GPS Fleet Vehicle Tracking System Features

What is GPS? 

The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a satellite-based navigation system made up of at least 24 satellites. It can work anywhere, regardless of weather conditions or location. Fleet tracking and telematics is a management system that uses GPS tracking for fleets to monitor the activity of fleet vehicles, employees and equipment. 


GPS fleet tracking uses telematics technology to collect data from fleet vehicles and assets. A GPS tracking device is attached to a fleet vehicle, allowing it to accurately determine the vehicle's position.  

Benefits of GPS Fleet Tracking For Fleet Vehicles

For businesses, the main benefit of fleet vehicle tracking is geo-locating your company vehicles; however, GPS tracking is just one of several helpful features of a well-rounded, comprehensive Telematics program. Telematics can give your fleet access to other important diagnostic features, such as fuel consumption data and driver safety, which will ensure your fleet is running more efficiently and safely.

The GPS Fleet Tracking features include an ariel view of assets, smart maps that provide weather and traffic data, live location sharing with accurate ETAs, and geofencing that offer notifications of assets.

  • Increase fleet visibility with real-time location mapping of company vehicles. This bridges the gap between fleet in the field and your company’s fleet managers to help improve monitoring of productivity. 
  • Implement maintenance alerts based on mileage and engine performance. Your Client Strategy Manager will be able to review your fleet’s data and give insights into your fleet’s health, utilization and recommend preventative maintenance based on engine hours, mileage or time on the road. 
  • Improve route optimization technology software. Leverage the technology to help dispatch vehicles to job sites more efficiently and provide driver’s with route recommendations that may be faster or more effective for your fleet. It can also help drivers receive updates about real-time changes to travel plans.

Features for the technology software include:

  • Ariel View of Assets – Similar to Google Maps, a user can zoom in and view assets in the area. From there, they can click on the asset and move to that location.
  • Weather & Traffic data – This feature is can only be enabled by the administrator of the database per group or for the entire fleet.
  • Live Location Sharing – This feature can be created through the DRIVE app or within MyG. A link is created so that the recipient can see the location of the asset. This link automatically expires once the asset is at the destination.
  • Geofencing – This allows for notifications for assets. This can be set up through MyG iby setting rules. From those rules, alerts and notifications can be sent.

Optimize fleet fuel consumption. GPS technology can help you track mileage and physical location of a vehicle; combined with comprehensive telematics programs, your Client Strategy Manager can help you learn more about your fleet's fuel utilization and mileage patterns to help identify opportunities to reduce unproductive practices. 

  • Develop driver behavior alerts for management support. Address and improve driver behavior and safety while lowering fleet costs with real-time insights from GPS monitoring systems. 
  • Create customizable reporting and analytics. It can be hard to maintain fleet visibility and monitor fleet health and expenses. GPS tracking provides a complete view of fleet insights for you to make data-driven decisions to improve operations.            
  • Track and report on your fleet from your mobile phone. eFleets Mobile App integrates with Enterprise's existing platforms to ensure drivers have what they need whether in the office or on the road – all easily accessible 24/7. Drivers can log and track mileage, locate maintenance facilities, find fuel nearby and more. 

Choosing the Right Technology for Your Fleet  

There is no silver-bullet data and technology solution for every fleet. To make the right decisions, explore various technology solutions and your organization’s specific needs to optimize data-driven results for your company’s fleet. 

Most GPS fleet tracking requires a simple plug-and-play device to be installed into the vehicle, which sends data to cloud-hosted software. Some manufacturers are starting to install telematics software during vehicle production for an even more turn-key solution. The solution you choose should track driver routes and patterns, manage fuel consumption and provide reports on key metrics.  

Enterprise Fleet Management Services 

Learn more about GPS fleet tracking and Enterprise Fleet Management services. We use award-winning technology and analytics to pinpoint opportunities to improve your fleet, whether you’re looking to save money or optimize your operations. Our tools and experienced team give you a clear view of your fleet, helping turn analytics into real recommendations. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What assets are included?

The GPS tracking hardware and a harness for installation.

Does the GPS Fleet Tracking system have a hardware warranty?

Yes, the GO9 device has a hardware warranty. The ProPlus plan at Geotab includes a limited lifetime warranty.

What hardware will be supplied? What kind of hardware do I need?

The GO9 device is the hardware that will be supplied and compatible for most vehicles. Additional hardware is available if needed.

How will drivers react to GPS Fleet Tracking?

Drivers have reacted positively GPS Fleet Tracking as it helps improves efficiency on the road and promotes safety.

Is GPS Fleet Tracking easy to install and setup?

Yes, installation and setup are provided with detail instructions to help guide users. Also, Geotab provides additional resources if needed.