GPS fleet tracking systems have become an inevitable part of the fleet business. These tracking systems are present in the market in abundance.
All the fleet tracking systems fall under two types:
- Active device: These devices are the most widely used devices as they provide real time update and information about the vehicle and fleet. These devices store the data related to vehicle in the system with which they are attached. This information is also sent to the system of the manger and owner of the fleet and he can see all the minute details related to fleet and vehicle using some sophisticated softwares.
- Passive device: These devices store all the details related to vehicle but it can only be seen once the vehicle comes back from the fieldwork. This is the reason why they are not in much use.
Global Positioning System famously known by the acronym GPS is the most widely used tracking technology. Apart from this GLONASS (Global Navigation Satellite System) is also gaining name and place in the tracking technology.
Tracking technology actually designed for the military personnel is now being used by every fleet owner and manager. They use the radio signal that is emitted by the satellites to pinpoint the position of the vehicle, then the signal emitted by the nearby tower clears the surrounding picture and displays the detailed picture of the surrounding. This helps both the manager and driver. Driver gets the information of where the vehicle position is and where he has to go that is the destination position. He also gets the route information and the traffic detail so that he can choose the most efficient route to the destination. Manager gets the information and speed of the fleet, he also come to know about the halts that are being made by the fleet and how long these were made. Fuel usage can also be seen using the tracking systems. All these information helps in making sure that there is no illegal use of their vehicle and that the work is done on time reducing the overall operational cost.
GPS fleet tracking systems must be used by every fleet owner and manager if they want to take their business a long distance.