You may feel that a vehicle tracking system is a little too sophisticated as a means of looking after your company vehicles – or that, as you are a small company which operate a handful of vans or lorries – you don’t have a need for vehicle tracking. If this is the case then you could be wrong on both counts, and you may be pleasantly surprised when you read on about vehicle tracking. Many companies which have a small number of vans and lorries are turning to vehicle tracking as an efficient way to keep abreast of every aspect of the transport side of the business. If you are a transport manager, you will know how important it is to be one step ahead of any potential problems and a quality vehicle tracking system will help you to do this.
A company with a small fleet may only require a basic vehicle tracking system which shows the current location, route, and speed of the vehicle. On the other hand, large scale organisations which operate a much bigger fleet – or those transport managers who require more detailed information – would benefit from a real-time GPS fleet vehicle tracking system. These types of vehicle tracking system also include features such as wireless communication, two-way text messaging and automatic downloads. The GPS receiver can record information for over two months, track idle time via a sensor which tells you when the ignition is on or off and identify and document locations where the vehicle has stopped.