Fleet Tracking

How Do Fleet Tracking Devices Work

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Fleet tracking devices are becoming a norm in fleet industries across the board, as they make fleets more efficient and help businesses track data and make critical decisions. Fleet tracking technology has come a long way in the past several years and has become a necessity for fleets. Azuga has some of the best fleet tracking devices on the market. Discover how our fleet tracking devices work, how to install them, and the advantages they bring you. 

What is GPS Fleet Tracking? 

GPS fleet tracking is the process of tracking vehicles, drivers, and assets by harnessing hardware and software that captures key data regarding vehicle locations and diagnostics and sends it back to the main office. This technology allows fleet managers to track, locate, and monitor their fleet vehicles and drivers in real-time. 

How Does GPS Fleet Tracking Work?

The vehicle tracking device connects at three points: 

  1. The vehicle’s engine computer unit
  2. GPS satellites
  3. The internet

Users with a web browser or mobile app can log in and access tracking data in a dashboard that presents the live data in maps, charts, and reports. Users can see where the vehicle is, the health of the vehicle, and even driver behaviors such as speeding and idling. 

How Do You Install a GPS Tracking Device?

It may be hard to believe, but you can install Azuga’s tracking device in less than 20 seconds. You simply plug it into the OBD port and wait for it to light up. Any vehicle built after 1996 should have an OBD port. Once the device is plugged in, it should automatically connect to the software. If you’re having trouble, check out this  YouTube video to see how it’s done. 

What are the Benefits of GPS Tracking? 

Maximize Productivity

Of course, any fleet wants to maximize its productivity, and fleet tracking allows you to do just that. It tells you where vehicles are at any given time, and when vehicles aren’t where they are supposed to be, you can check in with the driver to check what’s going on. Even better, workers who know they are being monitored are more likely to stay on track, meaning everything runs smoothly for your business. 

Assign Crew and Assets Effectively

Fleet tracking has one key advantage in telling you when vehicles and assets start and stop. This way, you can tell when an asset or individual on a specific site isn’t often in use. In this case, you can move them to another location where they would be more effective. For example, if you notice one site has idle vehicles while another has people reporting overtime, you can reallocate your resources, so efforts are more evenly split. 

Reduce Fuel Use

The ability to track idling can save you a ton of money when it comes to saving fuel. Once you start tracking your fleet, you’ll find that your vehicles idle a lot more than you think. Tracking can show you which vehicles are the culprits, so you can reign in the behavior and save a lot of money. Furthermore, route planning software allows you to save even more on fuel costs by making your routes more efficient. 

Prevent Theft

You can set up geofences (virtual perimeters) around certain areas so that you will be notified immediately when your vehicles leave a specified location. If it turns out a thief has struck, you can act right away and tell the authorities exactly where your vehicle is. It is a massive advantage over thieves to be able to track your vehicles. 

Start Tracking Today!

Azuga offers state-of-the-art tracking that you won’t find anywhere else. Don’t believe us? See what you can do yourself with a fleet tracking demo! You’re sure to be impressed with what you can do.