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How Engine Idle Time Impacts Fleet Costs

April 11, 2019 5:29 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

When you’re managing a fleet of trucks for your business, it’s always important to find ways to lower your fleet costs without negatively impacting driver performance. One of the easiest ways to cut fleet fuel costs – while simultaneously reducing engine wear-and-tear and exhaust emissions – is to reduce engine idle time.  After all, if your engines are running, but the freight isn’t going anywhere, then you’re losing money. A GPS fleet tracking system can help make this easier by automating the process from start to finish. But it’s important to distinguish between necessary operational idle time and true idle... View Article

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How GPS Tracking Chickens Can Improve Food Safety

March 28, 2019 5:25 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Consumers are increasingly demanding more information about the food they eat. Traceability, though, means more than just meeting this consumer demand. It makes our food safer. Recently published GPS tracking news reports that farmers have been utilizing GPS portable asset tracking on chickens. The technology can reveal so much about the chicken, that it brings to mind the “Farm” skit from the popular IFC show Portlandia. In this episode, the diners ask their waitress, Dana, about the history of the organic chicken they will be served. Will GPS Asset Tracking Mean a Real Life Colin the Chicken? After informing the... View Article

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How to Choose the Right GPS Fleet Tracking in 2019

March 14, 2019 7:07 am Published by Leave your thoughts

  If you monitor a fleet of vehicles, you may be considering GPS fleet tracking to give you data about location, start and stop times and lengths of stops. The devices might be fairly standard, so how do you know what to look for in your system? Here are 7 questions you can ask to determine the tracking system that will work for you. 1. What type of information do you need? Devices can be active or passive. An active device sends you real-time GPS tracking information about location, mileage and driver activity. A passive device tracks the vehicle and allows... View Article

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Everything You Need To Know About GPS Tracking Types

February 28, 2019 7:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

  If you’re interested in GPS fleet tracking, you may be wondering where to get started. Understanding the different types of GPS tracking will help you narrow your choices. You should think about what type of information you need to monitor your equipment and what your goals are. One of the first things you’ll want to know is the difference between active and passive tracking. ► Active Trackers Active tracking devices send you real-time information. If you need up-to-the-minute information about where your trucks are, the option is an active tracker. ► Passive Trackers Passive tracking devices store information on... View Article

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How GPS Tracking Helps Police Catch Criminals

February 7, 2019 7:46 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The evolution of satellite-based GPS tracking technology from a privileged military project to a ubiquitous everyday convenience has naturally caused the location tracking and navigation technology to trickle down and out into multiple branches of civilian and commercial life, from personal cell phones to private businesses to gaming consoles, and more. While such open availability and convenience come with their share of risks and potential for abuse, that pendulum swings both ways. As a result, the technology has helped law enforcement in their efforts We’ve written before on how GPS tracking helps police catch criminals. And while there have yet... View Article