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A GPS Fleet Tracking System is a technology that uses personal computing, mobile telecommunications, the GPS, Global Positioning System and the Internet to track your mobile vehicles. Today this technology is extensively used in fleet management to track the vehicles to enhance the quality and efficiency of services. A vehicle tracking system involves the installation of an electronic device into your vehicle, or fleet of vehicles, which contains specific software that enables you to track the location of your vehicle. This is done by collecting data in the process from the field and delivers it to the base of operation to track the exact location of the vehicle.

GPS tracking fleet management

A GPS Fleet Tracking System is a technology that uses personal computing, mobile telecommunications, the GPS, Global Positioning System and the Internet to track your mobile vehicles. Today this technology is extensively used in fleet management to track the vehicles to enhance the quality and efficiency of services.

A vehicle tracking system involves the installation of an electronic device into your vehicle, or fleet of vehicles, which contains specific software that enables you to track the location of your vehicle. This is done by collecting data in the process from the field and delivers it to the base of operation to track the exact location of the vehicle.

Vehicle tracking systems are extensively for fleet management by the fleet operators for functions like fleet tracking, routing, dispatch, on-board information and security. Also termed as GPS Fleet Tracking System, this technology is proving itself very beneficial to identify, locate and maintain contact reports with one or more fleet vehicles in real-time basis.

In today's fleet management tracking the commonly used technologies are GPS or GLONASS technology used for locating the vehicle. Vehicle information can be monitored on electronic maps with the help of Internet or a pre installed computer software.

Today there are basically two types of fleet tracking systems used in the vehicles: the AVL (Active) and EATS (Passive) technology. The third one may be the hybrid of both the technologies.

Passive device allows you to store the information of GPS location, speed and any trigger event such as key on or off, door open or closed. The device is removed form the vehicle to transfer all the data for further evaluation once the vehicle reaches the destination or returns from there.

However, if you are using an active device you need not to download the data later but you are transmitted with the real time data with the help of cellular or satellite networks to a computer or data center that can be evaluated instantly.

GPS tracking system has proved to be a boon to the fleet management for several organizations for commercial use. This tracking system helps you to reduce the transportation costs by monitoring your vehicle. It also helps you to manage vehicle fleet effectively and protect the business and personal property by monitoring or locating your vehicle. In addition to that it is also very useful to maintain customer satisfaction as you can monitor your fleet with the exact time and date to reach the destination ate right time.

Thus, GPS tracking has enhanced the ability to manage and monitor fleets and has provided an excellent solution to proper fleet management.

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Posted on: February 10, 2012

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