Device that monitors changes in acceleration. Used in GTC’s products for monitoring and alerting in cases of rapid deceleration, such as when a driver hard brakes the vehicle.
Apache’s open source message broker which fully implements the Java Message Service 1.1 (JMS).
Automated Fuel and Tax Reporting. Utilizes mileage calculations and fuel purchase information to calculate fuel taxes.
Email or SMS notifications used in the Fleet Manager software for a large variety of possible cases based on device capabilities.
Automatic On-board Recording Device (AOBRD) is used as an ELOGS solution and is required to be synchronized to the vehicle. This is federally recognized as an FMCSA compliant solution until December 2019 for use in Hours of Service (HOS). The devices are defined in FMCSA code §395.2 and regulated by §395.15.
Access Point Name. Configurable network identifier used by a mobile device when connecting to a GSM carrier.
Code Division Multiple Access. A digital radio system used for sending voice and data that permits several radios to share the same frequency.
Circular Error Probability. Used to calculate accuracy of location based on the radius of a circle.
Comma Separated Values. Standard data format.
Describes a GPS that has lost the locations of the last satellites used, its own previous location information, UTC time, and the ‘almanac’ of locations of all satellites. Slowest response of current location information.
CTIA – The Wireless Association
Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association. Industry trade group representing a variety of interests on behalf of the wireless telecommunications industry.
Electronic Logging Device. Device used to electronically log driver activity and verify Hours of Service (HOS). The use of these in long-haul operations has been mandated by the DOT/FMCSA. When used internally, this term generally refers to VisTracks Hours of Service Gold, a product white-labeled as ELD Fleet™.
The top-tier plan offered with the ELD Fleet™ product. This plan features updates every 2-5 minutes, detailed reporting, driver behavior monitoring, geofences, landmarks, software management tools, equipment tracking and management, power take-off (PTO) event monitoring, turn-by-turn directions, automatic email report scheduling, vehicle grouping, driver-specific reporting, vehicle histories, custom driver vehicle inspection reports (DVIR) and electronic logging of hours of service (HOS).
Abbreviation for “electronic logs”. When used internally, this term generally refers to ATS e-Track, a product white-labeled as GPS Trackit ELOGS.
Electronic On-Board Recorder. Device used to electronically log activity for drivers, including Hours of Service (HOS).
Electronic Serial Number. Created by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to uniquely identify mobile devices. ESNs are currently mainly used with CDMA phones.