How to implement automatic vehicle location technology?
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.
However, many companies offer telematics along with the tracking software. So, this leads us to the next step.
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.