracking isn’t just about keeping track of operators who need additional supervision. It can help your company develop a culture of safety. Making safe, timely, and reliable deliveries part of your brand becomes the way customers recognize your business. With fleet tracking, your market presence can increase, while your overhead expenses, especially insurance expenses, will decrease.
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