GPS tracking enabled on modern vehicles is able to do much more than tell you where a vehicle is at any given time or where it is going. Used in combination with the right software platform, GPS is able to develop a complete and vivid picture of the behavior and performance of the entire fleet. You can use it to create long-term images of the driver’s fuel economy, route efficiency, and working hours.
The software platform on which your GPS system is based, or on which it is based, is crucial. The more features you have here, the easier those features will be to use, the more knowledge and support the GPS tracking system can give you.
The best software interfaces for GPS systems are user-defined and able to provide standardized reports. Common standard reports will include history; minimum time; Location reports; stop reports; speed reports; and complete summaries of the behavior of individual units or entire fleets. User-defined reports are based on this information customizing reports so that the information provided by the tracking system becomes company or fleet-specific.Typical examples of user-defined parameters on a GPS tracking software platform are map locations, which can be freely added by the system user; permitted vehicle usage limits, which can be re-added to any location and can cover any area. The purpose of these parameters is twofold: firstly, to make the reports delivered by the software platform as significant as possible for the individual user (as noted above); secondly, allow the system to flag alerts if vehicles start transgressing predefined limits.
The GPS software platform can also be used to set full fleet reminders for MOT, services and tax payments. Everything that applies to the daily, weekly, monthly, or annual operation of a fleet can be set as a reminder, ensuring that fleet efficiency remains as high as possible.
The more customizable the software platform of the GPS tracking system, the better it will be for individual companies. By developing your own personalized reports and alerts, you are able to fully model GPS software to the needs and personality of your business. This means full control over the data you get from the system, and that means meaningful reports, delivered whenever you need it, that can help you address fleet issues and develop new procedures to maximize your business’s potential at every stage of your life.
Employees can also be monitored and managed using the GPS system. As drivers, the behavior of fleet employees is directly related to the company’s performance through the middle of the vehicle. This means that you can track and change not only mechanical issues, but issues related to the routes your drivers choose or the time you spend on the road. Customizable reports on the driver’s working hours, delivered through gps tracking system software, ensure that all drivers adhere to safe working hours and reach the right amount of rest between journeys. Photo: Pixabay