Isuzu Commercial Truck of America is ready to use GPS tracking. The truck maker has named Fleet Director, a fleet management product from Teletrac, as the GPS system that will be available to help customers monitor the performance of their Isuzu N-Series trucks and the trucks’ drivers. Three models of Fleet Director will be available, allowing managers to use a variety of important data to assess various aspects of their business.
GPS tracking on a vehicle allows the vehicle owner to know where his car or truck is at all times. A small device can be easily attached almost anywhere on the vehicle, and then this device sends signals to satellites positioned at fixed spots above the earth. Computers coordinate the information from these satellites to read the latitude and longitude of the device. Then the owner of the tracking system can watch a map on his computer screen and see where the vehicle is.
A wealth of information is available from this kind of system. It can show where the vehicle is at the moment, or it can draw a route traveled in the past. It can update the location at varied rates, from a few seconds to several minutes. Some devices can be remotely activated or de-activated, saving battery life and providing information only when needed. Devices can be set to monitor other data beside location, including if a door is open, what the weather is like where the vehicle is, what speed the vehicle is traveling at, and even how tightly a driver navigates a corner.
For users of systems like the one chosen by Isuzu, the possibilities are virtually endless. What do you want to know about your fleet? In what ways do you want to keep your drivers accountable? You can see if the driver is exceeding the speed limit, habitually braking too harshly, or taking corners unsafely. You can analyze the routes trucks take and develop better routes, saving time and fuel or avoiding traffic and hazards.
You can use your information to find ways to reduce idling time and cut fuel costs. You can check on diagnostic information that acts like a mechanic to report if there is engine trouble. You can better keep up with the combination of mileage and idling time to know what maintenance the vehicle should get. In short, fleet tracking is an amazing way for truck fleets to save money and make a productive business.
Article Written by Kadence Vyra