We look at a number of fleet tracking systems to help you make the right decision about which tracking software to choose.
The introduction of GPS into the haulage industry has not only allowed fleet operators to track their assets but is also boosting efficiency and driving down costs. With so many tracking services available, it can be hard to differentiate between them. So we’ve produced a rundown of some of the best tracking software on the market, to help fleet operators decide which service is right for their needs.
Please note that prices have not been provided as cost is usually dependent on fleet size.
Trakm8 specialise in fleet management, insurance telematics, optimisation and dashboard camera systems and can cater for one to 1,000 vehicles. Trakm8’s vehicle tracking solutions range from self-install plug and play units to fully integrated systems that include such features as geo-fencing. Their systems can help maximise utilisation and productivity, ensure vehicles are driven safely and efficiently, reduce fuel usage, accidents and fleet running costs while minimising risk. The software is backed up with a range of mobile and hardware options, including dash cams. The company also carry solutions for assets - such as plant - and trailers to help under-utilisation.
This company are another big player, specialising in sensors and software in the burgeoning field of the Internet Of Things (IoT). They bring their expertise to bear with their fleet tracking system, which brings fleet management, safety and compliance into one place including real-time telematics, connected cameras, geo-fencing and driver apps. They also use wireless sensors to monitor temperature, cargo and equipment. Samsara boasts some impressive stats from clients, for example: £200k saved in reduced accidents, 50% reduction in vehicle idling and 30% fewer customer claims pay-outs. Reviews of Samsara are favourable with 4.6 and 4.5 out of 5 from FeaturedCustomers.co.uk and Capterra respectively.
AMI have a wide range of products and services, of which fleet tracking is one. Their fleet management solution offers a live mobile-friendly customer interface, GPS and geo-fencing. Something that makes them unique is their Servicing Manager. They say: "We realise that it is important to adhere to manufacturers servicing schedules to keep equipment in warranty. Our Servicing Manager automatically alerts you when assets are due for service." UK-based AMI Group also offers analysis and reporting on asset location, daily usage, violations, utilisation, out of hours usage and engine hours - they will also build you custom dashboards. Their testimonials praise the system as well as their quick response to requests and queries.
This award-winning tracking software system offers real-time monitoring, with instant access to vehicle location and status. It also has geo-fencing, which allows managers to establish virtual barriers - sending a notification when a vehicle enters or exits a selected area. Teletrac’s safety analytics also deliver the ability to understand the behaviour of drivers to reduce on-road risk and prevent costly accidents. The company have some impressive stats including 20% reduction in accidents and violations and 30% reduction in fuel consumption. The company was the 2017 recipient of a Gold Stevie award and reviews range from 4.6 out of 5 to 7.3 out of 10 on Trustpilot.
Verizon Connect is a huge company with branches around the world. As such they offer a huge range of haulage solutions and systems that offer increased efficiencies from route optimisation to driver management. Their fleet tracking software for small and medium-sized companies offers increased fleet visibility so fleet operators can avoid missed opportunities, improve productivity and reduce unnecessary costs. Their software boasts remote access, detailed maps, easy-to-use dashboards to help improve asset utilisation and a host of other benefits. Verizon Connect specialise in airline services, haulage, construction and plant, utilities and distribution.
Ram Tracking detail the benefits of their system as fuel cost efficiencies, visibility for clients and productivity increases of 10-20%. Their system offers a live view to see where all drivers are - and what they’re doing - with great coverage through roaming SIM cards. They also offer automatic free upgrades and customisable reports. Ram Tracking work with a variety of businesses, small to large, and tailor systems to match - whether you have cars, van, trucks or a mix - including an enterprise level system for fleets of more than 30 vehicles. Ram Tracking are proud of their 9.5 rating on Trustpilot and receiving the Investors in Customers award in 2017 backs up their claim of unrivalled customer support.
Ctrack offer tracking solutions for small and medium-sized fleets giving complete, real-time visibility of where each driver is, and how they’re driving. The system features:
It should come as no surprise that a name synonymous with satellite navigation also have a fleet-tracking system, nor that its award-winning. Webfleet gives the real-time tracking that most solutions do, but it can easily integrate with existing software and help companies comply with regulations such as mileage, work-time registration and tachograph. The basic service includes cloud-based software on any device and you can add in vehicle tracking devices and even their pro-driver terminal. Their testimonials boast 20% fuel savings and one firm even said they were able to make "50% more trips per day". Reviews of the system include 4.4 and 4.5 out of 5.
Movolytics’ vehicle telematics promises to slash fuel costs, automate dispatching and collect data on every vehicle, journey and driver. One key selling point is a dashboard view of fuel management that shows how much fuel a driver is using - and wasting - and how much they could save. Movolytics also tracks over 150 driving manoeuvres to build a performance profile of every driver to help manage performance and costs. The system also includes smart dispatch to find your nearest available drivers and browse journey schedules, automated timesheets and easy tracking of service schedules with alerts for key maintenance checks. Online reviews of the Slough-based company are positive with 4.6 and 4.7 out of 5.
Pinpointers’ software is developed for coach fleets, but also works for trailers. The system records all journeys for reporting and analysis, but also offers real-time location monitoring so fleet operators can check progress against targets and averages. Pinpointers also offer driver behaviour monitoring that includes harsh braking/acceleration/cornering to assess the best and worst-performing drivers. The system also offers traffic information and real-time alerts for a number of factors such as speeding and geo-fencing. While there are no online review one on-site testimonial reads: "I had years of hassle with other providers for various failings, but your system does exactly what it says on the tin, very affordable, easy to use and does what its supposed to do, what a breath of fresh air!".