Picture of a hand holding the Ctrack plug-in telematics device

Temporary tracking system produced by Ctrack

Published:  09 November, 2016

Ctrack has launched a commitment-free option for its self-installed telematics system.

The move, introduced by the subsidiary of Novatel Wireless, is aimed at enabling businesses to gain added visibility and control over short-term rental or temporary contractor vehicles.

The new payment solution will be available with Ctrack Plug & Play, so car and van operators can adapt their vehicle tracking without paying when devices are not in use and avoid unnecessary installation charges.

Ctrack Plug & Play can be bought with a one-off charge and a monthly fee that is only payable if the device has been connected during that period.

The system connects quickly and easily to the OBD II diagnostic port of the car or van in a matter of seconds to capture a wide range of telematics data. The device can be freely swapped between different vehicles, avoiding the usual time and cost associated with fitting and removal of hard-wired units.

‘Our commitment-free offering will appeal to a range of companies that are looking to monitor temporary fleet requirements or vehicles that are not directly owned by their business,’ said John Wisdom, European managing director of Ctrack.

‘For example, a home delivery business or courier may need to expand its tracking system during the Christmas peak trading period, while a service management company may want to monitor vehicles operated by a sub-contractor for a particular contract or time period.’

Related Articles

  • Ultra-compact tracking devices 

    Ctrack by Inseego has introduced two wireless tracking devices to extend its range of battery-powered telematics solutions.

  • Ctrack launches tracker for unpowered plant  

    Ctrack has launched a battery-powered tracking device for unpowered plant that uses long-life power management technology to operate for up to seven years.

  • Ctrack joins FleetCheck partner programme 

    FleetCheck has expanded its partner programme with a new agreement with fleet telematics specialist Ctrack.

  • Anglian Water fits Ctrack to more vans 

    Anglian Water has extended its Ctrack vehicle tracking solution to a further 500 vans in its fleet having already achieved a host of benefits in terms of road safety, fuel efficiency and environmental responsibility.

  • East Riding of Yorkshire Council improves operations with a new tracking system 

    East Riding of Yorkshire Council is looking to boost the performance of more than 600 specialist vehicles used for waste management, street cleaning and highway maintenance with an innovative tracking system. The local authority has chosen Ctrack to develop and implement the solution that will help better control and utilise these mobile assets and their operators in order to reduce fleet operating costs.

Sign Up

For the latest news and updates from LAPV.


LAPV (Local Authority Plant and Vehicles) is the only UK information source purely dedicated to local authority vehicles and affiliated plant equipment. Appearing four times a year, it offers well-researched technical articles on the latest equipment/technology as well as in-depth interviews with key industry professionals. More...



All content © Hemming Information Services 2019