How to implement automatic vehicle location technology?
asked Oct 14, 2019
answered Oct 31, 2019
If you have this question, it seems like you have a fleet to track. In this scenario, we can identify three steps:
Step 1: Install telematics devices in vehicles if you don’t have them yet
Usually, vehicle location data is collected by a GPS locator. It’s integrated into the telematics module which then transmits the tracking data. The image below from Exeros Technologies demonstrates it in more detail.
Step 2: Choose an off-the-shelf vehicle tracking solution or design your own
It can be a fully packed fleet management system with a routing module. Otherwise, you can look for a separate GPS fleet tracking system. Some of the best ones are:
- Advanced Tracking Technologies - monitors vehicle use and driver behavior
- USFleetTRacking - both hardware and software for vehicle tracking, includes live traffic and weather reporting, monitors driving conditions, starts at $29.95 per vehicle
- GPS Trackit - alerts for theft and unauthorized movements, temperature monitoring, detailed reports on vehicle use and driver behavior
Step 3: Integrate the chosen software into your management system.
If you would also like to optimize your fleet’s route, we have an article addressing this need.