Route mapping has proven to be one of the best features a truck tracking system in India can have. Your first question would be, why? Why is something that can also be done manually in an easier method needed in Fleet Management techniques?
Well, in this article, we’ll explain all about route mapping and how it can help you if your GPS truck tracker has it as a main feature.
Routing is basically what it’s stated as. On a digital front, routing utilises maps, which show you the directions in applications used worldwide such as Google Maps, which show you a route to your destination.
Routing is very useful to truck tracking systems because of one reason. Trucks are vehicles which need to be handled well, and the terrain they travel through has risk at every corner. These two things combined together result in a very dangerous ride for the driver many a times. To make this simpler, many truck tracking systems in India have bettered their facilities by adding route mapping to their features.
Route mapping (sometimes also accompanied with voice and direction assistance) helps out a lot when the driver needs to focus on the road, so as to safeguard both his life and the vehicle.
Route mapping is of two types, mainly. Still route mapping and live route mapping. Live route mapping is normally what is used by owners who use fleet management to track their vehicles’ position, whereas still route mapping is wherein we still get our location, but it may be that the movement of the truck is shown on screen, or it’s not. Many drivers have not shown any complaints towards either, but have shown their appreciation to voice assistance which has proved to be a lifesaver multiple times.
Why is routing better than a traditional map? Well, depending on the kind of technology used, route mapping can not only show you directions, it can show you weather changes and traffic density at a certain area too. Normally these features are reserved for the better GPS trackers for trucks which have proven to be a very good investment over time.
Not only this, traditional maps are a hassle when roads are fully crowded, and even when roads are empty because they have to be fumbled around with. You may say the driver can always stop at a point to check the right direction. This increases idling time of the vehicle, in turn increasing fuel expenditure, increasing delays and making customers unsatisfied.
On the other hand, route mapping would help in checking the traffic or the road, as it requires only a second to see the clear changes marked on a screen. On top of that, traditional maps may become difficult to read over time and this is a problem you wouldn’t face in modern route mapping technology.
All in all, routing is a must have feature for truck tracking systems in India, and have time and again proven how much they can help a system grow and flourish.