Lytx adds asset tracking tool to fleet management solutions

Lytx adds asset tracking tool to fleet management solutions

Lytx has recently launched the Lytx Asset Tracking Service to augment its fleet management solutions. Available now in the U.S. and Canada, the Asset Tracking Service can be used by fleet managers looking to locate and manage their powered equipment. The company also announced several new maintenance enhancements for its Fleet Tracking Service, which are slated to release later this year.

The Lytx Asset Tracking Service consists of the Lytx Asset Tracker hardware and a monthly subscription per unit that grants customers access to the customizable software via a Lytx account. By installing a Lytx Asset Tracker device into a powered asset and using the tracking software, companies can obtain important data such as the asset serial number, current estimated location, last connected time, and the last movement date. Customized real-time alerts provide additional visibility including how long the equipment has been dormant, current battery level, and when an asset enters or exits a defined area.
  
Although Fleet Tracking Service is not required to purchase Asset Tracking Service, subscribers to both services have the additional benefit of being able to view their vehicles as well as their powered equipment in one integrated map.
 
Asset Tracking is the latest offering to join Lytx’s fleet management solutions. For fleet managers who need to regularly access fleet status, manage driver efficiency, and keep their vehicles running in top condition, Lytx Fleet Tracking Service provides a solution.
 
Enhanced by video, Lytx’s GPS fleet tracking software allows companies to manage and monitor their vehicles and assets in the field. With an installed GPS-enabled device, fleet managers can gain visibility into arrival, idle, and departure times, leading to faster decision making and reduced fuel costs.

Lytx Fleet Tracking Service can be customized to suit all fleet needs, including setting defined areas called geofences, configuring interactive maps, and analyzing specific trends and performance. Video-enabled devices can enhance asset tracking by providing video evidence to help protect drivers and reduce claims costs in the event of a collision, as well as with supporting investigations of damage incidents or missing equipment.  
 
New maintenance enhancements are currently in development and will be added to Lytx’s Fleet Tracking Service later this year. Those new capabilities include:

  • Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC) support for Heavy-Duty Vehicles. With current support for light-duty vehicles and upcoming support for heavy-duty vehicles, Lytx DTC Insights can identify potential vehicle malfunctions and help managers resolve issues before they become more dangerous and costly.
  • Preventative Maintenance by Calendar. Fleet managers will be able to proactively configure and schedule vehicle service intervals with due dates set by calendar day. This can help with performing time-based vehicle maintenance, which can result in fewer vehicle failures.
  • Preventative Maintenance by Engine Hours. Managers will also be able to track engine hours and have the option to schedule maintenance by engine hours, which can help measure the wear and tear on vehicles.

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