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mugurpe

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does anyone have suggestion on gps truck tracking devices for small fleets? thanks in advance...
 

21cExp

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Not sure if this will fit the bill, but check into MacroPoint, which utilizes the drivers cell phone location:

MacroPoint.com
 

mugurpe

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We had a truck stolen out of our yard last night at 1:42am. so I'm looking more into a tracking system for that, I trust our drivers, but apparently there are other people out there...
 

21cExp

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I like the Trunk Monkey idea too, but you have to feed them.

I'm intrigued by the possibility of using old cell phones, hidden in the truck and hooked up to a permanent charging cable, that are set up with either MacroPoint or this phone app: Timed FX , for just the sort of problem you had with theft.

There must be other solutions that are meant for permanent mounting that would even alert you to initial movement.
 

Murraycroexp

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I'd do any $10 solution if it would feed active locations direct to Sylectus. We're Manual Virtual Fleet and I haven't checked what all is accepted.
 

mugurpe

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before our unit went missing I was thinking about the timedfx service, looks great, only problem is now I'm concerned about theft so it won't do.
 

tknight

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Since I do high value sound lighting and video I equipped my trucks and trailers with lo-jac it's a one time buy and 30 to activate and track it's connected via the company to police around the country and is accurate to a few ft team tall equipment co. Have them on high theft items like generators which disappear often aroun hurricane season
 

tknight

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A search of-internet shows many gps units that are track able through Internet
Online sites when I got lo-jac these didn't exist or I'd have done that too
 

mugurpe

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tknight:
yeah, I'm tempted to go that route. it would be nice to have the real-time updates of where trucks are during the day but... maybe it's smarter to separate the tasks: lojack for thefts and timedfx for drivers. I do like the idea of having an alert sent to me if anything rolls at odd hours, but perhaps I don't need it.
 

TruckingSurv

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Search "vehicle and asset tracking", more hits than you can imagine! I am not familiar with any one solution in particular, but you should be able to come up with a solution that fits your needs.

TS

This one does come to mind, I use the Globalstar satellite phone, advantage, if vehicle has sky view you get a report even outside cell coverage, looks self contained and very small footprint.
 
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