Fleet Tracking System

The Benefits of a Fleet Tracking System for Your Business

A fleet tracking system is a simple way to keep track of the location of every vehicle your company uses. Once you’ve set it up and become familiar with it, you’ll never have to worry about whether your vehicles are where they’re supposed to be.

Fleet tracking systems differ from tracking vehicles with GPS alone. Most GPS systems only track the location of your car, while a fleet tracking system works with your entire fleet.

That means that when you get a call or an email asking where your vehicle is, you know exactly where it is and when it will get there.

You can set up a fleet tracking system with any software you have that can connect to other systems. That includes built-in services and third-party options, as well as a desktop application or a smartphone app that can be used remotely.

In this guide, we’ll explain the benefits of fleet tracking systems and how to get started with one for your company.

What is Fleet Tracking?

A fleet tracking system is a software solution that keeps track of the location of every vehicle your company uses. We integrated a fleet tracking solution with GPS tracking and can track vehicles on a real-time map, as well as recording data like speed and time of arrival.

The system can be connected to a fleet management software or to a separate mobile app that you can use to track the vehicles.

A fleet tracking solution can either be a standalone product or part of a larger fleet management solution. The standalone systems are often referred to as “satellite tracking,” but the terms are interchangeable.

How Does a Fleet Tracking System Work?

A fleet tracking system works best when it can connect to a fleet management solution or mobile app, but some standalone services are available as well.

We usually connect fleet tracking services to your GPS or other tracking device or equipment, either via Bluetooth or a cellular network connection.

The software then uses the GPS location and other tracking data to find the location of each vehicle.

When a vehicle is on the move, the system records the time and location of the last known location. When it arrives at a new location, the system can record the time of arrival, the distance travelled, and other data to track the location of each vehicle.

If a vehicle is parked somewhere, the system can also track the time a vehicle is parked and whether they have moved it.

Benefits of a Fleet Tracking System

An effective fleet tracking solution can help improve:

  • Driving habits by reducing engine idling time and harsh cornering
  • Fuel consumption and reduce fuel usage and costs
  • Dispatching and customer satisfaction
  • Compliance with UK regulations like Hours of Service (HOS) and the ELD mandate
  • Fleet maintenance costs by tracking vehicle diagnostic information

Which Fleet Tracking System Should You Select?

There are a few things to consider when choosing a fleet tracking system. One of the most important things you should think about is your location.

Does your business only operate in certain areas? If so, you may only need one system. However, if your fleet is constantly moving across different regions of the country, you may need a fleet tracking solution that can track multiple vehicles at once.

A fleet tracking system will only be as good as the information that goes into it, so make sure the data being sent from your vehicles is accurate and consistent.

Conclusion

A fleet tracking system is a simple way to keep track of the location of every vehicle your company uses. Once you’ve set it up and become familiar with it, you’ll never have to worry about whether your vehicles are where they’re supposed to be.

Here at I Track Direct, we supply and offer tailored solutions no matter the size of your fleet and budget. Contact us for a formal discussion on how to get your fleet tracking set-up for your business.