GPS Vehicle Tracking
Why would you need GPS Tracking?
The term GPS is an acronym for Global Positioning Satellite, a system that uses a transmitter and a series of satellites to triangulate the position of a specific object. This technology is typically used to track vehicles and large pieces of equipment for a variety of purposes.
GPS tracking devices may have a variety of different capabilities. Some GPS devices can interface with a vehicle’s on-board diagnostics system to provide remote diagnostics and performance reports. Other systems may allow vehicle owners to remotely disable their vehicle’s starter.
What are the Benefits of GPS Tracking?
The specific benefits of GPS tracking will vary based on what kind of GPS system is used, the capabilities of the GPS software, and what the solution is used for.
Common benefits of using GPS tracking include:
Reduced Fuel Consumption
GPS tracking helps fleet managers reduce wasteful driving behaviors and unauthorized vehicle use, reducing fuel consumption.
Improved Maintenance Scheduling
Using GPS tracking devices with remote diagnostics helps fleet managers identify which vehicles need preventative maintenance so that small fixes can be applied before they become a larger, more expensive problem.
Reduced Theft Risk
High-cost assets are a tempting target for thieves. GPS tracking allows users to collect recent GPS location data and relay it to authorities, greatly increasing the odds of recovering stolen assets intact and returning them to service.
Lower Insurance Costs
Some insurance providers offer a discount for using GPS tracking on vehicular assets. The amount & availability of the discount may vary from one insurance provider to the next.
Increased Driver Accountability
GPS tracking provides an impartial, verifiable record of driving activities and behaviors. This enhances driver accountability, and allows fleet managers to more accurately track driver adherence to organization guidelines for driving safety, schedule adherence, and more.