GPS fleet tracking is the process of tracking vehicles, assets and drivers utilizing hardware and software to capture important data regarding vehicle locations and diagnostics while sending the information back to the main office. This allows fleet managers to locate, track, and monitor their fleet of vehicles in real-time, as well as monitor driver behavior in an effort to increase driver safety that generate a positive return for the business through improved operational efficiencies.
Telematics is the branch of information technology that deals with the long-distance transmission of computerized information. Telematics was coined from "telos" meaning long distance and "informatics"—itself a combination of information and automatic/automated.
The vehicle tracking device connects to (1) the vehicle’s engine computer unit, (2) GPS satellites, and (3) the internet. Information captured from the vehicle and GPS satellites, along with data generated by an accelerometer in the tracking device, is sent in an encrypted form over the internet to the Azuga servers.
Using a web browser or mobile app with a secure connection to the internet, authorized individuals with user credentials can access this data in a dashboard that presents live data in maps, charts, and reports that make it possible to see how and where a vehicle or asset is being operated. It is also possible to read data on vehicle health, as well as specific driver behaviors, such as speeding, idling, and harsh cornering, braking and acceleration.
No two businesses are the same—the solution which works for one business may not be the best fit for yours. These guides will help you decide what criteria your business should use when assessing potential telematics providers.
Azuga customers have told us that using our GPS fleet management solution has helped their business:
Yes, our solution has a robust fleet GPS tracking app and can be used on both Apple and Android devices.
Scores are points given to drivers based on their driving behavior. It helps you identify best-performing drivers, as well as high-risk drivers, in your organization.
Azuga generates scores for events such as hard braking, speeding, hard acceleration, idling, cornering, distracted driving, and seatbelt usage. It calculates scores on a scale of 0-100. Scores are generated daily, for the previous day’s driving.
The Driver Rewards Program is an initiative that aims to change the relationship between fleet managers and drivers. This feature helps fleet managers easily reward their best-performing drivers.
Scores and leaderboards provide inherent competition among drivers to drive safer, however rewards make it even better. In fact, many studies have shown that smaller, but more frequent recognition has a lasting effect and not only changes driver behavior but also helps you retain your best-performing drivers.
Rewards are gift cards given to drivers based on their scores and driving behavior. Drivers can redeem these gift cards at stores integrated with Azuga. By default, rewards are sent via email. Some of the brands from which drivers can claim their rewards are: Amazon, Burger King, Home Depot, and Walmart.
The Rewards page on the Azuga website allows you to reward a driver, view reward history, recharge your account, and manage brands. The web page also displays your current account balance and expenses for the last seven days.
An alert is a notification that is sent to you when your vehicle violates a company policy, (threshold set while creating this alert). Alerts are sent via email. You can set the conditions to trigger an alert. Alerts help you monitor vehicles and driver behavior.
A geofence is a virtual boundary around a geographical area. You can create geofences for different zones such as head office, client location, and home.
A geofence has a defined radius. Every time a vehicle enters or exits a geofence, it is logged in the Azuga application. With the help of geofences, you can determine how long a vehicle was in a particular zone.