Fleet Management: There's an App for That

Kelsie McMahon

April 5, 2019
March 30, 2021
Last Updated

Living in the "I need it now" era, people have access to on-demand deliveries. Whether you have a small business or a well-established enterprise, you’re going to need some form of courier service to deliver quality customer service. If you’re already in the delivery business, you probably have a fleet of vehicles at your fingertips.

It's important to keep track of these vehicles so you can make sure your drivers are following the correct routes, schedules, and working per the demands of your operations. Fleet management is heavily reliant on tracking technology to give customers real-time location progress. It's best to use an app that has an efficient GPS tracking system. In addition to Dispatch Connect, here are some helpful fleet management apps:

US Fleet Tracking

US Fleet Tracking was founded in 2005 and has grown into one of the biggest manufacturers and providers of fleet maintenance systems. Incorporating algorithms that can track aggressive driving, idling, speeding, and vehicle mileage, US Fleet Tracking also accurately displays the geo-locations of all the vehicles — storing data for up to three months. Users can leverage this data to develop performance reports for drivers and vehicles.

Value-added services include WEX fuel card integration, as well as electronic logging and service call integration. US Fleet Tracking also boasts a built-in Google map search and comprehensive database ensuring all your information is in one place.

Fleet Maintenance Pro

The Fleet Maintenance Pro by IMS is celebrated as one of the most support-heavy fleet management systems. It has no limit on the number of vehicles you can track and has a thorough maintenance alert system that notifies you when your vehicle(s) need updates. Fleet Maintenance Pro also offers a vehicle parts inventory management tool and a fuel tracking metric that helps users compile reports. Fleet Management Pro promises to maximize your uptime and increase operational efficiency.

GPS Insight Fleet Tracking Solution

GPS Insight’s Fleet Tracking Solution is a relatively simple fleet management system designed to track between 1 to 25 vehicles. It offers typical text and email alerts and uses Google Street View for accurate mapping. Other helpful features include landmark location mapping, dispatching, routing, maintenance modules, free APIs, multiple integrations, vehicle diagnostics, and an automated driver messaging system. 

With a Google Earth and Garmin integration, GPS Insight’s custom dashboard has all the hallmarks of a great fleet maintenance system. An Enterprise option is available for larger fleets, where you can track more than 500 vehicles with additional metrics and tools at your disposal.

While these services are helpful, the cost of owning your own fleet can add up. Rather than spending your hard-earned cash on fleet management and additional vehicles, Dispatch puts in the work for you. With a dedicated network of independent contractor drivers, Dispatch offers innovative on-demand delivery options for your business — making you a hero to your customers.

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