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How Does GPS Tracking Work?

January 2, 2020 Published by
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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

Why Do Small Trucking Companies Fail? (How GPS Tracking Helps)

July 8, 2019 Published by
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Whether you’re an owner-operator or you own a small freight company, it can seem tough to compete with the gigantic fleets on the road. So should you give up and drive for one of the larger companies, or stand your ground and get proactive? It turns out there are things you can do to keep your small trucking company from going under. Why Small Trucking Companies Fail There are several reasons that small trucking companies fail, and they are avoidable! 1. Failure to plan. Plan ahead; plan to succeed. Know what market you will serve and focus on a specific... View Article

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

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

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