Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Assignment 1 - Product Description Summary & Analysis (Draft 3)

The section “Fleet One Helps Narrow down Important Data” from the article “The Evolution of Telematics "(Fletcher & Suizo, 2011), introduces the basic software functionalities and key features of the Fleet One vehicle tracking system, developed by WEX Fleet One.

Fleet One Vehicle Tracking is essentially a “secure, enhanced GPS tracking system”, that provides real-time fleet management for organizations in both the private and government sectors. It is able to cater to vehicle fleets of wide-ranging sizes. The system comprises of a physical GPS tracking unit, which is installed in each vehicle, along with a touchscreen interface and a combination of desktop and mobile applications. Fleet companies can then access vital fleet information through its software. According to Goetz, a product specialist for Fleet One, some of its unique software features include “integrated fuel transaction reporting”, “integration with Google Maps” and “ability to integrate with a two-way touchscreen”.  These features help improve the transmission of important fleet information, such as the vehicle’s location and current traffic situation. Its “automated reporting” feature displays only prioritized fleet data for fleet managers which eliminate the need for constant monitoring of the fleet’s status.

Fleet One Vehicle Tracking is a more viable product as compared to its competitors, due to its intuitive user interface and a wider range of customization options that would enhance the user experience. The articleFleet Fuel Efficiency: Reduce Fuel Costs With Fleet Tracking” (Fleetmatics, n.d.), mentions that “A GPS tracking system that allows you to integrate fuel card usage will present the information in an easy format.” Fleet One addresses this, by implementing two distance-based fuel cards, namely the “Over the Road” fuel card and the “All Roads” fuel card (Fleet One, n.d.). They provide an additional level of cost management and a clearer overview of fuel transactions, for vehicles travelling on short and long haul distances respectively. A company is able to select the appropriate fuel card, to suit their fleet’s fuel needs.  This contrasts to GPS Insight (GPS Insight, n.d.), which utilizes only one standard fuel card that results in a less extensive fuel transactions management as compared to Fleet One’s system.

Fleet One Vehicle Tracking also incorporates a mobile application for fleet drivers, which categorizes refuelling locations by either the lowest fuel pricing or shortest distance (Fleet One, 2014). This allows better planning of fleet routes to maximize fuel efficiency. GPS Insight’s mobile application however, only provides vehicle tracking and does not integrate fuel purchasing management capabilities (Rob, n.d.).

In conclusion, Fleet One Vehicle tracking is the preferred product as its wide range of customizability options will allow a company’s fleet to be optimized more efficiently.  


Fletcher, L, & Suizo,G (2011, February). The Evolution of Telematics. Retrieved October 10, 2016, from

Fleetmatics. (n.d.). Fleet fuel efficiency: reduce fuel costs with fleet tracking.  

GPS Insight. (n.d.). GPS Insight Fleet Card
Retrieved October 16, 2016, from

Rob. (n.d.). GPS Insight Mobile App for Android ReleasedRetrieved October 16, 2016, from

Wex Fleet One Inc. (n.d.). Wex Fleet One fuel cards deliver greater control & savings. Retrieved October 10, 2016, from

Wex Fleet One Inc. (2014, December). WEX Inc. Launches Fleet One Mobile Application. Retrieved October 16, 2016, from

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