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Automated Vehicle Locating (AVL)

Automated vehicle locating (AVL) enables fleet operators to locate and track the movements of their fleets in real time, using onboard sensors and cellular or satellite links that can capture and communicate GPS coordinates. When AVL is combined with electronic onboard recording (EOBR) devices, users can also capture and communicate data such as engine performance, fuel state, hours of operation, maintenance problems, cargo temperature and tampering alerts.

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