GPS & Fleet Tracking FAQs
GPS stands for Global Positioning System. The technology was introduced by the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) exclusively for military operations. Back in the 1970’s, GPS technology was used heavily by the armed forces to navigate using radiofrequency waves. However, a few years later, the DOD decided to open up the technology for civilian usage. At present, the commercial applications of GPS tracking are many. GPS fleet tracking, specifically, enables fleet managers to locate, track, and monitor their fleet of vehicles on a real-time basis.
AA GPS antenna is connected to a GPS Trackit unit with a lead wire or plug and play device to the object (vehicle, trailer, or asset) to be tracked. Using the antenna, the GPS Trackit software transmits the trilateral satellite location data to the unit. This unit can detect and process events like hard braking, hard turning, and the crossing of specified speed thresholds. This information is relayed to GPS Trackit’s secure servers, where it is processed and delivered to authorized parties (dispatchers, fleet managers, etc.). This enables authorized users to view events and locate vehicles, trailers, and other assets in real-time (and on any device) with the fleet management dashboard.
Fleet management software provides a solution to easily automate daily operational processes in order to save time and reduce costs. It compiles information from your entire fleet on one screen and generates customized reports that empower your business decisions. If you'd like to know more about GPS Trackit's fleet management solution, take a look at our Fleet Management section.
Finding the right GPS fleet tracking solution that’s the perfect fit for your business can be tough. That’s where GPS Trackit comes in. From award-winning solutions that give you instant ROI to a low monthly price with no contracts, we aim to make fleet management easy. With GPS Trackit, you can get:
• An award-winning fleet management solution package that’s fully-scalable to the needs of your business
• A 30-day money-back guarantee
• GPS hardware included in your package
• Live, personalized training and 24/7 expert support
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Fleet management is a detail-packed job for managers and drivers alike. It’s crucial to log data such as hours, fuel used, and job progress throughout the day, every day. However, keeping track of all these details can suck up valuable time and money. This is why fleet management software is so useful. With the right system, managers can know where their fleet is at all times. They can easily learn more about each vehicle’s location and fuel use at a moment’s notice, even tracking driving habits like speeding and harsh braking as well. Drivers can also rest easy knowing that their data is automatically logged.Additional Information: GPS Tracking and Fleet Management: Do You Really Need It?
Although at first fleet management software was viewed as a “Big Brother” style intrusion into the lives of drivers, it has now become the industry standard and something most drivers will be used to. Using GPS tracking and fleet management software increases safety, allows for incentivizing great drivers, and increases visibility for both drivers and back-office staff.
solutions often pay for themselves within 30 days. Fleet tracking and video monitoring solutions are proven to cut labor costs, increase MPG, decrease fuel waste, improve productivity, reduce accident risks, improve driver behaviors and much more. Click here to learn more about savings with fleet management.