GPS auto tracker units are a great way to manage your vehicle fleet. Depending on how many vehicles you are planning to track and whether you need real time tracking information it might be easier to contract with a local commercial GPS tracking provider. They will install and maintain the tracking units. You will be charged for each unit that is monitored each month. This can be expensive but it does not require you to install the necessary equipment. These units require good cell phone coverage to work properly and the vehicle can only be tracked in areas without overhead obstructions. Tall building, high terrain features and dense tree cover can degrade accuracy.
As an option you can also opt to purchase and use small portable real time GPS auto tracking units. These portable tracking units can be installed or hidden on any vehicle that is to be tracked. Since they are portable you can use one tracking unit to randomly check your employee performance. You will have to either enter a contract agreement or purchase service one month time periods without a contract with a service provider. Usually purchasing services one month at a time is more expensive. This option saves money by only having to purchase one or two tracking units and not having to pay for unit installation. Again these units require good cell phone coverage to work properly and the vehicle can only be tracked in areas without overhead obstruction. Tall building, high terrain features and dense tree cover can degrade accuracy.
If however you want to avoid paying GPS service provider fees and be able to randomly check on your drivers and vehicles then you can purchase one or more passive GPS auto tracking units. A Passive tracking stick can be attached to any vehicle covertly. They are small and do not require a cell phone link which allows them to work anywhere there is an unobstructed sky. Basically these units work anywhere in the world. To properly use this type tracking unit you basically charge or add fresh batteries to the unit then place it in the target vehicle. After a few days you simply retrieve it and upload the data to your computer. Many small vehicle fleet managers use this method to readily and covertly manage their equipment and employees. Once your employees know that they are being monitored you will realize reduced maintenance and fuel costs along with increased efficiency of your staff. All of which will improve your businesses bottom line.
No matter what GPS auto tracking unit you select all will provide you and your business with a tool that will save you money and allow you to serve your customers better.