Smart Fleet offers many plans to best fit customer’s needs, including no contract options. Not being locked into a contract can help lots of fleet managers decide if fleet tracking is best for them. With this option, fleet managers can explore the features of GPS tracking to see how it can benefit their business.
How Does GPS Work?
First, how does GPS tracking work? GPS tracking works by using a combination of government satellites, cellular towers, and of course, the internet. First, the GPS tracking device locks onto a triangulated signal from the 24 government satellites in the sky. These satellites can determine the GPS units latitude and longitude. That data is stored in the device and then pushed to the cellular towers within the network. Once it communicates with the cell network, the data is pushed to the internet and Smart Fleet’s cloud-based software. This entire process takes only a few seconds, translating data at high speeds to get you the GPS tracking data as fast as possible.
Benefits of GPS on No Contract Plans
Second, what are some benefits of GPS tracking? One benefit is the anti-theft measures fleet managers take by installing GPS tracking. If a vehicle is stolen, having real-time tracking data can significantly decrease recovery time and loss. Dash cameras also play into this in identifying the person behind the vehicle theft. Dash cameras also can fall under a no contract option to make things more flexible for fleet managers.
Another benefit of GPS tracking is managing maintenance. Plug and play devices can record diagnostic trouble codes, or DTC, which help management determine when the check engine light turns on. Being able to remotely discover this information can assist and getting maintenance scheduled before it’s too late. Being able to input costs spent on maintenance can also assist in determining when vehicles need to be replaced.
Driver Rewards with No Contract
Lastly, a benefit of GPS tracking is driver rewards. Smart Fleet’s new SmartScout Elite system offers a great way to offer driver rewards to drivers. Drivers are scored on behaviors such as idling, speeding, and harsh braking to give the driver a score. Management can easily see each drivers score and reward good drivers with electronic gift cards to stores like Walmart and Home Depot. Additionally, managers can determine which of their drivers need better coaching on the road. All of these features are available on the no contract plan.