City Fleet Management Policy and Procedures
Real-Time GPS Tracker Boosts Fleet Efficiency
When it comes to route management, fuel efficiency, and employee production, city governments must closely analyze and review data. This is because it is taxpayer dollars that fund fuel costs, vehicle maintenance, and employee salaries. Therefore, city governments must accurately monitor driving activity and account for any possible inefficiencies. This is the reason why so many cities are investing in GPS tracking systems for their vehicle fleets.
GPS Tracker For City Employees
Real-time GPS systems like the SilverCloud provide cities the opportunity to oversee hundreds of vehicles all via a web-based mapping program that utilizes driving reports, 3D maps, standard mapping formats, and Google Earth. The device can be programmed to send speed alerts, positional alerts, battery alerts, while also breaking the driving activity down into a number of different formats including mileage driven and more. What GPS monitoring technology provides is a total overview of fleet activity. This is important because it can result in a city saving hundreds of thousands of dollars annually.
Tracking System Direct routinely receives emails from city governments looking for tracker device technology that communicates with their own internal servers. Here is an example email that is often sent from cities looking to enhance fleet efficiency:
We are looking to expand on the types of GPS we currently use within our City’s enterprise Asset Tracking Software.
We would like a GPS (Dead-End Unit) that is capable of sending its GPS data via NMEA string (GPRMC) via TCP to our server. We currently use GPS that can be programmed via SMS, telnet or via a webpage to any NMEA string and can also be customized to our specifics using the above connection methods.
Here are some of the requirements we are looking for:
- No integration with the exception of programming the tracker devices with the correct connection requirements.
- GPS monitoring systems to communicate directly with our tracking server at a minimum of every ten seconds.
- GPS asset tracking solution needs to store all GPS data for which there is no cellular coverage to send and once cell coverage is available to send that information.
- Tracker device needs to have a 12-volt power source.
Thanks for your help!
Although Tracking System Direct has it’s own servers to store and send personal GPS information using a web-based platform, under unique circumstances, the company can work with another agency’s servers (as would be the case with a city or other government municipality). This can be done by either pushing GPS monitoring data out directly to the alternative server, or by making the client data available as a xml or json response. Sending information directly to an alternative server oftentimes requires course integration efforts, as well as long-term maintenance efforts. Therefore, this method is only offered to those municipalities who invest in a very large quantity of GPS monitoring systems.
By setting the client data available as a xml or json response, less integration and maintenance efforts are required. That makes this a much more viable option and a great solution when data is not real-time-critical. Adding to the effort would be a soap service that would return bulk historical data as a dataset object.
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Helping City Fleet Tracking Needs
Tracking System Direct has created a number of different GPS vehicle tracking solutions and platforms to meet the individual needs of city municipalities. Therefore, any city or government municipality looking at improving their vehicle management strategies can contact the Southern California-based GPS tracker systems company so they can create a plan that will suit that user’s specific automotive and asset tracking needs.
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