For businesses that require anything from several vehicles to large fleets of trucks to operate, it is essential to employ some form of vehicle management system to optimize the operation of the fleet. The task of fleet management can be quite daunting. The larger the fleet, the more complex the management task can become.

It is prudent for companies to analyze data relating to the operation of their vehicles in order to optimize such operations resulting in the reduction of operating costs, improved routing efficiency, added employee accountability and improved customer service.

Vehicle Tracking Systems are based on the installation of a vehicle monitoring device in each car, van, truck or other transporter. These highly reliable devices derive their position from signals provided by Global Positioning System satellites in orbit around the earth, then transmit positional and other data via cellular network services to a centralized system where the data can be analyzed.

Depending on the options selected, the monitoring device can report back information on where the vehicle is positioned, the direction it is travelling, the speed at which it is travelling or, if the vehicle is stationery or idling, how long it remains motionless and whether the engine is running or not. Other options even allow the tracking system operators to monitor tire pressure so that the driver can be alerted to correct uneven pressures thus reducing tire wear and increasing safety.

By employing a fleet GPS management system, the benefits go beyond direct financial and safety benefits. Tracking the whereabouts of individual

vehicles leads to increased employee accountability, reduced labour costs, reduced fuel consumption (a "Green" consideration as well as a cost saving), and improved customer service. Another advantage is the ability to recover stolen vehicles.

XPD's VTU integrates a GPS receiver, a cellular network modem (GSM/GPRS/EDGE, CDMA/1X ).The system monitors various vehicle sensors and provides the customer with a vast variety of real time sensors and provides the customer with a vast variety of real-time activities and information about the vehicle. It is one of the most feature-rich units in the market today. The unit and its components when installed are hidden and undetectable. A two way communication modem, based on existing wireless infrastructure, makes it possible to deploy the system with immediate functionality. The unit has a built-in alarm system, that monitors the vehicle at all times.

XPD's standard tracking package comes with:-

  • Live Tracking :- Speed & mileage status, location & historical route plan
  • History playback:- Know where your vehicle was by just selecting a period
  • Vehicle Protection:- Immobilizer & listening in
  • Driver Protection:- SOS button
  • Vehicle Status:- ACC on etc
  • Email and/or Mobile Tracker Alerts:- Over speeding, harsh braking etc (SMS alerts, listening in feature & an SOS panic button)
  • Geo – fencing: - Mark out operational territories for your vehicle and get an alarm if the vehicle operates outside the territory

XPD also has an enhanced and professional package which comes with fleet management features. Fleet management is the management of a company's vehicle fleet. Fleet Management's primary objective is to control the overall cost of operating and maintaining a fleet of vehicles and equipment and to maintain the vehicles and equipment in a manner that extends their useful life.

XPD's Enhanced and Professional Fleet Management Solution Packages includes a range of functions, such as ;

  • Vehicle maintenance
  • Vehicle telematics (tracking and diagnostics),
  • Driver management
  • Fuel Management

Benefits of tracking & Fleet Management include:

Cost Reduction
  • Eliminate unauthorized vehicle usage.
  • Locate stolen vehicles.
  • Monitor and optimize drivers routes for efficiency.
  • Monitor Tire pressure to prevent unauthorized tire changes.
  • Effectively track and schedule vehicle maintenance times and reduce vehicle wear.
  • Measure and report fuel consumption in real time.
Driver Productivity
  • Track and reduce driver behaviour that wastes fuel such as speeding, excessive idling, and aggressive acceleration.
  • Use real-time map and alarms to monitor vehicles and driver behaviour.
  • Eliminate fatigue driving.
  • Objectively evaluate driver performance.
  • Track and reduce unauthorized stops and over length commutes to client site.
Fleet Safety
  • Track driver speeds and eliminate aggressive driving habits.
  • Replay any historical driving trips.
  • Proactively reduce rate of accidents.
  • Track tire pressure and temperature to improve safety and reduce uneven wear.