Nowadays it seems like everyone has a GPS device in their car, but there are some significant differences between consumer GPS navigation and enterprise navigation systems. Enterprise navigation systems are specialized for customers with large fleets and are designed to improve driver and dispatcher productivity. Typical features that are tailored to large fleets include:
- Weight and width restriction routing
- Integrated HazMat routing
- Practical, shortest and toll avoidance routing
- Specialized points of interest-truck stops, rest areas, weigh stations and fuel locations
Unlike consumer GPS navigation systems that require a dedicated device, enterprise navigation systems can run on mobile devices that fleets are already using for their business solution. Additionally, when a turn-by-turn enterprise navigation system is combined with a GPS tracking solution it only requires one data plan, lowering operational costs.