Why You Need a Fleet Management System

What is a fleet management system and why do I need one?

If you’d consider yourself a fleet manager, or want to get into the business, but you don’t have any way to track your vehicles through GPS, then you’re in the right place.

A fleet management system is made up of GPS-tracking devices installed in your vehicles so that you can track your drivers or rentals and receive their real-time locations through a software accessed from your mobile phone or desktop computer. Using the system will help keep your company organized and efficient, and it will also protect your fleet from theft.

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What are the advantages of a fleet management system?

Cheaper Insurance

A proper fleet management system will have anti-theft features and the ability to track your stolen vehicle as soon as it leaves your property. If your fleet is under a system’s protection, most insurance companies will offer a discount of up to 15% off on your insurance costs.

Well-Behaved Drivers

If your drivers know that you can track their location at any given time, they will be more likely to stay on route and time. This will increase your drivers’ efficiency, and maybe even reduce the amount of money that you’re spending on gas when your drivers go the wrong way and get lost off route.

You will also be able to tell when your drivers are taking their lunch breaks, and how long they are on a break for. If your driver knows that he or she is being tracked, he or she will be more likely to not take a longer break than you permit.

Peace of Mind

As a fleet manager, if you own expensive vehicles that you’re bravely putting in the hands of someone else, you’re going to want to know where those vehicles are at all times. What about when they’re back in storage and you’re away on vacation? What if someone sneaks into the garage and tries to steal them? With a fleet management system, you can check your provided software to make sure that all of your units are in their proper places.

It’s All Online

The beauty of a fleet tracking system is that all of your monitoring is done straight from your desktop computer or mobile app on your Apple or Android device. As long as you have Internet access, that’s all you need to stay in the loop about where your vehicles are at all times.

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So, why should Scout be your preferred fleet management system?

Scout is the only fleet tracking system to use GPS, cellular, Bluetooth and vibration sensing to guarantee your equipment is right where it’s supposed to be. In addition to GPS tracking, Scout also works as a great theft recovery tool and also reports speed, heading, and keeps a history of recent locations.

In addition to GPS tracking, Scout also works as a great theft recovery tool and also reports speed, heading, and keeps a history of recent locations.

Locate your equipment in real-time from anywhere in the US using our free mobile and desktop app. Whether on land or on water, Scout provides precise real-time location along with immediate movement and tampering alerts from anywhere in almost any environment.

Scout can be hard-wired and hidden in less than 10 minutes on any boat, jet ski, side-by-side, ATV, scooter or motorcycle using the included, easy to use wiring kit. Scout can also be used to track other vehicles such as golf carts, snowmobiles, and off-road vehicles – basically anything you want to track of.

Our software allows you to create and save custom Zones to specify areas where you want (or do not want) your Scout to be. You will receive instant alerts when an ATV gets off the trail or when your rental jet ski exits the harbor. Custom zones can be created right from your phone or desktop in just a few seconds.


You can also create a Scout Zone around your rental office so that you have a running log of when every unit leaves and returns to its base throughout the day. The best part is that Scout’s flexible program is perfect for any rental fleet. To get your Scout fleet management system today, visit our website.