Home: Our Solutions: Fleet and Asset Management: GPS Fleet Tracking FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions – GPS Fleet Tracking 

GPS tracking allows businesses to know where their vehicles are, where they have been, and where they will be tomorrow and the months ahead. A comprehensive GPS fleet management platform does more than vehicle location — it provides metrics such as vehicle speed, engine performance, driver behaviour, progress towards job completion, and more. It takes the guesswork out of daily management. With access to this information, businesses can make integral decisions about their fleet including route optimisation, maintenance needs, asset availability and utilisation.

Q: What is GPS Tracking?
A: A GPS tracking device traces the exact location of your vehicles at any given time – as well as where they were yesterday and where they’ll be in the days and months ahead. With vehicle tracking, your business can make integral decisions about your fleet operations from route optimisation to maintenance needs, asset availability and utilisation. Keep track of your drivers and monitor their behaviour on the road, whether a vehicle is idle or travelling to and from a job.  

Q: How does GPS Fleet Tracking benefit my business?
A: With the ability to make more informed decisions and identify operational inefficiencies, you can significantly grow your bottom line and manage finances for your fleet more effectively. Greater visibility into your fleet will also help you optimise the routes your drivers take, in turn improving customer satisfaction. 

Your drivers will reach their destinations faster with real-time insights to detect inefficient travel times and possible delays. Keeping your customers happy with more streamlined processes will ultimately generate positive word of mouth reviews for your business.

Q: What data does GPS Tracking capture?
A: GPS tracking does more than just monitor your vehicles on a map. It also provides invaluable fleet management metrics like vehicle speed, engine performance, driver behaviour, progress towards job completion, time spent on the road, fuel usage, engine idling, unauthorised vehicle use and more. Real-time fleet analytics data provides immediate insight into the status of your drivers, updates on traffic conditions, maintenance needs, traffic incidents and policy or regulation breaches as they happen.

Q: Will GPS Tracking sync with my other back-office systems?
A: Teletrac Navman’s Business Intelligence module will aggregate your GPS tracking data with information from your back-office platforms to provide a complete picture of your fleet operations. You can connect vehicle and driver information with payroll, taxation, billing or any other data source. This can be customised based on what’s most important to your business. 

Q: Can I maintain connection to my fleet on-the-go or outside mobile coverage?
A: A GPS fleet tracker allows you to maintain constant contact with your fleet via a mobile device, whether you’re in the office or out in the field. SMS or email alerts of fleet activity, such as excessive idling and unauthorised use, will allow you to stay up to date when you’re on the go. Satellite tracking will also enable you to track your vehicles even when they’re travelling outside of mobile coverage. 

Q: Can GPS Tracking be used to monitor equipment as well as vehicles?
A: Telematics is not only useful for tracking vehicle movements, but also extracting data from machinery to improve business operations. Just like vehicles, machinery can be monitored using GPS tracking to keep track of idle time and maintenance requirements, while measuring metrics such as water pressure or heat. You can also use telematics to take readings from equipment, like diesel pumps or generators, instead of asking somebody to manually record the information.

Q: How does GPS Tracking help to keep my drivers safe?
A: Visibility into driver behaviour allows you to quickly identify unsafe trends or breaches of safety regulations. You’ll be able to track behaviours like speeding, harsh braking, stop-sign violations or idling and provide real-time driver feedback. You can also measure and rank driver performance to encourage and improve safe-driving behaviour across your fleet, with a single view of drivers engaging in high-risk behaviour. Electronic logging of driver hours will improve fatigue management by ensuring drivers take sufficient breaks, minimising inaccurate diary entries and streamlining the whole process.