Features | GPS fleet tracking
Real-time GPS insights with full fleet visibility.
Get the best live and historical location tracking to identify when a driver is on-site, where a vehicle is located, and prevent theft from occurring.
Effortlessly monitor your vehicles and drivers.
Go beyond traditional GPS reporting tools and gain greater visibility and control with one integrated system. Motive’s comprehensive fleet tracking solution is integrated within the Motive ecosystem, connecting safety, compliance and driver coaching data, eliminating data silos.
Live GPS vehicle tracking.
Share the real-time location of your fleet vehicles effortlessly, facilitating seamless communication and status updates for drivers on the go, while also providing administrators with live tracking capabilities.
- Get vehicle location updates as fast as every two seconds.
- Eliminate check-in calls with real-time tracking.
- View telematics data like speed, direction, and fault codes.
Unlock insights on driver activity and vehicle routes.
Analyze finished jobs with trip history reports to improve performance and reduce delays. See exactly where drivers, vehicles, and trailers have been:
- Track drive time, mileage, idle time, and MPGs.
- Reduce liability by verifying past locations.
- Avoid common road hazards with custom navigation tools.
Deliver exceptional customer service.
Provide more accurate delivery estimates to customers, reducing the risk of dissatisfaction due to delays or inaccurate information.
- Live location sharing
- Predictive and accurate ETAs
- Automated arrival notifications
- Proof of service
Turn data into insights with automated alerts.
Stay Informed with dynamic updates, enabling proactive at-risk load management. Customize alerts for drivers, vehicles, or groups with ease for maximum flexibility.
- Receive geofence alerts to detect unauthorized activity.
- Proactively identify vehicle issues with fault code alerts.
- Stay ahead of HOS violations with pre-violation alerts.
- Improve driver safety with coaching alerts for unsafe driving.
Trust your location data
Our foundation lies in cutting-edge hardware that links your physical operations together. Our intelligent, high-performance tracking and telematics devices are designed to excel even in demanding and remote work environments.
Motive’s GPS tracking technology is powered by the Vehicle Gateway. It uses built-in cellular connectivity to continuously sync driver and vehicle data with the Motive’s Driver App and Fleet Dashboard.
- FMCSA-registered and Canada-certified ELD
- Reports GPS data back every 1-3 seconds
- Built-in 4G LTE cellular hotspot*
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Discover how the Motive Safety and Tracking & Telematics platform helped reduce risky driving behaviors, lower costs, and recover stolen assets.
“Just a short while ago, one of our vans was stolen. It was in the middle of the night, and I hopped out of bed and quickly ran over to my computer. Thanks to the Vehicle Gateway, I started tracking the van while I was on the phone with the San Jose Police Department. We were able to track it and recover it.”
Gain the advantage of complete visibility.
Get real-time visibility into location, utilization, health of vehicles, equipment, and other physical assets.
Full fleet and asset visibility
Easily access real-time and historical operational data for drivers, equipment, and vehicles with the Motive Fleet dashboard.
Simplify fleet management with real-time alerts based on vehicle and asset locations. Monitor arrivals, get location alerts, prevent theft, and verify service with automated reports.
Rugged hardware built for extreme weather and remote sites. Data is locally stored for backup and reported upon reconnection.
A guide for fleet managers
Saving fuel and tracking fleet productivity.
Save money and boost fleet profitability with a comprehensive GPS solution and top-of-the line telematics.
Frequently asked questions
What is GPS fleet tracking?
GPS fleet tracking is the utilization of GPS (Global Positioning System) technology for monitoring and gathering data about a vehicle fleet’s location, movement, and relevant information. It involves outfitting each vehicle in the fleet with a GPS device that communicates with satellites to pinpoint its exact position. Real-time data, including vehicle speed, direction, and location coordinates, is collected by GPS fleet tracking systems and transmitted to a central server or cloud-based platform, where fleet managers can readily access and analyze it.
What are the main benefits of GPS fleet tracking software?
GPS fleet tracking software offers numerous benefits for businesses with vehicle fleets, including real-time visibility for informed decisions and optimized resource allocation. It streamlines route planning, reducing travel time and fuel costs through traffic and road closure consideration. Additionally, it enhances safety by identifying risky behaviors and encouraging safer practices, supports preventive maintenance, boosts productivity, and ensures accurate billing based on actual miles driven.
How do I monitor my fleet of vehicles?
Fleet View, in the Motive Fleet Dashboard provides a comprehensive and real-time overview of a fleet’s operations. It allows fleet managers or operators to monitor multiple aspects of their fleet in one place, making it easier to track and manage vehicles and drivers efficiently. The Fleet View typically displays information such as vehicle locations, statuses, telematics data, and other relevant details, enabling better decision-making, improved safety, and enhanced overall fleet management.
How often are GPS coordinates collected?
The GPS update latency can vary based on the rate of change in vehicle speed and direction. Updates are typically received as fast as two seconds when the rate of change-of-speed or direction is high. The slowest update frequency is 30 seconds, assuming the vehicle is in a location with slower network connectivity. To get real-time GPS vehicle tracking updates, select Live View from the Fleet View Map.
Get more information about the Fleet View Map in our Help Center.
What’s the difference between a vehicle’s location history and a driver’s location history?
Vehicle locations are recorded by the Motive Vehicle Gateway, which is equipped with a GPS chip inside the device. When the vehicle is in motion, GPS coordinates can be collected as fast as every two seconds. Drivers who connect to a Vehicle Gateway will have their locations match that of the vehicle. Drivers who use the Motive Driver App without a Vehicle Gateway will have locations updated from their smart devices.
Can I use GPS vehicle tracking even when a driver isn’t connected to the Vehicle Gateway?
Yes. The cellular-enabled Motive Vehicle Gateway constantly collects and sends GPS and vehicle data to the Motive Fleet Management Dashboard even if your driver isn’t connected to the Driver App.
How far back can I view location history?
All location history data for drivers and vehicles is stored on Motive servers and is backed up numerous times across multiple data centers. Fleet managers can access location history data for the duration that the driver was using the Motive App and for the duration that the Motive Vehicle Gateway was installed in the vehicle.
Which subscription plan includes Follow Mode?
Receive live GPS vehicle tracking and telematics updates as fast as every two seconds beginning in our Starter plan.
Visit our Help Center to learn how to use Vehicle Follow Mode on the Fleet Dashboard.
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4G LTE hotspot built directly into the Vehicle Gateway for 500 MB of free, in-cab WiFi per month (available with Pro and Enterprise plans).