Route4Me’s Telematics Integration with Rastrac
Rastrac helps businesses around the world to easily manage their growing fleets of vehicles. Rastrac provides various GPS tracking solutions for vehicles and other assets to fully accommodate the particular needs of diverse businesses. Rastrac’s comprehensive GPS tracking solutions are designed for monitoring most valuable assets, reducing fuel waste, ensuring on-schedule transportation, and much more. From tracking refrigerated trucks to monitoring generators, to tracking construction equipment, to tracking snowplow machines and police vehicles. With Rastrac, users get flexible options for tracking devices and software, as well as a comprehensive variety of online tools. (source) Route4Me’s partnership with Rastrac provides fast and smooth tracking experience in a reliable and effortless manner.
Establishing Telematics Connection with Rastrac
To establish a telematics connection with Rastrac, first, log into your Route4Me account. Next, go to the “My Account” tab from the navigation menu and then select “Telematics Gateway” respectively.
On the “Telematics Gateway” page, click “Add Telematics Connection” in the top left corner of the screen.
Next, input the name/alias for the connection into the corresponding field (i.e., the name of the telematics vendor, etc.).
Then, select “Rastrac” from the “Telematics Vendor” drop-down menu.
After that, input your Rastrac host information into the corresponding field.
Next, input the credentials to your Rastrac account into the “User Name” and “Password” fields.
After that, define the “Vehicle Position Refresh Rate” in the corresponding field (the frequency at which a vehicle with an installed telematics device(s) sends out signals to Route4Me’s servers ( in seconds)).
Finally, check the authorization box at the bottom of the window to agree with Route4Me’s Terms and Use policy and then click “Save” to finish.
Once the telematics connection is successfully established, it is displayed respectively on the “Telematics Gateway” page. In the “Synced Vehicle Count” column, you can view the percentage of the successfully synchronized vehicles. To edit the corresponding connection, click on the gear icon next to it and then select the preferred option.
Viewing Your Rastrac Vehicles in Your Route4Me Account
After successfully establishing the connection with your Rastrac account, all vehicles are automatically imported and re-synchronized into your Route4Me account. To access your vehicles list, go to the “Team” tab from the navigation menu and then select “Vehicles” respectively.
All imported vehicles become available on the “Vehicles” page in your Route4Me account and can be edited respectively.
You can assign your imported vehicles to already planned routes, as well as to the routes that are being planned.
The data received from Rastrac is automatically associated with the ID numbers of the corresponding vehicles. You can track the activity of your vehicles in real time using the Route Editor or the Routes Map. To bring up your vehicles’ locations and tracking history on the map, first, click “Tracking,” then hover your mouse cursor over “Route,” and finally, select one of the corresponding timeframes from the list.
When your vehicles are out in the field, their tracking data is captured by Rastrac and sent to Route4Me where it is evaluated and processed. Then, Route4Me automatically associates the data with the corresponding vehicles and provides all available real-time and historical tracking information in the form of statistics, relevant metrics, and actionable intelligence. For your convenience, vehicles’ icons can be changed to the logos of the corresponding telematics vendors (i.e., when you have integrations with multiple telematics vendors).
NOTE: It may take up to 60 seconds for the vehicle(s) to appear on the map.
Route4Me’s Telematics4Me solution provides the list of all telematics vendors that are currently available in the world. On the Telematics4Me page, you can view comprehensive information and main features of all available telematics vendors, as well as compare them side by side. Comparing different telematics vendors enables you to choose the ones that fully accommodate the particular needs of your unique business or business model.