Fleet management glossary

What is Telematics?

In a very broad sense, telematics can be used to reference a range of systems, including the internet itself. However, these days, it is more commonly used to apply to vehicle telematics, where location information (GPS tracking) and diagnostics data are collected in real-time to manage a business fleet — cars, trucks, and other assets.
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What is a GPS tracking device?

A GPS tracking device is an electrical unit that can determine its exact location in real time using the Global Positioning System (GPS).
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What is a commercial vehicle?

Commercial vehicles are, broadly speaking, vehicles used for business, in a range of commercial applications.
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What is a dashcam?

Dash cams are portable cameras fitted to a vehicle that record activity in the cab or around the vehicle.
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What is an API integration?

An Application Programming Interface (API) is a bridge between two (or more) independent software systems so they can interact, share data and improve the automation of common business processes.
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What is fleet tracking?

Fleet tracking is real-time tracking of a fleet’s assets using the Global Positioning System (GPS).
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What is logistics?

Logistics is the process of managing the transportation of goods from a point of origin to their final destination.
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What is power take off (PTO)?

Power take-offs are an attachment for large vehicles to connect and as a power a range of accessories including mowers, wood chippers, water pumps, compressors and more.
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What is route planning?

Route planning is the process of finding the most optimised routes, and commonly happens as part of fleet management, particularly with delivery operations and field service businesses.
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