Verizon Networkfleet offers a full sampling of GPS fleet tracking features, including tools that monitor for routes, safety, fuel consumption and maintenance. Its reports are easy to read and its software was the easiest to use out of all of the products we reviewed.
The hardware you receive from Networkfleet is a plug-and-play device that can be installed without a professional. The company does offer professional installation, but there is an extra fee. The hardware is visible to drivers; however, the device can tell you if it has been tampered with, and since it has a driver ID option, you will most likely be able to tell who is responsible.
Networkfleet's hardware is the most expensive in our review. However, this fee is not paid up front. Instead, you only pay the sales tax the first month and the cost of the hardware itself is spread out and included in your per-vehicle monthly payment. When you sign up with this company, you must sign a contract for 36 months. There is no startup fee or cancellation fee for you to worry about.
Your contract includes roadside assistance anywhere in the U.S. The GPS devices can help Networkfleet know when they might need to send out help for your vehicles or drivers.
This GPS fleet tracking system tracks everything we were looking for in the services we reviewed. You can track routes driven and stops made, including how long a vehicle has been stopped. You can also track how safely your employees are driving by collecting data on harsh braking, harsh acceleration and speeding. Networkfleet is also one of the few services that can let you know if your drivers are wearing their seatbelts.
With engine fault codes and maintenance reminders, you can also keep track of the health of your vehicle. The engine fault codes that the GPS vehicle trackers give are the same ones used by mechanics, so the people working on your car can easily identify any problem in your vehicle.
You can also track fuel information and idling time so that you can keep better monitor the fuel you're using and, therefore, take steps to spend less money overall on fuel.
In our testing, this vehicle tracking system's software was easy to use and easy to understand. When you first log in to the software, you see a map that shows you where all of the vehicles in your fleet are. The software clearly indicates which vehicles are moving, which are parked and which are idling. You can click on each vehicle to see specifics about its performance, such as how fast it's going, how long it's been stopped or idling, and more. The positions of these vehicles are updated every 120 seconds. You can also create geofences if you want to be alerted when a driver enters a certain area. You can see a more detailed vehicle history by viewing a comprehensive breadcrumb trail.
The software lets you create customized reports that provide you with information on safety, fuel consumption, routes and more. Networkfleet's reports have easy-to-read graphs and charts, as well as comprehensive information. Accordingly, they received one of the highest scores on our reporting readability assessment. Additionally, this company's dashboard and software proved to be the easiest to use out of the services we reviewed.
You can set your own custom alerts so that you're only notified of things you want to know. Alerts can inform you of speeding violations, vehicles entering a geofenced area, a needed oil change, or anything else you might want to know. You can also select who receives these alerts and who has access to certain information in the software. Alerts and reports can be sent to you and other individuals in your company via email or text message. You can also view the dashboard on your mobile device.
Networkfleet received one of the highest scores for customer support in our review. In our interactions with them, the company's representatives were responsive and knowledgeable. They were sure to follow up with quotes and answers to questions, and they were patient with explaining how their company and software worked.
You can get ahold of Networkfleet's customer service line via telephone or email. Live chat is also available on its website. There is also a FAQs page available so that you can quickly get answers to commonly asked questions.
Verizon Networkfleet offers a full range of tracking features and has some of the most readable reports out of the services we tested. Its dashboard and software is also extremely easy to use compared to other services, and it has a strong customer support score. These features helped it rank as the best GPS fleet tracking service we reviewed.
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