The article “Fleet One Helps Narrow Down Important Data” introduces the Fleet One Vehicle Tracking system which is developed by WEX Fleet One. It offers a wide range of GPS fleet tracking solutions to both the private and government sectors, catering to vehicle fleets of varying sizes.
According to Goetz (2011), Fleet One’s digital platform consists of a two-way touch screen interface for better fleet information management.
Furthermore, value-added features such as online account and “fuel purchasing management” help reduce fraud at fuel pumps, making the system cost effective.
Fleet One also provides two types of fuel cards for the companies to monitor driver’s transactions online. They are the “All roads” fuel card and “Over the road” fuel card, which aim to serve the needs of different customer demographics.
We will be evaluating Fleet One’s tracking system by comparing it to GPS insight based on its functions, ease of usage and cost benefits to the companies.
Good software user functionality and cost effectiveness is the key to making a good fleet tracking solution. In this section, we will be focusing on fleet one’s system fuel card functions. Fleet One’s system is able to locate the nearest and cheapest refuelling location, monitor and notify the company on the driver's status. GPS insight also provides a fuel card function too. However, it does not provide fuel price information for price comparison between different fuel stops, which could result in unnecessary fuel expenses. Therefore, Fleet One’s system is would be more cost effective as compared to GPS Insight.
In addition, convenience and the ease of usage of a product are what customers look out for. According to Fleet One’s website, its cards are accepted nationwide at over 60,000 convenience stores and 7,100 truck stops as compared to GPS Insight’s fuel card which is accepted at 45,000 stores. With more available kiosk stations in collaboration with Fleet One, drivers would be able to seek fuel stops more easily, which would in turn increases the company’s efficiency and reduce overhead costs by allowing drivers to save both time and money.
Our evaluation shows that Fleet One would provide a more user centred experience for both drivers and the management team if they were to choose this telematics solution.