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How much data does GPS tracking use?

The amount of data a GPS tracker uses depends on the model and configuration of the GPS device. 

The factors that impact the data used for GPS tracking can vary anywhere from frequency of use, to the information you’re looking for. Nonetheless, the amount of data used is usually around only 100 bytes.

The data from GPS provides companies with information that allows them to:

Recover lost or stolen assets

GPS tracking can instantly locate vehicles or other stolen assets and send the location information immediately to law enforcement. This instant communication of information is helpful for companies in preventing asset theft.

Track vehicles or other assets

With the use of GPS trackers on vehicles, companies can see where each vehicle in their fleet is at any given time while they are on the road. GPS trackers provide data that lets companies inform customers when shipments or service vehicles will arrive or if drivers are delayed due to an unforeseen issue.

Improve operations 

Knowing exactly where vehicles are in real-time helps to make operations more efficient. GPS tracking tools allow companies to not only always know the exact location of their assets but also when vehicles carrying cargo are loaded, unloaded, or ready to head to their next location.

Take advantage of geofences 

The data provided by GPS tracking devices help companies reduce the risk of theft through geofencing. By setting virtual geofences, asset managers can receive automatic notifications when a vehicle leaves a geofenced location at an unexpected time. With these real-time notifications, companies can respond immediately to theft and recover stolen assets quicker.

Provide better customer service

The better the customer service, the more successful and long-lasting a company will be. GPS fleet tracking unlocks superior customer service opportunities, allowing companies to let customers know exactly when vehicles are on the way, where they are at any given time, and when they arrive.