Vancouver, BC November 28, 2013 — Agile Tracking Solutions is announcing the availability of SpeedGauge, an international provider of driver behavior and speed management solutions for commercial trucking fleets. This will allow customers of Agile Tracking to easily activate SpeedGauge’s innovative services directly from the GPS platform. SpeedGauge allows fleet managers to improve safety by reducing speeding in every location their vehicles operate. Now Agile Tracking can rapidly utilize the most innovative speed monitoring solution on the market.
SpeedGauge compares vehicle speeds to posted speed limits as part of its regular service for all interstates, side roads, and rural and urban streets – anywhere a speed limit is posted. Fleets using SpeedGauge can set customized speeding thresholds to receive reports of all incidents that exceed those limits, as well as a street view map of the location where the infraction occurred. This ability extends to yards and terminals – anywhere a fleet operates.
Excessive speeding is a major factor in 30 percent of fatal truck accidents and is a leading indicator of other types of poor driving behavior. SpeedGauge customers have come to understand that speeding is one of the easiest driver behaviors to control. Therefore, monitoring and controlling speed reduces accidents and speeding violations, both of which lead to substantial costs in fines, repairs and liabilities as well as insurance premiums and company reputations.
The addition of SpeedGauge’s services complements the already extensive functionality and customizable features built in to Agile Tracking’s GPS tracking platform. Agile Tracking provides customizable GPS tracking software, wireless data plans and hardware that empowers fleet managers with dispatching, routing, in-cab driver messaging, geo-fencing, vehicle maintenance reminders, and a host of other tools. The platform fully integrates several hundred GPS devices, such as the Cal-Amp LMU trackers, Queclink’s GV series, Novatel MT series and devices from many other manufacturers, providing fleet managers a solution that is powerful, flexible and quickly implemented.
By combining the technologies, users are able to gain a more granular analysis of their operations to provide additional transparency to a business and enable managers to run their fleets more efficiently.
Route optimization …this is a hot topic in the GPS tracking industry. Route Optimization can mean many different things. It’s all about fleet management and getting more done with less resources. Knowing where your vehicles are is the first priority…you need a starting point if you want to send an optimized route to your driver. This point to point optimization gets your vehicle to your customer site faster while burning less fuel. This is basic route optimization and can be done on the Agile platform with just a few clicks. Or simply use a smart phone for directions.
The next step is route optimization for multiple stops. After all your stops are entered you can sort them or optimize them as required before you send the route to the driver. Some mapping sites like Mapquest have route optimization features that calculate the most efficient route. The challange is typically these services to not take into consideration construction delays and traffic problems.
Garmin navigation devices that can be integrated to your GPS tracking platform can offer route optimization functions at the Garmin level… a world leader in GPS navigation devices. A series of stops can be sent to the Garmin Nuvi or Dezl via your tracking platform and in turn the Garmin can set out the most efficient route…like magic. There are other more costly software solutions that you can use for even a higher level of route optimization. Ask us and we will be happy to explain your options and look at what is just right for your business.
Today I wanted to talk about GPS tracking systems for fleet management and why it is a no brainer for any fleet. In today’s world of high energy costs, high labour costs, and low priced wireless data, GPS tracking makes more sense than ever.
The Aderdeen Group is a respected world leader in research publications and they found that the average fuel savings companies enjoyed was between 10% and 20% after implementing a GPS tracking solution. Fuel savings typically pay for the cost of GPS tracking on its own.
However the Aberdeen Group also noted that the main reason fleet managers use GPS tracking is to enhance customer service. In today’s highly competitive market companies are always looking for ways to be more responsive to customer requests and GPS tracking does just that.
Imagine if your client is waiting for your delivery or service call…GPS tracking allows you to share the progress of a vehicle as it makes it’s way to the customer site. This is a huge convenience for customers, eliminating those time consuming calls asking when your truck is expected to arrive.
Another emerging benefit is driver behavior reporting. New GPS tracking devices have an accelerometer built in so they can detect harsh braking, cornering and hard acceleration. Now your drivers can be rewarded for safe driving habits and insurance costs will come down as you witness a reduction in accidents.
GPS tracking systems for fleet management can do even more things like helping you to project your company as an enviromentally friendly organization. GPS tracking systems for fleet management allows you to optimize routes and reduce inefficiences with your fleet. Thanks for visiting our blog and reading this far. We beleive in what we do!
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