Telematics’ role in fleet management and the benefits of IoT

Fleet Management & IoT


Telematics is not new but is now much more affordable than before to help with fleet management. That’s excellent news for customers who need to track their assets and vehicles. In addition, telematics solutions have been helping customers of all types to reduce costs, increase productivity, improve driver safety and change staff attitudes.

How can telematics help my business to increase efficiency and productivity? Is there a way to enjoy total visibility of my fleet and manage how my drivers perform? The answer is yes and yes. Have you heard of the term “Internet of Things” or IoT?

So, what is loT?

The Internet of things is the reality of today’s world. Simply put, it’s where connections happen via the Internet and other wireless technologies. These connections can be physical and virtual and work together primarily through wireless networks. The idea is to connect all things from hardware, software applications, the Internet, and the cloud, to name a few. This data becomes valuable information to monitor and manage your fleet of vehicles and assets.

How can Netstar Australia help with your business?

Netstar manufacture GPS tracking devices that use IoT technology to track vehicles and assets. Combining Telstra’s 4G network and GPS satellite tracking with Netstar engineering built into every tracker. Peace of mind results from knowing you have the latest technology to track your assets and download usable data into an easy-to-see system providing pinpoint accuracy.

Our tracking system provides geo-locations, dates, times and other events. The data is processed and bundled into an excellent user-friendly software package. Transmitted wirelessly to our customers via the internet cloud. This information can manage fleets and produce reports to provide total visibility of trips and services and drive productivity and driver behaviour.

Netstar Australia provides a variety of GPS tracking devices for all applications, including small IoT asset trackers the size of your palm. These trackers can track movement and verify locations of trailers, shipping containers, and other portable non-powered devices. Your assets can be monitored and tracked anywhere there is a Telstra GSM connection. They are small, portable and battery-powered and will last from 1-4 years, depending on the configuration.

What else could be tracked with IoT, and how does it help fleet management?

IoT GPS telematics solutions significantly impact businesses with the ability to save businesses money, increase productivity, enhance the customer service experience and provide a safer work environment. Telematic solutions can do this by allowing companies to have eyes on their fleet 24/7, meaning minor to large fleets of vehicles can be constantly monitored and allocated in the most effective ways possible, creating more efficient workers. In turn, this means more customers and increased customer satisfaction. Telematics systems also allow driver identification, letting businesses know who is driving what vehicle and ensuring you have accurate timesheets for your employees.

Netstar Australia prides itself on reliable and effective telematics solutions for consumers and businesses. Netstar Australia provides reliable and accurate live telematics data and event tracking systems, helping to manage fleets effectively.

One customer enjoyed over $60,000 in fuel savings in the first 12 months of installing our tracking system. Our telematics solutions have many applications for consumers, including preventing theft and protecting loved ones. The consumer solutions will alert you in the instance of bad driver behaviour, Asset location information, and we even offer duress systems that allow you to know when a loved one needs help.

If you want more information, our friendly staff are always happy to answer any questions you may have. You can call us on 1300 728 882 or email us at

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