Fleet tracking is a management system that uses GPS tracking to monitor the activity of fleet vehicles and assets (e.g., workers, equipment). It is often referred to as vehicle tracking or AVL. A fleet is generally a collection of land-based assets, such as cars, trucks, field workers and powered or unpowered equipment (e.g., trailers).
GPS fleet tracking uses telematics technology to collect fleet performance metrics from commercial vehicles and assets. Using a GPS tracking device, this data is normally collected in near real time (actively), so it is more useful for dispatchers, fleet managers and business owners. Fleet tracking software can help to make strategic decisions about fleet operations (e.g., Which vehicle should I dispatch to a new job? Where is the nearest crane? Is unauthorised personal use of vehicles a problem? Has my lone worker returned from the jobsite?)
Benefits of a fleet tracking system
An effective fleet tracking solution can help improve:
- Driver behaviour by reducing engine idling time, harsh braking and hard cornering
- Fuel consumption and reduce fuel usage and fuel costs
- Dispatching with intelligent routing
- Fleet maintenance costs by tracking vehicle diagnostic information
- Fuel tax reporting
- Asset security with geofencing functionality
GPS fleet tracking is an important part of fleet management software.
For fleet tracking to be effective you need fleet tracking software that intelligently interprets the huge amount of data coming in from the fleet and converts it into easy-to-use reporting dashboards and exception alerts.
GPS fleet tracking
Our GPS fleet tracking software monitors your entire mobile workforce with increased visibility through our easy-to-use dashboards, detailed maps and apps.
GPS asset tracking
With GPS asset tracking software from Verizon Connect, you can monitor equipment and on-site assets while improving security, utilisation and uptime.