For fleet management GPS tracking provides the best solution. This tracking technology not only display the data it collects but also store them in the system with which it is attached. And this is the reason it has become the most widely used tracking technology around the world.
Fleet owners today know the importance of managing a fleet as it yields them profit and earn them back what they have invested on the fleet. And managing a fleet today is not possible without the help of tracking technology.
Though GLONASS (Global Navigation Satellite System) is a recent tracking technology but GPS (Global Positioning System) is mostly used by fleet owners. Also most of the vehicles today come attached with a GPS device.
GPS tracking technology gathers all data related to vehicle like the speed with which it is traveling, its fuel consumption, how many time a particular vehicle has made the halt and how long the halts were made and also keeps an eye on the driver?s behavior. All these informations are then send to the system of manager or owner who can take a look at all of them with the help of some of the softwares.
GPS tracking solely works on satellite signals that are received by GPS receiver attached in the vehicle. However one can also attach a GPS receiver from outside if the vehicle does not comes with one. They also connect with the towers that are near the vehicles in the course that helps them display a more detailed picture of the surrounding. This picture helps the driver to know the exact position of his vehicle and where he has to go. He can feed in the destination position and then GPS gives the direction to it. It also helps to select the shortest route to the destination that saves both fuel and time, thus reducing the overall operational cost.
GPS tracking also insures the safety of the fleet as it gives minute-to-minute update to the manager and owner. This helps them to know where the fleet is headed and is there any unusual movement, if there is they can immediately take some action on it.
Fleet management and GPS tracking both are necessary to run a fleet business and a fleet owner must give equal weight to both of them.