GPS tracking uses GPS to determine positions based on a Global Positioning System. The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a group of 27 Earth-orbiting satellites (24 in operation and three extras in case one fails). When people talk about a “GPS,” they usually mean a GPS receiver. The U.S. military developed and implemented this satellite network as a military navigation system but now lets everyone use the signals. >> Continue Reading
Monitoring vehicle activity and driver behavior are not the only functions of your GPS tracking system. If you work in an industry that has power take off (PTO) events, then you can benefit from monitoring them as well. Imagine how you could improve your business if you knew how often certain equipment was operated. This type of insight into your daily operations can help you increase profits and streamline your business. >> Continue Reading
Many small businesses think that they can’t afford GPS tracking, or that they don’t need it because they only have a few vehicles. Both of these common misconceptions can be quickly dispelled when you think about the many benefits that a GPS tracking system provides. The return on your investment more than makes up for the cost of the system, and you also get more intangible benefits such as a better customer experience and an edge over your competition. >> Continue Reading
What is Real-Time Asset Tracking?
Real-time asset tracking has revolutionized fleet businesses worldwide because it provides consumers, as well as business leaders, access to immediate information about shipments. GPS tracking alerts you in real-time, 24/7, on the status of your vehicles and cargo. Read More
Like every industry or occupation, fleet management comes with its own commonly used terminology. While many of these terms have been in use for decades, the evolution of GPS fleet tracking means that more terms and definitions are being added all the time. >> Continue Reading
How Fleets Can Prevent Distracted Driving
It’s no secret that Americans are distracted. Between all of the electronic devices, notifications, and people vying for our time, it can be difficult to disconnect and focus on the task at hand, especially on the road. But when we’re driving, distractions can be dangerous, even lethal. Read More
Running a transportation company is not a child’s play; especially when you are responsible for managing a fleet of vehicles. Without knowing the accurate location of each and every vehicle in the fleet, you will have to resort to a lot of guesswork. And, this is certainly not a good thing as you have deadlines to meet and promises to keep. >> Continue Reading
Over the last decade, GPS tracking has gained immense popularity among fleet managers. The use of GPS tracking can be seen in everything from phones and tablets to cars to fleet management. However, despite its popularity, very few understand how GPS works. To have an idea on the workings of a GPS tracking system, we first need to know some GPS basics. >> Continue Reading
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Training for the Fleet Manager Role
The fleet management profession is unique in that experts of the field need to manage and maintain often sizable vehicle fleets but are also expected to stay abreast on a broad range of topics in the ever-evolving automotive industry in order to maintain success. Read More