Fleet tracking is a management system that uses GPS to monitor the
activity of tracked assets (vehicles, workers, equipment). It is often
referred to as vehicle tracking or AVL. The fleet is generally a
collection of land-based assets such as cars, trucks, field workers and
equipment (powered and unpowered e.g. trailers).
Fleet tracking uses
telematics technology to
collect data from a fleet of assets. This data is normally collected in
real time (actively) so it is more useful for fleet managers, who use
the data to make strategic decisions about operations (which vehicle
should I dispatch to a new job, where is the nearest crane, how many
generators do we have in the yard, has my lone worker returned from the
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.