Fleet management glossary
If you're just starting to explore telematics and related fleet management technology this glossary should help explain some of the common terms and phrases you will most likely come across as you investigate what solutions can benefit your fleet.
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HOS stands for Hours of Service. It is the maximum allowable working hours for commercial drivers in a given period.
What is a CMV? A commercial motor vehicle is defined as a vehicle used to transport product or people between states. Learn more about CMVs.
Find out what a GIS is, what it's used for and how it can be a solution to record, collect, analyze and interpret all types of geographical data.
Geofences can be used to monitor a physical location using GPS tracked objects. Learn how it works and how businesses use them to keep assets secure.
ELDs, or Electronic Logging Devices, are hardware devices connected to commercial vehicles to automatically record driving hours to help drivers maintain compliance with DOT regulations.
FMCSA stands for Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. It is part of the DOT.
Learn about the DOT, what it is, its definition, the history behind it and its mission to improve the quality of our transportation system.
CSA stands for Compliance, Safety, Accountability. It is an FMCSA initiative that grades commercial carriers based on various safety-related criteria.
Short Haul in trucking is referring to a commercial vehicle being driven over a relatively short distance.
Discover what logistics management is and how it can improve the efficiency of your supply chain and movement of product.
Learn what GPS fleet tracking is and how it collects useful data for fleet managers to make strategic decisions about fleet operations.
Learn what a Driver Vehicle Inspection Report is, and why a DVIR is important to complete daily by drivers for any commercial vehicle they operate.
What is GPS tracking? GPS works in vehicles with attached GPS tracking device by monitoring the location of the object and relayed over a cellular network.
RODS stands for Record of Duty Status. This is a log maintained by the driver and updated each time they change their status.