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What is an Asset Tracking System? (And How It Works)

May 23, 2019 Published by
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As your company grows and expands, there’s usually an increase in the number of assets you must acquire and manage. When growth and expansion take place, it’s essential to set up systems that use GPS devices to improve equipment tracking and equipment management. This action increases efficiency for businesses and asset managers responsible for keeping track of large amounts of inventory, including items they deliver to customers, freight they receive, rental equipment, and fleets of rental vehicles. If you are manually keeping track of equipment, cargo, or large fleets, then the following information on asset management and GPS tracking is... View Article

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