Ahern truck tracking
07 May 2008
GPS Insight has provided 500 of its GPS tracking units for use on Ahern Rentals' delivery trucks at 55 different locations
The four year old company, of Scottsdale, AZ secured the Ahern contract last year. The GPS product is an entirely web-based tracking and vehicle diagnostics system that uses both Google Earth and Google Mobile mapping systems. The product determines the vehicles exact location by using GPS satellite technology and determines speed, odometer, fuel consumption and diagnostic trouble codes from the engines computer, transmitting all the data in real time.
“The first 500 trucks rolled out in five days – unbelievable,” says Robert Donat, founder and president with GPS Insight, adding that 71 of these were bought for Ahern's Las Vegas locations alone. The product itself is a “plug-n-play” system that connects to the vehicle's diagnostic port underneath the dashboard.
For the mass install of all Ahern's trucks, Donat worked with Ahern's dispatch team, tape-recorded a step-by-step install of the product, distributed these instructions to Ahern locations and the job was completed in less than one week.
Read ALH's interview with Don Ahern on page 13.