Simplytrak can offer immobilisation to help secure your fleet from theft

Simplytrak’s advanced immobilisation feature is key for leading car and van rental franchise


A Hampshire car and van rental company is able to keep sight of its fleet with cutting-edge turn-by-turn vehicle tracking provided by Simplytrak.

Practical Car & Van Rental of New Milton already had a vehicle tracking solution in place but there were a number of limitations to the system which meant it no longer met the business’ needs. In particular they were looking for a solution that had an immobilisation element, for protection if a vehicle was stolen.

The Simplytrak stolen vehicle tracking and immobilisation feature gives the customer extra security and reassurance if theft occurs. The innovative technology means that the time taken to identify the location of a stolen vehicle is significantly decreased and the chances of recovery enhanced.

The Simplytrak solution exceeds the expectations of many customers with its advanced features and benefits for their businesses. The system has turn-by-turn tracking, with a minimum of 60 second update, as standard. This means that the location is extremely precise as journey replays follow the roads perfectly. This is as ideal for locating a vehicle swiftly if it is stolen as it is for recording accurate mileage and fuel usage. Practical New Milton are also now able to monitor the whereabouts of their vehicles and a defined geo-fence on the system alerts the fleet manager to restricted out of bounds usage.

Jon Wakefield Managing Director at Practical Car & Van Rental New Milton was impressed with the features of Simplytrak solution, ‘We were really pleased to find a robust tracking system that has the immobilisation feature that the we needed. After seeing demos of other systems where the location tracking was less accurate, it was great to see how exact the Simplytrak system was when pin pointing a position.”

The system also offers the extra features that Practical New Milton needed at a comparable price point to the solution they had been using previously.  “The competitive price point was also of high importance due to the number of vehicles we were installing the system into and an added bonus was not having any set up or installation costs at all.” said Mr Wakefield.

The contract with Practical New Milton demonstrates the diverse range of benefits that vehicle tracking solutions can provide in contrast to the more traditional benefits that Simplytrak’s solutions are regularly out sought for. The solutions are also all-inclusive with no stripped-down offerings or hidden costs involved.

Simplytrak Director Andrew Johnson added, “We are delighted to welcome Practical Car & Van Rental New Milton as a Simplytrak customer and it is great that they will benefit from all of the innovative features that we have developed as part of our vehicle tracking solutions. As a reliable and trustworthy solution provider, we offer an exceptional customer experience and many features that are often regarded as ‘extras’ we are pleased to be able to offer as standard. Simplytrak look forward to working with Practical New Milton for many years to come.”


To learn more about how vehicle tracking can improve the management of your fleet or rental fleet please visit our website or contact Ian Wood our Business Development Manager at E: or on T: 01430879197.