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Best GPS Fleet Tracking Software and Systems for 2018

Matt D'Angelo
August 16, 2018

GPS fleet tracking software is important for businesses that employ professional drivers so they can keep track of their vehicles and driver behavior at all times. We looked into numerous providers to find the best ones on the market today. Our top recommendations are below, but if you want to take a step back and learn more about GPS fleet tracking, check out our guide to choosing GPS fleet tracking systems.

Our Best Picks

To help you find the right GPS fleet tracking service, we researched and analyzed dozens of options. Here is a roundup of our 2018 best picks for GPS fleet tracking services and explanations of how we chose them.

Best for Small Business

Teletrac Navman
Contract structure: 3-year required

Best for Midsize Fleets

Verizon Connect
Contract structure: 3-year required

Best Value

InTouch GPS
Contract structure: No long-term contracts or cancellation fees

Best Software

Samsara
Contract structure: Minimum 1-year required

Best Reporting

Quartix
Contract structure: Minimum 1-year required

Best Safety Features

NexTraq
Contract structure: 3-year required

Editor's note: Looking for information on GPS fleet tracking software? Use the questionnaire below, and our vendor partners will contact you to provide you with the information you need:

Teletrac Navman

Best for Small Business

Summary

Teletrac Navman provides small and midsize businesses with robust fleet tracking services. Overall, it offers great services in multiple areas we looked at, like software usability, safety features, reporting options and overall ease of use. You can monitor driver behavior, improve fuel efficiency and optimize routes. The company also includes some service perks, like free hardware installation.
Read our full review of Teletrac Navman

Verizon Connect

Best for Midsize Fleets

Summary

Verizon Connect excels as a highly scalable service. Verizon rolled three major GPS fleet tracking companies (Telogis, Fleetmatics and Verizon Networkfleet) into one service offering, providing businesses everywhere with varying fleet tracking options. Verizon offers international telematics services, so you'll know your software is backed by solid GPS technology.
Read our full review of Verizon Connect

InTouch GPS

Best Value

Summary

InTouch GPS provides one of the most flexible service offerings of any company we reviewed. It doesn't require long-term contracts, provides good hardware and even features a 30-day money-back guarantee. There are a lot of inexpensive GPS fleet tracking options on the market, but InTouch excels as a company that provides good service at a low price. InTouch GPS is an ideal solution for small or very small businesses looking to incorporate GPS fleet tracking services into their workflow.
Read our full review of InTouch GPS

Samsara

Best Software

Summary

Samsara was founded in 2015 by MIT researchers, so it's a relatively new company. This fresh perspective on the GPS fleet tracking industry has resulted in a company built on feedback from users. It had one of the best software offerings of any company we reviewed, with a sleek interface and intuitive dashboard setup. Samsara also provides advanced fleet tracking features, like dashcam integration.
Read our full review of Samsara

Quartix

Best Reporting

Summary

Quartix provides comprehensive reporting services and a solid GPS fleet tracking service offering. With Quartix, businesses can stay up to date on their fleet with real-time metrics. Users can analyze fuel consumption, driver scorecards, vehicle history, maintenance reports and a host of other reports. Quartix also provides intuitive software and flexible hardware device options.
Read our full review of Quartix

NexTraq

Best Safety Features

Summary

NexTraq provides businesses with solid GPS fleet tracking services and robust safety features. NexTraq users can track driver behavior, understand fleet safety trends, prevent mobile device use while vehicles are in motion and educate drivers through an online platform. In addition to these safety features, NexTraq provides a complete fleet tracking service, with alerts and reporting, near-real-time tracking, and a wide range of other services.
Read our full review of NexTraq

Our Methodology

To help you find the right GPS fleet tracking services, we researched and analyzed dozens of options. Here is a roundup of our 2018 best picks for GPS fleet tracking services and explanations of how we chose them.

Locating the Best Services

Our review process involves putting ourselves in the mindset of a small business owner and gathering data that would be readily available to potential business customers. We conduct our research by visiting company websites, making calls to customer service representatives and considering online reviews from customers.

Choosing the Best Services

To find the best GPS fleet tracking services for small business, we started by analyzing over 50 companies. We compiled this list by looking at major industry players, considering individual review requests, analyzing reputable review websites and searching for GPS fleet tracking companies. We narrowed this initial list down by analyzing the service's web experience, judging the reporting services offered, considering support options and determining whether a business's offering was geared toward small businesses.

Researching Each Service

In our next round of research, we looked at features like tracking services, safety features, dashboard and interface usability, pricing and contract structure, and whether the company earned a review in the past. This left us with 11 companies that provided great services.

Our Best Picks

We determined six best picks from this list of 11 based on standout features in each company. We did a deeper dive into various service aspects, like contract length, software usability, installation fees and setup, software refresh time, minimum vehicle requirements, and customer service. After determining the final six best picks, we tested each company through sales calls and product demos. We ironed out advanced details about each offering, like cancellation policies, support options and overall customer service. For companies that couldn't offer demos, we analyzed video overviews of the software provided by the companies.

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Best Picks

Full List of GPS Fleet Tracking Services

Here is a full list of GPS fleet tracking service providers and a summary of what each company claims to offer. This alphabetical list also includes our best picks, which are marked with badges.

Advanced Tracking Technologies, Inc.

Advanced Tracking Technologies is a GPS fleet tracking system with strong customer service and a range of tracking options.

Azuga Fleet

Azuga provides fleet tracking services for small businesses, with easy-to-install hardware and robust software features.

Brickhouse Security

Brickhouse Security is a GPS fleet tracking service with month-to-month service and many basic tracking features.

Budget GPS

Budget GPS offers ignition reports, idle reports, geofencing and speed alerts, and traffic updates. Businesses can enroll in budget GPS without signing a long-term contract, and Budget GPS provides resources to make your fleet more efficient. The software updates every 20 seconds, so you always have an accurate location of your driver.

BudgetGPS

BudgetGPS provides small businesses with a low-cost GPS fleet tracking option.

CalAmp

CalAmp is a GPS fleet tracking service with high-quality software and breadcrumb trail features.

Fleetio

Fleetio provides fleet tracking services for small businesses.

Fleetistics

Fleetistics is a GPS fleet tracking service with customizable software that can tell you just about anything about your vehicles.

Fleetmatics

Fleetmatics is a popular GPS fleet tracking service with an informative dashboard and comprehensive tracking options. Learn more in our review.

GPS Insight

GPS Insight provides a fully customizable dashboard and a standard suite of GPS fleet tracking services for small businesses.

GPS Trackit

GPS Trackit offers fleet tracking services for small and midsize businesses.

Geotab

Geotab offers fleet tracking services and GPS resources for small businesses across the globe.

Omnitracs

Omnitracs provides small and midsize businesses with fleet tracking support and software.

Rhino Fleet Tracking

Rhino Fleet Tracking is a GPS fleet tracking system with many features and month-to-month service.

Telogis

Telogis is a GPS fleet tracking system with multiple features and a high customer service score. Read our review to find out more.

Verizon Networkfleet

Verizon Networkfleet's GPS fleet tracking software is easy to use, and its hardware can provide plenty of tracking information. Read our review to learn more.

Zonar

Zonar offers GPS fleet tracking services for mass transit, vocational and freight industries. This fleet tracking service provides fleet optimization, driver productivity data, compliance information and verified pre- and post-trip inspections. Zonar also offers fuel efficiency tracking.
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NexTraq

NexTraq is a high-quality GPS fleet tracking service with plenty of features, an interactive map and quality customer support.
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Quartix

Quartix offers advanced reporting solutions in its GPS fleet tracking services for small businesses.
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Teletrac Navman

Teletrac Navman is a GPS fleet tracking company that offers many tracking features and solid reporting.
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Verizon Connect

Verizon Connect provides a wide selection of GPS fleet tracking services that are scalable to meet the needs of any fleet size.
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InTouch GPS

InTouch GPS provides small businesses with great GPS fleet tracking services at a flexible price.
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Samsara

Samsara provides businesses of all sizes with fleet tracking solutions.

Editor's note: Looking for information on GPS fleet tracking software? Use the questionnaire below, and our vendor partners will contact you to provide you with the information you need:

Matt D'Angelo
Matt D'Angelo
Matt D’Angelo is a Tech Staff Writer based in New York City. After graduating from James Madison University with a degree in Journalism, Matt gained experience as a copy editor and writer for newspapers and various online publications. Matt joined the staff in 2017 and covers technology for Business.com and Business News Daily.