Asset tracking FAQ
What is a GPS asset tracking system?
Our asset tracking system helps you streamline managing and monitoring your powered
and non-powered equipment with real-time asset data. You can easily locate your
equipment assets, like trailers, heavy equipment, containers and more on a live map
along with your vehicles.
How does asset tracking work?
Just install the compact GPS tracking device on your powered or non-powered assets
to quickly locate your valuable equipment. For assets that don’t have their own power
sources like trailers, generators, construction equipment, dumpsters, containers, and
portable toilets, you need asset tracking that can power itself. Our GL500MG asset
trackers operate from lithium batteries and perform daily check-ins through cellular
networks. By only sending daily updates, unpowered asset trackers minimize battery usage while
promoting longer periods of asset management. The reliable 5-year battery life means
that you will always have battery power to find your assets when you need them.
How can we find misplaced trailers, containers and non-powered equipment in
You can set pre-configured GeoFences that will automatically send out alerts if your
asset moves to an unexpected location. With the ability to wake up on motion, you will
get updates when an asset moves so you can respond. This works when your crew
moves a generator to the wrong job site or when someone steals heavy equipment on a
How can we find idle equipment to maximize utilization with asset tracking?
Idle assets don’t get used. Asset tracking gives you the power to move your assets to
where they are needed most. The GPS Trackit Fleet Manager Cloud Platform gives
you a complete view of where your assets are, so you can maximize the return on your
How can we know if someone is tampering with the asset tracker?
A built-in tamper sensor on the GL500MG Non-Powered Tracker makes sure you know
that the tracker and the asset are together. If the asset and GPS tracker are separated,
the tracker immediately notifies you that someone has removed the tracker.
What are the benefits of GPS asset tracking?
Asset management software can help you increase utilization, reduce theft and
decrease downtime of valuable equipment. If a valuable asset is lost or stolen, you can
easily track it's location to help recover it. Plus, knowing which assets are available, can
help reduce costs for unnecessary equipment rentals.
How can asset tracking help with theft and moonlighting?
When you use real-time asset tracking, you’ll always know exactly where your important
assets are at all times. You can easily set up alerts to let you know when your assets
are moved, or even set up Geofences to quickly identify when an asset is moved from a
job site. GPS Trackit customers have reported that stolen assets were recovered in a
matter of minutes.
What Cell providers are compatible with the non-powered asset tracker from GPS
ATT, Verizon, or USC Network area.
What Heavy Equipment can I track with asset tracking devices?
Track bulldozers, graders, scrapers, backhoes, trenchers, excavators, cranes, pavers,
mixers, and more.
Can this asset tracker work with Containers & Trailers?
GL500MG asset trackers can be attached to shipping containers, modal units, flatbeds,
lowboys, removable goosenecks, drop decks, utility trailers, and flatbeds.
Can the GPS Trackit Asset trackers work with Towables & Leave-Behinds?
Track light stacks, power generators, compressors, waste disposal bins, power packs,
What Light Equipment can we track with asset tracking?
Track bobcats, forklifts, skyjacks, plows, pressure washers, aerial work platforms and
Can Personal Recreation vehicles be tracked with GPS?
Any type of recreation or utility vehicles, ATVs, jet skis, and towable campers can all be tracked.
Does non-powered asset tracking work with Farm Equipment?
Track combines, spreaders, sprayers, tractors, bailers and irrigation units.