All You Need to Know about Truck Tracking by Concoxgarin

by Concox Garin Marketing Manager

What is a truck tracker?

A truck tracker is an IoT device. IoT also is known as “the internet of things”. A truck tracker is an apparatus that allows a fleet to monitor the vital signs of an asset. In addition, you can monitor other aspects. For example the location, the speed, the idle, the state of the engine and the battery, and driver behavior. 

These small telematics devices, also sometimes referred to as black boxes, are connected to the OBD port of a vehicle or can be connected with a harness if necessary.

As the devices have evolved, newer hardware may include more advanced things. However, among this modern technology, we find a gyroscope, an automatic calibration accelerometer and GNSS receivers. The truck tracker can also connect to additional fleet tools such as dash cameras, video cameras, temperature tracking or other sensors.

The original truck trackers were not connected to the Internet and required a password to download the information, because today's telematics devices connect to the cellular network for real-time updates. What is a truck tracker? The truck tracking software.

Truck tracking devices work in conjunction with fleet management software. A fleet manager, a safety officer or even a maintenance manager can monitor and report driving or vehicle trends. Everything from this fleet instrument panel.

What type of vehicles can be tracked?

A wide variety of assets can be equipped with truck trackers. Delivery trucks, refrigerated trucks, waste and recycling carriers, and collection trucks are included.

Robust trackers are designed to withstand dust, contact or water. These trackers are better for off-road vehicles, heavy equipment, motor trailers that operate in harsh environments.

What do truck trackers do?

In addition to helping track the location of a vehicle, truck trackers and a telematics platform help fleets:
Increase productivity
Improve fuel efficiency
Operate more safely
Strengthening regulatory compliance
Find better and faster routes
Increase uptime
Customer Service Support
Let's take a closer look at some of these.
Route optimization

Some routing plans do not include any traffic model when calculating how long it will take to get from point A to point B. Other truck trackers have add-ons that can provide detailed traffic information at different times of the day and days of the week, however, they can indicate the direction of traffic movement.

Having information about traffic patterns and bottlenecks can help the fleet find better and faster routes for its drivers, which increases productivity.

A tool to keep trucks in good condition

Even with today's relatively low fuel costs, fuel remains a significant expense for fleets, so managing fuel is critical. The fuel reports summarize the fuel used and the distance traveled and provide fuel economy numbers.

Proper maintenance makes trucks run at maximum efficiency. As we all know, healthier vehicles are more productive. Monitoring compliance with PM is a good first step in an effective maintenance program.

A truck tracking system that also allows a fleet to monitor PM compliance. They may also receive reminders about the next necessary PM service leading to a healthier fleet.

Today, fleets are trying to move from preventive maintenance to a predictive maintenance model. However, it is important to remember that predictive maintenance is not a replacement for preventive maintenance. Rather, it is a way of performing maintenance when conditions indicate an imminent problem to prevent collapse.

A tool for driver safety

Open platform telematics allows greater integration of applications that help in advanced data capture, in other words, improve fleet safety and overall fleet operations.
Some truck tracking telematics offer vehicle driver training, driver behavior reports, collision notifications and reconstruction, since the truck tractor allows the fleet to see where the vehicle is, the fleet can also quickly discover when the asset is somewhere where it does not belong, therefore this may be the result of unauthorized use or because it was stolen, in other words, that truck tracking can help in the recovery of a stolen asset.

In summary, whether it is a large or small fleet or even an owner-operator, truck tracking offers many benefits that can improve efficiency and save cost.

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About Concox Garin Innovator   Marketing Manager

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