Mar 20, 2023

How Simple is Vehicle Tracking?

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Don’t be deterred by some of the technical terms or extensive capabilities of a vehicle tracking system, it’s a lot simpler than you may think.

In this blog we’re going to be looking at the simplicity and effectiveness of vehicle tracking and why it’s so beneficial for fleet companies.

What is Vehicle Tracking?

Before we tell you about its simplicity and benefits, in case you’re not sure we’ll explain what vehicle tracking actually is.

A vehicle tracking system is a type of software used by vehicle operators and businesses to monitor, adapt and optimise the performance of their vehicles in order to boost their services.

Individual vehicles can be tracked, but due to the clear and concise nature of these systems, vehicle tracking is often best applied to fleet vehicle tracking, allowing fleet managers to easily monitor every vehicle they need to under one coherent umbrella.

How Easy is Vehicle Tracking?

The simplicity of vehicle tracking is unmatched in terms of its subsequent effectiveness in elevating business output while simultaneously reducing expenditures.

Here at Fleetsmart we offer the most effective and easy form of vehicle tracking - Telematics.

Our qualified auto electricians typically install the equipment out of sight behind the vehicle dashboard. Self-install devices are usually placed within the onboard diagnostic port, found within the vehicle footwell.

Standard vehicle tracker installation typically takes around 30-45 minutes; in most cases we arrange for a 1-hour appointment slot. Non-standard installations with remote immobilisation or in-vehicle cameras can take longer.

One of our key benefits is offering one of the most user-friendly vehicle tracking platforms on the market. Within only one or two clicks, you can access the current and complete historic journey information of any vehicle in your fleet.

Telematics systems gather GPS tracking and vehicle specific data to transfer via means including- cellular network, satellite communication, mobile data, and GPRS to a central server. The data collated is then analysed and transcribed into specific metrics for the fleet manager to interpret via our Fleetsmart app or website.

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Benefits of Telematics

Monitored informatics and fleet tracking technology, known as Telematics, can assist fleet operations in a myriad of ways, including:

Route planning and fuel saving

Telematics can allow for more effective journey planning and rapid alternative route selection, all contributing to a greater fuel economy and less financial outgoings.

Proactive Preventative Maintenance

A Telematics system can gauge potential maintenance needs and allow for repair time to be allocated in advance rather than cut into productivity hours. Early detection of issues can lead to preventative maintenance, saving time and money as well as meeting crucial third party vehicle safety compliance requirements.

Boost Safety

Engine and performance metrics are all actively monitored and stored for retrospective analysis, this includes flagging any hazardous behaviour, this can help educate employees or change your own bad driving habits.

Insurance reduction

You may be rewarded for taking the proactive preventive measure of vehicle tracking by your insurance providers. Many insurers see asset tracking as a means of theft prevention and an asset recovery tool.

Fleetsmart Telematics

It’s proven that Telematics can help boost productivity, employee efficiency and fleet operations as a whole; all the while reducing detention, idling, hazardous driver behaviour, fuel consumption and vehicle maintenance costs.

Fleetsmart offer a range of the latest Telematics technology at extremely cost effective prices with scalable options starting from just £6.95 per vehicle per month. With a clear multitude of performance enhancing and money saving reasons to implement telematics to your vehicles, now might be the time to upgrade your fleet.