For many HGV fleets in the United Kingdom, adding GPS trackers to their trucks has offered a lot of advantages to how they manage their fleet. From simplifying compliance to reducing fuel consumption and saving time with digital tachographs
Truck tracking is more than just adding a GPS tracking unit to give fleet managers the exact location of their trucks in real time. It can help with a range of fleet management problems including efficient routing, optimised fuel consumption and driver timesheets.
Advanced fleet management solutions designed for specifically for HGV fleets
Inseego offers a wide range of optional modules that work with your HGV tracking system to meet your exact fleet requirements. These advanced tools help deliver unrivaled visibility and control across trucks, trailers and drivers to drive down operating costs, achieve regulatory compliance and enhance fleet performance.
Tracking devices for safer, more efficient trucking fleets.
Using GPS vehicle tracking devices, trucks can be managed in real time, offering business owners extra functionality and peace of mind. Trucks can be routed and dispatched efficiently. Customer support teams can provide more accurate time frames for deliveries and pickups, using the exact location of trucks in the field, and knowing the total number of vehicles in service.
A truck tracking system with GPS also offers fleet managers ways to improve driver behaviour, monitoring dangerous driving indicators such as speeding, harsh braking or acceleration, swerving, as well as the ability to add on-board cameras for improved situational awareness and driver fatigue detection.
Fleet managers can use this data to improve their driver safety program, using objective GPS tracking data, allowing them to focus on the specific risks affecting their fleet.
Reduce fuel costs with GPS tracking units
Fuel costs are one of the biggest expenses for fleets, but fuel consumption can be minimised using an HGV navigation app that routes drivers in the most efficient way.
GPS tracking devices can also be used to monitor wasteful idling (idling used to power PTOs can be removed from this reporting).
Driver behaviour can also be monitored to make sure drivers are driving in an economical way, which can also reduce fuel usage, while improving driver safety at the same time.
Combine HGV specific satellite navigation with GPS tracking
HGV specific GPS satellite navigation can be a lifesaver for truck drivers by providing them with reliable, turn-by-turn directions to get to their destination. This can give drivers more peace of mind and reduce stress levels, as well as avoiding delays with getting lost or fines for taking routes that are not suitable for heavy goods vehicles . E.g. low bridges, narrow lanes etc.
HGV’s that are used to visit client sites and provide professional services can benefit from exact location positioning and live tracking, allowing customer support teams to easily stay in touch with technicians about their next job, with detailed navigation to get there efficiently.
Using commercial truck navigation designed specifically for heavy commercial vehicles, drivers can enjoy less stressful driving between jobs and deliveries, with overall improved fleet performance.
More than just truck GPS trackers
Truck tracking devices can provide fleet managers with more than just the exact location of their trucks. Add extra functionality such as panic buttons for drivers, temperature monitoring (for refrigerated trucks), battery powered trailer trackers, real-time PTO event tracking, SMS alerts for urgent mechanical or safety issues, and lots more.
You can discuss the GPS tracking requirements for your entire fleet with our sales team, and find out how you can extend your truck fleet telematics to include all your mobile assets, no matter where they are located.
An asset tracking and vehicle tracking system can complement your GPS lorry tracking, offering a complete end-to-end solution.
Frequently asked questions
How much does it cost to put a GPS tracker on a truck?
Pricing will depend on what type of GPS vehicle tracker you choose or what features your truck trackers need. Have a quick chat with our sales team to get a quote on pricing for your GPS tracking devices and getting them installed on your trucks.
Where is the best place to put a GPS tracker on a truck?
The exact location will depend on the configuration of the truck’s dashboard, however GPS lorry trackers are generally installed close to the fuse box (for ease of connecting wiring) with the GPS antenna located closer to the windscreen (it can still be concealed under a plastic dashboard, however the easier it is for radio GPS signals to reach the antenna, the better).