Gps Vehicle Tracking

Written by Wes Farrell
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You driver is supposed to be out making a delivery. Do you ever wonder what he's really up to? He's probably doing exactly what he's supposed to, but sometimes that suspicion won't go away, and can even interfere with employer/employee relations. With GPS vehicle tracking, however, you can monitor the activity of all your drivers, and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing your employees are doing their job.

The same GPS technology that in recent years has allowed people to navigate without a map or a compass can now be used to increase your company's productivity through vehicle tracking. An onboard unit uses satellite signals to calculate your driver's location. But instead of using this information merely to assist in navigation, it also calculates additional values, like the driver's speed, and provides a record of all this information for you to review.

Which GPS Vehicle Tracking System Is Right for Your Business?

The most advanced GPS vehicle tracking systems use active GPS tracking technology. This means onboard units transmit information directly to your office, so you can monitor your drivers' activity in real time. You will want this type of system if you hope to use the information to communicate with drivers while they're still on their routes.

Otherwise, you may want to consider the cheaper passive GPS vehicle tracking technology, such as Travel Eyes 2. Onboard units with this type of system still record information like a driver's speed and location, but instead of transmitting this in real time, they instead maintain a record of vehicle activity to be downloaded later. You can use this type of system if you don't need to interact directly with your drivers while they're away, but merely want to find out later what they've been up to.


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