WHAT ARE THE MOST COMMONLY USED GPS TRUCK TRACKING FEATURES?
Whether it’s dangerous driving, HOS or route changes, a real-time alert feature in GPS truck trackers gives you the ability to notify a driver of important changes instantly. Monitor driver behavior, promote safe driving, easily identify possible HOS violations, and notify drivers of route updates with instant alerts.
Driver Score Cards
Receive real-time performance metrics for your entire fleet, drill down to each individual driver and pinpoint drivers most at risk. Easily communicate performance trends across your business while creating driver safety programs that will have a real impact on minimizing risk.
Now that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) ELD Mandate is fully enforced, some aspects of digital compliance are now required in the trucking industry. Any truck tracking system worth installing should be equipped with FMCSA-compliant elog functionalities. Some GPS truck tracking systems make HOS compliance easy to manage with a view of all drivers’ statuses in one dashboard to quickly identify those at-risk of exceeding their drive time limits.
Get instant updates from driver pre-trip inspections through electronic driver vehicle inspection reports. Instantly find any vehicle or safety concern, schedule maintenance and maximize vehicle up-time.
IFTA (International Fuel Tax Agreement)
See the full picture of how you are spending money on fuel, mileage and taxes within the U.S. and Canada. The cloud based data is instantly accessible for easy filing. The International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) is an arrangement among U.S. states and Canadian provinces. Taxes are paid on motor fuels, and IFTA allows commercial motor carriers to register in one state and have these tax assessments paid out to all participating areas according to their fair share. IFTA was created for truckers who frequently cross state lines on their routes. It simplifies accounting and payment of fuel taxes and relieves trucking businesses of some paperwork.
Have full visibility across your fleet and know where all vehicles are, at all times with reliable GPS truck trackers. Knowing vehicle location helps with job assignment, keeping customers up to date and driver protection. Vehicle location is often used alongside other activities that enable businesses to identify points of in-efficiency in their workflows, one great example is measuring wait time at customer depots.
Ensuring drivers are in the right places at the right time is critical to working more efficiently. Managers using truck tracking systems are able to apply geofences – or digital borders – around any areas they choose and can set alerts or timestamps indicating when a vehicle enters, or leaves said area. This allows managers to expose key areas where their vehicles are taking longer than expected.
Making sure your vehicles are operating at peak performance is the best way to eliminate unexpected maintenance issues and keep your vehicles on the road. Truck tracking systems allow you to digitally schedule manufacturer-recommended services so you can deploy your trucks with confidence that they are fit for the road.
Learn the complete story of where and for how long your vehicles are spending time and see key activity alerts for events such as engine idling, unauthorized vehicle use and drivers being at risk of HOS compliance. Truck tracking systems also capture data from other vehicle sensors, enabling businesses to better understand processes and identify unusual behavior. Sensors can measure a huge range of activities including pumps being activated, doors being opened and taillights being dropped.
Ensure the safety of your fleet by visually seeing how your drivers are performing in the field. Truck tracking systems with dash cams can eliminate fraudulent insurance claims and improve driver safety by providing valuable training aid to support coaching programs.
Monitoring all vehicle activity is critical when assessing workflow efficiency and fleet safety. Truck tracking systems integrated with IoT sensors can identify unusual vehicle behavior, this can include doors opening and closing, hydraulic pumps turned on, lifts activated, seatbelts being used, lights out and/or tire pressure being low and more.