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What is real time GPS Tracking? (Why Your Fleet Needs It Now)

May 9, 2019 Published by
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As a fleet manager or business owner, you know you need to keep track of your vehicles and assets, as well as keep your employees safe. You also have to stay compliant with government regulations. That’s where GPS tracking systems come in. But what exactly is real time GPS tracking? In conjunction with user-friendly software or cell phone apps, real-time GPS tracking allows you to not only track the history of where your vehicles and assets have been, but it also allows you the peace of mind in being able to track fleets and assets live. Because real time GPS... View Article

How Much Does GPS Tracking Cost?

April 25, 2019 Published by
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Before you invest in GPS fleet tracking technology, whether you have a large fleet or a small number of vehicles to protect, there are several important factors to consider that go into determining the cost of a particular GPS device or system. Should I own or rent my fleet tracking system? You can own your tracking devices outright and save the monthly rental cost. Or, you can bypass the one-time purchase cost and have the flexibility of paying monthly and even changing equipment for your fleet tracking system during your service period. Buying fleet tracking devices costs a lot more... View Article

How Engine Idle Time Impacts Fleet Costs

April 11, 2019 Published by
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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

How GPS Tracking Chickens Can Improve Food Safety

March 28, 2019 Published by
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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

How to Choose the Right GPS Fleet Tracking in 2019

March 14, 2019 Published by
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  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