A Robust GPS Tracking System Increases Fleet Productivity
A GPS tracking System uses Global Positioning System (GPS) technologies to identify the real-time location of vehicles. For fleet managers, it is essential to keep real-time track of this essential asset company vehicles which can be accomplished by implementing a reliable GPS tracking solution with a complementary web-based fleet management application. The GPS tracking system simplifies fleet management by leveraging advanced tracking software that goes way beyond rudimentary tracking. The GPS tracking device installed in the vehicle persistently transmits a positioning signal to the satellite which, in turn, is transmitted to the fleet management application. This technology and solution provide fleet managers with a comprehensive view and valuable insight into his entire fleet, in real-time.
The real-time positioning information is determined from information sent back from any of the 24 to 34 satellites that orbit the earth, when there are at least four satellites visible in the sky at any point in time. The satellites continuously map the entire earth to define the exact position of a vehicle by referring to nearby predefined reference points. As a result, the position is defined with three geographical parameters: longitude, latitude, and altitude, thereby giving the fleet manger a complete picture of the position, direction, and speed of the vehicle.
In addition, the GPS tracking system also reports information on historical routes and stops for the vehicle. Fleet managers then use the fleet management application to alert drivers to unsafe driving patterns and inform drivers of problems ahead, such as traffic jams, road construction, detours, etc. Armed with this information, drivers can address and correct unsafe driving habits and take more efficient routes, both of which save time and money through fuel optimization and more efficient use of time.
The GPS tracking device ensures increased security of vehicles by conveying location information of a vehicle that becomes stolen vehicle or is tampered with. Such incidents are immediately reported to the application in order to leverage law enforcement to help rectify the situation and recover the vehicle.
Companies are consistently facing financial challenges demanding innovative and creative ways to challenge the bottom line from falling. Compounding this problem is the large expense of operating a fleet. More efficient route planning and optimization cuts transportation costs significantly and fleet managers can capitalize on these savings by having real-time vehicle information at their fingertips. The GPS tracking device efficiently transmits comprehensive data to the web application used to aid in improved fuel efficiency of the vehicle. The elimination of excessive fuel consumption enables the companies to reduce carbon emissions and operate a cleaner, greener fleet. The fleet management application helps streamline business processes by increasing customer satisfaction and improving driving habits of employees.
In addition, the GPS tracking system also keeps a track of the physical condition of vehicles through robust vehicle maintenance modules. The fleet vehicle maintenance modules help with the scheduling of maintenance, services and jobs for each vehicle to prevent wear and tear of the vehicle and lessen depreciation by monitoring registration, vehicle utilization, fuel consumption, mileage and performance. Preventative maintenance can be tracked and scheduled according to due dates or defined timeframes.
In conclusion, a good GPS tracking system contributes significantly to streamlined fleet management and enables fleet managers the ability to keep track of their fleet in real-time to reduce transportation costs and maximize delivery schedules.