GPS trackers: Get the most for your fleet
When fleet managers implement anything new it is always important for them to consider the drivers, because without them there wouldn’t be a business to run. That’s just simple common sense, of course. So, as with any new policy or operating standard when GPS trackers are introduced there may be some smoothing over you need to do to make certain that your drivers are on board. As a fleet manager you may already know that benefits of GPS trackers are clear, but your drivers may not be so quick to accept them. There are a few ways that you can make the transition a little easier on your drivers and you’ll want to do so to get the most out of GPS trackers for your fleet.
When getting started, it’s important to be upfront with your employees. If you can help it, try to talk about the idea with them before making the final decision to implement GPS trackers. If you’ve already decided that GPS trackers are going to be installed on your company vehicles, then now it the time to let them know about the plan. Paint them a verbal picture of how this will benefit the company, but also point out that GPS trackers aid in making drivers safer with panic alert features. In addition, you will know where they are located so if an emergency arises, you will know exactly where to send help. Moreover, GPS trackers can also make their jobs easier in some aspects as they will no longer have as much paperwork to carry around. A lot of data can be automatically recorded with GPS trackers for more efficient mileage tracking, customer billing and employee work hours.
Teaching them how to use GPS trackers to improve their overall workday is key to helping them feel content with the transition. On the off change that an easier work environment and driver safety aren’t enough to win them over, starting an employee recognition program could be your golden ticket to getting drivers on board with GPS trackers. Since GPS trackers automatically record driver analytics it would be easy to know which drivers are obeying the rules of the road. Rewarding good drivers is an incentive to reduce aggressive driving and amp up productivity.
These are just a few easy steps to take to ensure that your use of GPS trackers goes smoothly. Good luck!
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