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Why GPS Fleet Tracking Makes Sense

February 14, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 222

For businesses that involve fleets of any type of vehicle, a GPS fleet tracking system can revolutionize how things get done.

By utilizing today's cutting edge technology that uses satellites to identify and track locations in real time, a GPS fleet tracking system is a state-of-the-art way to keep an eye on your company's assets no matter where they are.

That does not just mean the various types of cargo that these cars and trucks may be carrying either. These systems also help you monitor your employees and hold them accountable for their responsibilities, while also working to help make their jobs easier and more efficient.

One of the first places a GPS fleet tracking system can help you tighten things up is in customer service. Because this satellite technology can keep you constantly updated on where each vehicle you operate is at all times, you can provide instant updates on when shipments can be expected to be picked up or deliver. Similarly, you are also able to more effectively pick up new shipments by dispatching the closest available unit.

These systems can also help you save in fuel costs by allowing you to scrutinize your drivers' operating habits. Because things like idling and speeding can increase fuel consumption, this technology can help you save on gas by providing real-time data on specific information such as operator speed and time spent idling.

Of course, GPS fleet tracking systems can also alert you when drivers make unauthorized stops or route changes. While most drivers are honest about the work they do behind the wheel, there are those who may attempt to complete other tasks while on the clock in your company vehicle. These systems not only allow you to monitor their driving, they can also alert you to unusual driving habits or changes in course.

In the end, however, one of the most obvious and important benefits is driver safety. Because these systems also allow for monitoring of up-to-date weather conditions, traffic issues and other emergency conditions, drivers are more capable of receiving immediate word of impending problems.

Not only that, but the satellite mapping technology can allow dispatchers to reroute drivers around trouble or even help them navigate to a safe location. This can also prove helpful if trucks encounter mechanical problems and must locate responders or maintenance personnel nearby.

For these and other reasons, GPS fleet tracking can be an extremely beneficial addition to your business and its employees, both in helping to maintain safe and efficient practices and in taking care of the bottom line.

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