Fleet tracking is one of the most powerful tools in the shipping and transportation industry. Vehicle locating makes coordination improvement, cost savings, and more enhancements to an operation possible.
Fleet Track IQ provides comprehensive data reporting and monitoring history that will allow you to view all your vehicles 24 hours a day. The full-time monitoring module will generate constant 1-minute updates providing you with stops, stop lengths, addresses, miles driven, speeds, routes driven, idle times, etc. Fleet Track IQ can also provide Hard Driving, Hard Braking, Bad Driving habit data.
This small 4G device will allow you to manage your business efficiently and control delivery costs and driver expenses. A variety of reports generated daily, weekly or monthly will provide you an accurate history of how your team performs in the field. Fleet Track IQ is ready for the future with Electronic Data Logging.
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What Is Fleet Tracking?
Team tracking relies on Global Positioning System or Global Navigation Satellite System technology to operate. Both are navigation systems that use satellites to provide global coverage. The US government owns and operates GPS, while GLONASS originated in Russia and is operated by Roscosmos, a state corporation focused on space activities.
Team monitoring systems use one or a combination of both of these systems. Beyond this, monitoring systems are made up of three main components. The first is a device capable of using GPS as well as GLONASS, which is directly installed onboard the vehicle to be tracked. This device tracks the vehicle’s location as it moves, and it also tracks data on timing. Depending on the device, it may also record data such as how the vehicle’s engine is performing, tire pressure, altitude, the vehicle’s overall mileage, and other details.
The device then transmits the information it gathers to the second component of the system, which is the monitoring server. To transmit this data, the device uses cellular networks, satellites, or a hybrid of the two. The server records and stores the information once it is received.
The third component is the user interface, which is what management professionals use to view the data stored on the server. The UI generates information in easy-to-digest formats for managers. Commonly, managers will use the UI to get a big-picture view of their team, and then zoom in to more specific information to investigate different matters. For instance, the UI can provide a map that shows the route a driver took during a particular trip.
Tracking devices can work on a passive or active basis. In the case of a passive system, once the vehicle returns to its base, the device is removed so that its data can be recorded. Active systems, meanwhile, send the data continually during trips. Passive systems are typically cheaper, but businesses that need up-to-the-minute data often go for active systems.
Team monitoring systems have capabilities beyond monitoring and reporting on specific trips. For example, it can be used to set up a warning system that alerts drivers when they perform an unsafe action, or it can notify managers as soon as a driver makes a mistake. Additionally, tracking can go beyond monitoring specific trips to provide information on long-term trends.
- Open service plans – no contracts
- Lowest Cost Monthly Plans in the Market Today
- Mileage, Stop Times, Start Times, and Locations
- Speed alerts for all streets in the USA included
- Driving habits alerts such hard braking and hard acceleration included
- Street Level photographic mapping included
- Next Gen 4-G ready
- Increase productivity
- Reduce overtime
- Improve turn around times
- Control fuel costs
- Provide proof of billing hours
- Increase driver accountability
How Can Fleet Tracking Help Your Business?
If you own a business, it’s natural to wonder how any given technology can help your operations. In the case of team monitoring, technology provides many advantages that can improve your workforce’s efficiency, help them stay safe, and save your business money. Utilization of a system such as Fleet Track IQ can:
- Identify unsafe behaviors that need correction. For example, a driver who habitually speeds is a danger to both themselves and others. The same goes for a driver who spends too long on the road in one stretch. It’s important to find and correct such problems before they lead to an accident.
- Identify driving habits that increase fuel consumption. Take, for instance, a truck driver that idles needlessly for a long period of time. This will burn fuel for no reason. Once bad habits are identified, you can incentivize drivers who avoid such habits. Because of the technology, once the incentives are rolled out, you will be able to monitor who is or isn’t earning their incentives.
- Help your business allocate assignments in a more efficient manner. For example, in the case of a new shipment, monitoring can identify which truck is best positioned to pick up and deliver the shipment. Once assignments are allocated, it can help your drivers take the most efficient route to their delivery destination.
- Highlight vehicles that aren’t getting much use. Then, you can either put them to work so that they are worth having on hand, or you can sell them to streamline your team.
- Make vehicle maintenance schedules become easier to implement and stick to.
- All of these add up to create a safer, more productive team.
If you are interested in harnessing the power of monitoring for your business, GPS Technologies can help. The Fleet Track IQ system will provide reporting and location history 24 hours a day, and we frequently work with businesses to meet their unique needs. To learn more, call us at 847-382-5107 or send us a message for more information. We look forward to helping you improve your team’s performance.
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