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Tracking: A survey of major fleet tracking system providers
With so many businesses looking to fleet tracking systems to help improve efficiency and cut costs, the market is booming. This is great news for consumers who can expect to find a great range of high quality tracking devices at very affordable prices. All you need to do is decide on the right system for your needs and choose a fleet tracker supplier to buy or lease from.
Who are the major players in fleet tracking?
When purchasing any business kit, you want to be sure that you are dealing with a reputable supplier. The best way to do this is to carry out a little research by checking reviews and reading testimonials. You will want to check that the provider has the right equipment to suit your business needs, has an excellent trading history, good customer service and a competitive price point. To help you get started, here is a list of the leading UK providers:
- Navman Wireless have an impressive portfolio of clients around the world and a long trading history. As specialists in the GPS tracking market they are dedicated to providing first class products and service to all customers, no matter what the size of their requirements or fleets of vehicles.
- FleetMatics are a global supplier of vehicle trackers for business, focusing on the specific needs of small and medium sized companies. They offer practical, real time, Internet-based tracking solutions and fleet of vehicles management systems. You can also request a free demo to see how their system will integrate with your fleet management needs.
- Cobra Vehicle Security is a leading brand for GPS stolen vehicle tracking systems, with a strong European presence, dedicated network of operating centres and local police liaison teams. They combine fleet tracking solutions with a whole range of commercial vehicle security, such as alarms, immobilisers, speed limiters and mobile CCTV.
- Ctrack have one of the widest ranges of fleet tracking systems in the UK, so you can be sure to find the right solution for your budget. They offer nationwide coverage, but with accessible local support, making them a smart choice no matter where you are based.
How is the industry regulated?
The Federation of Communication Services is the independent trade association in the UK for the communications services industry. Their remit covers vehicle tracking systems and suppliers and, in particular, fair trade regulation across the industry. If a supplier is a member of the FCS then you can rest assured that you will be doing business with a reputable company which has agreed to a service code of conduct. In addition, the FCS set standards for the installation of products, so you should check that the fleet tracking system you are buying is compliant with the FCS1362, a globally recognised mark of quality.