Vehicle Tracking for your Van Fleet

Businesses that rely on a large number of vehicles moving around goods, or providing services can experience the very real financial benefits of a GPS tracking system. Vehicle tracking can help you to gain an advantage over your entire fleet and vastly improve its productivity.

  1. Reduce your fuel costs

Almost everything is monitored by a GPS vehicle fleet tracking system that can help you to reduce your fuel costs. Speeding, for example, is a huge factor in greedy fuel consumption and with the help of the GPS tracking system, you will know exactly who has been speeding, when and where. You can even set it to alert you when the van exceeds set speed thresholds.

  1. Improving driver behaviour

Other major contributors to high fleet costs are unauthorised vehicle usage and improper driver behaviour. Vehicle tracking services can really a variety of information regarding driver behaviour including speed, engine startup and shutdown times and fueling time through a GPS tracking device connected to your business vehicles onboard diagnosing port.

  1. Increasing security and safety

I'm sure you will agree that safety and security are of paramount importance when it comes to the job at hand, and as such a GPS tracking system can play a big part in improving the safety and security of your fleet. GPS tracking can provide information to help youtube recover assets in the event of theft. It can also alert owners if the van is being used out of hours, or leaves an authorised area or route.

  1. Customer service.

With proper mapping software, fleet owners and managers know the location of every vehicle in the fleet in near to real-time. This provides dispatchers with the closest vehicle to any job site. Van GPS tracking provides better routing and dispatching which brings down fuel consumption and mileage and increases the number of jobs that can be completed over the course of a day.

  1. Vehicle management systems can also incorporate a number of things that will help win customer service, including - better routing and dispatching. This will help you to get your customers much more quickly, you'll also be able to determine when a vehicle arrived on a job and when it departed, which can provide accurate and verifiable proof of services.

  2. Active vs Passive vehicle and van tracking 

This means that the data front he vehicle tracking device is transmitted to a remote user at regular intervals to give you the near real-time location data. For passive tracking, all the GPS data is stored in the vehicle tracker and needs to be downloaded once all the vehicles return to the office. You need to be careful of the tracking systems that will give you updates every 5, 10 or 15 minutes as this is live tracking and not as good as the service that you could get with instantaneous live tracking. Now real-time active tracking is available, despite its higher cost because of the huge benefits to having near real-time vehicle location information to make iot on-demand fleet management decisions.