Environmental issues such as pollution and global climate change have been in the news for years now. With all the media attention on the idea of going green, the waste recycling business is booming. Unfortunately, even in the best of times, waste recycling is a low margin business. Most recyclers operate by sending trucks to pick up recyclable materials from customers. Not only are these specialized trucks very expensive; they are, somewhat ironically, not very fuel-efficient. With a large vehicle running a route, every moment counts. That is why GPS-based tracking and routing systems are so beneficial. When you have better routing, you can make the most of every minute that your truck is running; this higher efficiency saves you time and money. GPS tracking can also be useful for loss prevention. A fleet tracking system lets you know where your vehicles are and what they are doing at all times.
The GPS, or Global Positioning Service, depends on a network of satellites that communicate with a handheld or vehicle mounted receiver; by comparing its relative distance from three or more satellites, a GPS receiver can determine its position anywhere on earth. The 31 GPS satellites currently in orbit and healthy were launched by the US Federal Government between 1990 and 2010. The system was developed and put into practice at an enormous cost to American taxpayers. According to Time Magazine the GPS system was installed at a price of more than $12 billion; the annual cost of operation is approximately $750 million, almost $2 million per day. If you are a taxpayer, you are already footing the bill for the GPS system. If you could realize a return on this investment, you owe it to yourself to do so.
The Best Trackers
The best GPS Tracker for the waste and recycling industry must have a few characteristics.
- Accurate – If a GPS tracker is not accurate, it is useless. It must work in all locations and weather conditions.
- Robust – A GPS tracker installed on a commercial vehicle must be tough and reliable enough to depend on, day in and day out.
- Discrete – In order to be useful for loss prevention, a GPS tracker must be small and easily concealable. If a would-be thief spots your tracker, they will simply remove it and render your fleet tracking system useless.
- Inexpensive – A GPS tracker must be inexpensive, or it will be too valuable to risk losing.
Great hardware is necessary, but a complete GPS system must have great software backing it up. When you use a GPS Tracker for the waste and recycling industry as part of a fleet tracking system, you also need a great service team standing behind the system. At US Fleet Tracking, we specialize in GPS tracking for any application you can imagine. Our motto is “Anything that moves… anywhere”; and we have the hardware and skills to live up to that promise. Contact us today at 405-726-9900 or send us an e-mail. We will help you find just the hardware and software combination that you need, and arrange a live demo. Our customer support specialists are ready to help you.