Light Commercial Vehicles
Anybody in the service industry knows that it is critically important to ensure that you are running as efficiently and cost effectively as possible if you wish to survive in the current competitive market. This includes taking the most efficient route to a job, and eliminating as much idle-time as possible.
The Ctrack Assist GPS vehicle tracking system has been specifically designed to be a low-cost easy to install solution, that can update on a web-based or hosted solution every 30 seconds to enable you to make real-time decisions on which drivers to dispatch the next job to, or to inform a customer on how far away you are from making a pick-up or delivery or service.
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We are a distributor of the Ctrack range of products in Australia. Ctrack has over 15 years experience in the fleet management sector, with an installation base of over 20000 locally (800000 internationally) that includes many large Australian transport corporations, including Australia Post, Armesto's Transport, Rio Tinto, Caltex, BHP Billiton and many others. We have the largest installation network in Australia, with a product that is manufactured under strict ISO.9001 standards.
Service and Maintenance Manager
The Ctrack Maintenance manager allows operators to manage the maintenance on all vehicles. Because the Ctrack unit knows what the odometer is in each vehicle, it allows you to enter the servicing information, for example the last service odometer, the service intervals, and what was done at the last service. The system will pop up 1000 km before the next service is due.
It also allows you to manage the Rego on each vehicle, as well as the driver's licensing details.
The Ctrack GPS vehicle tracking Driver Console allows the user to be able to communicate with the driver by sending and receiving messages from the Ctrack Software directly to the in-vehicle display console. You can also dispatch jobs to the in vehicle console from the Ctrack software. The driver then either accepts the Job or rejects the job with a reason. All of the vehicles are colour coded on the Ctrack software depending on whether they are on a job or not. Once the driver accepts the job the navigation will guide them to the new job. Once the job is completed the driver pushes the "Job Completed" button on the display, which will let the office know that another job can be dispatched.
Increased Security and Safety
Ctrack utilises a range of different duress alarm types, ranging from a simple button on the dashboard to a pendant around the neck of the driver that triggers as soon as it goes to a horizontal position. We also use a security type button that has to (for example) be pushed every 5 minutes to ensure that everything is still ok.
A lot of transport operators transport valuable or sensitive goods, which needs to be monitored and protected 24/7. The Ctrack Solo system has 12 inputs and 3 outputs which can be used to monitor a range of exceptions. Examples of this includes Trailer connected, Trailer Door Open / Closed, Driver Door open, PTO in use, Jack-knife Alarm, Driver Fatigue Alarm, Exhaust Brake in use, and many more.
The Ctrack GPS vehicle tracking system does not allow the vehicle to be started without the presentation of an authorised Driver ID key (if this application is required). This can be overridden from the base for in case the driver has forgotten his Driver ID tag. You can also temporarily disable a vehicle completely if you know that it is not to be used for a while, or if it has been stolen. The system shuts the vehicle down by falsely creating a fault in the engine management system which in turn safely limits the engine to idle speeds until it is overridden back at the office.
The Ctrack GPS vehicle tracking system uses 3 types of Geo-fences. These are Preferred Areas, No-Go Zones and Waypoints. Preferred areas can be used to control where a vehicle is allowed to operate. For example if a vehicle is only allowed to operate on a construction site and is never allowed to leave the site, you can create an area all the way around the site which will alarm if the vehicle exits the area. You can then also use the No-Go zones to monitor when a vehicle enters an illegal area, for example a road / bridge / tunnel that the vehicle can not use at all, or during specific hours. Waypoints are used to monitor the time spent within a specific zone. This can be used for delay charges (demurrage) for pick ups and deliveries.
Some civil companies use the Geo-Fences to generate an output on the Ctrack unit which will turn on a 3rd party device whilst in a geo-fenced area. This can be used to automatically turn on the lights on the roof of the vehicle whilst on a work site, or start a MP3 player that tells the driver to wear his / her hi-vis jacket and hardhat.