Vehicle tracking, or fleet tracking, connects the location of your vehicles with software that collects fleet data. This fleet management solution shows precisely the time spent behind the wheel and when, where and how your fleet is utilised.
Webfleet Solutions' vehicle tracking and fleet tracking solutions deliver the real-time location of every vehicle in your fleet. This allows you to adapt quickly to new developments and make smart, informed decisions. Our vehicle tracking system tells you which employee is closest to any new assignment as well as giving you instant access to important vehicle information and driving behaviour information such as speeding or harsh braking. Vehicle tracking can save you money and make your business more efficient.
Always know where your vehicles are, in real-time.
Get proof of delivery and provide insight on time spent at a customer.
Identify where to make savings by comparing previous trips.
Increase transparency to your customers by providing precise ETA's.
Respond quickly to customer emergencies by sending the driver with the quickest estimated arrival time.
Save admin time and be tax compliant with mileage registration.
Real-time vehicle tracking
Whether your drivers are parked or on the move, get their precise, mapped location with WEBFLEET. This can help with proof of delivery and allows you to monitor working-time guidelines compliance.
Informative tracking and tracing
Identify where to make savings by tracing previous trips. Our vehicle tracking system accurately records hours worked or hours spent behind the wheel and remembers where each vehicle in your fleet has been for up to 90 days in the past. This feature of the vehicle tracking and fleet tracking system provides an instant overview of vehicle movements, highlighting anomalies and exposing patterns in your business.
Instant, direct alerts
WEBFLEET provides alerts instantly when a vehicle enters or leaves a previously designated area or nominated geo-zone.
Reliable mileage registration with WEBFLEET Logbook
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Choose between TomTom maps with extremely accurate traffic information, Google maps including street view or satellite maps
Dashboards and customized reports
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Manage your fleet operations on the go
You don't need to be at your desk to control your fleet. With WEBFLEET Mobile, it's all right there in the palm of your hand.
- Real-time vehicle and asset tracking
- Two-way communication
- Trip management
- Dispatch new orders and jobs
- Notifications and alerts
What is vehicle tracking?
Vehicle tracking works by combining automatic vehicle location programming with software that is able to collect and maintain said data. It’s triple function of acquiring, storing and, ultimately, processing location data allows trackers to get a vivid understanding of where a vehicle is located, all in real time.
By delivering real-time and historical locations of the cars, vans or trucks in a business’ fleet, vehicle tracking solutions help the fleet manager to both manage their workflow effectively in the moment and take better informed action to improve it in future.
What is a GPS vehicle tracking system?
Vehicle tracking by GPS works just as the name suggests. Using a global positioning system, users are able to monitor fleet vehicle locations as it relates to their geographical location.
Depending on the nature of the device, the registered information may be stored internally or broadcast in real time to a cooperating programme. Some GPS trackers use cellular data (such as those found in most contemporary smartphones), while others use satellite signals to store and project the information.
Satellite-managed GPS tracking systems require no phone service to provide real-time updates. Consequently, they are well-equipped to handle more challenging routes in which acquiring a signal is a rare and unlikely occurrence. In either case, however, GPS systems are dependably accurate.
Why use a vehicle tracking system?
When it comes to fleet management, the benefits of a vehicle tracking system are many. Vehicle tracking allows fleet managers and supervisors to know where their drivers and cargo are at all times—a very helpful feature for handling unexpected situations and a powerful tool for ensuring some of a business’ most valuable resources are kept secure, safe and in good condition.
Vehicle tracking systems can also help you set more accurate estimated times of arrival, particularly if the solution you are using offers accurate traffic information. With that functionality, you can adapt to unexpected jams and alert your driver to alter their route.
A reliable vehicle tracking solution can also provide proof of delivery, if required, while also giving you insights into how much time is being spent with customers.
Driver communication and performance evaluation are both also improved by vehicle tracking. For example, a vehicle tracking solution could provide insight into how drivers are behaving behind the wheel that can be a good basis for focused coaching and improvements.
Vehicle tracking can also help with route planning. It could provide insights on how to select faster, more efficient routes in future, or guarantee that drivers are remaining within compliance as it relates to laws dictating how many hours they are permitted to work consecutively in a single shift.
In short, the service allows a level of fleet oversight never before realized by legacy technologies.
What are the benefits of tracking and tracing?
Tracing previous trips your vehicles have made is a great way to identify where savings can be made and greater levels of efficiency can be created in your workflow. A reliable vehicle tracking system will accurately record hours worked and hours driven. Users can also see the historical position of their vehicles, in some cases going back as far as 90 days in the past.
With this information, you can better assess how your fleet is performing and how your resources are being utilised. Patterns and anomalies can be identified in how your vehicles move day to day, so you can make intelligent choices as to how to improve.
How much does vehicle tracking cost?
How much vehicle tracking costs strongly depends on the type of plan that you select. Things like the number of vehicles you wish to track will impact the overall cost of your vehicle tracking solution.
However, while there are certainly costs built into adopting a vehicle tracking system, there are also savings associated with the service as well. For example, performance improvements linked to increased oversight may save fleets money on mileage, time and other expenses that are associated with underwhelming efficiency.
How does a vehicle tracking system work?
Vehicle tracking operates through global positioning systems. To start, vehicles are outfitted with hardware devices that serve as receivers for important satellite signals. Layperson vehicle tracking may not require anything more than a smartphone, while other systems could involve an installation of some kind.
The GPS-enabled device remains in constant communication with the satellite while the vehicle is in motion. In addition to including information about the specific location of a vehicle, many tracking systems are also able to furnish other key data points, such as direction and speed.
Yvonne Thompson, WGM Engineering GroupFuel cost savings of 22% were achieved.
Bryan Campbell, Blackbourne Integrated M&E8% decrease in driving time.
Neil Yates, Binclean SAFuel expenditure dropped by around 15%.