Ask Yourself: What KIND of Tracker do you need? Here’s how to tell the differences.

Apples, not Oranges: Do You Need a Vehicle Tracker or a Construction Tracker?

May 19, 2017 | Posted in Fleet Tracking

When comparing GPS tracking products, make sure to compare apples to apples, not apples to oranges.

If you Google “GPS Trackers”, its likely that you’ll run into Vehicle Trackers – designed for cars or for fleet delivery trucks. You’ll know, because their emphasis will be on in-transit data and driver’s behavior: idles times, speed, stops … did the driver stop for donuts and obey speed limits?

If you are a construction contractor or rental house specializing in workzone equipment, you’ll want a GPS tracker designed specifically for construction equipment – SolarTrak. SolarTrak understands how construction and rental fleets are organized and run, and our data reflects that. SolarTrak will tell you:

GPS or Street location – even if the equipment is parked in a workzone in the middle of a field

Engine-Hours – SolarTrak records engine run times for an accurate record for billing.

Battery Voltage Status – anticipate problems before they occur by tracking the battery voltage

Maintenance Reminders – Keep your fleet healthy by never missing routine maintenance or inspections

Geofence – Establish boundaries around a worksite or your yard; get alerted to movements in and out

Don’t pay for more data than you need. Most vehicle trackers cost in the $20 to $40 range per month. SolarTrak is under $10 per month per tracker, and offers no contract rent or buy options.

See for yourself by calling to arrange an online demo: 484-223-4994. And get the right GPS tracker for your construction equipment – SolarTrak.