US fleet tracking practices differs greatly from fleet tracking practices in other countries. The United States is a melting pot of cultures, customs and traditions. Some of the traditions or practices
we see in other countries seem strange to us, just as ours would seem strange to them. For example, In Greece when a child loses a tooth, it gets thrown on the roof for luck instead of here where the tooth gets tucked under the pillow where a fairy enters your home and trades it for money…okay maybe some of our traditions seems a little strange as well. While there are not a lot of traditions associated with fleet tracking, it is interesting to compare and contrast the practices in US fleet tracking and companies elsewhere around the world. Let’s look at three of those differences.
US Fleet Tracking
In US fleets most service vehicles are four wheeled- primarily trucks and vans. In Europe and Asia over half of the registered business service vehicles are two wheeled- motorbikes fitted with large baskets or pull-along trailers carrying the goods.
Since the mid-90’s “going green” has become more and more important in the US. Going green is not as important to developing countries, however in other 1st world locations such as the European union it is important. While cost reduction and increase of profits is usually the main reason US fleet tracking is utilized, a greener fleet is a nice secondary benefit.
US Fleet tracking uses the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) network. This network incorporates a range of satellites that use microwave signals that are transmitted to GPS devices to give information on location, vehicle speed, time and direction. While GPS fleet tracking is relatively new, the core technology framework it is built upon has been a staple infrastructure in North America for quite some time and is reliable and used in all almost every corner of the United States and other parts of North America. (InTouch GPS has a few clients in Canada and some that operate back and forth between the American and Canadian border- while this is a small percentage we are proud to offer incredible service to these companies.) In other parts of the world, there is not an established infrastructure and to even consider having fleet tracking similar to the US fleet tracking set-up is an impossibility.
There are many other aspects contrasting US fleet tracking practices against those in other countries, however wanting to run a successful business can be considered a universal idea. To learn about how the US fleet tracking that InTouch GPS provides can specifically help your organization, contact us today.