Car GPS trackers and lighthouses are suitable for installation on personal and commercial, passenger and freight transport. Picking a GPS tracker for a bus or specialized equipment, you need to outline the range of tasks that are planned to solve with its help. And what kind of functions can GPS carry out for trucks?
GPS monitoring of trucks
The GPS Tracking Solutions receive signals from satellites, determines their coordinates from them and transfers this data to the dispatcher server or phone. The tracker does this regularly, and based on the information obtained from it, a track is formed on the map – a route along which the transport moves. At the same time, the time of the beginning and stopping of the movement, all stops, the average speed of movement and on a specific segment of the path are recorded.
But locating and tracking movement are not the only functions of GPS devices. Most vehicle Tracking software are equipped with built-in accelerometers that respond to changes in the position of the vehicle or cargo, temperature sensors. And using all the functions of the tracker and connecting additional sensors to the GPS, you can create an integrated monitoring system with other features:
- Speed control, notification of exceeding the maximum permissible speed.
- Assessment of the quality of driving by fixing jolts, jerks, shocks, speeding.
- Information of temperature outside the specified range.
- Control of fuel drain, its level, and flow rate, as well as places of fueling.
- Control of opening/closing the cargo hold.
- Identification of trailed equipment.
- Identification of the driver and checking the presence of the passenger in the cab of the truck.
- Notification of a parking stop.
The GPS beacon for tanks is usually used in conjunction with a fuel level sensor (FTI). The sensor can determine the level of any liquid that is transported in the tank. These data are transmitted to the GPS monitoring server. Such a system helps to determine where the tank was unloaded or loaded, how much liquid was drained, along which route the transport moved between loading and unloading.
The GPS tracker is used for voice communication with the driver, listening to the situation in the cab, and in the event of an emergency the driver can immediately report this by pressing the alarm button.
Benefits from the introduction of GPS monitoring in freight transport
What kind of tasks can be solved by providing a cargo vehicle with a GPS tracker with a variety of sensors? There are a lot of them:
- The supervisor or dispatcher knows where each of the machines is located at a particular time.
- The client of the carrier company can access the monitoring server and track the movement of its cargo; this increases the level of confidence in the performer.
- Left flights, deviations from the route and schedule, long downtime, non-compliance with the speed limit, inaccurate transportation, the theft of part of the cargo will not go unnoticed.
- Accurate accounting of fuel consumption is maintained, facts of draining or refueling with low-quality cheap fuel are recorded at random filling stations.
- Increases the labor discipline of drivers.
- Reduces the risk of damage to the cargo due to a violation of the temperature regime or inaccurate driving habits.
- The accounting is simplified.