GPS Tracker

All about GPS Tracker devices

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Have you ever tried driving a 12-foot box truck under an 11-foot bridge?  If you have, then you know that it doesn’t work and that it can also create huge, expensive messes, not to mention injuries.  According the Boston Herald, officials are sending heads up notifications to GPS tracking companies such as Garmin and TomTom to update GPS tracking software to include warnings for low bridges and overpasses.

The effort is to prevent accidents among new Boston drivers, especially college students and their parents, who will likely be heavily relying on their GPS tracking systems to make it to campus neighborhoods.  As one might imagine, the problems created  include damage to bridges, traffic delays, and possible injuries.

 

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Teachers in one Texas school district will soon be receiving GPS tracking necklaces in an initiative aimed at improving school safety, according Dallas Observer blog.  According to the report, Carroll ISD teachers will receive GPS tracking devices equipped with panic buttons allowing them to more quickly summon help in the event of an emergency.  The district ordered 100 of the GPS trackers which are programmed to alert help with the location and a photo of the wearer when the emergency feature is activated.

GPS tracking for business

In today’s very competitive marketplace, the ability to operate efficiently can make a significant difference in any business’s ability to be successful.  As one of the most effective business tools available, GPS tracking software provides business owners added efficiency in a number ways.

Their Time Equals Your Money

The more your business can achieve in fewer hours, the more profitable and competitive it will be.  With GPS tracking software, dispatchers can easily save time and dollars by having the ability to see where every vehicle in your fleet is at any time—speeding up response times, and optimizing travel routes. Especially for service providers, the ability to make more calls in less time can greatly improve the productivity level of every work day.

Reporting Made Easy

GPS tracking software offers automated reporting options to both speed the pace of business and help you analyze where your money is going.  These reporting options include mileage tracking, monitoring idle time, and route playback.

Asset Protection

As mentioned in our previous post on GPS tracking for loss prevention, GPS tracking devices can greatly improve the chances of recovering stolen property without damage.   The devices, used with GPS tracking software, allow business owners to see the location of their assets, and notify authorities.

 

As one of the most convenient options in GPS tracking today, TrackingTheWorld just launched the WT-OBD GPS tracker.  The device plugs into the diagnostic port of any vehicle for instant tracking using TrackingTheWorld’s GPS tracking software.  The device comes with built in motion detection, real time tracking and G-force monitoring.  The device is compatible with any GSM carrier and requires a data SIM card to operate.

For more information, visit our GPS tracking products page.

 

 

 

TrackingTheWorld offers distributor agreements, including drop shipping services, for those interested in marketing GPS tracking devices and accessories as part of their own business.  The program allows you to tap your existing  customer base and add quality GPS tracking equipment and accessories to your product lineup.  You’ll have the ability to purchase GPS tracking equipment at wholesale prices, and sell at prices you decide are right for your business.

Click here for our quick online Distributor Application!

We’ve written several times in the last year about cities around the world utilizing GPS tracking devices to improve their public transportation systems.

Our latest news find on the topic details a GPS tracking initiative for public transportation GPS trackers in Pullman, WA as a result of a stimulus grant which will also fund the purchase of a camera for each bus.

The GPS tracking system is currently in testing, and is expected to be available to patrons in 2012.

Source:  http://news.wsu.edu/pages/publications.asp?Action=Detail&PublicationID=29235&TypeID=1

 

As a result of grant funding, the state of Vermont will soon be using GPS tracking devices to provide better transportation services to veterans who need transportation to work, medical appointments, and more.  Convenience and accessibility are some of the key goals of the GPS tracking program.  In addition, the program will allow dispatchers to easily monitor the locations of all transportation vans throughout the state.

Source:  http://gpstrackinginfo.com/gps-tracking-devices-to-be-installed-in-veteran-transit-in-va/2585

Our newly released Enduro Ankle Case is now available as an accessory for EnduroPro GPS trackers!

Visit the Enduro Ankle Case product page here:  http://www.trackingtheworld.com/products/enduroanklecase/

View the Enduro Ankle Case press release:  http://www.prlog.org/11718795-trackingtheworld-offers-ankle-bracelet-case-for-enduro-pro-gps-tracker.html

GPS tracking via ankle bracelets is now in use in Yakima, Washington to track juvenile offenders.   According to a recent report, GPS tracking of juvenile offenders costs  around $5 per day while housing the juveniles in a space-limited facility costs around $160.  In addition, officials don’t want to let juveniles off the hook due to limited space in  holding facilities.  Currently 6 GPS tracker ankle bracelet devices are in use.  Officials report plans to purchase additional GPS tracking units based on the results of the first 6.

Source:  http://www.kimatv.com/news/local/132360343.html

View TrackingTheWorld’s OFT-210 GPS Tracking Ankle Bracelet.

 

 

Maryland wildlife conservation officials are considering the use of fleet tracking via GPS tracking technology to track fishing boats with the goal of reducing maritime poaching (fishing for species not in season).  “Better compliance”  is how one official described the goal of a possible voluntary GPS tracking program.

The possible addition of a GPS tracker program is partially the result of officials uncovering illegal poaching of 13-tons of striped bass which caused disaster for the legal striped bass season.

Source:  http://gpstrackinginfo.com/pilot-gps-tracking-program-may-be-launched-in-md/2509