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Robust tracking, dramatic ROI

What are your employees doing—or not doing? Are they where they’re supposed to be? Are they wasting their time and your money? The One Step Plug-in GPS Tracker boasts a small design with world-class benefits.

Get the actionable metrics you need to reduce emissions, cut down on unnecessary idle-time, improve driver safety and transform your fleet operations.

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12%

Reduction in man-hours

9%

Reduction in fuel costs

38%

Reduction in number of accidents

25%

reduction in insurance premiums

57%

Reduction in citations

Surveyed Averages

Robust real-time reports

Our up-to-the-minute reports are the foundation that allows you to reduce fleet accidents, off-limits use, poor driving habits, protect company property and transform your fleet operations.

Features

Real-time tracking 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
View all vehicles on one screen.
See all routes, stops, addresses and durations for up to 3 years
No need to pay extra to see data in the last three years.
Monitor unsafe driving habits
Track speeding, braking, acceleration and other costly bad habits.
Have accurate GPS data to better control what is going on
Pinpoint driver's exact location for real-time decisions within seconds
Excessive idling or prolonged stop alerts
Reduce unnecessary stop times, cut down on fuel expenses, and get more done.
Geofence and after hours driving alerts
Reduce unauthorized driving and help prevent vehicle thefts.
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Woody P.
Maryland, USA
"Very simple device to use, and reasonably priced. Literally plug it in the vehicle port and set up the account online and it’s done! Customer service is excellent. Always answer the calls immediately, log-in to see the questions and immediately resolve the problem. Very user friendly app. Highly recommend this company for your GPS needs."
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Installs in seconds

The One Step Plug-in GPS unit is the simplest tracking solution available.

Just find the On-board diagnostics (OBD-II) port and plug the unit in. It fits in all passenger & light commercial vehicles built after 1996 and makes tracking your fleet as easy as charging a cell phone.

The plug-in device can also be hidden several ways for a more discreet installation.

Simple steps to hide the unit

  1. Using your screwdriver, depress the tabs securing the vehicle’s OBD-II port.
  2. Plug the Y Cable into the vehicle’s OBD-II port.
  3. Plug the GPS unit to the short side of the Y Cable.
  4. Push the original OBD-II port and the Plug-in GPS unit back into the dash.
  5. Secure the long end of the extender to the vehicle’s dedicated OBD-II mount.
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Instant tamper alerts

You will know as soon as someone removes the device. We offer many different ways to send alerts: email, text messages, app notifications and reports. You can also send the information to as many people/users as needed to ensure your trackers will always be online.

One Step GPS’ intuitive software makes management easy

One Step GPS’ platform is powerful and built for you. Learn the software rapidly on your own or with the help of our industry-leading support. For simple applications, our software can be learned in as little as 1 hour. In most cases, brand-new users can familiarize themselves with the software in less than a day.
Our platform places all of the information you need to transform fleet operations, safety and success at your fingertips:

  • VIN
  • Vehicle speed
  • Odometer
  • Fuel level
  • Turn signals* (available on select vehicles and models)
  • Engine oil temp
  • Avg fuel economy
  • Transmission fluid temp
  • RPMs (High RPM alerts)
  • Throttle position
  • Engine coolant temp
  • Ambient air temp
  • DTCs & check engine codes
  • Tire pressure* (available on select vehicles and models)
  • Seatbelt use* (available on select vehicles and models)
  • DEF levels
  • Soot levels*
*Not all of the above are available on all vehicles
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Walter M.
Florida, USA
"One Step GPS was very helpful in explaining their system and showing me how it worked when I ordered it. They shipped it right out to me. When it arrived they walked me through setting it up. It has helped me locate and keep track of my cars and trucks. Works great in North Florida. I have no complaints with them or their service. I will be ordering more from them. Thank you One Step GPS."
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Plug-in Tracker FAQs

What's the difference between Plug-in trackers and hardwired trackers?

Plug-in GPS fleet trackers are devices that are very easy to install and remove, while hardwired GPS fleet trackers are more permanently integrated into the vehicle's electrical system. Anyone can install a plug-in GPS tracker, it’s like charging a cellphone. Low Voltage experience or a professional mechanic is required to install hardwired GPS trackers, and they are difficult to remove.

To install your Plug-in tracker, simply locate the OBD-II port in your vehicle and plug it in with the device in the proper orientation:

plug in tracker instructions

Does My Vehicle Have an OBD-II Port?

On-board diagnostics (OBD-II) ports are standard in all passenger & light commercial vehicles built after 1996. Additionally, most medium duty trucks have them as well.

While heavy-duty trucks and semis tend not to have OBD-II ports, we have adapters for all vehicle types (J1939 Type I & II, J1708, OBDII HD, RP1226, etc) so no matter your needs we can build a solution that works for your fleet.

To locate the OBD-II port in your vehicle look in one of these common places:

plug in tracker instructions

Can I hide the Plug-in tracker?

To hide the plug-in tracker you will need a screwdriver and an extender cable.
The plug-in tracker can be hidden using these steps:

  1. Using your screwdriver, depress the tabs securing the vehicle’s OBD-II port.
  2. Plug the Y Cable into the vehicle’s OBD-II port.
  3. Plug the GPS unit to the short side of the Y Cable.
  4. Push the original OBD-II port and the Plug-in GPS unit back into the dash.
  5. Secure the long end of the extender to the vehicle’s dedicated OBD-II mount.

What happens if someone removes or unplugs it?

To put it simply, you will know as soon as someone removes the device.

We offer many different ways to send alerts:

  • Email
  • Text messages
  • App notifications
  • Reports

You can also send the information to as many people/users as needed to ensure your trackers will always be online.

How long does it take to install a plug-in gps tracker?

It takes less than 1 minute to install once you’ve located the OBD-II ports on your vehicle.

If you are hiding the unit using an extender cable the whole process can take 10 minutes to complete once you’ve done it a couple of times.

Is it compatible with all vehicles?

The plug-in GPS tracker is compatible with any vehicle that has an OBD-II port.

All passenger and light-duty vehicles made after 1997 have OBD-II ports. Many medium-duty vehicles have them as well.

For any vehicle that doesn’t have a built in OBD-II port such as heavy-duty and semi trucks, we have adapters to fit with any vehicle (J1939 Type I & II, J1708, OBDII HD, RP1226, etc).

What types of data can the Plug-in GPS tracker provide?

The plug-in GPS tracker delivers superior GPS accuracy and dozens of powerful reports to transform ever aspect of your operations:

  • See all routes, stops and addresses
  • Speeding
  • Harsh braking
  • Hard acceleration
  • Real-time location (up to 2-30 seconds)
  • Excessive idling and prolonged stops
  • Geofencing (driving out of specified range)
  • After-hours driving
  • Device tampering/removal
  • Fuel-cost monitoring
  • Vehicle service alerts
  • Custom reports to meet any need

How accurate is the data?

Our plug-in GPS tracker delivers superior GPS accuracy, ~2.5m CEP Open Sky.

In simple terms this means that, in good weather conditions, your GPS will report vehicles within several feet of their actual physical location. Our GPS fleet trackers deliver superior accuracy so you can make confident decisions based on the data you’re receiving.

With GPS tracking updates as often as 2-30 seconds, you can now have a complete, real-time view of every vehicle on the road.

What engine data is reported?

Our plug-in GPS tracker captures valuable data that can help manage fleet fuel costs, support fleet maintenance programs and keep your drivers safe:

  • VIN
  • Vehicle speed
  • Odometer
  • Fuel level
  • Turn signals* (available on select vehicles and models)
  • Engine oil temp
  • Avg fuel economy
  • Transmission fluid temp
  • RPMs (High RPM alerts)
  • Throttle position
  • Engine coolant temp
  • Ambient air temp
  • DTCs & check engine codes
  • Tire pressure* (available on select vehicles and models)
  • Seatbelt use* (available on select vehicles and models)
  • DEF levels
  • Soot levels*

*Not all of the above are available on all vehicles

What's the difference between Plug-in trackers and hardwired trackers?

Plug-in GPS fleet trackers are devices that are very easy to install and remove, while hardwired GPS fleet trackers are more permanently integrated into the vehicle's electrical system. Anyone can install a plug-in GPS tracker, it’s like charging a cellphone. Low Voltage experience or a professional mechanic is required to install hardwired GPS trackers, and they are difficult to remove.

To install your Plug-in tracker, simply locate the OBD-II port in your vehicle and plug it in with the device in the proper orientation:

plug in tracker instructions
Does my vehicle have an OBD-II port?

On-board diagnostics (OBD-II) ports are standard in all passenger & light commercial vehicles built after 1996. Additionally, most medium duty trucks have them as well.

While heavy-duty trucks and semis tend not to have OBD-II ports, we have adapters for all vehicle types (J1939 Type I & II, J1708, OBDII HD, RP1226, etc) so no matter your needs we can build a solution that works for your fleet.

To locate the OBD-II port in your vehicle look in one of these common places:

plug in tracker instructions
Can I hide the Plug-in tracker?

To hide the plug-in tracker you will need a screwdriver and an extender cable.
The plug-in tracker can be hidden using these steps:

  1. Using your screwdriver, depress the tabs securing the vehicle’s OBD-II port.
  2. Plug the Y Cable into the vehicle’s OBD-II port.
  3. Plug the GPS unit to the short side of the Y Cable.
  4. Push the original OBD-II port and the Plug-in GPS unit back into the dash.
  5. Secure the long end of the extender to the vehicle’s dedicated OBD-II mount.
What happens if someone removes or unplugs it?

To put it simply, you will know as soon as someone removes the device.

We offer many different ways to send alerts:

  • Email
  • Text messages
  • App notifications
  • Reports

You can also send the information to as many people/users as needed to ensure your trackers will always be online.

How long does it take to install a plug-in gps tracker?

It takes less than 1 minute to install once you’ve located the OBD-II ports on your vehicle.

If you are hiding the unit using an extender cable the whole process can take 10 minutes to complete once you’ve done it a couple of times.

Is it compatible with all vehicles?

The plug-in GPS tracker is compatible with any vehicle that has an OBD-II port.

All passenger and light-duty vehicles made after 1997 have OBD-II ports. Many medium-duty vehicles have them as well.

For any vehicle that doesn’t have a built in OBD-II port such as heavy-duty and semi trucks, we have adapters to fit with any vehicle (J1939 Type I & II, J1708, OBDII HD, RP1226, etc).

What types of data can the Plug-in GPS tracker provide?

The plug-in GPS tracker delivers superior GPS accuracy and dozens of powerful reports to transform ever aspect of your operations:

  • See all routes, stops and addresses
  • Speeding
  • Harsh braking
  • Hard acceleration
  • Real-time location (up to 2-30 seconds)
  • Excessive idling and prolonged stops
  • Geofencing (driving out of specified range)
  • After-hours driving
  • Device tampering/removal
  • Fuel-cost monitoring
  • Vehicle service alerts
  • Custom reports to meet any need
How accurate is the data?

Our plug-in GPS tracker delivers superior GPS accuracy, ~2.5m CEP Open Sky.

In simple terms this means that, in good weather conditions, your GPS will report vehicles within several feet of their actual physical location. Our GPS fleet trackers deliver superior accuracy so you can make confident decisions based on the data you’re receiving.

With GPS tracking updates as often as 2-30 seconds, you can now have a complete, real-time view of every vehicle on the road.

What engine data is reported?

Our plug-in GPS tracker captures valuable data that can help manage fleet fuel costs, support fleet maintenance programs and keep your drivers safe:

  • VIN
  • Vehicle speed
  • Odometer
  • Fuel level
  • Turn signals* (available on select vehicles and models)
  • Engine oil temp
  • Avg fuel economy
  • Transmission fluid temp
  • RPMs (High RPM alerts)
  • Throttle position
  • Engine coolant temp
  • Ambient air temp
  • DTCs & check engine codes
  • Tire pressure* (available on select vehicles and models)
  • Seatbelt use* (available on select vehicles and models)
  • DEF levels
  • Soot levels*

*Not all of the above are available on all vehicles

GPS options at a glance

Not sure if you need a plug-in solution or a hardwired solution?
While both options offer superior tracking and reporting capabilities, this chart highlights the key differences so you can make the best choice for your fleet’s needs.

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Plug-in unit
hardwired tracker
Hardwired unit
Dimensions 1.88” x 2.50” x 1.14” 3.7” x 2.0” x 0.8”
GPS accuracy Superior accuracy, ~2.5m CEP Open Sky Superior accuracy, ~2.5m CEP Open Sky
Alerts Dozens of state-of-the-art alerts Dozens of state-of-the-art alerts
Installation Easy, less than 1 minute, can be done by anyone Requires professional installation or low voltage experience
Tamper-proof Easy to remove, extra cables required to hide device, automatic tamper alerts Very difficult to remove, hardwired into vehicle electrical
Cell technology LTE CAT-M1, GSM/GPRS, default 2-30 second update speed while on, 30 min while off LTE CAT-M1, GSM/GPRS, default 2-30 second update speed while on, 30 min while off
Warranty Lifetime warranty (Read our warranty) Lifetime warranty (Read our warranty)
Battery draw Typical 60 mA @ 12V (active tracking with GPS and cell enabled) Typical 50mA @ 12V (GPS tracking and cell idle)
Operating temp. -30° to +60° C (connected to primary power) -30° to +60° C (connected to primary power)
Voltage range 9-30 VDC (start-up, operating) 9-30 VDC (start-up, operating)
Power supply 24/7 direct from vehicle 24/7 direct from vehicle
Battery backup 2 hour backup battery life 12 hour backup battery life
Accelerometer Triple-axis, impact, motion sense Triple-axis, impact, motion sense
Gyroscope Triple-axis Triple-axis
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