GPSTrackIt adds new alerts in Fleet Manager

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GPSTrackIt has added new alerts in its Fleet Manager application that includes a suite of event, location, and maintenance alerts. Users are now able to monitor three additional parameters that enhance driver safety, the company says.

Two of the new alerts relate to driving behaviors. The first, Rapid Acceleration, sends alerts to designated recipients when the vehicle accelerates aggressively. Rapid acceleration is harder on engines and has been shown to result in increased fuel consumption.

The Hard Brake alert notifies responders of instances in which the vehicle rapidly decelerates. Rapid deceleration means greater wear on brakes. As a driving behavior, it is a potential indicator of a driver following too closely, or of distracted driving.

Both the Rapid Acceleration and Hard Brake data is now included in the Fleet Manager system’s Detailed Report, enabling fleet managers to educate drivers on these undesirable and potentially dangerous driving behaviors.

In addition, Fleet Manager now provides a Seat Belt alert.

“Fleet Manager monitors the seatbelt sensor in a vehicle,” according to Eddie Bermudez, GPSTrackIt’s product manager. “The system is able to accept inputs from a variety of sources.”

The alerts can be sent via text or email to any contact configured in the system. They can even be sent to the driver as a reminder for them to put on their seatbelts.

Bermudez adds that the Seat Belt alert data can be displayed in Fleet Manager’s Input Report.

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