What is Fleet Tracking Software?

Fleet tracking software helps fleet managers to interpret data from fleet tracking GPS systems which they use to monitor their fleets, drivers and all rolling assets. Fleet tracking software converts the data from GPS devices into relevant insights and practical dashboards. This way fleet managers can efficiently track and identify the location of their vehicles, regular maintenance, driver habits and overall safety and production. Being able to know where each vehicle is at all times allows for improved fleet scheduling, upgrades to route planning and fuel consumption management.

How does fleet tracking work?

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How does fleet tracking work?

Fleet tracking GPS devices are first installed to the vehicles that businesses wish to monitor. From here, the hardware collects data such as location, speed, idle time and diagnostics, which is then stored in the device. The collected data is then uploaded onto the software dashboard via a wireless network. The information can then be accessed from any location on any device.

The GPS device then displays the fleet tracking data on a map in real-time. This data may include the routes travelled by the drivers, how fast they have travelled, pin points of each location, and more. Everything will be set up in the background, so managers will only have to login to the fleet tracking software and create automated reports and alerts for the information that is most important for them.

Benefits of fleet tracking software for your business:

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Benefits of fleet tracking software for your business:

Reduce insurance costs - Most insurance companies will offer a discount on their premiums when a company installs fleet tracking GPS to their vehicles, meaning lower monthly insurance costs.

Monitor where your vehicles are - Being able to locate your vehicles in real-time helps trans­port­ation companies communicate more efficiently between drivers and customers. Fleet tracking GPS can also be used to monitor driver activity to ensure they are using the vehicles for business purposes only.

Minimise operating expenses - Using fleet tracking software has been seen to help companies reduce their overhead costs by eliminating excess fuel consumption, monitoring unauthorised vehicle usage and maintaining overtime expenses. The install­ation of the GPS system gives managers the ability to monitor driver activity more closely and alert them if they are engaging in unauthorised activities.

Improve driver safety - The use of a GPS system and software for fleet tracking has improved the safety of drivers and goods. When drivers are faced with issues during their trip, they can be rerouted to avoid possible problems occurring. This minimises accidents and congestion, and improves the overall safety of all drivers on the road.

Earn customer trust - Poor delivery services can be the reason why many customers move from one brand to another for their goods. Tracking your fleet allows customers to monitor and track their deliveries, and know when they will reach their destination. This reassures customers that their goods are safe and updates them on when they will be delivered.

Find out how Webfleet Vehicle Tracking software can help you and your business to track your fleet more efficiently.