Fleet GPS Tracking: Benefits, Choosing Software and Improving Fleet Safety

As safety continues to be a huge challenge for fleet managers everywhere, fleet GPS tracking software continues to evolve to fit the needs of fleets. Now, smartphone-based GPS technologies not only allow for real-time trip tracking but also help pinpoint and prevent risky driving behaviors behind the wheel.


We’ve pulled together some of our most popular fleet GPS tracking posts below - everything from the benefits of tracking driver location and behavior to the best ways to improve fleet safety and prevent distracted driving.

Fleet GPS Tracking Benefits

Fleet GPS Tracking: The Benefits of Geofencing - From ensuring proper asset utilization to location-based alerts, geofencing can be a huge asset for fleet management.

Smartphone-based Fleet GPS Tracking: Driver Behavior Tracking and Scoring - Driver scoring and leaderboards can motivate drivers and inspire a little friendly competition.

Top Fleet GPS Tracking Systems - GetApp reviews the top 5 fleet GPS tracking solutions on the market.

The Future of Insurance: Usage-based Insurance & Autonomous Vehicles - Telematics has led to the concept of usage-based insurance (UBI). Find out what it means for your fleet.

Real-time Fleet GPS Tracking: How It Works - From interactive live maps to geofencing, real-time fleet GPS tracking is vital to ensure fleet safety and efficiency.

Driver Behavior Monitoring and Fleet Safety

Fleet Safety Kit - Everything you need to improve fleet safety through driver monitoring systems, cell phone policies and more.

Why You Aren’t Tracking Cell Phone Use Behind the Wheel - As a fleet manager, you should be tracking cell phone usage behind the wheel. The data doesn’t lie.

National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Gives Advice on Distracted Driving - We sat down with NTSB Senior Human Performance Investigator Dennis Collins to get his advice on how fleets should tackle distracted driving.

Improving Fleet Safety with Driver Monitoring Systems - Explore key highlights from a webinar featuring Matthew Camden, Research Associate from the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute.

The Role of Smartphones in Reducing Distracted Driving for Construction Fleets - Many believe that the same device that causes so much distraction can also be a part of the solution.

Driver Behavior Management: An Integrated Approach (Part 1) - Risky driving behaviors contribute to 90 percent of vehicle accidents. Explore the primary behaviors contributing to crashes in part 1 of this 3-part series.

Driver Behavior Management: An Integrated Approach (Part 2) - In part 2 of this 3-part series, we dig into how driver monitoring systems can help improve fleet safety.

Driver Behavior Management: An Integrated Approach (Part 3) - In part 2 of this 3-part series, we outline four steps to successfully implement a driver monitoring system for your fleet.

The Financial Impact of Distracted Driving - Distracted driving isn’t cheap. Learn how to prevent distracted driving and avoid costly fines and potential liability.

Driver Cell Phones & Smartphone-based Fleet GPS Tracking

Mobile-based Fleet GPS Tracking: Cell Phone Programs to Consider - When it comes to arming drivers with smartphones, there are many ownership and enablement options to consider. Explore them all.

Creating an Effective Cell Phone Policy for Your Fleet - Understand the risks and regulations around cell phone usage, and learn how to implement your own cell phone policy.

Driver Cell Phone Plans and Policies: What You Should Consider - Take a deep dive into smartphone ownership options, data plans, security policies and much more.

Three Rules for Getting Internal Buy-in for Your Cell Phone Policy - One of the biggest hurdles you’ll have to overcome when implementing a driver cell phone program is getting your drivers on board with the transition. Learn how.

Understanding How COPE Cell Phone Policies Impact Your Fleet - Corporate Owned, Personally Enabled (COPE) cell phone programs, often called a more secure alternative to BYOD, may be a perfect fit for your fleet.

Avoid These Legal Traps Before Adopting Fleet Cell Phones - In order to protect your fleet, it’s crucial to be aware of the risks presented when arming drivers with company cell phones.

What You Need to Know When Setting Up Your Fleet Cell Phone Account - We created this post as a guide to prepare you to set up fleet cell phones for your team in no time.

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Lori Sullivan

Marketing Director

Lori is the Director of Marketing at Fleetio and a seasoned B2B marketing and automotive advertising expert. When she's not nerding out on marketing metrics or podcasts, she is binge-watching Netflix crime dramas with her dog, Fitzgerald.

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