A GPS antenna is tethered to a GPS LEADERS unit with a lead wire (typically 10-15 feet). The unit is then attached to the object to be tracked. Using the antenna, GPS LEADERS software then transmits the trilateral location data from the satellites to the unit through various wireless networks (including satellite wireless). The unit does some processing of events and speeds. Additionally, the GPS vehicle tracking unit has a wireless modem inside, similar to those found in cell phones. This modem is used to communicate with GPS LEADERS servers. The GPS data is sent directly from the vehicle’s unit to GPS LEADERS servers, where the information is processed, enabling customers to locate associated vehicles and assets in real-time. All data is protected, as well, available by secure login only to the respective customer.