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Old 11-05-2014, 04:56 PM
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What are you guys using to track fleet vehicles? I have 3 trucks that I send crews out with and am looking for an inexpensive way to track them throughout the day. It would also be helpful to find the vehicle if it was stolen. I have T-mobil for our cell service, I think Verizon offers a device that plugs into the OBD II plug but I am not that familiar with it.
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Old 11-05-2014, 05:09 PM
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We have network fleet through Verizon. Have it on about 30 trucks. Only had it for about one year and it works perfect. They install it under the dash and you log in online and get live information, speed, shows truck on a map, and arrival/departure times, and how long it sat there.
I'll see if I can get more info from my wife. Were in Tampa if you want to look at it. Pm me.
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Old 11-05-2014, 05:27 PM
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Intouchgps.com
This company is in Lakeland. I have met the owner but can not vouch for their products personally. I am in the tucking business and we use satilite tracking

There are tons on the web if you google search them.
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If they have company cell phones, can't you just track the SIM card?
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Old 11-05-2014, 05:45 PM
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http://www.mastrack.com/

they were great when i had it
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Old 11-05-2014, 07:19 PM
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Originally Posted by porksoda View Post
If they have company cell phones, can't you just track the SIM card?
They can either turn their phone off and/or remove the battery. I have a good friend that is a company owner this is what he told me.
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Old 11-05-2014, 07:27 PM
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Look into Spot Trace.
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Trackyourtruck.com. About $20/month per truck. $150 for each unit. I can even pull the trucks location up on my cell phone. Saves a ton of "where the hell are you" calls.

Eye opening experience.
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Thanks guys that's the info I needed, I will check them out.
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They can either turn their phone off and/or remove the battery. I have a good friend that is a company owner this is what he told me.
Discipline...
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Ha! Good one.

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Do you tell the employees they are being tracked?
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Dang,Milkman don't stand a chance of slipping in on the sly anymore, what's this world comming to.
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Do you tell the employees they are being tracked?
Hell no, they have no right to know that!
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Those trackers can help in the event of an accident. We had a claim where the GPS totally contradicted two "independent" witnesses testimony.
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One of my customers fired a sales rep not too long ago, they found out he was spending the day at the beach when he said he was on sales calls. They cross referenced his appointment calendar and his IPhone, then questioned him on how those meetings went....busted
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They found that woman from Philly's abductor the other day by tracking something in his car that the car salesman had placed in it. Reportedly because he feared he wouldn't get paid because the guys credit was so poor. Guess we need to find out what that system was?
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