GPS tracking: Avoiding costly break ins
Fleet managers know their company vehicles are valuable, but some may not be aware of the dangers of theft risk. Those large trucks are actually targeted by thieves for high profit or breaking them apart for parts. As we discussed in part one of this series, many fleet managers have found their solution in using GPS tracking devices. We also talked about one simple change could be a way to cut down on the risk of vehicle theft and that was by simply remembering to shut the engine off rather than leaving it in idle. GPS tracking plays a role here in that it can keep track of which vehicles are being left in idle so as to warn managers and keep the prevention wheel rolling. In part two of this series we will discuss another way managers can use GPS tracking to avoid costly break ins.
Vehicle surveillance: With 3G connectivity, live mapping was never better for GPS tracking. With this technology managers could have a strong connection with a more accurate view of where all fleet vehicles are located. There are also options to pre-set a geofence or designated area in which certain (or all) vehicles are allowed to be in and they can be set at specific times. This helps provide alerts if vehicles are ever taken outside of their geofences when you know they are supposed to be parked. If a vehicle was ever taken, GPS tracking would help to track down the stolen vehicle before the thief could get too far.
If you don’t have GPS tracking your company runs the risk of spending more company cash on replacement vehicles and higher insurance premiums. Could your fleet company benefit from being able to make sure vehicles are being turned off rather than running idle or perhaps from being monitored all day long? If you answered yes or you feel that deterring theft of fleet vehicles is important then GPS tracking can do wonders for you. Keep your company’s income where it needs to be and protect assets at the same time with GPS tracking.
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