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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What is HOS?

HOS stands for Hours of Service. It is the maximum allowable working hours for commercial drivers in a given period.

What is Route Optimization?

Learn what route optimization is, and how it can reduce costs with better route planning for multi-stop journeys.

What is the CSA?

CSA stands for Compliance, Safety, Accountability. It is an FMCSA initiative that grades commercial carriers based on various safety-related criteria.

What is the FMCSA?

FMCSA stands for Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. It is part of the DOT.

What is a CMV?

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.

What is 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.

What is GPS Tracking?

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.

What does Short Haul mean?

Short Haul in trucking is referring to a commercial vehicle being driven over a relatively short distance.

What is RODS?

RODS stands for Record of Duty Status. This is a log maintained by the driver and updated each time they change their status.

What is Logistics Management?

Discover what logistics management is and how it can improve the efficiency of your supply chain and movement of product.

What is Fleet Tracking?

Learn what GPS fleet tracking is and how it collects useful data for fleet managers to make strategic decisions about fleet operations.

What is a Geofence?

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.

What is Asset Tracking?

Learn what asset tracking is, its definition and how it can be used as a system of managing your high value assets using GPS tracking devices.

What is an ELD?

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.

What is Telematics?

Discover what telematics is, how it works and how to easily install a telematics GPS tracking device to transmit location data using cellular network.

What is DVIR?

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 GIS?

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.