Fleet Tracking


What is Fleet Tracking?

Fleet tracking systems combine a number of advanced technologies to give users more than just the ability to get real-time vehicle locations. Today’s vehicle tracking systems take advantage of new methods of data aggregation and analysis to provide fleet owners with a wealth of information, including vehicle speeds, stop times and locations, idle duration, driving distance, estimated arrival and departure times, and more. Companies are continually finding innovative ways to customize and leverage this rich data to achieve higher performance, such as more efficient routing, more accurate arrival estimates and departure times, and better visibility into cargo status.

Fleet tracking is considered a key component of a broader suite of telematics deployed by transportation companies looking to boost performance and improve fleet efficiency.


How Does Fleet Tracking Work?

The cornerstone of fleet tracking is the Global Positioning System, or GPS. Depending on the system, pieces of vehicle information are sent via GPS, including engine status, accelerometer data, or video. Advanced software programs are capable of processing and analyzing this stream of data to calculate location, speed, idle status, mileage, and trip history. More advanced GPS fleet tracking systems layer on additional sources of information, such as maps, posted speed limits, or traffic, road and weather conditions. 

From GPS signal to dispatcher computer or mobile screen, all this happens behind the scenes over a period of several seconds to a couple of minutes.

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How is Fleet Tracking Used?

Transportation companies use GPS fleet tracking solutions for a growing number of applications.

  • Accessing up-to-the-minute estimated arrival times
  • Getting real-time vehicle location data
  • Locating their nearest available driver
  • Accessing full trip histories
  • Tracking cargo
  • Recovering stolen vehicles
  • Optimizing routes
  • Identifying patterns of excessive idling
  • Monitoring driving speeds
  • Tracking mileage by vehicle, state or driver
  • Getting alerts when vehicles stray from their routes or designated territory

What are the Benefits of Fleet Tracking?

Vehicle tracking systems can help deliver four major benefits to fleet owners and operators, allowing them to find new ways to improve satisfaction, increase productivity and further optimize their assets. 

Benefits of the Lytx GPS Fleet Tracking Solution

The Lytx® GPS Fleet Tracking solution delivers real-time access to your vehicles’ status, helping you to respond faster and improve customer satisfaction while boosting the efficiency and safety of your fleet. With the Lytx GPS Fleet Tracking solution you can: 

  • Gain visibility to arrival, idle, and departure times so you can make fast decisions that can improve your fleet’s productivity. Best of all, it works with the Lytx DriveCam® event recorder, so you won’t need to buy extra equipment, cables, or software.
  • Get route playback to give you an animated trail of where drivers were speeding, and how long they spent at each stop so you can improve your drivers’ safety and productivity.
  • Find your closest driver in both distance and time to location. All customers are time-sensitive, and Lytx makes it easy to locate the driver closest to your service destination so you can quickly respond.
  • Create custom geofences that help you manage driver adherence to approved areas, routes and business hours. Get alerts when vehicles travel in or out of restricted areas or during specific times.
  • Keep tabs on your fleet anywhere, anytime. Our fleet tracking system is cloud-based and built on HTML5, so it works with desktops, laptops, tablets, and smartphones, making managing your fleet convenient and seamless.

Add Lytx GPS Fleet Tracking Today

Lytx installs GPS fleet tracking technology as part of our DriveCam® safety program. No additional in-cab equipment or software is necessary to use Lytx GPS Fleet Tracking. Plus, you can try a DriveCam safety program with Fleet Tracking for 90 days with no further commitment to find out how it benefits your fleet's operations and return on investment. 

Learn how real-time fleet GPS vehicle tracking can help your business. Contact us to try out the DriveCam safety program with GPS Fleet Tracking today.