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GPS Fleet Tracking Can Help Your Business

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GPS Fleet Tracking Can Help Your Business

James Valliere
4 January 2013


There is one business plan that could save your company a great deal of money when it comes to the trucks you have on the road. GPS Fleet tracking is a simple, affordable way to go from spending money to making money.

GPS fleet tracking is a very recent technology that uses the simplicity of a global positioning system to help you monitor the complexities of having multiple trucks on the road. When you install a system that can track more than one truck at once, you instantly have access to information about every vehicle out for deliveries.

There are a million little details that you have to look for when you monitor your vehicles on the road. You are looking for driver and truck whereabouts, driver quality, idle times, general workings of the truck itself and any details regarding pick-up and drop-off. All of these things can be done with one global positioning system that tracks multiple vehicles at once.

With a GPS Fleet tracking system you can view the details of the whereabouts of the vehicle. You can see where the driver has gone and which route they have taken to get there. Of course, you will also be able to see if the driver has taken any detour trips. Occasionally there are situations where you lose trust of your driver. He or she is taking the truck on detours not cleared by the company. A positioning system can help you keep these detours in check.

The GPS Fleet tracking can also help you monitor the driver themselves. You will be able to monitor how long the driver has been on the road. Keeping track of this information can have life-saving potential. A drowsy or tired driver can be dangerous. Being able to monitor when a driver last slept will keep all your drivers safe as well as other automobile drivers on the road with your trucks.

These systems are great for extending the life of your truck. You can monitor how long the driver is letting the truck sit idle. There are certain studies and statistics that suggest idling can decrease the life of the engine. If your driver is repeatedly letting a truck idle for longer than your company has suggested, the global positioning system will help you keep track of these situations.

The system can also help you monitor the truck's inner workings. You can easily monitor when the truck was last serviced. You can see how many miles have been put on the truck since it's last tune-up and you will be able to get it to the shop in a timely fashion. Any engine problems will be taken care of before they cause serious damage to the truck. You can also easily maintain the brakes.

Finally, you can stop worrying about the small stuff. You will be able to properly watch over pick-up and drop-off details. This will help you find time to focus on the larger issues for your company. GPS Fleet tracking can help with this.


Trakpro® delivers demonstrated GPS Fleet tracking and telematics results to big and small scale commercial fleets and customers vehicles around Australia and PNG. Our company offers clients a complete fleet management system that grows with your company.

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