A recent report in the Logistics and Transportation section of the online Forbes magazine reports that many truck drivers are starting to complain about the intrusive technology that is becoming common in most trucks they drive. This monitoring technology is seen as “spying” by drivers but there is no doubt that it makes their job [Read more…]
Australian Truck Tracking Guide
Australian truck drivers travel some of the longest distances in the world and this presents major challenges to truck fleet operators in regards to safety, efficiency and profitability.
GPS truck tracking devices and tracking systems can help trucking companies to improve driver safety and customer service, reduce truck wear-and-tear and fuel and other costs and improve business margins.
This page contains information about the costs and details of various Australian truck trackers, GPS tracking technology and business benefits of using gps tracking systems.
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fleetminder offers a wide range of GPS tracking solutions. Contact us for a free quote using the pricing form on the right.
(Mack truck photo courtesy Mack Trucks Australia)
Truck tracking devices are an electronic hardware item of which there are several different models available depending on features and solutions required. fleetminder offers a range of truck trackers.
These truck trackers incorporate complex electronics including a GPS satellite location module and a mobile phone network communication module to send data to you, the truck fleet operator.
Consequently GPS truck tracking device hardware cost can range from $349 to $699 each. Though this is a once-off cost and the trackers will work for many years. fleetminder trackers come with a number of warranty options and are supported in Australia from our head office.
As an electronic device that requires fitting to your truck(s) it's best to to leave that to an experienced auto electrician or other installer from a car alarm / car audio shop. fleetminder has a number of installers around Australia, or you can use your existing truck electronics installer.
Installation costs vary depending on who you use and the additional features that need connecting (if required), such as various tracker inputs and outputs for fuel levels, etc.
The cost range for a basic truck tracking device install can vary from $60 to $200 depending upon who you use.
Engine management alerts with truck trackers
Besides tracking data, a whole range of engine parameters can be monitored to help you to manage the "health" of your truck or other vehicle including: RPM, fuel loss or high fuel usage, engine overheating, a "heavy" foot on the accelerator, long drive times without stopping for rests, and the check engine indicator.
(truck dash photo courtesy Hino Australia)
The engine management alerts can include:
- Trigger RPM Report Above XXXX/XXXXX RPM
- Trigger Missing Fuel When Decreased By X %
- Trigger High Fuel Usage Above XX Litres per 100Kms
- Trigger Overheating Alert Above XX Degrees Celsius
- Trigger When Accelerator Is Pressed Above X %
- Trigger Driver Overtime Report Above X Hours Of Driving
- Enable Check Engine Alert
The fleetminder Platinum series can provide engine management data and reporting.
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