Every day, thousands of trucks move on British roads. Their task is to transport goods entrusted to transport companies. They need to do so in a timely and safe manner.
For every transport company that sends a driver along with the goods belonging to the customer, ensuring that the vehicle arrives safely and on time is a priority. Only a dozen or so years ago, the driver was alone on the road, and in case of any trouble, they couldn’t get help from the company easily. This has changed only recently as new technology developed. Today, the entire journey can be monitored using the latest technological solutions, which are called vehicle tracking or fleet monitoring.
In the transport companies, the fleet refers to all the vehicles at the company’s disposal. As you can guess, monitoring the fleet means implementing a system that allows you to watch over the safety of the driver and the condition of the car and cargo throughout the journey. This is done remotely from the company’s headquarters using specialized equipment. One of them is well known to us all: GPS thanks to which you can locate the car at any time. But that’s not all – modern tracking systems can read road signs and help keep a proper distance from other vehicles on the road. The driver can drive safer and smoother, leading to a decrease in fuel consumption and pollution. This is in line with the latest trend – the so-called “eco-driving.”
Under the control of modern technologies
GPS is just one of the devices used in transport companies as part of the fleet monitoring and “eco-driving” techniques. In addition to the driver’s cab, there’s a system of electronic sensors which send information about the car’s technical condition via the Internet, sending data such as tire pressure, tire temperature, or the amount of fuel in the tank. These sensors also inform about the car’s speed and traffic situation, e.g., overall traffic on the road, traffic jams, and weather conditions. Thanks to this, an employee supervising the route at the company headquarters can provide the driver with help and advice at any time. Such solutions are offered, among others, by Get Vehicle Tracking. Transport companies in Western Europe are eager to use them because they help to get discounts on the insurance of vehicles, goods, and employees.
The safety of drivers and the protection of entrusted goods should be a priority for any transport company. This can be guaranteed by modern technological solutions.