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Electronic Cargo Tracking System

Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) Customs and Excise Department introduced the Electronic Cargo Tracking System (ECTS) to monitor the movement of goods under Customs Control in Tanzania.


What is Electronic Cargo Tracking?

Cargo tracking is the tracking of goods and their conveyances from the point of origin to destination. Electronic Cargo Tracking is achieved via information transfer to online monitoring platforms using Radio Frequency (RFID)/ Bluetooth and GPS/ GPRS combined.

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Under this ECTS Project, UTRACK AFRICA LTD is authorized by TRA to supply Hardware/Tracking Solutions for all categories:

  • ☑ Containerized Goods transported by Trucks and Rail
  • ☑ Wet Cargo transported by Road and Rail Tankers
  • ☑ Single Units (new/ used motor vehicles) moving on own wheels, loaded on car carriers and loaded on rail wagons
  • ☑ Loose Cargo loaded on box body/flatbed trucks and on covered/ open wagons

Trucks/vehicle, tankers and containers carrying Transit goods under TRA’s control are required to be fitted with a tracking device and electronic seal which will send the seal status, truck location and any violation information to TRA control Centre on a real time basis.


Intelligent Master Lock UT701

UT701 is a sophisticated Asset Tracking Solution that provides enhanced functionality, requires easy installation, and caters to a wide range of Cargo Tracking applications.

It can greatly reduce the economic and financial losses caused by lack of visibility in monitoring valuable and un-taxed transit cargo conveyed in containers, tankers as well as loose cargo.

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☑ Unique Design, Unlock With RFID/SMS Password
☑ Big Capacity Battery, Long Working Time
☑ Built-in GSM Module, Remote Online Monitor
☑ Built-in GPS Module, Real Time Global Positioning
☑ Satety Monitoring, Alarms For illegal Unlocking

Intelligent Bluetooth Padlock UT709BL

UT709 Intelligent bluetooth padlock is developed on the basis of our existed product model UT701. UT701 work as the master lock, and the UT709BL works as the slave lock, and they are suitable to the management applications, such as: container / oil tanker, one master muti slave lock (muti doors / valves). Device is with feature: configuring parameters online, rechargeable lithium battery, reusable, get high precise tracking data through master part UT701. At the same time, It can support unlocking in remote online or on site offline, and running in different monitoring platform, real time tracking online, history route replaying, lock status tracking. This can provide asset tracking and management solution with lower cost, higher security, higher efficiency, more intelligent.

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☑ Fast BLE Unlock
☑ APP-authorized Unlock
☑ Above 50 thousand Unlock
☑ Rechargeable battery
☑ Above 1000 unlock logs
☑ IP65

2G/3G/4G Container GPS Tracker

UHB-A1L is an intelligent tracking and positioning lock to ensure the safety of logistics and freight assets. It has RFID/ remote unlocking, large capacity battery, built-in GPS Module, illegal unlock alarm etc. Support Bluetooth can be used to recieve the temperature and humidity sensor signals of the compartment.



☑ 2G/3G/4G Network

☑ GPS Positioning

☑ Built in Bluetooth connect to wireless sensor

☑ Main battery 15000mAh Backup battery for unlock in emergency


☑ IP67 Waterproof


☑ GPS module: GPS L1/BD B1

☑ Backup battery: 500mAh, rechargable

☑ Communication module: 2G/3G

☑ Working Temperature: -30OC ~ +70OC

☑ Protection Level: IP67

☑ Customizable Lock Wire Length

☑ Working Voltage 3.3~4.6V

☑ Unlock Method: RFID/BLE/SMS/GPRS

☑ Bluetooth: 5.0

☑ Movement Recognization by Sensor

☑ Current: Standby<3mA, Sleep                     Normal<60mA, Power off<20uA

☑ Size: 185mm x 150mm x 53mm

☑ Main Battery: 15000mAh, Reachargeable

☑ Weight: 1KG

Seal Certification:

Utrack hardware has been tested to the highest international standards including but not limited to:

☑ ATEX: II 2 G Ex ia IIB T4 - Intrinsic Safety for potentially explosive enviroments (this includes enviroments where fuel and petroleum products are present)

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Portable Tracking Unit (Tagging)

Tagging is done our authorized ECTS port agents at the designated port or border locations. Here is a video showing how it's done:

Seal Rental Payments via Mobile Money

  1. ☑ Go to Mpesa, Tigo Pesa or Airtel Money menu (Tanzanian mobile money operators)
  2. ☑ Go to Financial Services Menu 
  3. ☑ Select option to send Money (from Mobile Wallet) to Bank
  4. ☑ From the list of banks select BancABC
  5. ☑ Insert TSH amount to be sent
  6. ☑ Insert Utrack TSH bank account number – 4993092026
  7.  Show confirmation SMS to our Tagging Agent to receive services.
  8. ☑ Please be patient as Tagging Operator will first confirm receipt of funds with the office.

Service available during normal office working hours /days excluding Public Holidays i.e. Mon-Fri 9 am to 5 pm, Sat 9 am to 1 pm.

Benefits & Advantages

  • ☑ Immediate Compliance to TRA requirements
  • ☑ Reduced delay at port and boarder hence improving turnaround times. This leads to increased productivity and better profits to the stakeholders/ transporters
  • ☑ Reduced dumping of Transit Cargo in local markets
  • ☑ Elimination of Transit Cargo Theft
  • ☑ Quicker Bond processing/ cancellation
  • ☑ Elimination of manual processes along the supply chain
  • ☑ Reliability based on tested and proven solutions
  • ☑ Plug and Play hardware making it easy and quick to mount and remove the seals
  • ☑ Experience - more than 7 years in Fleet Management and Vehicle Tracking with over 3000 units deployed on the road. We understand the daily challenges of the Fleet Owner/ Operator
  • ☑ Dedicated After Sales Services and Support
  • ☑ Cost-effective solutions giving best value for money
  • ☑ 24 hours access to Customer Care Department
  • ☑ Utrack has partnership with other leading Fleet Management companies in the region
  • ☑ Products and Solutions offered have a global recognition - they are use in many other territories worldwide
  • ☑ 24 hours Contol and Monitoring Centre
  • ☑ Wide range of products
  • ☑ Tested and Proven Seals with full certification for Intrinsic Safety. These seals can be used on potentially hazardous and flammable enviroments

ECTS Helpdesk

We thank you for choosing Utrack Africa as your ECTS service provider. To provide you with better services, we have set up an ECTS Helpdesk dedicated to providing support to our ECTS clients.

The helpdesk will be open for extended hours to enable you access help whenever you need it. We also have a support hotline reachable 24 hours a day. Below are the services provided by the Utrack ECTS support desk:

  • Seal Activation/Tagging Support Services

    The support team will coordinate seal tagging services at the various loading/activation points for all ECTS clients for both portable tracking units and fixed ECTS systems. For proper planning, we request that the Support team is informed of expected activations at least 24-48 hours in advance.

  • Training

    The Support team will arrange for training of clients on correct usage, charging, storage and maintenance of our ECTS portable devices/seals.

  • Incident Logging and Advisory Services

    Utrack's Support desk is your one-stop center to report all incidents e.g loss or theft of seal, trip extension, delays in transit etc. Our highly trained support team will log the incident into our system and offer you advice on what steps to take next. 

  • Hardware/Firmware Information

    When hardware/firmware upgrades are available, our support team will contact you to advise you of the same and to make arrangements on how your seals can be upgraded. They will also contact you to let you know when the process is complete so that you can arrange collection where necessary.

  • General Information

    The Control Room will regularly circulate general information and new developments to all our customers that may have an impact on their business and ECTS in general

  • Contacts

    Hotline Number: (255) 784 123 000

    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Agro Machinery Tracking & Management

Large-scale farmers rely heavily on tractors to perform various tasks on the farms. These tractors should, therefore, be properly managed and handled so that they may perform optimally. 

We understand the importance of these assets to farmers and have therefore customized an all-in-one Tractor Tracking solution to help farmers easily and efficiently track and manage the tractors and the operators.

With detailed daily, weekly or monthly reports, tractor owners are able to get important information such as work and unauthorized work hours, fuel usage, trip logs and several others. With these reports, informed decisions and measures can be taken so to ensure the tractors are properly managed and utilized. 


  • ☑ GPS Time, distance and speed monitoring
  •  Ignition monitoring 
  •  Engine immobilization 
  •     Remotely from Application  
  •     By Driver Authorization
  •     By Driver clean Alcohol test 
  •  Openings monitoring & control 
  •  Virtual fencing (point, polygon, route) 
  • ☑ SVRA – Stolen Vehicle Recovery Assistance (Control Room Remotely Support)
  • ☑ Driver ID – via Dallas button or RFID tag
  • ☑ Maintenance management  
  • ☑ Integration with existing SAP system 
  • ☑ Real-time fuel monitoring 
  • ☑ Fuel level & amount 
  • ☑ Fuel dispensed into fuel tank
  • ☑ Fuel consumption rate
  • ☑ Theft detection
  • ☑ Tanker Cargo Compartment Monitoring
  • ☑ Connection to Asset sensors and/or engine controller (if available) RPM, coolant temperature, coolant level, oil pressure, voltage, power, and more.  
  • ☑ Battery management
  •     Connected/disconnected
  •     Battery Voltage monitoring
  • ☑ Real-time video surveillance 
  • ☑ Video on demand
  • ☑ Automatic snapshots upon alerts
  • ☑ Event customization (severity, time activation, alert Management) 
  • ☑ Multi – conditional events, up to three logical rules for generating event
  •  Common Events 
  •  Over Speed
  • ☑ Status Start 
  •  Status End
  •  Panic Button
  •  Immobilizer On
  •  Immobilizer Off
  •  No Communication
  •  Working Events
  •  Prohibit Working Time
  •  Prohibit Working Days
  •  Late Shift Start
  •  Routing events 
  •  Analog Events by Threshold 
  •  Digital Events On/Off State 
  •  Fuel events 
  •     Refueled 
  •     Empty Tank 
  •     Fuel Drop 
  •     Fuel Level at X Value
  • ☑ Temperature Events (Temperature exceeds or below threshold determined by user)
  • ☑ Maintenance events 
  •  Maintenance and Licensing Events 
  •  Maintenance Due Date
  •  Maintenance Due Distance
  • ☑ Maintenance Due Working Hours
  • ☑ Licensing Due Date
  •  Warranty Due Date
  •  Checkup Due Date
  • ☑ Power Control 
  •     Power External Battery Low
  •     Power Reconnected
  •     Power Disconnected
  •     Low Backup Battery
  • ☑ Location Events 
  •     Geofence EntrY
  •     Geofence Leave
  •     Location Request By User
  •  Contact (Driver) Events 
  •     Contact Identification
  •     Unrecognized Contact
  •     Unauthorized Code
  •     No-Code Ignition


  • ☑ Business continuity/revenue protection-preservation
  •  Increase operational uptime
  • ☑ Maintain uptime of mission critical equipment
  • ☑ Operational Expenses (OPEX)
  • ☑ Save on unnecessary and false refueling/maintenance
  • ☑ Maintain equipment and peripherals in optimal condition
  • ☑ Early and rapid detection to support reaction to remote events
  • ☑ Early warning of equipment operational deviations- reprioritize preventative maintenance across the fleet
  • ☑ Reduce fuel consumption
  • ☑ Detect and monitor fuel “shrinkage” and fuel invoice errors
  • ☑ Assist in stolen vehicle recovery
  • ☑ Assist drivers in stress
  • ☑ Monitor, manage and maintain equipment to increase its life cycle.


This is a leading end-to-end solution/application for remote assets performance monitoring. ZON™ Control enables signifi­cant operational cost reduction, improved customer service, and safety operations. 

Primary Features

  • ☑ Real-time monitoring and tracking of assets
  • ☑ Time, distance and speed monitoring (on mobile assets)
  • ☑ Fully functional real-time fuel monitoring (theft detection, refueling, fuel consumption, ongoing fuel level and more)
  • ☑ Variety of asset sensors monitoring (Ignition, doors, cooling cabin, access control and other inputs)
  • ☑ Engine diagnostics
  • ☑ Security features – remote immobilizer, remote shutdown, alarm, etc.
  • ☑ Real-time dynamic control panel
  • ☑ User-defined areas of interest (Geo-fencing) – radius, polygon, routes, and POI’s (customers, suppliers, offices, etc.)
  • ☑ 2-way messaging with remote asset operator (through Message Data Terminal).
  • ☑ User-defined automatic alerts
  • ☑ Send alerts through e-mail accounts and mobile phones (SMS)
  • ☑ Highly detailed, custom made, Operational and statistical reports
  • ☑ Advanced authorization module for users management 

WebZON™ is designed to provide user access from every web browser and is accessible from all devices- PC, Mac, Tablets and more. Our Web-based application is created to provide out clients with an ease of use and flexibility.

iZON™ is an intuitive application for smartphones, enabling end users to easily track and monitor their fleet or vehicle as well as get real-time alerts on the go.

Container Tracking

This is the most sophisticated unit for tracking containers in real time for security and management. The Container Tracking CT-1 integrates a GPS receiver, a cellular network modem (GSM/GPRS/EDGE) and a built-in accelerometer. The system gives you a full control of all possible events and situations with its automatic remote operation, system stability, and continuity.

The CT-1 was tested and received approvals from the leading labs around the world. They include:

  • ☑ eMark (E24 10R-020086)
  • ☑ TUV-GS

  • ☑ FCC Part 15
  • ☑ UL 60950
  • ☑ CB Certification
  • ☑ CE certification
  • ☑ Vibration and Shock Tests (done in a military lab).


  • Reat-time location updates
  • Route creation and monitoring with deviation alerts
  • Lock status monitoring
  • Unauthorized movement notification
  • Points of Interest (POI)/ Geo-fencing - border, towns, rest points.
  • Battery level monitoring
  • Clear detailed maps

  • ☑ Trip summary (Snail Trail)
  • ☑ Alerting via email, on-screen and SMS options
  • ☑ Wide range of customizable reports
  • ☑ Long lasting battery
  • ☑ Rugged secure design with reinforced mechanical bracket
  • ☑ Plug and Play devices - no installation required
  • ☑ Compliant to TRA requirements for monitoring of Transit goods (ECTS)


  • You're in control of a wide range of situations.

    The system can connect wirelessly to external sensors and several sensors can operate simultaneously giving you the ability to protect your container remotely. For example, you can know exactly when a container has reached the customer's area; and you can be aware of every movement of the container.

    You'll be notified if there's damage or a blow to the container and you'll be alerted if the container is broken into - even if the break-in bypasses the door. You can pinpoint the container's location even when it is aboard a ship on the high seas and even where there is no GSM network signal. Moreover, if ever your container falls overboard (never, we hope), you can be alerted immediately.

    For a refrigerated container, you can receive an alert when power is connected or disconnected, and when the temperature rises or falls. You can also log the history of temperature readings throughout the voyage.

  • You enjoy the convenience of the system

    Due to base facilities located in over 50 countries around the world, contain the maps of over 70 countries, and can operate in over 25 languages, enabling both you and your customers to pinpoint your merchandise precisely on its way to delivery.

  • You have an edge in terms of the service

    Provided to your customer - since in case of an unexpected change of plans you can organize the appropriate response. For example, since you know exactly when the container left port, you can get prepared administratively in real time.

  • You are confident

    That in any unexpected situation, the system will function automatically. For example, if the container's door opens in an authorized area, you are automatically alerted on your cell phone.

  • You receive continuous performance

    With less need for maintenance, thanks to the ability to monitor the container for a lengthy period without a battery recharge.

  • You enjoy the user-friendliness of the system

    With only a few simple operations you can define the reports, alerts and their destinations. For example, you could specify a monthly report to be e mailed from each port on the container route, and an immediate SMS to be sent to your personal cell phone if the container starts traveling in an excessive speed over land.

  • You have the advantage of high quality

    In a system that complies with the automotive industry's demanding standards.

Refrigerated Container Tracking

When moving perishable goods over long distances, it’s absolutely vital that those good are moved as quickly as possible while in tightly-controlled conditions. This is why countless companies rely on refrigerated trucks to transport perishable goods such as fruits, vegetables, ice cream, and frozen food.

Improper temperature control is a key reason why food and other perishable cargo are wasted in the supply chain. Smart transportation companies understand the value of reliable cold chain monitoring and delivering properly cooled food and pharmaceuticals to customers. Aside from the financial costs of improper cargo temperature control, today's regulatory climate demands that refrigerated assets be monitored and controlled in real time.

Utrack refrigerator solution records temperature and other data from the operation of the refrigeration unit and are suitable for all kinds of vehicles, from small vans up to semi-trailers. Combined with a GPS tracker temperature sensor recorder allows for remote control and data monitoring of refrigerator.


REAL TIME TRACKING: Always know where your vehicles are and be in control with detailed information at your fingertips. Live information on vehicle location, fuel level, drivers hours remaining, refrigeration unit status and more data points are available with a single click. One of the biggest worries with any shipment of perishable or frozen goods is that the refrigeration in the truck may fail, causing a loss of all product in the shipment.

The issue is that, unless the driver is constantly stopping the vehicle once every couple of hours to get out of the cab and into the refrigeration unit to check the temperature, it’s all too easy for a refrigeration failure to go undetected long enough for the cargo to spoil. Our GPS tracking for refrigerated trucks can help alleviate this worry. Specially designed GPS trackers for refrigeration trucks can include special capabilities such as temperature monitoring, which is incredibly useful for detecting a refrigeration failure straight away.

MONITORING REFRIGERATOR AND COMPARTMENT DOOR STATUS: Temperature monitoring can be linked with the refrigerator's status and the position of the compartment door. If the refrigerator is left on at a delivery site with the door open, the blower will force cold air out while warm air is sucked in from the outside.This situation not only causes the refrigeration unit to work much harder, product safety may be jeopardized. Managers alerted to this situation can handle it remotely by alerting the driver immediately to the situation.

MILEAGE INFORMATION: This is automatically recorded by our telematics device in order to record a detailed mileage log. In our platform, you can generate reports based on mileage per selected period. The mileage dashboard shows you mileage information per driver, vehicle or fleet at a glance.

ROUTE/DETOUR PLANNING: When dealing with long-distance cargo delivery routes, it isn’t always possible to anticipate every instance of road construction, traffic accidents, and other random events that can cause traffic to come to a grinding halt. GPS tracking for fleet vehicles can make it easier to change a truck’s path once it encounters heavy traffic, allowing you to reroute the vehicle along roads that are less congested so that delays are minimized. This helps keep trucks on-schedule for deliveries of highly perishable goods, maximizing their saleable shelf life.

MAINTENANCE REMINDERS: Utrack offers a very reliable maintenance reminder platform that can be used to track maintenance events for any and all kinds of vehicles. This feature can be set up to automatically remind you on all individual maintenance events for your entire fleet, regardless of their particular make, model, and size.

However, even instances such as a vehicle registration can be something you need to be reminded on in order to maintain a vehicle’s ability to legally operate on the road. These events are important to daily operations of any sized fleet, and cannot be ignored by any means.

TEMPERATURE ALERTS & MONITORING: Real-time temperature value is shown in a unit tooltip. Our easy to use Temperature alert controls allow you to get notification for the temperature change. The device also monitors runtime so you can use our maintenance module to schedule service by days or hours. We don’t delete data, so if you need historic temperature information, we have it.

GEOFENCING BY CORRIDOR (ROUTE BOUNDARIES): Geofencing lets fleet managers define boundaries along a path and get alerts when trucks leave the defined area. Delays in shipment can be disastrous for perishable products. When drivers go off-route without cause, it can easily lead to them getting lost on back roads and getting delayed.

Geofencing by corridor is a fleet tracking feature that allows companies to set a defined boundary along a path in which their vehicles operate. If a vehicle leaves that area, an alert is immediately generated and sent via e-mail or text message. This feature is often used to keep drivers on-task.

i) Timely Arrival and Departure from Work Sites: Geofencing takes the place of time cards, as fleet managers are alerted when drivers arrive at a job site and begin work. With refrigerated cargo, timing is everything.

ii) Keeping Drivers on Task: Geofence stipulate a course for drivers that they can visit during working hours. Any deviations, from the fenced area, prompt an alert to the fleet manager detailing the distance traveled and length of time spent outside the allowed perimeter.

FUEL MONITORING: Our Utrack tracking system you will get a precise data on time and location of a refrigerator turning on/off throughout the trip. This information allows to check, for instance, whether a driver shut down the refrigerator for fuel saving. Fuel management system is based on data available from onboard computer or after-market fuel level sensors, installed in the fuel tank of a truck. Data transferred to tracking system allows to detect fuel thefts or unreasonably large fuel burn, thus helping to find ways to save it.


Temperature Monitoring: Refrigerated trucks are typically set at a desired temperature, but there are several factors that can adversely impact the temperature. GPS tracking systems, linked with temperature monitoring systems, allow the dispatcher to remotely monitor the state of the refrigerated unit at all times, from the instant the driver sets the unit up all the way to delivery.
Temperature data provides detailed, minute-by-minute information about the reefer’s temperature, and since it is tied to the GPS fleet tracking system, managers can detail when temperature changes occurred, and where they happened.

Resolving Problems Before They Become Critical: GPS fleet management alerts automatically notify fleet managers of potential problems in real-time, from engine issues to driver performance. In the case of fleet managers of reefer trucks, GPS alerts can, quite literally, save the cargo.

Custom alerts can be set for:

  • ☑ Temperature fluctuations that fall out of a pre-specified range
  • ☑ Power disconnection
  • ☑ Status of reefer temperature controller
  • ☑ Reefer container doors being opened at unauthorized location
  • ☑ Unscheduled stops
  • ☑ Route deviations

Alerts allow fleet managers to act on a potentially drastic situation before it can have major impacts on the product. Immediately after an alert is triggered, managers can reach out to drivers to correct the situation.

Increased Efficiency: Along with temperature sensitivity, many perishables have a limited shelf life. For this reason, efficient routing and the avoidance of traffic delay areas are of an even greater priority for refrigerated trucks than for other trucking operations.
GPS fleet tracking systems provide features that help reefers get to their destinations efficiently. The advantages include:

Route Optimization: GPS tracking technology allows routes to be planned most efficiently by including real-time data of changing road conditions and weather patterns.

Dispatchers and drivers of refrigerated trucks can see the location of school zones, traffic congestion, and road construction. This allows them to adjust their routes accordingly.

Improved Driver Performance: Better driving habits result in greater safety, productivity, and profitability. GPS fleet tracking systems allow fleet managers to monitor a variety of driver activities, coach those who need it, and reward those who exhibit exemplary driving behavior. Tracking driver performance gives transparency to:

☑ Excessive idling  ☑ Route deviations  ☑ Unauthorized use  ☑  Aggressive driving habits  ☑ Driving practices that increase fuel consumption

Driver productivity can be enhanced using GPS fleet tracking systems by pinpointing start and stop times and making sure that drivers are staying on schedule. Late-arriving behavior or extended breaks can be easily detected and dealt with.

Improved Earnings and Reduced Costs: Reduced costs are one of the major indirect benefits of GPS fleet tracking systems. Efficient routing saves on fuel, labor costs, and wear and tear on the vehicle. Optimizing routes results in fewer miles driven which also permits more jobs to be taken on and completed during a day without increasing labor or overhead. GPS tracking systems also allow refrigerated trucks to lessen certain costs associated with maintaining temperature control.

All in all, temperature sensor combination brings you real-time visibility and control of your cold chain, ensuring that cargo temperature stays within the acceptable range and alerting if any sudden changes occur. This results in minimizing temperature-related load rejections, reducing costly spoilage claims and cut redelivery costs. In other words, good for cargo, good for you.


  • ☑ Trip Reply
  • ☑ Speeding Alerts
  • ☑ Harsh Driving Detection
  • ☑ Excessive Idling
  • ☑ Immobilizer/Gradual Stop
  • ☑ Control Room Support
  • ☑ Access Customer care Support Team
  • ☑ Main Power Low/ Disconnect/Connected Alert


This is a leading end-to-end solution/application for remote assets performance monitoring. ZON MAX enables signifi­cant operational cost reduction, improved customer service, and safety operations.

WebZON™ is designed to provide user access from every web browser and is accessible from all devices- PC, Mac, Tablets and more. Our Web-based application is created to provide out clients with an ease of use and flexibility.

OTOTO/iOTOTO is an intuitive application for smartphones, enabling end users to easily track and monitor their fleet or vehicle as well as get real-time alerts on the go.

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