There are many GPS fleet tracking companies in the market that provide render services related to tracking system. These technologies are beneficial for those who are in fleet business.
Fleet is the term used for a group of vehicles; these vehicles can be buses, trucks, cars, vans, ambulance, ships and others. They are mostly used in private businesses however many government company also use a group of vehicles for transportation and other purposes.
Management of such fleet is called as fleet management and it has become a matter of life and death in the past few years to sustain in the fleet business. Tracking devices aid the managers and owners in this management.
GPS (Global Positioning System) and GLONASS (Global Navigation Satellite System) are the two tracking technologies that are widely used and provided by the fleet tracking companies. They work completely on the radio signal emitted by satellites same like the other tracking devices. Using this signal and the signals emitted by the nearby towers they pin down the exact position of the vehicle.
The GPS devices that are installed in the vehicles have receiver that receives the signals emitted by the satellite and nearby tower, and thus all the data is shown on the display and is stored to for future use. Mangers and owners sitting at a distant place can also see the same data.
Besides, the GPS devices that are preloaded in the vehicle can also store data related to speed of the vehicle, breaks usage, fuel usage, halts that were made by the vehicle, course of the vehicle, idling time, and several others. This helps the manager to keep a close eye on the very movement of the fleet. A single deviation from the original path can be seen with the aid of this technology.
By just storing and seeing the data recorded by these tracking system managers can keep up the daily records they have to maintain. They need all the data related to vehicle, task and driver for daily use and for future references, this could be maintained easily by the aid of GPS.
Not only the manager gets all the benefit but the driver?s of the fleet too can get the guidance to which route should be selected, where the traffic is on, the chances of being lost becomes less, and more importantly these devices alerts the driver in case there are chances of accidents.
GPS fleet tracking companies provide these systems at range of prices depending on the modification particular company wants.