Alerts are a powerful feature of any tracking and reporting platform. Alerts allow users to be notified in real-time about specific conditions met for an asset or group of assets that is noteworthy in some way. And often alerts are used to indicate issues that require a real-world response whether immediate or otherwise – such as when a driver is operating a vehicle recklessly, a driver needs emergency assistance, or a vehicle is simply due... More
In today’s world, a Controller Area Network (CAN) is used in diverse industrial machinery which may consist of multiple... More
Safety and productivity in the workplace primarily depend on employees’ health. The road transportation industry in particular, has various hazards that potentially impact the psychological as well as the physical well-being of drivers. Shortage of quality sleep, night time driving, working and being awake for an extended period of time are the key causes of fatigue. It has been discovered that being fatigued significantly increases the risk... More
There are many scenarios in which it is important to know when the relation-of-assets or groups-of-assets change with respect to one another. For example, if you have a convoy of trucks, shipping containers, or even people and need to know when one or more of those assets becomes separated from the rest. In the past this would normally require a portal operator monitoring the group of assets, but now GSatTrack supports automated alerts for when... More
For both small and large fleets of vehicles, efficient asset routing is an important factor in running a successful business. Ensuring drivers follow predefined routes is also often vital for several reasons; efficiency, safety and meeting regulatory requirements are just a few.
GSatTrack makes it easy to monitor asset routes with the ability to create a geofence from a driving directions route. There are a couple of ways to calculate a driving... More
Being able to create and monitor routes drivers take is an important part of fleet management operations. GSatTrack supports a number of methods to assign and monitor routes vehicles take.
The first, most fully-featured method is integration with a portable navigation device (PND) such as a Garmin screen installed in the vehicle. When a PND is installed in the vehicle, GSatTrack can offer real-time, two-way communications between the... More
Being able to accurately monitor the performance of fleet assets over time is the cornerstone of running an efficient fleet operation. GSatTrack collects, analyzes, and summarizes the most commonly used information in the Trip Report.
What is a Trip?
Before analyzing a trip report it’s important to understand how a trip is defined. In the broadest sense, a trip is any journey that an asset makes. Since GSatTrack supports a multitude of devices... More
Messaging is often a critical aspect of asset tracking and fleet management for customers across a variety of industries. Timely and secure communication is key to running safe, efficient operations. With GSatTrack, a variety of options for communication are available: two-way communication between users in the field and portal operators; between users in the field and email/SMS contacts; and directly between users in the field, even those using... More
In the modern world, securing data is almost as important as the data itself. GSatTrack supports complete end-to-end encryption of tracking data from the device to its eventual display to portal operators. However, one frequently overlooked aspect of security is email. Email is often the most convenient and demanded mechanism for receiving information such as alerts or reports about tracking assets, but is also typically one of the least secure,... More
Often it is valuable to overlay custom information on top of a standard map to provide additional (or otherwise missing) information about a place or region. This information can be added to GSatTrack in the form of custom Map Layers, also called overlays.
By default, a standard set of Map Layers are included with every GSatTrack account, found under the Layers dropdown menu at the top-right of the tracking map. These layers can have their... More