What is vehicle tracking?

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Vehicle tracking systems connect tracking devices with appli­ca­tions to help businesses locate and monitor their vehicles in real-time. This comes with a huge range of uses for companies in trucking, aviation, boating and delivery, amongst many other industries.
Every large-scale commercial vehicle operation in Europe will now use some form of vehicle tracking in its operation. This article looks at how this technology works and why it is so prevalent for commercial fleets.

How does vehicle tracking work?

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How does vehicle tracking work?

The technology behind vehicle tracking is actually quite simple. Using GPS, the vehicle tracking system accurately pinpoints a unit's current location at all times. This data is transferred via either a cellular network or satellite network to a remote server. It is then processed and made available to vehicle tracking software and appli­ca­tions.

This whole process takes no longer than a few milliseconds, ensuring constantly updated real-time location data for every vehicle of your fleet. Vehicle tracking is often a component of a more extensive telematics system, gathering other types of data from your vehicles such as their condition, speed and accel­er­ation. All this data may be used later in order to make educated executive fleet management decisions.

Vehicle tracking software

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Vehicle tracking software

The hardware side of vehicle tracking is so simple and so compact, it could be installed into personal belongings like wallets, purses or pets. What really differ­en­tiates the various vehicle tracking solutions on the market, however, is the service level and software they offer.

This software may either track a single vehicle, track an entire fleet or be a complete fleet management software suite gathering and presenting a massive range of diagnostic data alongside the geographical locations of the vehicles. Thus, the scale of operation is one of the most important factors in choosing an appropriate vehicle tracking solution for your company.

The main purposes of vehicle tracking

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The main purposes of vehicle tracking

Vehicle tracking has become a mainstream staple of many commercial vehicle fleets for a number of very good reasons. Here are some of the main purposes of vehicle tracking for business fleets.

  • It creates the ability to optimize routes and schedules more easily in order to increase the fleet's overall efficiency;
  • It helps keep a fleet secure, as a company can react quickly if a vehicle is in a location it should not be;
  • It enables a greater level of trans­parency toward business partners, as the whereabouts of any good within a fleet can be precisely shown.

Vehicle tracking allows for a better under­standing of the inner workings of a fleet. It also comes with many advantages that may lead to significant cost reductions throughout a company as a whole.

What are the benefits of vehicle tracking?

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What are the benefits of vehicle tracking?

A good vehicle tracking management system can bring benefits to your business in the following areas:

  • Higher customer satis­faction. By introducing real-time vehicle tracking, you’ll be able to pinpoint how far away your drivers are and provide more accurate ETAs to your customers.
  • Increased produc­tivity. GPS data tells you when, where are and how your vehicles are being used. This information will show you where you can boost efficiency and improve processes.
  • Improved security. A vehicle tracking device can help you monitor the movements of your vehicles and act quickly if something unexpected happens.

All these benefits ultimately reduce costs and lead to more revenue for your business.

How to implement vehicle tracking in your company?

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How to implement vehicle tracking in your company?

If you’re considering imple­menting vehicle tracking with GPS for your fleet, you’ll need to install tracking devices in the vehicles you’d like to track. These devices link your vehicles to the office, giving detailed vehicle tracking data to your fleet management system.

Webfleet Solutions provides vehicle tracking via the LINK (in-vehicle tracking), a hardware device that has a GPS receiver and GSM transmitter. Fleet managers can simply log into their WEBFLEET fleet management software to monitor the movements of their vehicles. You can see vehicle locations, manage job dispatch and workflow, and analyze driving styles to improve fuel efficiency. Our Profes­sional Driver Terminals offer an enhanced vehicle tracking solution with two-way commu­ni­cation with the office.

WEBFLEET’s vehicle tracking solutions

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WEBFLEET’s vehicle tracking solutions

WEBFLEET’s vehicle tracking solutions allow you to:

  • Track: locate and identify your vehicles as quickly as possible in real-time.
  • Trace: access historical trip information for vehicles, including start and end positions, distance, speed, fuel levels, and driving events such as harsh braking or harsh steering.
  • Create areas to receive real-time alerts when a vehicle enters or leaves the designated area.
  • Use a logbook to automate trip recording, differ­en­ti­ating between business and private trips to prove your fleet’s mileage and cut admin­is­tration time.

We offer basic, advanced, and expert levels of vehicle tracking. Do you want to track your vehicles, cut costs and save time on the road? Find the best vehicle tracking solutions for your business.

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