Advanced-Tracking-Technologies
Advanced Tracking Technologies
  • Geofencing
  • Reporting
  • Vehicle and asset tracking
Advanced Tracking Technologies’ GPS software is called Shadow Tracker Live. The software provides tracking anywhere in North America for fleet vehicles, assets and personnel.

Tracking is updated every 10 seconds, with data stored for up to one year. Users can view tracked data from more than 30 management reports on the dashboard, enabling them to see metrics such as mileage and time spent at job sites.

Shadow Tracker Live features real-time location mapping, delivery notifications and alerts for vehicle maintenance. With the geofencing function, fleet managers can create custom bounding barriers and receive notifications when vehicles go outside the specified area.

Advanced Tracking Technologies also offers Shadow Tracker Time, a time sheet management tool for drivers and other mobile or in-office employees. This software automatically calculates employee hours and tracks worker locations while off-site.

Shadow Tracker software can be used on desktop computers and most mobile devices. The company provides a free mobile app for iPhone and Android.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Custom solutions
  • Unlimited support
  • Training

Cons

  • No user guide
  • App requires subscription

Summary

Advanced-Tracking-Technologies
Advanced Tracking Technologies
  • Starting Price
    • $23.95/user/month
  • Geofencing
    Yes
  • Speeding Detection/Alerts
    Yes
  • Fuel Tracking
    Yes
  • Integrations
    No
  • Reporting
    Yes
Features
  • Geofencing
  • Reporting
  • Vehicle and asset tracking
Azuga-Fleet
Azuga Fleet
  • People tracking
  • Reporting
  • Speeding detection/alerts
Azuga claims that by using its GPS Fleet Management System, fleet managers can improve productivity and reduce accident-related driving behaviors by up to 88%. Azuga offers tracking solutions for businesses with fleets of any size.

The company’s software captures all driver actions, including speeding, rapid acceleration and hard braking. Data is recorded and relayed to the eLogs reporting dashboard in real time. Reports provide fleet managers with maintenance reports and notify them when drivers are nearing limits for HOS.

Azuga’s battery-powered Asset Tracking System enables users to monitor high-value equipment whether it’s stationary or in transit. The system can notify users when assets or vehicles enter and exit geofenced areas.

Fleet managers can bundle dual-facing dash cameras with the software, enabling them to monitor driver behavior and protect them in the event of an accident that wasn’t their fault.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Good training and support
  • Developer API

Cons

  • Subscription required for dash cam use

Summary

Azuga-Fleet
Azuga Fleet
  • Starting Price
    • Contact for quote
  • Geofencing
    No
  • Speeding Detection/Alerts
    Yes
  • Fuel Tracking
    No
  • Integrations
    Yes
  • Reporting
    Yes
Features
  • People tracking
  • Reporting
  • Speeding detection/alerts
Carmalink
Carmalink
  • Integrations
  • Geofencing
  • Reporting
Carmalink is an all-in-one GPS tracking and dash cam system designed for fleets of all sizes. The in-cab transponder connects to any vehicle, records driver behavior and sends the data to the cloud via cellular LTE connection.

The software features live tracking and commercial routing to help drivers avoid hazards and road closures. With geofencing, fleet managers can set up exclusion zones and receive alerts when drivers enter or leave the area.

Carmalink’s dash cam software runs on a Garmin 790 tablet that displays useful information for drivers, such as live traffic and truck stops along a route. The camera picks up on bad driving habits and alerts drivers with suggestions for improvement in real time.

Other features include a mileage tracker, automated maintenance alerts and digital DVIR reports for improved driver workflow.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Warranty
  • Quick setup

Cons

  • Only 17 hours of camera memory for Works
  • Extra fee for footage on multiple devices

Summary

Carmalink
Carmalink
  • Starting Price
    • $625/month for Fleet Tracking
    • $1125/month for Fleet Tracking & Dash Cam
  • Geofencing
    Yes
  • Speeding Detection/Alerts
    Yes
  • Fuel Tracking
    Yes
  • Integrations
    Yes
  • Reporting
    Yes
Features
  • Integrations
  • Geofencing
  • Reporting
ClearPathGPS
ClearPathGPS
  • Asset and people tracking
  • Geofencing
  • Integrations
ClearPathGPS is the fleet tracking software of choice for several major organizations, including Habitat for Humanity, Monrovia and Stanley Steemer. The company’s solutions include tracking for drivers and vehicles, as well as any kind of mobile asset.

ClearPathGPS shows users the location of every vehicle in their fleet while in the field. In the management portal, users can select a driver and instantly view their route and dash cam footage. The software alerts fleet managers to risky behavior, such as hard braking and speeding.

The company’s military-grade tracking hardware is weatherproof and protected against heavy shocks. Upon installation, fleet managers can use the geofencing feature to monitor assets within a specified zone.

The portal displays virtual timecards for employees, service reports and last known vehicle location at a glance. Reports can be viewed on almost any device, including desktops and mobile devices via the iPhone or Android app.

ClearPathGPS integrates with Fleetio, ServiceTitan and a variety of other popular third-party tools.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • 30-day money-back guarantee
  • Free training
  • Developer API

Cons

  • No API for Standard
  • Integrations for Pro only
  • No free trial

Summary

ClearPathGPS
ClearPathGPS
  • Starting Price
    • $20/vehicle/month
  • Geofencing
    Yes
  • Speeding Detection/Alerts
    Yes
  • Fuel Tracking
    No
  • Integrations
    Yes
  • Reporting
    Yes
Features
  • Asset and people tracking
  • Geofencing
  • Integrations
Gentrifi-GPS-Tracking
Gentrifi GPS Tracking
  • Vehicle and fuel tracking
  • Geofencing
  • Reporting
Gentrifi’s GPS solutions include tracking for assets, vehicles and employees. According to the company, its software can help reduce job costs by preventing theft and ensuring workers stay on task.

The Gentrifi asset tracking system doesn’t require external power to work. Items and equipment that are non-powered can be fitted with a battery-operated tracking device that alerts users whenever it moves out of a geofenced area.

Gentrifi lets users know if drivers leave their predetermined routes or use company vehicles outside of work hours. Data scorecards show vehicle idle time, driver behavior and reminders to help keep up with fleet maintenance.

Personnel can be tracked outside of vehicles via cellular, Wi-Fi, GPS or RFID. This feature is useful for quickly locating and communicating with employees across a large work area, such as busy shopping malls or crowded public events.

For trailer tracking, Gentrifi offers the Omnitracs TT150 system, which transmits the status of each unit in real time via the cloud.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Training videos
  • Phone and email support
  • Robust parts store

Cons

  • No live, 24/7 support
  • Part selection somewhat unclear

Summary

Gentrifi-GPS-Tracking
Gentrifi GPS Tracking
  • Starting Price
    • $8/month
  • Geofencing
    Yes
  • Speeding Detection/Alerts
    No
  • Fuel Tracking
    Yes
  • Integrations
    No
  • Reporting
    Yes
Features
  • Vehicle and fuel tracking
  • Geofencing
  • Reporting
Geotab
Geotab
  • Vehicle tracking
  • Fuel tracking
  • Reporting
Geotab is used as a fleet management and connected vehicle solution in various industries, including public works, construction, and courier services. The company's main products include the Geotab GO device and the web-based fleet management software, MyGeotab.

The Geotab GO device pairs with MyGeotab to deliver vehicle status alerts about speed, idling time, odometer readings, and other valuable metrics. The latest GO model runs on the global navigation satellite system (GNSS) for faster tracking and more accurate location data. The company's solution is also hardware- and software-agnostic, enabling customers to leverage and benefit from Geotab's award-winning platform while providing them with the power of choice.

Geotab's open platform and Marketplace offers customers hundreds of third-party solution options, including mobile apps and software and hardware add-ons to integrate vehicle data with a company's other data assets. For example, the Geotab features collision detection, allowing users to receive instant updates in the event of an accident. By installing optional add-ons from Geotab's Marketplace, users can also offer drivers in-cab instructions and feedback on behaviors, such as speeding or taking hard turns, to help improve driver safety.

The MyGeotab software is where fleet managers can view driver data and vehicle analytic reports. The benchmarking function lets users compare the performance of one set of vehicles to another in a different location. Route optimization displays road closures and hazards and helps drivers avoid them.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Good plan selection
  • Add-on store
  • Developer SDK

Cons

  • Possible tracking delays for Base and Pro
  • Warranty for ProPlus only

Summary

  • Starting Price
    • Contact for quote
  • Geofencing
    No
  • Speeding Detection/Alerts
    No
  • Fuel Tracking
    Yes
  • Integrations
    No
  • Reporting
    Yes
Features
  • Vehicle tracking
  • Fuel tracking
  • Reporting
GPS-Trackit
GPS Trackit
  • Vehicle tracking
  • Reporting
GPS Trackit provides a number of fleet management solutions, including asset tracking, dash cam video telematics and trailer temperature monitoring. The company claims its software can help reduce labor costs and increase vehicle life span by 35%.

GPS Trackit supports geofencing and sends instant alerts when drivers go out of bounds. The software features an interactive map that displays vehicle locations and other useful metrics, such as fuel consumption and driver safety reports.

The company’s asset tracking system can be battery- or solar-powered. The device shows equipment location in the field and notifies users of unauthorized movement, which may help prevent damage or theft. Users can access alerts through email reports or the GPS Trackit mobile app.

GPS Trackit’s dash cameras are dual-facing and tamper-resistant. The dash cam can alert fleet managers to distracted drivers and provide footage in case of an accident.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Indefinite data storage
  • Open API
  • Unlimited users

Cons

  • Extra charge for add-on features
  • Limited support times

Summary

GPS-Trackit
GPS Trackit
  • Starting Price
    • $19.95/month
  • Geofencing
    No
  • Speeding Detection/Alerts
    No
  • Fuel Tracking
    No
  • Integrations
    No
  • Reporting
    Yes
Features
  • Vehicle tracking
  • Reporting
GPSWOX
GPSWOX
  • Geofencing
  • Vehicle and people tracking
  • Integrations
More than 100,000 customers in 123 countries have used GPSWOX as their tracking solution. The GPSWOX software works with any third-party tracking device and provides real-time location data for vehicles, assets and individuals.

The GPSWOX dashboard displays the position of every fleet vehicle on the map, as well as driver routes and activity reports. Users can capture still images or video while on the road via a connected dash cam.

Reports generated by the software include mileage, maintenance schedules, accidents and fault codes. Depending on the GPS tracking device, the software can create logs for DOT reporting, monitor driver hours for payroll and authorize drivers to use specific vehicles.

With the GPSWOX Mobile Client, fleet managers can view the status of jobs and assign tasks to drivers. Field data capture forms can also be designed and deployed via the Mobile Client. The app is free and available for iPhone and Android devices.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Free setup and training
  • 24/7 live support
  • White-labeled software

Cons

  • No tutorials
  • GPS tracker costs extra

Summary

  • Starting Price
    • $2.99/month for Personal Tracking Account
    • $99/month for Fleet Tracking Software
    • $99/month for White Label Software
  • Geofencing
    Yes
  • Speeding Detection/Alerts
    Yes
  • Fuel Tracking
    No
  • Integrations
    Yes
  • Reporting
    Yes
Features
  • Geofencing
  • Vehicle and people tracking
  • Integrations
KeepTruckin
KeepTruckin
  • Vehicle tracking
  • Asset tracking
  • Reporting
KeepTruckin is a real-time GPS tracking solution that features tools for dispatch, maintenance and driver safety. With the software, fleet managers can view a vehicle’s current location and load capacity, enabling them to select the best driver for a job.

The software supports geofencing for improved loss prevention metrics, and allows drivers to share their location with customers or staff for a more accurate ETA. Historical breadcrumb trails let users see where vehicles were driven and when.

KeepTruckin can help reduce risky driver behavior with smart AI detection through a connected dash cam. The software highlights potential issues, such as distracted driving and tailgating, then automatically uses the data to create a driver safety scorecard.

Maintenance tools keep fleet managers up to date on which vehicles need servicing, fuel costs and engine fault codes. A 4G LTE hotspot is built into every vehicle gateway, enabling users to upload their mileage and hours driven from almost anywhere.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • App marketplace
  • Good tutorials
  • Open API

Cons

  • No people tracking
  • No 24/7 phone support

Summary

KeepTruckin
KeepTruckin
  • Starting Price
    • $20/month
  • Geofencing
    No
  • Speeding Detection/Alerts
    No
  • Fuel Tracking
    No
  • Integrations
    No
  • Reporting
    Yes
Features
  • Vehicle tracking
  • Asset tracking
  • Reporting
Momentum-IoT
Momentum IoT
  • Vehicle and asset tracking
  • Geofencing
  • Reporting
Momentum IoT provides tracking solutions for construction, agriculture and a variety of other field services. The company’s Eagle 1 GPS trackers work in any type of vehicle, including trucks and trailers of all sizes.

Momentum features live tracking with alerts for route deviation and excessive idling. The dashboard presents a bird’s-eye view of all fleet vehicle locations on the map. Users can select any vehicle in the fleet to see its status and whether it’s stopped or in transit.

The software uses GPS telematics to provide alerts for speeding, fuel levels and low battery levels. Dispatchers can receive notifications when drivers arrive at a job site and provide customers with more accurate ETAs.

Assets can be tracked anywhere across the map. With the geofencing feature, users are alerted in real time whenever an asset enters or exits a custom-bound area.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Free to try
  • Easy installation
  • Uses Cat-M network

Cons

  • No live support
  • No integrations

Summary

Momentum-IoT
Momentum IoT
  • Starting Price
    • $12/user/month
  • Geofencing
    Yes
  • Speeding Detection/Alerts
    Yes
  • Fuel Tracking
    No
  • Integrations
    No
  • Reporting
    Yes
Features
  • Vehicle and asset tracking
  • Geofencing
  • Reporting
Quartix
Quartix
  • Speeding detection/alerts
  • Vehicle and people tracking
  • Reporting
Quartix is an all-in-one GPS solution that pairs live vehicle tracking with a fleet-management dashboard and reporting tools. The software is web-based with no installation required, so users can see a fleet’s status in real time from any internet-connected device.

The Google-powered map displays vehicle routes, stops and trip times. Users can select any waypoint on the map to view a vehicle’s direction and speed. The software stores all historical tracking data in the database, enabling users to see trip data over a period of time.

Quatrix includes a Driver League table, which ranks drivers based on overall trip time, average speed and general driving style. The daily briefing report displays acceleration and braking indices by the hour. Drivers can see their individual reports with the free mobile app.

The software allows for unlimited custom geofencing zones to keep drivers from leaving or entering prohibited areas. Alerts are sent instantly if a geofence rule is broken.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Choice of installation method
  • Excel exporting

Cons

  • Downtime required for hardwired installation
  • Info Point lacks some features

Summary

  • Starting Price
    • $14.90/month for Info Point
    • $18.90/month for Info Plus
    • $22.90/month for Info Plus & Driver ID
  • Geofencing
    Yes
  • Speeding Detection/Alerts
    Yes
  • Fuel Tracking
    No
  • Integrations
    No
  • Reporting
    Yes
Features
  • Speeding detection/alerts
  • Vehicle and people tracking
  • Reporting
Rhino-Fleet-Tracking
Rhino Fleet Tracking
  • Vehicle tracking
  • Asset tracking
  • Reporting
Rhino Fleet Tracking offers tracking devices for fleets, trailers and many types of equipment. Battery- and solar-powered trackers are available, as well as devices that run on external power provided by a vehicle.

The Fleet Tracking software, powered by Google Maps, lets users see their fleet data on the all-in-one dashboard. Fleet managers can set up geofencing boundaries with alerts and set landmarks to pinpoint driver location in real time.

The software sends instant notifications if it detects after-hours vehicle usage, which can help discourage employees from driving them for personal use. Data such as speeding, long idling times and driver detours are displayed in reports on the dashboard.

Rhino Fleet Tracking includes a routing system that enables fleet managers to create and modify routes as needed for maximum efficiency. By pairing a dash cam with the software, users can see visual documentation of driver behavior, which may be used to prove fault if an accident occurs.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • No contract
  • Monthly discount available
  • 24/7 live support

Cons

  • Fee for tracking devices
  • No installation offered

Summary

Rhino-Fleet-Tracking
Rhino Fleet Tracking
  • Starting Price
    • $16.95/month
  • Geofencing
    No
  • Speeding Detection/Alerts
    No
  • Fuel Tracking
    No
  • Integrations
    No
  • Reporting
    Yes
Features
  • Vehicle tracking
  • Asset tracking
  • Reporting
Samsara
Samsara
  • Vehicle tracking
  • Asset tracking
  • Reporting
Samsara is one of the biggest names in fleet tracking, with customers such as the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Agency (MBTA), Cowgirl Creamery and the city of Sacramento in California. The company provides tracking for vehicles and equipment, plus tools for driver safety and dispatch efficiency.

Samsara’s tracking software allows users to view a satellite feed of vehicles as they travel in real time. The software comes with a VG34 tracking gateway that can be installed within minutes. The gateway functions as a mobile hotspot and provides continuous connectivity.

Samsara users can create geofences and get notifications when unusual activity occurs. Drivers log their HOS and mileage with the free mobile app, which transmits data directly to the Samsara dashboard for fleet managers to view.

The company’s dash cams feature embedded AI and a g-force accelerometer to instantly recognize unsafe driver behavior. The camera warns drivers with an audible in-cab alert and uploads incident footage to the cloud for further review.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Strong support
  • Many integrations supported
  • 5-year warranty for most hardware

Cons

  • Limited warranty for some items
  • Unclear pricing

Summary

  • Starting Price
    • Contact for quote
  • Geofencing
    Yes
  • Speeding Detection/Alerts
    Yes
  • Fuel Tracking
    No
  • Integrations
    Yes
  • Reporting
    Yes
Features
  • Vehicle tracking
  • Asset tracking
  • Reporting
US-Fleet-Tracking
US Fleet Tracking
  • Reporting
  • Asset and vehicle tracking
  • Geofencing
US Fleet Tracking is a producer of GPS tracking hardware with a variety of fleet management solutions. The company’s latest tracker, the AT-V4, features a tamper-proof design and 4G LTE connectivity for the fastest data transmission speeds.

Fleet tracking is available on desktops, tablets and most mobile devices. The software provides ignition alerts when vehicles are started, plus notifications when drivers roam outside of service areas or enter a prohibited zone.

Fleet managers can identify aggressive driving and excessive idling on the dashboard. The software can be used to start or lock a vehicle remotely, and the kill switch function enables total shutdown in the event of a theft or emergency.

US Fleet Tracking integrates with the ExxonMobil Fleet Affinity fuel card, making it easier for users to keep track of fuel costs for drivers. The software also supports integration with many third-party service call applications.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Video guides
  • Live support
  • No contract

Cons

  • Live support not available 24/7
  • Extra charge for battery-powered devices

Summary

US-Fleet-Tracking
US Fleet Tracking
  • Starting Price
    • $29.95/month/hardwire tracker for 10 seconds updates
    • $39.95/month/hardwire tracker for 5 seconds updates
  • Geofencing
    Yes
  • Speeding Detection/Alerts
    Yes
  • Fuel Tracking
    No
  • Integrations
    No
  • Reporting
    Yes
Features
  • Reporting
  • Asset and vehicle tracking
  • Geofencing
Verizon-Connect
Verizon Connect
  • Integrations
  • Geofencing
  • Fuel tracking
Verizon Connect is the GPS tracking software of choice for Pepsi, Costco Wholesale and the city of San Jose. Aside from fleet tracking, the company offers tools for field service, compliance management and tracking for assets.

The fleet-tracking software gives a near real-time view of daily operations, including vehicle activity and diagnostics. Historical analytics are displayed via customizable dashboards, enabling users to view department trends and data for driver behavior.

Verizon Connect can track the location and usage data for thousands of high-value assets. The software supports scheduled maintenance reminders, as well as logs of service performed. Asset tracking devices are weatherproof and transmit over 3G or 4G networks.

One of the company’s major offerings is Reveal Field, an all-in-one package of tools for fleet tracking, scheduling and dispatching. Reveal Field allows agents to take service requests, send them instantly to technicians in the field and provide customers with an accurate ETA.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Long trial period
  • API integrations
  • Account manager for Reveal Field

Cons

  • Fleet tracking required for Reveal Field
  • Pricing not clear

Summary

Verizon-Connect
Verizon Connect
  • Starting Price
    • Contact for quote
  • Geofencing
    No
  • Speeding Detection/Alerts
    Yes
  • Fuel Tracking
    Yes
  • Integrations
    Yes
  • Reporting
    Yes
Features
  • Integrations
  • Geofencing
  • Fuel tracking

How We Chose the Best GPS Tracking Software

Whether you're tracking fleet vehicles, high-value assets or employees in the field, GPS software gives you a bird's-eye view of daily operations so that you're never left in the dark. The best GPS software offers more than just tracking capabilities — it can also alert you to risky driver behavior or vehicle error codes, enabling you to step in before small issues become major problems. You have many options when it comes to selecting GPS software, but we've narrowed down some of the best choices based on features that all tracking applications should have.

GPS Tracking Features

Our top picks provided the most robust tracking features, including alerts for aggressive driving, speeding, hard braking and excessive idling. We selected software that offers a geofencing function with custom boundaries for service areas and prohibited zones. Good GPS software should notify you instantly when a driver enters or exits a geofenced area.

Integrations

The best GPS tracking software integrates with a variety of third-party applications, including accounting tools and logs for recording Hours of Service (HOS). We looked for software that integrates with fuel card apps, such as ExxonMobil Fleet Affinity, which can allow you to keep track of driver spending at the fuel pump. The most powerful tracking software includes access to a developer API, enabling you to create and use integrations that are custom-tailored to your business's needs.

Reports

Ideally, GPS software should come with a dashboard that lets you view all tracking data at a glance. We prioritized software that offered detailed reporting for data such as mileage driven, vehicle status, routing and driver safety. The best GPS software companies provide generous storage space and keep your data available for as long as you need.

What Is GPS Tracking Software?

GPS tracking software is used by fleet managers, dispatchers and any business that needs to keep tabs on assets or vehicles. The software gives users a detailed picture of vehicle routes, driver activity, fuel consumption and much more.

Most GPS software packages come with a tracking device, while some can work with third-party hardware. Battery- and solar-powered tracking devices are ideal for assets without external power, such as unattended equipment at a job site. Trackers can also be hardwired to a vehicle for a more secure and permanent solution.

GPS software allows users to keep track of every vehicle in their fleet in near real time. Satellite maps display traffic, road hazards and potential detours, so users can help their drivers find the most optimal and efficient route.

GPS tracking software can also be used for theft prevention or unauthorized entrances using the geofencing feature. With geofencing, users create custom-bound areas on the map and set rules for allowing access or preventing vehicles from leaving the zone.

Many GPS tracking programs support pairing with a dash cam, allowing users to see everything the driver sees on the road. The best cameras are dual-facing and provide in-cab alerts to help reduce dangerous driver behavior.

Benefits of GPS Tracking Software

Your vehicles, drivers and assets are all vital to keeping your business running smoothly. GPS tracking software offers a variety of benefits and can help you:

  • Stay efficient: GPS software gives you a bird’s-eye view of your entire fleet, including trailer load capacity and real-time driver location. This data can help you pack trailers more efficiently and choose the best driver for the job.
  • Protect assets: Leaving valuable equipment unattended in the field doesn’t have to be an invitation for theft. GPS software notifies you when assets are turned on or moved without authorization. Stolen or abandoned equipment can be tracked quickly; the best software lets you lock and disable assets remotely.
  • Identify risky drivers: Most GPS tracking software can recognize dangerous behavior, such as speeding, swerving and hard braking. When paired with a dash cam, it can also pick up on driver fatigue and texting while driving. This invaluable feature helps prevent costly accidents.
  • Keep vehicles running their best: GPS software keeps track of regular maintenance schedules and can remind you when it’s time for an oil change, tire rotation or other service. Hardwired trackers also recognize vehicle error codes and alert you instantly, enabling you to fix problems before it’s too late.

Must-Have Features of GPS Tracking Software

Your business’s unique needs will determine the best GPS tracking software for you. When choosing software, though, ensure it offers features such as:

  • Geofencing: Geofence boundaries can protect your vehicles and assets even when you’re not around. Look for software that lets you create unlimited geofence zones of any shape and size.
  • Reporting: Good tracking software doesn’t just show you data in real time, it also stores logs for review whenever you need them. Ideally, software should enable you to create custom reports for specific data you’d like to track.
  • Fuel tracking: Fuel is a major expense, but GPS software may help you save money with usage tracking by the vehicle or driver. The best software can detect and alert you to potential fuel-wasting actions, such as extensive idling or driving vehicles too far off-route.
  • Driver behavior monitoring: Reckless driving can cause accidents and land your business in legal trouble. Choose software that notifies you when drivers are acting dangerously, allowing you to correct bad behavior or remove repeat offenders.
  • Dash cam support: A dash cam is invaluable for proving who’s at fault in an accident and can help shield you from expensive and time-consuming lawsuits. The ideal software will support dual-facing cameras with features such as in-cab alerts for distracted driving and road hazard notifications.

The Cost of GPS Tracking Software

Prices for GPS tracking software can vary considerably by company and the type of tracker used. In general, costs tend to range from $8 to $99 per month for each vehicle tracked, although costs can go as high as $1,125 per month in some cases.

Some companies roll the cost of the tracking device into the monthly subscription rate, while others charge a one-time fee per device. Hardwired trackers are usually more expensive than battery-operated devices and may cost $200 and up. Pricier models have extra features, such as more frequent location updates and 4G LTE support.

Basic subscription plans may only include GPS tracking, with an extra charge for driver reports, fuel tracking or third-party integrations. Dash cams must almost always be purchased separately and typically require a tracking subscription to use; an additional monthly fee may also apply.

Several companies offer free demos or trial periods of the software that can range from 1 week to 3 months. Some will ship a tracking device that’s free to try; customers can keep the device to continue service or return it if they wish to cancel.