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Choosing A Vehicle Tracking System

Fitting your vehicles with vehicle tracking equipment can save you money and give you piece of mind.  But if you’re planning to invest in vehicle tracking equipment for your fleet, then you’ll want make sure that you’re spending your money wisely.  There are some things you should consider when choosing a vehicle tracking system.

Firstly, you should decide what type of vehicle tracking system you think will best meet your needs.  For fleet tracking, it’s best to choose a system that includes GPS trackers that are put inside the vehicles that send real time location information back to a central computer.  Many GPS devices can be activated in the event of an accident or breakdown, minimising the impact that such events can have.

A good fleet vehicle tracking system should also have a speed limit monitor.  They will then notify the fleet manager if they drivers start to use excessive speed.  This will help to reduce costs incurred from wasted fuel, as well as ensuring that your drivers are constantly abiding by the law.  It will also make it much easier for managers to discipline drivers that consistently drive over the speed limit.

When purchasing your vehicle tracking system, don’t be tempted to just go for the one with the lowest price.  More expensive systems will have more features and be more reliable.  Fleet management systems will get a lot more use than a GPS system for a single vehicle, so it’s worth investing in a good quality product.