Fleet vehicle tracking is a must for every fleet owner if he wants to be secure and want to earn maximum benefit. Tracking a fleet enables the owner or the fleet manager to keep a close eye on every activity that goes down during the course.
Most of the companies go for Global Positioning System (GPS) as their tracking technology. Though GLONASS (Global Navigation Satellite System) is another tracking technology that is gaining popularity day by day. Both of these technologies use radio signals that are emitted by the satellites to know the exact whereabouts of the fleet. Then they receive the signal from the nearby tower to get a detailed picture of the surrounding. This image help both the driver and manger, driver gets the exact idea of where he is and where he has to go, where is the traffic and which can be the alternate route. On the other hand manager gets an idea to where his fleet is exactly and can monitor the movement to detail, this helps his company against any theft or illegal activity, which always pose a danger in the fleet business.
Almost all the tracking devices falls under two categories: Active Device and Passive Device. While the Active device gives real time update and information related to vehicle, Passive device stores all the data in the system, which can be seen later once the vehicle returns to the company. Active devices monitors all the data from speed to fuel usage to breaks to route and stores and sends the same information to the system regularly that can be seen by a distant sitting owner or manager of the fleet. While the passive device store the data related to vehicle in the system attached and it can only be seen by using specific software once the vehicle comes back from the work. Active devices are mostly preferred over Passive devices.
Fleet vehicle tracking enables a tight control of owner and manager over their fleet, which is necessary for them so that the operational cost can be brought down and the productivity can be increased radically.
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