Teletrac helps employers keep tabs on their employees, vehicles, and cargo while they are on the road. A subsidiary of UK-based traffic monitoring products maker Trafficmaster Plc, the company provides electronic vehicle tracking systems and services based on cellular and GPS satellite technologies. Its Fleet Director location data software enables clients in the US to track the location of trucks and other automobiles via the Web. The product is intended to boost the productivity of vehicle fleets and decrease theft of goods. Teletrac serves the distribution, transportation, and utility industries. It also offers stolen vehicle tracking services and fleet management software. The company was founded in 1988.
Parent company Trafficmaster acquired California-based rival Fleet Management Solutions (FMS) in early 2010. The deal complemented the Teletrac business as Trafficmaster expanded its product portfolio and raised its profile in the US GPS tracking market. FMS specializes in satellite tracking equipment and services for vehicles and other mobile or remote assets, particularly for oil and gas, construction, mining, and military customers.
Teletrac differentiates itself from competitors by focusing on metropolitan, local, and regional deployments rather than the long-haul fleet market. Clients have included Isuzu, the City of Houston, and Lewis Tree Service.
The company's fleet tracking service is supported by partnerships with communications service providers AT&T and T-Mobile, as well as mapping software and data providers deCarta and NAVTEQ. – less