One of the greatest developments of the past couple decades with regard to transportation systems is fleet tracking. Prior to the development of reliable monitoring, fuel costs ran out of control, driver behaviors could not be monitored, idle time was tremendously excessive, and there were all manner of unauthorized or unnecessary stops being made.
All that has been reigned in by the introduction of GPS fleet tracking systems, which are capable of providing all the necessary data so that bad habits can be eliminated, routes can be adhered to more faithfully, and delivery times can be much more precise.
Vehicle Track provides comprehensive data reporting and monitoring history that will allow you to view all your vehicles 24 hours a day. The full-time tracker module will generate constant updates providing you with stops, stop lengths, addresses, miles driven, speeds, routes driven, etc. This small GPS 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. Vehicle Track is ready for the future with Electronic Data Logging. Please call us for a demonstration.
What is Fleet Tracking?
Fleet tracking involves the use of location technology in order to track specific vehicles, and then software programs which are installed in a central location will analyze the data provided by sensors in these vehicles. Not only can it tell you a great deal about where the vehicle is and where it has been stopping, but it can provide a whole wealth of other information such as about driver habits, like hard braking or excessive speeding.
Sensors placed inside vehicles can also determine whether drivers are complying with federal regulations about hours of use, meaning how many hours of continuous driving they do. Fleet tracker systems often vary in the amount of data that they track and analyze, so you might have some very simple systems which only monitor locations, and then you might have a full-blown monitoring system which provides all kinds of data on the status of the vehicle, driver behavior, and route locations.
The technology used to pinpoint the location of the vehicle is known as global positioning, and this works by a method known as trilateration in which at least three satellites obtain a fix on the position of a vehicle, and then coordinate the data between them so that an exact position can be known. There are always at least three satellites nearby in position at any point around the Earth, so that locations can accurately be determined.
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- 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
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- Increase productivity
- Reduce overtime
- Improve turn around times
- Control fuel costs
- Provide proof of billing hours
- Increase driver accountability
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How Can Fleet Tracking Help Your Business?
There are several ways that a fleet monitoring system that can be used to save your company a significant amount of money. One of the biggest areas of savings will generally come from monitoring fuel usage. A great deal more fuel is consumed when drivers are speeding, and when they make jackrabbit starts away from stoplights.
A monitoring system can monitor behaviors like this, so that drivers can be instructed or educated to modify their driving behaviors, thus consuming less fuel on the job. Many drivers are completely unaware that fast driving consumes a greater amount of fuel, so educating them about this fact can go a long way toward better fuel conservation.
Fuel can also be saved when a central dispatch department has a thorough understanding of where all vehicles in the fleet are so that jobs can be allocated more efficiently. When better allocations are made, it means reduced travel distances and less fuel will be consumed, in addition to shorter times spent on the road. When drivers have up-to-the-minute information on traffic situations and are directed more precisely to necessary destinations, it can also result in a great deal of fuel savings.
Vehicle resources are also utilized more efficiently when tracking is used, and that could even lead to a reduction in the size of the fleet, which would thereby reduce overall costs, especially with regard to fuel and maintenance. Having this kind of information available to you will also help you to identify under-utilized vehicles so you can reallocate the way those vehicles might be used.
Another way that monitoring can benefit your company is by providing solid data when it’s necessary to make insurance claims because sensors in the truck which record operational data provide indisputable facts which will be recognized by insurance companies when you have to make a claim.
One last way that monitoring can be of tremendous value to your company is by ensuring that drivers are in compliance with federal regulations regarding hours of use and driving time. This will ensure that for truckers especially, they don’t spend an excessive number of hours on the road without sleep and that they have adequate time off to recover from a busy stretch of driving.
Experts in Fleet Tracking
If you’re a fleet manager and you’ve been thinking of installing monitoring services, you should contact the experts in the business, GPS Technologies. Whether you need to monitor a team of trucks or a whole group of company cars, monitoring will provide you with all the data you need to gain some huge efficiencies with your vehicles, and you will also enjoy some significant savings on fuel costs. Contact us today, so we can discuss more of the benefits you’ll realize, and what type of tracking system might fit your needs the best.