If your fleet includes large equipment dispatched to remote locations, GPS tracking is essential. According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau, “nearly 1,000 pieces of commercial equipment are reported stolen each month.” No fleet wants to be a victim of crime, but how do you keep track of all of your large equipment scattered over job sites far and wide? Azuga’s GPS equipment tracking system armed with geofencing capabilities is the perfect solution.
What Can Be Tracked?
In short, we can track almost any large equipment you have, whether it has its own power source or not. This includes:
- Fuel Storage Tanks
- Rental Equipment
- Roadside Signage
Indeed, our fleet vehicle trackers are installed on vehicles through an OBDII port, drawing power from the vehicle and interfacing with the onboard computer. But most large equipment doesn’t have this functionality. How, then, do we manage to track all sorts of large equipment?
The Azuga asset tracking system offers two types of tracking devices. First, our rechargeable asset tracker is designed to install on assets normally tethered to 12 or 24 volt systems but that may sit disconnected for periods of time. It automatically recharges itself when the equipment is powered on or connected to a power source but can last up to six months between charges. Next, we have a long-life tracker with an internal battery that lasts up to five years for those assets with no power at all. Both trackers are weatherproof and rugged enough to survive challenging conditions in the field. And both will allow you to see exactly where each piece of equipment is at any given time.
What Is Geofencing?
One of the most valuable features of our GPS equipment tracking system is geofencing. With this software feature, you can draw a virtual fence around your equipment yard, worksite, or any geographic location you like. When assets pass through this invisible barrier, you’ll get an alert telling you that an asset is on the move.
This means if someone tries to steal your heavy equipment from a construction site in the middle of the night, you’ll know about it and can alert the authorities before they manage to get very far. Or if an employee “borrows” a piece of equipment without authorization, you’ll know about that too and can handle the situation the first time it happens, before it becomes a habit.
The technology has positive applications too. Many fleet managers use geofencing to know when equipment is on the move and provide accurate arrival times. On the other end, you can get an alert when equipment is a few minutes away, allowing workers to meet the driver as soon as they arrive.
Other Ways GPS Tracking Improves Your Bottom Line
In addition to preventing theft and unauthorized use, Azuga’s GPS tracking system can also help you boost profits and improve operations.
- Streamline delivery and recovery of large assets. By tracking all of your vehicles and assets on a single map, Azuga makes it easier than ever to know where everything is and deploy delivery vehicles and large equipment more efficiently than ever.
- Manage your yard with ease. It can be time-consuming to find specific assets for those with an extensive yard, or multiple storage locations. If they have GPS trackers installed, you can see where each item is parked at a glance.
- Maximize deployments with usage data. Azuga offers detailed reports on the location and usage of your valuable assets, so you can tell which are being used regularly and which are sitting around gathering dust.
- Solve billing disputes quickly. Have you ever had a customer dispute the amount of time they had your large equipment in their possession? When problems like these arise, Azuga users can show the GPS report as proof of delivery and retrieval times.
No matter what type of large equipment you have or how it’s used, tracking it with GPS is beneficial. Schedule a demo with our experts to learn more about all the ways Azuga Asset Tracking can help your business.