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Fleet Management Glossary

Aggressive Driving

High-risk behavior such as speeding, harsh braking, rapid acceleration, hard cornering, etc. Cartrack device tracks your vehicle and driver activity in real time to track driving habits.

Asset tracking

Asset tracking is the process of monitoring and tracking the exact location of vehicles, including trailers.

Asset utilisation

Cartrack asset utilization solution allows the tracking of the vehicle and who is driving your vehicle, what vehicle they are driving, where your vehicle is, when was your fleet vehicle driven and how was the vehicle driven.


A dashcam or dashboard camera, is a piece of technology that records live footage inside the cabin of a vehicle.

Driver ID

Tracking tool that identifies which unauthorised or authorised driver is operating a vehicle.

Driver records

These include; drivers licence and PDP training undertaken, accident history and driver ID with permissions

Driver scorecard

Driving behaviors – such as speeding, harsh acceleration, harsh braking, harsh cornering and idling are scored individually using the Cartrack tracking solution then combined to produce the overall driving score giving you an opportunity to coach drivers and ensure safety.

Driving behaviour

Driving behaviour is an indication of how a driver operates a vehicle based on their speed, braking cornering, gear shifting and idling.

Engine diagnostics

This is a system that automatically checks the health of any engine, diagnosing things like fuel usage, coolant temperatures and general fluid levels.

Fleet maintenance

Fleet maintenance refers to all the processes involved in keeping your fleet’s vehicles in good working order to avoid unnecessary breakdowns and services.

Fleet maintenance records

These include; details of safety inspections, routine maintenance and scheduled-maintenance records

Fleet management

The overall management of vehicles such as cars, vans, trucks, busses and machinery.

Fleet optimisation

Actionable insights that are derived from detailed reports about fuel usage by individuals and the fleet.

Fleet tracking

GPS tracking of vehicles such as cars, vans, trailers, reefers, trucks, motorcycles and buses. It allows detailed monitoring of a fleet's location, movements, status and behaviour.

Fuel Theft

Fuel theft can be defined as the act of illegally stealing fuel from the fuel tanks of your fleet. Cartrack new fuel sensors sends you real-time alerts for fuel-theft.

Fuel cards

Drivers pay for the refilling of their vehicles with diesel or petrol using a fuel card and their fleet companies are then charged for the fuel by the fuel stations.

Fuel management system

A fuel management system is a process of managing and improving fuel usage and costs.

Fuel-card fraud

Fuel card fraud is an act of where a fuel card is used for a wrong vehicle. Cartrack fleet solution ensures the right card is being used with the right vehicle at the correct location, at the right time.


A Global Positioning System used satellites to receive location, speed, direction and time data for a vehicle.


A geofence is a virtual perimeter set on a geographical area to monitor when vehicles exit or enter a particular zone.

Idle time

Idling is the period when a vehicle or machinery has its engine running without moving.

Preventive maintenance

Preventive maintenance is a scheduled system that helps reduce the likelihood of a vehicle having to face unnecessary downtime.

Productive idling

Productive idling is when a vehicle is not moving but has its engine running to give power to machinery that is being used to complete work.

Real Time

The ability to view live events or incidents as and when they occur.


A dry freight container which is insulated and fitted with a refrigeration unit designed to keep transported goods a certain temperature.


Telematics is a field that joins telecommunications and computer systems and is commonly used to describe the act of extracting data from connected vehicles and processing them into analytics about a fleet.

Temperature Monitoring

Advanced sensors integrated with your tracking software that is designed to monitor temperatures and give you real-time alerts the moment there is a drop in temperature.

Trailer Tracking

Trailer tracking refers to the process of tracking the exact location of a vehicle's trailer using a Cartrack tracking device.

Unproductive idling

Unproductive idling is when a vehicle is not vehicle is not moving, has its engine running and is not using the power for any work. This is common when drivers are taking breaks and want to keep the air conditioner running.

Vehicle downtime

When a vehicle is not being used due to planned or unplanned maintenance issues.

Vehicle tracking

When a GPS tracking device is installed in a vehicle by Cartrack in order for the exact geographical position to be located and monitored using the latest satellite technology.