When managing a fleet of vehicles, knowing the real-time location of all drivers allows management to meet customer needs more efficiently. Whether it is delivery, service or other multi-vehicle enterprises, drivers now only need a mobile phone with an Internet connection to be inexpensively tracked by and dispatched efficiently. Company cars, vans, trucks, buses, and other types of vehicles or equipment can now be installed with GPS tracking systems that capture location data every few seconds and then send it back in a real-time map display. Fleet management systems also provide in-depth performance metrics, identifies problems such as excessive speeding and idling, inaccurate time-sheets, unauthorized vehicle stops and personal vehicle use.
Real-time GPS vehicle tracking is an essential component of any fleet tracking system. Fleet managers often need up-to-the-minute information to troubleshoot, communicate with people in the field or simply ensure that operations are running smoothly. Vehicle tracking systems involves tracking the location of all fleet vehicles for mapping and reporting purposes. Fleet management systems are commonly used by fleet operators for fleet management functions such as routing, dispatch, on-board information and security.