GPS and driver monitoring

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by tthomass, Aug 1, 2008.

  1. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
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    Anyone ever used something like this or worked for a company that did? For obvious reasons, I'm interested. I want to know if say three times a week the driver is having to get on the brakes hard to stop, speeding etc.

    http://www.gpsteentracking.com/
     
  2. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
    Posts: 3,497

  3. doubleedge

    doubleedge LawnSite Senior Member
    from ND
    Posts: 912

    Im not sure how helpful this would be, but I think it would useful to have a gps unit in every truck that recorded everywehre that your employees went. This would allow you to make sure they aren't making any unautorized stops, and wasting time.
     
  4. Markf

    Markf LawnSite Senior Member
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    You may also be able to receive a reduction on your vehicle insurance. Check with your agent.
    Mark
     
  5. howierd3866

    howierd3866 LawnSite Senior Member
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    we used the Fleet Hawk...works well you can sit in front of any computer log on and watch where truck or machine is how fast how long it been there etc. So gps will let you know when the truck or machine is turn on or off. So if it stolen it will beep you and let you know it is moving outside of it circle. Plus cops can locate it better than the lodjack system.There many company out there they run app. $300. and up for the box per machine plus $25.00 a month to montor it.
     
  6. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
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    No but I am sure that if it's not happening already it is possible one day the police can monitor any car with a gps in use, might even get a ticket not even know it.
     
  7. howierd3866

    howierd3866 LawnSite Senior Member
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    the gps I'm talking about is like other fleet gps. Police has lap top in there call so all they need to find anything that are stolen is for you to keep them a password and they can catch it asap. where as a lodjack cop must have a special laptop just for lodjack which most don't
     
  8. doubleedge

    doubleedge LawnSite Senior Member
    from ND
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    I am almost positive this is illegal.
     
  9. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
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    i like the Hawk system.......little pricey but piece of mind and employee's, even though trusted, will know in the back of their head that big brother is watching and can be directly related to bonuses etc
     
  10. Markf

    Markf LawnSite Senior Member
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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by topsites
    No but I am sure that if it's not happening already it is possible one day the police can monitor any car with a gps in use, might even get a ticket not even know it.

    Double,
    You are correct. If you recall, several car rental agencies had a tracking system in their cars. Renters who sped received surcharges on their bill after they dropped the car off. If I am not mistaken, this case made its way to the US Supreme Court, where it was adjudicated unconstitutional.
    Mark
     

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