A basic vehicle tracking system includes the ability to monitor a vehicle’s location through an internal GPS system, the ability to monitor its status through an internal engine diagnostics system, and the ability to receive alerts via text message or email when the vehicle is in a predetermined location or when a predetermined status is reached.
Depending on your specific needs, a vehicle tracking system can help your fleet run more efficiently, monitor driver behaviour and improve overall driver productivity. These systems can help you improve vehicle performance, increase fuel efficiency and lower maintenance costs, among other things.
The five must-have features in a vehicle tracking system include:
Route Optimisation and Scheduling
A vehicle tracking system can help you determine the most efficient route for each driver and can help you monitor driver behaviour. By creating a route schedule and adding it to a tracking system, the system will automatically notify the driver when a new route is available. This can help your drivers adhere to a schedule and ensure that your fleet runs more efficiently.
In addition, the tracking system can be set up to monitor each driver’s route. If a driver veers from the scheduled route, they will be alerted through their vehicle’s dashboard. This can help your fleet run more efficiently and keep your drivers on schedule. This system is ideal for businesses with a fixed delivery schedule, such as a courier service or postal service. It can also help your drivers avoid common traffic bottlenecks and improve fuel efficiency.
Real-Time Location Tracking
Location alerts can be set up to monitor a vehicle’s location in real time. This is beneficial in case the vehicle needs to be recovered or a shipment needs to be held until the driver arrives. A vehicle tracking system can also be set up to track a vehicle’s location if the driver has not checked in at a scheduled time or if the vehicle’s speed falls below a predetermined speed limit.
Vehicle Maintenance Scheduling
An advanced vehicle tracking system can be set up to monitor vehicle status and alert you when a vehicle requires maintenance. You can set up alerts that will notify you if the vehicle has not moved for a prolonged period of time or if the vehicle’s engine overheats. You can also choose to track the engine’s oil levels so you will be notified when the oil needs to be changed. This can help you reduce maintenance costs and increase your fleet’s overall efficiency.
A vehicle tracking system can be set up to send text messages or email alerts to your drivers or supervisors. You can choose to receive alerts when a vehicle is in a specific location or when a vehicle’s status changes. For example, you can receive an alert when your vehicle enters a certain city, when the engine reaches a certain temperature, or when the vehicle is involved in a collision.
Driver Behaviour Monitoring
A vehicle tracking system can be set up to monitor driver behaviour through a G-sensor. This system can help you monitor a driver’s speed, acceleration and braking. If a driver exceeds a speed limit or accelerates or brakes too quickly, he or she will be alerted. This can help reduce driver fatigue, which can lead to driver error and accidents.
A vehicle tracking system can be an invaluable asset to your fleet. These systems can help you run your fleet more efficiently, monitor driver behaviour and increase your fleet’s overall productivity.
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