Glossary of fleet terms

HomeGlossary of fleet terms

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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What is an ELD?

Learn how ELDs, or electronic logging devices work, who needs one, and how they help drivers maintain compliance with DOT regulations.


What is DVIR?

Learn about DVIRs, or driver vehicle inspection reports, why they are important for commercial vehicle drivers and how they can help simplify DOT compliance.


What is HOS?

Learn about HOS, or hours of service, why tracking drivers' hours is important and what rules may apply to your fleet.


What is Telematics?

Telematics combines telecom and informatics, making GPS tracking possible. Monitor the status of fleet vehicles with telematics systems by Verizon Connect.


What is Asset Tracking?

Learn about GPS asset tracking for businesses and how it can be used to help manage your high value equipment.


What is Fleet Tracking?

Learn how fleet tracking solutions can help managers collect useful data that can be used to make strategic decisions about fleet operations.


What is GPS Tracking?

Learn how GPS tracking can help fleets manage their vehicles, workers, assets and jobs.


What is Mobile Resource Management?

Learn why mobile resource management is important for fleets, how it can help improve mobile workforce performance and which fleet areas can benefit from it.


What is Route Optimization?

Learn about route optimization, how software can improve driver efficiency and the benefits of using what-if scenarios to create better routes.


What is a CMV?

Learn about CMVs or commercial motor vehicles, how they relate to fleets and if you need a CDL to drive them.


What is GIS?

Learn about GIS, or geographic information systems, how they use geographical data and how they differ from GPS.


What is a Geofence?

Learn about geofences, how they are used for fleets and how they relate to GPS fleet management software.


What is the FMCSA?

Learn about the FMCSA, or Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, whose goal is to improve safety and minimize accidents across the U.S. trucking industry.


What is the DOT?

Learn about the DOT, or Department of Transportation, the agencies that work within it and its mission to improve the quality of our transportation system.


What is the CSA?

Learn about CSA, or Compliance, Safety, Accountability, which is an FMCSA initiative that grades commercial carriers based on various safety-related criteria.


What does Short Haul mean?

Learn what short haul means and how it relates to commerical fleets and the trucking industry.


What is Logistics Management?

Learn why logistics management is important to fleets, how software solutions can help managers improve performance and what benefits to expect.


What is RODS?

Learn about RODS, or record of duty status, how ELDs can automate this compliance task and who needs to track this information.