Most of the fleet company completely depends on GPS for fleet management. As it gives accurate information about the vehicle and also stores the data related to vehicle that can come handy to manager while keeping records.
A manager is responsible for all the work that goes down in the fleet industry. He must pen down every thing that happens, from the work that has been completed to the work that is pending and the work, which he has to assign. He must also know what is the position of his every vehicle.
GPS aids him in accomplishing this task. It has the facility to store data that can be used by manger. It keeps all the record from the vehicle going for fieldwork, to items that are being loaded, to the position of the vehicle and also about all the details that are needed by the manager for his daily report.
GPS collects all the detail of a vehicle from its speed, to fuel usage to break pattern and several other minute detail and then send this to the system with which it is attached. This detail can be seen by a manger or owner by using some software. These details help them to be updated about the fleet movement during a fieldwork and hence it insures security of their investment.
Global Positioning system was originally designed to aid the military personnel but is now widely exploited by fleet owners to earn benefit. The GPS receiver installed in the vehicles receive signal from the satellite and from the nearby tower to generate the image of the surrounding and give the exact position of the vehicle.
GPS also helps the manager in maintenance of vehicle as it keeps the record of its condition and alerts the manger whenever a vehicle needs a servicing. This increases the life of the vehicle.
GPS for fleet management has become essential and it must be used by every fleet owner to make progress in the fleet business to get back the most of his investment.