Use of GPS systems in fleets

8. Aug 2023

Fleet GPS systems offer numerous benefits to companies that own and operate fleets of vehicles. Here are some of the key benefits.

What are GPS systems in fleets?

Fleet GPS systems are technological solutions used to track and monitor vehicles in real-time. These systems collect information about vehicle location, speed, fuel consumption, and other relevant data and send it to a central computer system.

This information can then be used by fleet managers and dispatchers to improve vehicle performance and efficiency, facilitate route planning and optimization, and identify and address traffic violations and safety issues. GPS systems in fleets can also help reduce operating costs by providing better visibility into vehicle fuel consumption and maintenance needs.

In addition, GPS systems in fleets can also help improve driver and passenger safety by providing real-time information about the location of vehicles and the ability to quickly provide assistance in the event of an accident or other emergency.


Use of GPS systems in fleets

Fleet GPS systems are typically managed through a central computer system connected to a fleet of vehicles. The GPS tracking devices in the vehicles continuously send information about location, speed, and other relevant data to the computer system, which then analyzes and processes this data.

Fleet managers and dispatchers can then access this information to monitor vehicle performance, plan and optimize routes, detect and resolve traffic violations, and make other operational decisions.

Here are some examples of how GPS systems can help fleetmanagers in their daily routine:

  1. Improved fleet management: GPS systems enable fleet managers to monitor the location, speed and performance of vehicles in real-time, allowing them to quickly identify and fix problems, improve efficiency and increase productivity.
  2. Optimization of routes and deliveries: By using GPS systems, companies can optimize routes to save time and money, and dispatchers can use traffic information to find alternate routes to minimize delays and make deliveries more timely.
  3. Improved safety: GPS systems allow fleet managers to provide real-time information about the location of vehicles and quickly provide assistance when an accident or other emergency situation occurs. GPS systems can also help monitor compliance with speed limits and other safety guidelines.
  4. Reduced operating costs: By using GPS systems, companies can reduce the fuel consumption of their fleet by avoiding unnecessary trips and detours. In addition, GPS systems can help reduce maintenance costs by monitoring the condition of vehicles and detecting problems early.
  5. Improved customer service: GPS systems can help businesses keep customers informed of the status of their deliveries and provide accurate arrival times, which can improve customer satisfaction and help boost the company's image.

fleetster Geo & Tracking uses GPS data for vehicle location and route optimization

fleetster offers software and hardware solutions that can be selected depending on the needs of the customer. These include:

  • GPS tracking: Fleet managers can track and manage the location of their vehicles in real-time.
  • Route optimization: The system calculates the best route for each job, based on the traffic situation and other factors.
  • Driving behavior analysis: The system collects data on drivers' driving behavior.
  • Maintenance management: The system reminds fleet managers of necessary maintenance work and helps them keep an eye on the condition of their vehicles.
  • Theft protection: With the help of GPS, stolen vehicles can be quickly tracked down and recovered.

Depending on the customer's requirements, fleetster can offer different solutions.