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How fleet tracking from Trakm8 can help manage your fleet

Fleet tracking and fleet telematics have become a vital part of fleet management for businesses around the world. These technologies simplify, improve, and enhance organisations’ fleet management capabilities, saving time and money as well as offering many other benefits such as improved safety.

As a leading provider of world-class fleet tracking and fleet telematics systems, Trakm8 helps organisations of all scales manage their fleets. In this blog, we look at how Trakm8’s tailored fleet tracking systems can help you.

What is fleet tracking?

Fleet tracking refers to the class of technology used to track vehicle location. The technology has advanced greatly in recent years, and the once simple systems that only provided basic location data can now offer a wide range of other useful vehicle metrics.

With these other types of metrics, fleet tracking technology crosses over into another field known as fleet telematics, which can track things like:

  • Fuel usage
  • Collision data
  • Idling
  • Braking and acceleration
  • Battery status
  • Engine faults

Fleet tracking and fleet telematics systems have become indispensable tools for many businesses. They can be useful to literally any organisation that uses vehicles as part of its operations, including those involved in deliveries, logistics, construction, and more.

How does GPS fleet tracking work?

GPS (Global Positioning System) technology is integral to fleet tracking systems. GPS involves a network of satellites in orbit around the earth that establishes a connection with devices on the ground, such as mobile phones or fleet tracking devices. When multiple satellites in the network at different points in orbit link with a given device, they can determine its precise location anywhere on the planet, generally to within a few metres. GPS technology can also be used to determine speed, making it even more useful for tracking vehicles as they drive.

The technology powering GPA systems has been around since the 1960s, but was only available for government and military uses for the first couple of decades. Since the 1980s, it has been commercially available, but it wasn’t until the advent of smartphones that GPS became widely available to the public. Now, billions of people worldwide carry around powerful GPS-enabled devices in their pockets, and many of the world’s commercial vehicles carry GPS-enabled fleet tracking devices.

Using telematics with GPS tracking for your fleet

GPS-based fleet tracking is extremely useful for tracking vehicle location, route, and speed, and it is used by companies all over the world. However, beyond just GPS tracking, a more advanced form of fleet tracking is increasingly being used to monitor various other fleet metrics. This is known as fleet telematics.

GPS fleet tracking and fleet telematics work in a complementary way to provide live, in-depth insight into the activity of vehicles and drivers. helping organisations manage their vehicle fleets more effectively.

Benefits of fleet tracking from Trakm8

Trakm8 creates a powerful range of fleet tracking and fleet telematics products to suit the needs and budget of any business. Some of the key benefits of Trakm8 fleet tracking systems include:

Live location data

The most basic and generally most useful benefit of fleet tracking is the ability to monitor location of individual vehicles from a central location. This massively simplifies fleet management, making the job of logistics staff much more efficient, saving you time and money.

More efficient vehicle use

Knowing the location and route of every vehicle in your fleet makes it far easier to deploy vehicles in the most efficient way possible and remain agile in the face of unforeseen circumstances. For example, if a new job unexpectedly comes through or a vehicle breaks down, it’s a straightforward task to redirect a nearby vehicle to take up the slack.

Safer driving

Fleet tracking and fleet tracking systems from Trakm8 can monitor a range of important metrics such as braking, acceleration, speed, engine faults, and crash data. This kind of in-depth tracking helps to encourage safer driving habits and avoid dangerous road conditions, so is associated with a significantly lower accident rate, keeping drivers safe.

Lower insurance premiums

The lower accident rate associated with Trakm8 tracking systems can result in lower insurance costs. In fact implementing, Trakm8 systems into your fleet could reduce your insurance premiums by as much as 50%, saving you thousands every year.

Reduced fuel use

By monitoring driving habits and optimising routes, fleet tracking and telematics systems from Trakm8 can help you significantly reduce fuel consumption across your fleet. This can not only cut your expenditure but also limit your organisation’s carbon footprint.

Better vehicle longevity

More efficient driving habits, fewer miles driven, fewer accidents, and immediate alerts about engine faults can all contribute to improved vehicle longevity, reducing expenditure on vehicle maintenance and replacement.

Improved customer service

More efficient routes and fleet optimisation can help you complete jobs faster and more reliably, keeping customers happy. Additionally, the tracking systems can be used to provide customers with real-time updates about vehicle location, helping them track their orders.

Advanced fleet tracking, tailored to your organisation

Trackm8 helps you track the location and other important metrics of your entire fleet in real time from anywhere in the world. Read more in our Guide to Fleet Tracking.

In addition to our leading fleet tracking and fleet telematics systems, we also provide other innovative technology for electronic proof of delivery, fleet management, fleet optimisation, and more. Our range of advanced logistics solutions, helps you simplify your fleet management, reduce costs, and improve efficiency.

We create custom fleet tracking and fleet telematics solutions for clients from small independent operators to multinational fleets and household names including Iceland Foods, the AA, and more.

Based in Coleshill, UK, where the vast majority of our products are designed, developed, and manufactured, Trakm8 proudly holds the ‘Made in Britain’ marque.

Talk to us today to learn how our innovative fleet management technology can help you.

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