These can cover everything from where a vehicle is, when and where the load doors have been opened and the amount of time it has been idle to whether driver hours legislation is being met and whether it has entered a congestion zone.
All the information is available online around the clock without the need for specialist software and the system is designed so that vehicle operators can set it up to identify whether they are meeting KPIs and to put exception reporting in place.
Alerts for exceptional incidents – such as if a vehicle is moving beyond its normal operational area or is being used outside of normal working hours when it should be stored at a depot – can be set up as mobile phone alerts.
Duncan Frame, marketing and services leader at TLS, said: “We have spent a long time making sure that SatVan is the right product for hire customers.
“This is something that we believe is capable of delivering all kinds of new efficiencies to rental van users, reducing costs, increasing compliance with legal requirements and improving service levels.
“Also, it is not just something that we aim to sell to customers as they place a rental order but there is a consultative structure in place to help them get the most out of the telematics options we are making available for as long as they keep the vehicle.”