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A Brief Fleet Tracking Device Guide

by Kristen White Blogger
Fleet tracking devices are essential equipment for every truck or vehicle to ensure that rules and regulations are followed or to prevent theft of goods in transit.
 
When you install fleet tracking devices on all your vehicles, you can receive information like where they are, how fast they are going and other driving information. Choosing the right device for your fleet may not be so easy these days since there are so many options. This guide will make it easier for you to make a choice.
 
Choosing Hardware
 
Hardware is the first component of trailer tracking devices and you need to know what kind you want to install. There is an option that is easy to install. It is about the size of a pack of cigarettes and installing it is almost as easy as changing batteries on a remote. These are plug and play devices.
 
The other alternative is more complex and will need to be installed with more patience and sometimes it is best to let the company install it. Both hardware, however, will use GPS tracking that feeds information to the software monitor.
 
Software
 
The functionality of the software depends on what it is programmed to do. Some simple software will simply give you the location of the vehicle and provide directions for the driver. Other software is made to give detailed information including the speed at which a driver is moving, sharp turns and breaking habits. These are so much like having a manager seated next to the driver and filing a report.
 
The software installed will help you understand driver habits, truck fuel usage, and deliver a better service to your customers. You are also able to ensure the safety of your vehicles.
 
Features to Lookout For
 
The features you choose will mainly depend on the needs of your business. Here are some of the useful features you may be interested in:
 
  • Driver safety operation
  • Fuel usage monitoring
  • Customer Support
  • 2-way communication and navigation
  • Trending key metrics
 
There are other features that you may also need to consider apart from those above. These include:
 
Simplicity: You need to be able to understand the data that is being fed to your monitor and overall use of the system needs to be simple for both the driver and the business owner.
 
Mobile Compatibility:
Some devices do not support mobile use, yet mobiles may be the easiest way to keep track of the fleet.
 
Notification: It would be convenient if you can receive notifications whenever there is something wrong with the vehicle or driver. These notifications can be sent by text or email
Customer Support: It should be possible to get assistance from the customer support team whenever you need it. 24 hr support would be perfect, though not all companies will provide this.
 
Final Consideration
 
It will also come down to you as a business and what needs you have. Think of your fleet and how big it is, how much information you want to track, is your workforce comfortable with technology? And so much more including what you are ready to spend on tracking devices.

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Created on Jul 24th 2019 07:33. Viewed 48 times.

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