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Van tracking key features

Keep track of your van's, your drivers' activity and ETAs at all times
Get notified about unauthorised use, accidents and breakdowns immediately
Use data to plan efficient journeys and save on fuel and repair costs
Boost your business operations and minimise business interruptions

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Van trackers simplify business management

Man using van tracking system

Managing your vans and drivers is a tough job now made easier. Van tracking devices give you the support you need so you can focus more on running your business and less on your vans and drivers.

You can use real-time data to deal with issues and questions on the spot, saving you time and keeping your customers satisfied. Take advantage of instant updates to keep your vans and drivers safe and optimise your fleet.

Main benefits of installing a van tracker

Vans with tracking system

Instant alerts

A good van tracking system lets you know the moment anything happens. You get notified if there’s a collision involving your vehicle, when your van reaches and leaves certain locations of your choice. You get reliable driver timesheets online in real time.

Improve your customer service

Van tracking systems give you complete visibility into your vans’ activity at your fingertips. You can access all the relevant data in real time from any internet-connected device to give your customers live updates on the status of their orders.

Improve safety and security

Van tracking devices are the best tool to keep your vans and drivers safe. Find out immediately about accidents or see if your vans are in unexpected locations, so you can notify the police as soon as possible if you think they’ve been stolen.

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Frequently Asked Questions

There are different types of van tracking systems and van trackers.

A GPS vehicle tracker is at the core of the van tracking system, transmitting the vehicle’s location. An accelerometer can be an integral or separate part of the system and give you accurate data on the speed and sudden stopping of the van.

Some van tracking devices can connect to the vehicle CAN and provide diagnostics and other information about parts of the van.

Van trackers used for security and theft protection come with their own battery and can be well hidden on the van, making it hard for thieves to find. They send GPS satellite signals, mobile phone triangulation signals, and radio frequency signals. This makes them impossible to block, even underground or using signal jammers.

There are two types of devices you can get for your business, each with their pros and cons. It’s important to know the differences between them and make an informed choice.

Self-install van trackers are the cheaper option. They are simple to install and are powered automatically, without driver involvement. However, they don’t provide driver performance reports. Being that easy to install, they’re also easy to remove.

Hard-wired devices are the better van tracking option. They are installed by professionals, so they cannot be easily removed and tampered with. You get detailed reports based on which you can analyse the driving habits that cause wear and tear, waste fuel and increase the risk of accidents. Hard-wired van trackers are slightly more expensive because they need to be installed by an engineer, but offer increased reliability.

Van tracking systems receive data from battery-wired van trackers installed in vans.

Using SIM cards, these devices transmit data continuously to a cloud-hosted software platform, where fleet managers and business owners can check it from any internet-connected PC or mobile device.

The data transmitted includes the van’s location by GPS, from which the software can calculate the van’s speed. You can see the van’s live location on a map, its past movements, start and stop times, as well as locations and times where the van went over the speed limit.

An accelerometer installed with the van tracking device allows you to identify possible collisions and aggressive behaviour demonstrated by your drivers. You can tackle these issues and train your drivers to decrease risk of accidents, wear and tear and fuel waste.

Van trackers typically look like a small box with a magnetic side. They may have an antenna or a light on it, but not necessarily. They are small, usually three to four inches long, two inches wide and about an inch thick.

Van tracking systems can start from less than £10 a month per van for the most basic subscription and can go up to several hundred pounds for fleets with detailed or unusual tracking needs.

The van tracker costs differ based on what features you choose. Prices increase in proportion to the amount of hardware you have installed and the data volume you are collecting. Prices also vary depending on the quality of hardware you choose and the number of other services you opt for. For example, if you have vehicle cameras you will pay for them as well.

This is a main concern for business owners who want to know they can rely on the solution they choose.

The short answer is that it’s very difficult to disable a GPS van tracker. Also, any loss of power will trigger an immediate automatic alert to the vehicle owner or business manager, advising that the van tracker has been tampered with, which in most cases will be followed up immediately by a call to the police.

Besides the regular GPS van tracker wired to the battery, many vans also have another anti-theft asset tracker with its own internal power supply. These can be hidden absolutely anywhere on or under the vehicle. They are used by national recovery teams who work with the police to track down stolen vehicles. Apart from the GPS signal they transmit two other types of signal as well, which even work underground.