Tracked Vehicle Events

Everyday Plug N Track GPS Events

This page describes the most frequently relied upon events monitored by the Plug N Track GPS OBDII device. Learn how these events are calculated and put them into context to gain an accurate perspective of fleet performance. 


A number have the event thresholds are customizable. By adjusting the default threshold values for events such as Overspeed or Aggressive Driving, Plug N Track customers are able to tailor the way they view their fleet in accordance with their unique business processes. Need to adjust default values? Email us!  

Where you see the following "Alert" symbol you can create rules in the Plug N Track GPS Dashboard to notify you by Text or Email should that event threshold be met.
Plug N Track GPS Alerts Calculation

Over-Speed

An over-speed event is defined when the vehicle speed exceeds its configured threshold (default: 75mph/120.7kph) for a duration of 15 seconds. An over-speed event is reset when the speed of the vehicle falls 15mph/24kph below the configured threshold (60mph/97kph by default value).

Employees speeding

Aggressive Acceleration / Deceleration

An excessive acceleration/deceleration event is defined when the vehicle's speed increases/decreases by its configured threshold speed (default 9mph/14.5kph) within a 1-second timeframe.

Aggressive Acceleration

Excessive Idling

An excessive idling event is defined when the vehicle's ignition is on and travel speed is less than 5 mph/8kph for longer than the configured threshold (default 10 minutes).

excessive Idling

Excessive RPM

An excessive RPM event is captured when the vehicle's engine RPM exceeds its configured threshold (default 4,000 RPM). An excessive RPM event is reset when the RPM of the vehicle falls 500 RPM below the configured threshold RPM setting (3,500 RPM by default reset value).

Excessive RPM

Diagnostic Trouble Code Detection

The detection of Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC) is defined by the On-Board Diagnostics (OBD) equipment on the vehicle. If the OBD detects a trouble code the Plug N Track GPS device records this as an event. Diagnostic Trouble Codes for the make and model of the vehicle can be translated on any number of online resources.

Fleet Maintenance management

Towing Start / Stop

A potential towing start event is defined when the vehicle's wired ignition is off and GPS calculated speed is greater than 20mph/32kph for 10 seconds or longer. A potential towing stop event is defined when the vehicle's wired ignition is off and GPS calculated speed is less than 5mph/8kph for 2 minutes or longer.

Tow alerts