Frequently Asked Questions – GPS Truck Tracking 

Teletrac Navman GPS truck tracking solution captures data from your trucking fleet to enable your organisation to make better informed decisions that will benefit your fleet, staff, and your business - which will ultimately have a positive affect on the services you promise and beyond to your customers. 

Data captured from your fleet can also be used to ensure that your drivers are operating your assets in a safe and efficient manner. Your truck can tell you if it has been idleling for too long, if its been braking, cornering, accelerating harshly, and if it its due for a service through our reporting suite or live alerts that feeds back to our fleet management platform DIRECTOR that can be accessed through smartphone, tablet, or desktop. 

Q: What is GPS Truck tracking?
A: GPS truck tracking software 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 more informed decisions about fleet operations from route optimisation and maintenance needs to asset availability and utilisation. Keep track of your drivers and monitor their behaviour on the road, whether vehicles are 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: Will GPS tracking sync with my other back-office systems?
A: Teletrac Navman’s Business Intelligence module will aggregate your truck 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 of 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: What data does GPS tracking capture?
A:A GPS Truck Tracker 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, idling activity, unauthorised vehicle use and more.

Real-time visibility into fleet analytics data will help you to make more informed decisions and manage the variables that matter to your business:

•    Cargo – Monitor the temperature of refrigerated compartments
•    Hazards – Ensure drivers carry gas and petroleum safely by monitoring behaviour like speed and harsh vehicle use
•    Logging – Keep drivers safe in this high-risk environment by tracking onsite and offsite location
•    Stock – Expedite delivery times and minimise idling to ensure efficient stock drop-off and pick-up
•    Containers – Gain real-time visibility into location of containers and how long they spend at the depot or a customer’s site

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.