The article excerpt “Fleet One Helps Narrow down Important Data” (Lauren Fletcher & Grace Suizo, 1994)”, 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 and a combination of desktop and mobile applications that displays the vital fleet information. This allows users to better plan their fleet routes.
According to Goetz (2011), unique software features such as “integrated fuel transaction reporting”, “integration with Google Maps” and “ability to integrate with a two-way touchscreen” ensures that users are able to fully utilize the software to meet their operational needs. These features, provides an improved user experience for both the fleet manager and the drivers.
Good software user functionality and customizability is often the key to a useful and cost effective fleet tracking solution. The article “Fleet Fuel Efficiency: Reduce Fuel Costs With Fleet Tracking” (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 Vehicle Tracking provides a comprehensive solution to this, by implementing two distance based fuel card packages that tailor to the specific fuel needs of each company’s vehicle fleet.
They are namely the “Over the Road” fuel card and the “All Roads” fuel card, for vehicles that fuels on short and long haul distances respectively. These subcategories provide users with a clearer overview of the fleet’s fuel transactions. This is in contrast to GPS Insight, which only utilizes one standard fuel card package across its platform.
Fleet One Vehicle Tracking’s mobile application is also better integrated, as it also displays the individual fuel prices at each refueling location over the road, for improved cost planning. This contrasts to GPS Insights mobile application, which is purely a vehicle tracking application and does not integrate any fuel purchasing options in it.
In conclusion, Fleet One Vehicle Tracking is a more viable product as compared to its competitors, due to its intuitive user interface and the variety of customization options available. This in turn, allows a company’s fleet to be optimized more efficiently.
Fletcher, L, & Suizo,G (2011, February). The Evolution of Telematics.
Retrieved from http://www.automotive-fleet.com/article/story/2011/02/the-evolution-of-telematics.aspx
Wex Fleet One. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.fleetone.com/
Fleetmatics. (n.d.). Fleet fuel efficiency: reduce fuel costs with fleet tracking
Retrieved from https://www.fleetmatics.com/reveal/benefits/fleet-fuel-efficiency