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Fleet decisions: vehicle tracking or telematics?

Fleet decisions: vehicle tracking or telematics?

Fleet decisions: vehicle tracking or telematics?

Posted: 29/03/2021

They both sound like they do the same job, but tracking and telematics are separate solutions to fleet management. 

Vehicle Tracking

Vehicle tracking, as the name suggests, lets you always keep an eye on your fleet. Using satellite-based GPS technology that feeds information back to base via mobile networks, you can see where all your vehicles are in real-time. This reporting includes who is on the move, who is at an appointment and who might be available.

This coverage can help you make better decisions about running your fleet, and the data gleaned can be used to help drivers find their destination or fill in mileage reports and other records.

Telematics System

A telematics system includes a vehicle tracking device installed in a vehicle that allows the sending, receiving, and storing managers of telemetry data. The capturing of telematics data can consist of location, speed, idling time, harsh acceleration or braking, fuel consumption, vehicle faults, and more.

In a nutshell, tracking shows fleet vehicles’ location, and telematics delivers this plus more data. 

So, if you are looking to reduce fuel costs, boost safety or increase productivity, investing in either vehicle tracking or telematic system or a combined solution will enable fleet management. Find out how your partner FLEETMAXX SOLUTIONS can help you. Visit your membership pageor call one of our experts today on 01367 704 910.