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For the manger use of GPS for Fleet Management has become critically important in the past decade. Without the use of this technology it is hard to survive in the cutthroat competition.

For the manger use of GPS for Fleet Management has become critically important in the past decade. Without the use of this technology it is hard to survive in the cutthroat competition.

GPS (Global Positioning System) works on the radio signals emitted by the satellites and that by the nearby tower of the vehicle. This signals are then received by GPS receiver that come preloaded in vehicle. Most of the vehicles come built with a GPS device however it can be installed in those vehicles that doesn?t have one. They use the signal to narrow down the position of a vehicle and to form an image of the surrounding than they guide the driver about the traffic and the to which route will be the best to the destination. They also have the ability to store data related to speed of vehicle, data related to breaks of the vehicle, halts that were made by the vehicle, how long the halts were made, fuel usage and many other minute detail. GPS store this information in the system or can send the same information in the real time to a distant sitting manager or owner.

GPS also come handy in maintaining tidy paperwork. They keep the record and data related to vehicle and driver that can come handy for future reference, insurance purposes, bills and to avoid lawsuits.

Most of the manager depends on GPS for there daily work. Using this technology they can easily track down every vehicle and their position so that the nearest vehicle to a called work can be sent there. This helps them to save fuel and valuable time.

GPS also gives an alert whenever the vehicle needs a servicing that helps in longevity of the vehicle. It keeps all the data related to vehicle hence this information can be used to see the vehicle usage and the condition of the vehicle.

GPS also aids the driver to be in contact with the manager so that if and when he is lost he can have the guidance of the manager.

Use of GPS for Fleet Management is inevitable in the present scenario and it?s use is a must for every manger and owner who wants to thrive in the fleet business.

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Posted on: February 22, 2012

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