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How Does Depreciation Fit Into Fleet Management?

February 25, 2020 Published by

One of the biggest challenges to a fleet manager in today’s competitive business world is the depreciation that occurs for every vehicle in the fleet, with each passing year. Depreciation can be considered the decline in value for your vehicles over a given period of time, usually in one-year increments. Every vehicle in your team will be losing value at a specific rate for as long as you own it, and the rate of that devaluation will be dependent on a number of factors such as the vehicle type, its age, its mileage, and the cost of acquisition. Knowing that... View Article

How to Track a Vehicle

January 8, 2020 Published by

There are many reasons to want to track a vehicle, both for business and personal reasons. If you have a fleet of vehicles, you want to know where each one is at any given time to improve efficiency, reduce costs, protect your drivers and your assets, and gain peace of mind. We’re going to break down the technology of GPS tracking for both business and personal applications and go over some of the benefits of each. How Does GPS Tracking Work? The Global Positioning System (GPS) works off a series of satellites orbiting at approximately 12,550 miles above the earth,... View Article

How Does GPS Tracking Work?

January 2, 2020 Published by

GPS technology is so accessible today that many people may not even think about how much they depend on it. The GPS project started in the 1970s. At first, only the military could use GPS tracking, but civilians would begin using it in the 1980s. It wasn’t until the 2000s that modern phone technology made GPS more available to everyone. Many people wouldn’t know how to get around their city without GPS technology! Today, GPS technology has many civilian applications, from pet monitoring, mining, astronomy, and sports training to recreation and surveying. Geocaching, or treasure hunting, took off thanks to... View Article

What is Fleet Management & How Does GPS Tracking Help?

December 30, 2019 Published by

There are many companies in this country that rely on the transportation of goods for the conduct of their business: trucking companies and bus companies, for instance. The fleets of vehicles owned by such companies represent a considerable investment on the part of the company, so it’s only natural that a company would want to protect that investment by monitoring the performance of every vehicle in the group. Over the past decade or so, a great many more requirements have been imposed on trucking companies and other transportation businesses, and these must all be complied with in order for them... View Article

What Does a GPS Tracker Use to Track Vehicles

November 27, 2019 Published by

What is a GPS (Global Positioning System)? Straight out of science fiction, we have the amazing benefits of global location monitoring. GPS is a series of satellites placed in incredibly high orbits above Earth, operated by the USAF (United States Air Force) that are used to locate anyone with an appropriate receiver accurately. These specialized satellites carry very stable atomic clocks that are synchronized with each other and ground clocks by sending continuous radio signals about the current time and date of their position. Since we live in three dimensions (3D), accurately identifying a position requires triangulating the relative positions... View Article