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 (electronic logging device)?

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?

Ensure your fleet’s compliance by learning about hours of service (HOS) rules, why tracking drivers' hours is important, how to track HOS 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 (Global Positioning System)?

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

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 (Commercial Motor Vehicle)?

Learn about Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMVs), how they relate to fleets and if a CDL is required to drive a CMV. This answer and more on Verizon Connect.

What is GIS (Geographic Information System)?

What is GIS used for? GIS, or Geographic Information Systems is commonly used to show the relative location of objects. Learn more at Verizon Connect.

What is Geofencing?

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

What is the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)?

Learn more about the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), which aims 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.