Teletrac Navman tracking software review
Today I’ll be doing a review on a GPS fleet tracking company called Teletrac/Navman. The purpose of this review is to give fleet owners/managers some insight as to how the Teletrac/Navman platform works, how they can apply it to their business and see if it makes sense for their tracking needs.
Teletrac/Navman is a GPS tracking company which has been in business over 30 years and provides solutions for fleet tracking as well as for safety and compliance in commercial fleet environments. Their core focus is on helping fleets remain efficient, and providing actionable data to fleet managers which allows for tremendous savings by decreasing waste and increasing operational efficiency.
GPS Tracking software advantages
The online software contains a wealth of information in the form of graphs and charts, which make it easy for end users to decipher information pertaining to overall fleet use. Sometimes the interface can feel a bit slow, especially when compared to GPSWOX which presents all relevant vehicle information on the screen without navigation through additional menus. But aside from that, viewing a vehicles current and historical location information isn’t that much of a chore. It’s also easy to set up alerts, much more so than in the Fleetmatics platform. This can be a huge plus when managing a large fleet and having the need to automate certain reports.
When looking at hardware support, Teletrac/Navman doesn’t offer nearly as much support as other companies like Fleetmatics and Gurtam, which literally offer support for hundreds of devices. This is definitely something to consider when looking to track a mixed fleet of vehicles, assets and intermodal containers, as certain hardware is best suited for particular applications and is not usually a one-size-fits-all situation.
Some other noteworthy features are the safety and compliance features that Teletrac/Navman bring to the table. They seem to be very on top of staying current with the trends in the industry, particularly in the ELD and automated hours of service sector. Having the current technology to make sure your fleet is compliant with the upcoming ELD mandate is definitely a good reason to choose Teletrac/Navman.
Teletrac/Navman software conclusion
In the closing of this review, I’d like to say that Teletrac/Navman has been in the industry for a very long time and has some pretty solid solutions for fleet management and safety. They also have a great support and research team to ensure compliance with all government regulations for commercial fleets, which is extremely important in this day and age. There are some usability concerns with the software which could annoy end users, but hopefully they will be worked out in the future. The last thing I’d like to mention is pricing, which is charged as a per unit, per month fee. This fee is quite substantial when tracking large fleets when compared to a company like Navixy or GPSWOX, which lets you track unlimited devices for a flat, one-time fee. This isn’t to say that Teletrac/Navman is a poor choice, but there are definitely less expensive options out there that can provide the same, if not better level of service and help your company save even more money in the long-run.