27 May, 2014

Advancements in Shipping with GPS Vehicle Tracking

Blog - Advancements in Shipping with GPS Vehicle Tracking
27 May, 2014

Blog - Advancements in Shipping with GPS Vehicle TrackingBeing in the transport industry can bear such daunting tasks. Not only that, the contingencies can be more on the risky side, especially when the vehicles are already in transit to deliver the goods. That would be the main reason why updates are required to be reported by the driver from time to time for all to-be-transported goods. On the brighter side of the story, GPS vehicle tracking technology has emerged in today’s industries. This gives a total advantage to those who are in the cargo and shipping or transport industry.

A Concise Definition

GPS stands for Global Position System and has been fully embraced for the purpose of vehicle tracking. Thus, the GPS vehicle tracking system. This combines the usage of automobile vehicle location within individual vehicles that are installed with hardware and software collecting fleet data for the purpose of comprehensive pictures of the vehicle locations. The vehicle’s information is viewable through electronic maps through the web or specialized software. Public transit figures, in addition to the cargo and shipping industry, are among the major users of the GPS vehicle tracking system.

GPS Multi-functionality

-Virtual mapping system

Conventional transport methods would often include the use of hard copy maps. The GPS eliminates the need of that burdening task since it integrates a digital screen conveniently installed anterolateral to the driver’s seat. Upon dispatch from the packaging center or from the customs, when the goods are transported from overseas via air, the driver can just encode the coordinates and the GPS system will automatically direct the driver to that location in full detail of the streets, registered establishments and landmarks that are to be passed through before arrival at the location, which is also indicated in the digital map. The distance to be traveled is also included in the report as a result of entering the coordinates.

-Report Updates of Vehicle Positioning

Apart from deriving the distance to be traveled, the GPS tracking also does the following:

  • Provide information about overused vehicles
  • Draws the anticipated time it will take to complete the delivery process, as well as the actual time taken once delivery is completed
  • Measures the amount of vehicles that are on the road, particularly those within the radial limit of the device

-Maintenance Scheduling

GPS tracking integration can create an extensive report concerning the number of times the vehicle has been deployed and to what extent it should be put into maintenance. Upon creation of the report, it will be sent automatically to the manager. That way, inspections of the vehicular condition can be taken care of in a much more efficient way.

-Theft Protection

Every package inside the loading truck can be implanted with microchips that are to be detected by the shipping quarters. Only the driver can disable the mechanism of the microchips. That basically means unauthorized access to the package are determinable since it will set off an alarm to the quarters. These days, the GPS technology itself is affiliated to the authorities, which make them a part of the recipient for the burglar and theft reports. Thus, any issues along the road related to such are immediately attended to.

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