How Vehicle Tracking Works
The Encompass® Vehicle Tracking solution uses the Geotab GO9 device, a harness (if your vehicle requires one), and the Encompass® Fleet Management Platform.
Geotab go device
The GO9 device uses state-of-the-art GPS technology with easy plug-and-play installation. It does not require a dash-mounted or external antenna, or any modifications to your vehicle’s wiring. The GO9 device sends the engine status and GPS data via LTE cellular network to the Encompass® Platform, where the data is presented in near real-time.
The solution does not require interaction from the driver and updates are done over-the-air.
The Encompass® Platform provides you timely information on your vehicles, where they are at, and their status. You're able to see vehicle history stamped with date, time speed, location, and more. Encompass mapping includes traffic, weather, and traffic camera views so that you can make informed decisions that better serve your customers and protect drivers.
With the Encompass® Platform you get more.
Encompass helps you comply with complex DOT requirements for vehicle legalization, driver qualification, drug and alcohol program management, hours of service, and more.
Encompass provides centralized paperless recordkeeping and alerts so you can stay on top of vehicle maintenance, DVIRs, and renewable items like medical cards, MVRs, and vehicle credentials. When paired with the J. J. Keller® Encompass® DVIR mobile app for iPhone® and Android™, fleets can reduce risk and exponentially increase visibility to every vehicle’s status and health through mobile pre- and post-trip inspections and a streamlined defect resolution process.
Access to DOT expert help, 24/7 driver support and unrivaled customer care aren’t extras — they’re an integral part of the Encompass solution.
And when you’re ready to grow, you can add-on dash cams, ELDs, mobile apps, and other features to help you improve operations and safety. It’s the system built for growth.
Encompass® Vehicle Tracking with IFTA
The Encompass® Vehicle Tracking solution is now available with optional Fuel Tax Reporting, automating the IFTA reporting process for impacted fleets. Using the GO9 device, Encompass® captures total trip distance and miles traveled in states, populating state-specific forms in seconds. The platform also provides a centralized repository for all required documentation, supports the data import of fuel cards, and accommodates “weight-distance” tax for Kentucky, Oregon, New York, and New Mexico.