Three Businesses That Use GPS Trackers

GPS tracker: Going everywhere

Old habits die hard, or so they say, so it’s understandable that many companies have not yet started using GPS trackers to improve how their businesses functions. While it is understandable why you might not have started using GPS trackers, that doesn’t mean that it’s the most brilliant plan to ignore all the ways that these devices could be saving your business money and time. You may know that large fleet businesses use GPS trackers, but they can also be used by many different types of businesses, too. Here are some examples of businesses (that you might not expect) which use GPS tracking devices to improve their daily activities.

1.) Art Museums: Museums hold some of the most valuable artifacts and pieces of art work. It makes sense that they would want to take extreme precaution in protecting their assets. GPS tracking software is hard at work here when large art museums have to transport their precious cargo. The GPS trackers offer the museum curators peace of mind as they can use the live map tracker to monitor their transport vehicles.

2.) Universities: GPS trackers have been aiding Ivy League colleges that have grown large in population, beyond their initial capacity. It is because of this growth that many colleges have had to make use of buildings further away from the main campus. GPS tracking helps monitoring of shuttle vehicles that are responsible for carrying student back and forth across campus and to the other buildings.

3.) Bike Rentals: Some locations are popular for bike riding as the cost of renting a bike is much cheaper than paying for gas prices or other forms of public transportation. The companies that own the bikes want to make sure that they get the bikes to their rental locations, safely. Some companies have started using GPS trackers to monitor the location and of their transported bikes. This cuts down on the possibility of theft and keeps track of employee accountability.

GPS trackers are going everywhere these days! They have made businesses all over the United States much more efficient. So, if you’re a smaller business or you do something entirely different than manage large fleet vehicles then you may be able to benefit from GPS trackers as well.

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GPS Tracker Benefits For Waste Management Companies

GPS tracker: Let them work for you

Waste management companies play a very important role in our communities, because without them there would be heaps of trash accumulating in our neighborhoods. We have all come to rely on waste management company vehicles. It is for this reason and more that waste management companies could benefit from GPS trackers. We will give you just a few ways that GPS tracker benefits work for waste management companies. The GPS technology could assist company managers to make certain that drivers are picking up trash timely, validate their travel routes and guarantee that employees are utilizing company trucks properly.

People would be pretty upset if their trash didn’t get hauled off in a timely manner. GPS trackers grant your waste management company the ability to get the trashed picked up more quickly. Managers have direct access to a live map so that they can have a live view of where their truck drivers are at. This would surely help them to maintain that drivers keep to their schedule.

Another way that the GPS tracker’s live mapping feature makes waste management easier, is that the map displays areas of concern such as construction zones and traffic conditions. Being able to draw out the most effective route possible will help all drivers get to where they need to be quicker. Not only does the map allow you to validate travel routes of your drivers, but by doing so you will be saving on fuel costs.

Because waste management trucks are so large, they are more of an accident risk. It is vital to have guaranteed proof that your drivers are utilizing the company trucks properly. With GPS trackers you can monitor every driving habit. The goal is to make certain that drivers are being safe out there. GPS trackers can show you each driver’s speed and braking patterns so if someone isn’t obeying traffic laws, you can take action to remedy the behavior.

Adding GPS trackers to your waste management trucks can bring you many benefits. The payback makes these devices well worth the investment. Let GPS trackers work for you, so you can focus on being the best waste management company that you can be.

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Three Ways GPS Trackers Save Fleet Businesses Money

GPS tracker: Saving your bottom line

Business owners that have used GPS trackers can testify to the incredible savings the devices have brought to them. We know that there may be some of you that are still deciding whether GPS trackers may be advantageous to your business. There are quite a few ways that GPS trackers can increase your bottom line and give you a return on the investment of your GPS tracking purchase. We will give you three valuable ways that GPS trackers save fleet businesses, like yours, money. They help with decreasing insurance rates, increasing the number of customers and cutting down on maintenance costs.

1.) Decreasing insurance rates: Not only do GPS trackers improve safety, they also decrease the chance of theft. GPS trackers offer business managers the ability to monitor their vehicles and other equipment at all times. Insurance companies love the fact that those with GPS trackers are less of a liability and will often offer discounts on insurance rates. Decreasing your insurance rates would let you put your money to good use some place else within the business.

2.) Increase the number of customers: Businesses that have GPS trackers are able to identify the exact location of their drivers; anywhere, any time. This is great for customer service, because it means that managers will have greater control over where their drivers head to. GPS trackers make this part easy, because without having to call around to every driver, managers will know who is available to take a job. Faster scheduling means faster arrival to a job site. With less wait time, there is a pool of extra time to dip into and serve more customers!

3.) Cutting down on maintenance costs: It’s not fun having to put up with extra vehicle maintenance, especially when it was avoidable. GPS trackers could be there to save you the heartache of paying for maintenance that should have been prevented. The system allows you to schedule in alerted reminders of when your vehicles are due for tire rotations or replacements, oil changes, filter changes and more. By keeping up with areas like this that have the potential to be challenging later, you will save your business a lot of money in the long haul.

These are three major ways that GPS trackers can help your business out. In fact, saving your bottom line has never been easier, thanks to GPS trackers. If you’re ready to save money, think about getting GPS trackers.

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GPS Trackers For The New Quarter

GPS tracker: Preparation station

With this quarter coming to a close and the new one fast approaching, budgeting is an immense concern. With business expenses and taxes, sometimes fleet businesses can feel the strain. If you’re a fleet business owner, it may be a good practice to start reevaluating your budget and seek new ways to reduce business costs with each new quarter. GPS trackers are a great way to get your new quarter started off in the right direction. Two of the best ways that GPS trackers can be of assistance to your business is by allowing you to lower fuel costs and to decrease risk related costs.

Although the cost of fuel has leveled out a bit in the previous months, the cost of fuel consumption is something that every fleet business has to endure. Anywhere you can cut costs that would be beneficial to your budgeting plan is worth it. GPS trackers assist you in reaching your fuel savings goal by helping you to monitor idling time and by optimizing your drivers’ routing options. With your GPS trackers, you will clearly see the amount of time a vehicle is in idle. This will allow you to know which drivers aren’t shutting the engine off when they make stops. In addition, GPS trackers give the dispatchers the ability to speak directly to drivers via the two-way communicator for optimal route planning. The dispatcher can simply check the map for the best routes and give the driver turn-by-turn directions to the safest, shortest path. Improved routing also leads you to the starting line of decreasing risk-related costs.

The idea of decreasing risk-related costs is something else to consider when making your quarterly budget plans. It is very important to make safety a priority and GPS trackers can help you do so. Driver safety is serious and accidents should be brought to a minimum. GPS trackers can help you verify that your drivers are being safe, because GPS trackers can help you see where all of your drivers are at. Furthermore, you can also pull reports to evaluate driver habits like harsh breaking and driving speed. Higher safety standards means there will be less room for accidents and in turn, less of the business’ expenses will be spent on accident recovery, vehicle repairs and company downtime.

Are you ready to save money on fuel and decrease your risk related costs? GPS trackers might be your answer. Let your new quarter start off well with GPS trackers and that way you can end it well, too.

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Spring Cleaning and GPS Trackers

GPS tracker: Go paperless

Today is the first day of spring and just like homeowners who will be frantically jumping into their spring cleaning action, you may be thinking of making changes to your fleet business. Spring cleaning for fleet businesses can take a hectic office and make it an organizational, no-clutter, paperless dream. It would be much easier to focus on your business’ productivity if you didn’t feel like you were drowning in paperwork. GPS trackers can make this possible and easy for you.

Sifting through receipts in the file cabinet can be tedious! It’s scary to think of how much time is wasted by rifling through bursting file cabinets. Just a little tip; If you have paperwork that is over seven years old, it might be time to shred that. Let’s face it, having less paper means having a more rapid work environment; saving you time and money.

GPS trackers can help you manage so many things that will eliminate the need to keep around all that paper. Keeping track of important items like inventory can be done more flawlessly. GPS trackers also allow you to maintain other lists. For example, you would be able to track things like payment schedules, vehicle maintenance schedules, yearly tag renewals and more. Imagine being able to have alerted reminders sent to you via cell phone or e-mail.

With GPS trackers you would never have to rummage through a file cabinet to find financial records, because the GPS technology can help you keep track of invoices, payroll and overall accounting. An even better aspect is that you can print records stored in the GPS tracker system! Running your business doesn’t have to feel like you’re sinking. Spring cleaning that office and going paperless could save your fleet business and propel you into the digital age.

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How GPS Trackers Provide Used Car Dealerships Security

GPS tracker: Being used by used car dealers

GPS tracking technology has increased in popularity and as a result GPS trackers have even started being employed by used car dealers. In the world of used car sales, there are many financial pitfalls to keep in mind. Zooming around in the back of the dealership owner’s head are ideas about how to reduce business related costs. That is why some used car dealership owners have come to realize the benefit of using GPS trackers for cars they finance.

Dealers know that selling a used car to someone who has terrible credentials is always a risk and it is for this reason that so many dealerships are turning to GPS trackers technology to sell vehicles to buyers that appear to be a liability. If there happens to be a buyer that defaults on payment, GPS trackers are there to help the dealers out. The mapping and navigation features of GPS trackers are what interests the used dealership owners the most.

With the mapping features, dealers always know where their cars are at. The GPS tracking devices are only placed in the used cars that are being financed through their dealership. This makes it possible for them to recover the car from the buyer if they do not receive a monthly car payment. It’s easy to understand how this increases dealership security and enables them to sell cars to clients with less than perfect or no credit. To maintain legitimacy, the clients are required to sign an agreement upon purchase which gives the dealership approval to complete GPS tracker installation. The contract usually includes statements informing the client that they are not allowed to removed, deactivate or damage the GPS tracker device. It’s no surprise that many clients agree to this, because it means they can be financed.

As a bonus, the GPS trackers can even be scheduled to send alerts to the client in order to warn them that their payment is late, thus; giving them some time to remedy this prior to the car being repossessed. The dealership profits can remain steady and the business secure, with GPS trackers. That’s fantastic for them, because no one wants to lose out on profits due to high-risk customers.

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Tips To Help You Choose The Right GPS Trackers: Part 2

GPS tracker: Making your business better

In part one of this series we talked about how, this year, there are business owners out there that have decided to implement GPS trackers for their vehicles for various beneficial reasons. We also provided you with a few tips about how you can begin to choose the right GPS tracker features for your business. In part two of this series we will discuss two more tips we have to offer. The two tips we will discuss are going to be about you choosing the right provider and implementing GPS trackers.

1.) Choosing the right provider: As a business manager, you don’t want to feel pressured into buying something that may not be right for your business. You want to be able to communicate with someone about purchasing options and you want to make sure you’re talking to someone who knows their products well, who has experience in the industry and provides great customer service even after you decide to purchase. More importantly, you want to receive updates on new training opportunities, have ongoing system support and account management options. These are the things that will ensure you are successful in using the GPS trackers to their maximum capabilities.

2.) Implementing GPS trackers: After you have chosen your service provider, it is important to make sure that you have the greatest success with your GPS trackers. In order to have the most success, you should consider offering a training program to your drivers so that they know how to use the GPS tracker system. You should also allow for ongoing training, check in for system support when needed and test your drivers before implementing the GPS trackers.

At US Fleet Tracking, our staff is available to receive calls about questions, comments or concerns you may have whether it be before a sale or after. We also provide you with ongoing, live training video sessions, customer support and account management. We hope the tips we have given you will help you decide which GPS trackers are right for you. Choosing the right provider and implementing GPS trackers correctly is important so that you may receive the most return on investment.

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Tips To Help You Choose The Right GPS Trackers: Part 1

GPS tracker: Making your business better

In 2015, there is no doubt that many business owners have chosen to purchase GPS trackers for their vehicles. As a business owner, you may be wondering how to get your business started down this revolutionary path. GPS trackers can begin to help your drivers be productive and help your business save money and be prosperous. If you’ve thought about doing research on which GPS trackers are right for your business, we have a few tips you can check out. In part one of this series we will discuss two out of the four tips we have to offer. The first two tips we will discuss are going to be about you determining your business needs and corresponding the GPS features with your business needs.

1.) Determining your business needs: It important to include all department managers (and possibly other team members) that will be operating the GPS trackers in the decision making process, because GPS trackers offer many benefits. The automated reminders and GPS history storage can help other areas besides just the fleet department. Do you need help being reminded of vehicle maintenance? Do you need more efficient billing? Or do you need easier payroll? By including everyone from the business your entire team can figure out what your business needs the most.

2.) Corresponding features with business needs: So lets explain what would happen if you decided you wanted to make vehicle maintenance easier to keep up with, customer billing easier and make payroll go faster. That’s not a problem with GPS trackers. For example, there is no need to worry about inaccurate clock-in times, because GPS trackers can provide a time stamp of employee start time, track each stop a driver made and can even generate a report to reflect this information. The history of sales receipts and records can also make the record keepers job much easier. The GPS tracker system allows for print-offs of customer bills with the time stamp on it, so there is very little room for dispute. With GPS trackers, paper files can be a thing of the past. Vehicle maintenance reminders can be set so that you don’t have to manually track when the next oil change is due or when tires need rotated.

These are only two tips to help you decide which GPS trackers are right for you. Remember not to discredit the opinions of your other team members just because they aren’t drivers. Having different points of view will help you choose the best solution. In the end, having the features you need the most will make your business better.

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GPS Trackers Make Billing Effortless

GPS tracker: Business just got easier

If you own a fleet business, you know that paper billing can sometimes become a hassle. Without GPS trackers there are possible customer disputes to handle, mathematics to cross check (possibly multiple times) and invoices to be re-written if they weren’t done correctly to begin with. Did you know that GPS trackers can make business transactions easier? You would definitely benefit from being able to simplify your billing processes, because it would be saving you time and many headaches. GPS trackers can save your fleet business money by tracking necessary data for effortless billing. Regardless if your fleet is large or small, this type of record keeping is critical for preserving your business’ efficiency.

Drivers will be able to have paper-free “notes” starting from the time that they leave your facility to respond to a customer call. Your drivers will no longer have to manually record the number of miles they drove or the time they spent at a job site. GPS trackers automatically capture this data so that your managers can make sure drivers are properly performing their duties in a timely manner. GPS tracker allow for prints to be made with date stamps on them. This will make it extremely difficult for there to be any misreporting on the driver’s part or the client’s, but more importantly customers will have exact, printable proof of when drivers were at their location for work.

Because the GPS trackers make it easier for the drivers to clock their work time, administrative tasks will be quicker to complete. The GPS trackers will store all the data needed. The GPS tracker features allow for historical storing of the collected data for retrieval at a later date. The administrative personnel can generate a report via the GPS tracker and print it off in order to quickly analyze information. Gone are the days of tedious computer data entry!

Billing can be the most effortless business activity in the world when you make use of GPS trackers for your company vehicles. Kiss paper billing, goodbye.

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A GPS Tracker For Suitcases?

GPS tracker: Business travel

Big business owners may have to travel via airplane sometime within their career, whether it be to conduct business in new markets, attend conferences or other business needs. As a result, they will need to use a suitcase. It makes sense to think about the safety of luggage when what’s inside is very valuable to the owner. Due to such a growing rate of concern for lost or stolen luggage, it could be a great benefit to have a GPS tracker for luggage. Your luggage will be able to be kept safe from theft or from being lost!

There are many benefits to using a GPS tracker program for your luggage. US Fleet Tracking’s GPS trackers are great assets for business owners to have in this case. Thanks to live updates, every 10 seconds, you would always know where your luggage was and if it made it to the next airport with you. With geofences you can easily set boundary zones on a map to mark where you want to keep track of your luggage.

So, what happens if your luggage is taken outside of the marked area? No need to worry, because GPS trackers have automatic alerts. These automatic alerts can be set to trigger in the event that someone takes your luggage outside of the designated geofence. The alerts can be sent via text message. Even more importantly, some of US Fleet tracking’s GPS trackers are also designed to be water, dust and weather resistant so you wouldn’t have to worry much about rain water entering your luggage and ruining the GPS tracker.

But why limit the GPS capability to just the suitcase? Wouldn’t it be great if the GPS trackers could also be removed from the luggage for use in other things? Many of US Fleet Tracking’s GPS trackers are small enough to fit inside your hand. That means that they could easily be slipped inside a secured zipped-off area that many suitcases have. And when your back to the office, with your luggage safe again, you can use the GPS tracker for monitoring business needs. What a win-win.

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