Most of the insurance claims in the industries we serve are the result of a theft of property. Loaders, Skid Steers, Hi Lifts, Generators, Graders, are examples of construction equipment that is frequently stolen. Of course, regular cars and trucks get stolen too. Personal items like Boats, ATVs, Motorcycles, PWCs, Golf Carts, and Side by Sides are popular with thieves because the theft is often unnoticed for days. Landscaping companies have been hit hard with thefts of Trailers and Zero Turn Mowers recently.
The term “Driver Behavior” is a catch all phrase that has many meanings. To many, the first thought is speeding. Usually that’s not the last thought, as it is quickly followed by thoughts of swerving through traffic and then to thinking about the underlying behaviors: harsh braking and rapid acceleration. Even idling with the engine running becomes a factor in evaluating driver behavior. As a business owner with vehicles in the field, these aren't random thoughts, driver behavior, and specifically ‘bad’ driver behavior is a pressing business concern. Its not taken lightly and tools to assess and manage the trends are valuable. Our system provides several tools to help evaluate each of these factors providing insight to allow you to make good decisions: correct the bad behaviors and reward the good.
One of the most valuable benefits of GPS Tracking Information is time tracking. The tracking device receives accurate time and position from the GPS satellite constellation. It can also sense whether the vehicle's ignition is on or off. Armed with this data, Tracker Systems' tracking software can tell you with a great deal of repeatable accuracy where the vehicle is when it stops. Run Time, Distance, Idling time and Stopped time can be compared to employee time sheets and compared across your fleet to identify less than optimal or inefficient routes as well as employees spending time at activities other than work.
GPS Tracking Reports are the individual data messages sent by the GPS tracking device each time a certain parameter is met. When a certain distance has been traveled or time period reached, or external output signal received, the device sends a data string. This data consists of the unique equipment identifier, latitude and logitude, date and time, speed, heading, and other important information. The tracking device connects to the cellular data network and sends this data in short bursts to our servers the instant it is obtained. When our servers recieve the reports, they parse and organize the data into databases and prepare it for display in the website software. These basic building blocks when organized reveal an amazing amount of detail.
A key to efficiently managing your resources is to be able to locate, identify by capability and coordinate your fleet effectively. The goal is to get your people, your vehicles or your assets to the right place at the right time. Quickly and cleanly, without a lot of confusion. With our integrated Dispatch module, we help make it easier to conduct and manage dispatch communications, right from your desktop. No special hardware is required.
Capture Real World Events
GPS Trackers have the capability to capture real world events through what's called auxiliary inputs or digital I/O. These discrete on/off events, such as opening and closing doors or turning motors on and off, if wired with relays or switches can send a signal. The GPS tracking device then monitors these auxiliary inputs and either includes the information on the regular reports, or if a change is detected, a special message is sent to our servers.
The real power of event monitoring, with GPS tracking devices, is that the data is captured, along with all of the regular GPS data. This allows you to review the data in a couple creative and interesting ways.