For fleet management GPS tracking technology is the most dependable tracking technology and it make sure that the big investment rendered by the owner of the fleet remains safe.
It is being widely used in the fleet business to monitor the movement of their fleet. It is important to know where their fleet is, what it is carrying and where it is headed.
GPS (Global Positioning System) works on the satellite signals that are received by GPS receiver attached in the vehicles. Though most of the vehicles today come attached with GPS receivers, one can also attach them from outside if a vehicle does not come preloaded with it.
Fleet management involves maintenance of vehicles as well. As the whole of fleet business depends on vehicles, it becomes necessary that their conditions be checked regularly. It is also crucial to sent them to servicing in regular intervals so that their life gets increased. All these can be done only with regular watch on vehicles, especially when they return from fieldwork. GPS installed in the vehicle monitors the condition of the vehicle and sends an alert when it needs servicing.
Apart from this, for managing a fleet it is also important that the manager remains in contact with his vehicles every minute. He must be aware of the current position of a vehicle so that he can call it whenever there is an urgent work.
GPS tracker installed in the vehicles records the data like speed of the vehicle, fuel usage of vehicle, pattern of breaks applied and many other minute details related to vehicle. This are stored and also sent to the system with which it is attached. The manager and owner of the fleet can supervise this data from their system with the help of some sophisticated software.
This GPS technology was at first designed to aid military personnel but later became an interim part of fleet business and is now widely exploited all around the world. Though many new tracking technologies like GLONASS (Global Navigation Satellite System) have surfaced but GPS still keeps its place intact in fleet management.