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Lytx introduces asset tracking to complement fleet management solutions

The company is offering the service to help reduce powered equipment loss and streamline fleet management.

Lytx Inc., a San Diego-based video telematics solutions provider, has launched the Lytx Asset Tracking Service to augment its fleet management solutions. The company also announced several new maintenance enhancements for its Fleet Tracking Service, which are slated to be released later this year.   

Available now in the U.S. and Canada, the Asset Tracking Service can be used by fleet managers looking for a streamlined approach to locating and managing their powered equipment. The Lytx Asset Tracking Service is designed for fleet managers who need timely information about their powered equipment. The service consists of the Lytx Asset Tracker hardware and a monthly subscription per unit that grants customers access to the customizable software via a Lytx account.  

The company says asset tracking is essential for customers with mixed fleets since the location of assets can change quickly. Without a means of locating and tracking equipment, companies can be exposed to theft and loss of equipment.   

By installing a Lytx Asset Tracker device into a powered asset and using the tracking software, companies can obtain data like the asset serial number, estimated location, last connected time and the last movement date. Customized real-time alerts provide additional visibility including how long the equipment has been dormant, the current battery level and when an asset enters or exits a defined area.  

Paired with Lytx’s Fleet Tracking Service, asset tracking can provide fleet managers with the peace of mind of knowing where both their vehicles and essential powered equipment are always. This full-view visibility gives fleet managers and business owners the ability to track history and travel patterns to determine vehicle and equipment usage and whether they need to buy more equipment or offload some.  

Lytx says its Fleet Tracking Service provides a seamless solution for fleet managers who need to regularly access fleet status, manage driver efficiency and keep their vehicles running in top condition.  

Lytx’s GPS fleet tracking software allows companies to manage and monitor their vehicles and assets in the field to respond faster, complete more jobs, decrease theft and improve customer satisfaction. With an installed GPS-enabled device, fleet managers can gain visibility into arrival, idle and departure times, leading to faster decision-making and reduced fuel costs.  

Lytx Fleet Tracking Service can be customized to suit all fleet needs, including setting defined areas called geofences, configuring interactive maps and analyzing specific trends and performance. Video-enabled devices can enhance asset tracking by providing video evidence to help protect drivers and reduce claims costs in the event of a collision and support investigations of damage incidents or missing equipment.  

New maintenance enhancements are in development and will be added to Lytx’s Fleet Tracking Service later this year. Those new capabilities include:  

  • diagnostic trouble codes (DTC) support for heavy-duty vehicles using Lytx DTC Insights, which can identify potential vehicle malfunctions and help managers resolve issues before they become more dangerous and costly,  

  • preventative maintenance by calendar that allows fleet managers to proactively configure and schedule vehicle service intervals with due dates set by calendar day, helping with performing time-based vehicle maintenance, resulting in fewer vehicle failures; and

  • preventative maintenance by engine hours that enables managers to track and schedule maintenance by engine hours, which can help measure the wear and tear on vehicles.