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GPS Fleet Tracking : Back To The Basics

At InTouchGPS many company’s trust us and utilize our services without really understanding how GPS fleet tracking  works. They simply understand that it does. This blog goes into some of the technical technical details in order to explain how GPS fleet tracking works for the curious minded.

What Can GPS Fleet Tracking Allow You To Do?

From any web-enabled device you can instantly receive a complete snapshot of your fleet’s activity. With GPS fleet tracking from InTouchGPS a business owner or fleet manager can do things like:

  • View current location and activity of all of your vehicles
  • See Historic location and activity of all of your vehicles
  • Assign, create and track maintenance tasks so routine maintenance is not skipped
  • Create and receive alerts based on parameters you define
  • Send dispatch communication to drivers email or phone

& Many More!!

So How Does GPS Fleet Tracking Work?

  1. GPS Fleet Tracking devices use satellites positioned around the world to determine it’s location
  2. At various intervals or actions ( 2 minutes or when the engine is turned on for example) the device will take reading of its current location
  3. The SIM card inside of this device sends this reported information through a cellular network to a network operation center
  4. The network operation center then uploads that data to local servers where any web enabled device can access the data in formatted tabs through our application.

To learn more about GPS Fleet tracking and how InTouchGPS can offer you peace of mind all while reducing costs and increasing revenue fill out the form on the right to contact us today.

Fleet Maintenance Management

The fleet maintenance feature on our application allows you to track and record all of the scheduled maintenance on your vehicles. By providing an accurate way of  determining when a vehicle is due for maintenance you minimize the potential downtime of the vehicle and avoid the more expensive problems which occur when vehicle scheduled maintenance is not done.

(Many clients also use this feature to keep an accurate service history on their vehicle, which helps with the resale value.)

Fleet Maintenance Management Should Be Easy!

When you click on the maintenance tab, you’re going to see all of your saved maintenance tasks and the current status of those tasks. If you complete a task you can clone the task to start back over so you don’t have to input the information or you can simply close it. You also have the ability to filter by tasks, stage, and other criteria.

Tied in hand with the maintenance tasks are the maintenance alerts.

If you choose to enable the maintenance alerts, you can also have a specific user to receive the alert that the specific maintenance task is coming due soon or has become past due.

Don’t think you have to limit the tasks to mechanical tasks. Since you can choose for something to be due on a certain date or by accrued mileage we have seen many customers put things such as license renewal, permit submissions or other time based things where they want a visual reminder and an alert so nothing falls through the cracks.

If you are looking for a simple yet effective way to manage your fleet maintenance program contact us today.

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