Gps Fleet Tracking

Written by Wes Farrell
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GPS fleet tracking can give your business the competitive edge it needs to succeed. In the constant battle to improve efficiency, we are all inevitably frustrated by circumstances outside our domain of influence. With GPS fleet tracking, however, you can regain at least some of the control that once lay beyond your grasp.

If your business relies on employees to drive a fleet of vehicles, GPS fleet tracking can provide a detailed record of driver activity. It's like riding in the passenger seat of every truck in your fleet simultaneously, without ever leaving your desk. When you can closely examine the status of your fleet at any time, you'll have the information you need to maximize efficiency and employee performance.

How GPS Fleet Tracking Works

While the details may be hard to understand, the basic system is simple. Onboard units on the vehicles in your fleet use signals they receive from a network of 24 satellites to calculate the location of all your vehicles over time, which provides enough information to also calculate their speeds. You therefore have a continuous record of all the vehicles in your fleet.

After calculating a vehicle's speed and location, an onboard vehicle unit does one of two things. In more expensive systems, it immediately transmits this information to your computer so you can monitor your fleet in real time. In cheaper systems, like the popular, Travel Eyes 2, the unit keeps a record of the vehicle's activity to be downloaded later.

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