How GPS Trackers Help You Reduce Pollution: Part 2

GPS trackers: Decreasing harmful emissions

In part one of this series we talked about how GPS trackers can help you reduce pollution by also helping your fleets to control their speeding. As most everyone is aware of these days, air pollution is by the far one of the most harmful forms of pollution to the world. Aside from speeding being a problem this fall, your fleet drivers might be tempted to leave their trucks idling to “warm up.” Idling is an action that takes a harsh toll on engines, but it is also horrible for the environment. If you’re not worried about speeding, perhaps you’re the type of manager that wants to be cut down on idling and GPS trackers can help you accomplish this objective while also helping you to reduce pollution.

Idling: Just like speeding, idling has negative affects on the atmosphere. Idling causes engines to operate inefficiently spewing out soot from the tailpipes. These vehicle emissions are hazardous and produced more by a degraded engine that got that way from idling. Contrary to popular belief, it’s actually been shown through studies that driving vehicles actually warms the engine up faster than letting the engine run. GPS trackers can help by automatically identifying when excessive idling takes place. Just like with the speeding reports, an idling report can be generated from the GPS trackers.

As a fleet manager you may have thought about what you can do to be more “green’ and promote a positive image of your company. The truth is that you don’t have to be a big environmentalist to run a “green” fleet. GPS trackers make it easy for small, medium or large fleet businesses to do their part in helping the environment. Using GPS trackers you can start making simple changes like reducing speed and idling. In this way GPS trackers can help you and your fleets reduce pollution.

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How GPS Trackers Help You Reduce Pollution: Part 1

GPS trackers: Decreasing harmful emissions

Whether you’re an active environmentalist or just as aware of it as the rest of the population it is a little tough to deny pollution being one of the greatest problems that the world is facing at this time. As we head into the fall season busy holidays and events will be taking over. That means your fleet drivers are going to be on the roads with a lot of rushing people. Busy or not, speeding is not a grand idea not only on account of possible tickets or accidents, but as it is harmful to the environment. If you’re a manager that wants to be certain your drivers obey the posted speed limits, GPS trackers can help you achieve this goal while also helping you to reduce pollution.

Speeding: You may be wondering how your fleet drivers speeding causes pollution. Environmental studies have showed that when driving faster higher emissions are produced. The good news? GPS trackers can help by automatically detecting rates of speed. The data can then be sent from the GPS trackers to managers in charge. It’s quite simple to set-up and receive reports on this data so that you can do your part in making sure drivers are compliant.

Everyone has a part to play in helping to reduce pollution and sometimes the part you can play may be small, but that’s alright as long as it shifts towards making a positive change. GPS trackers can help you make that positive change! Using GPS trackers you can start making simple changes, one mile at a time. Simply by monitoring speeding and making efforts to make sure your drivers aren’t speeding is a change for the better. Stay tuned for part two of this series where we will discuss another way GPS trackers can help you and your fleets reduce pollution.

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Fall Football Season With GPS Trackers

GPS trackers: Game ready

There’s a certain excitement in the air when the fall football season comes around. It’s the perfect time to talk about how NFL football players have been getting game ready by utilizing GPS trackers. Old school conditioning mixed with technology for optimal growth is an amazingly powerful way to strike up this year’s football season. For a while now, some football players have been putting GPS trackers to work for them. The software enables coaches to see who needs an extra push and who is going all out.

According to the NFL players wear non-obtrusive tracking devices in select practices and games. These GPS trackers worn by football players can offer live data for real-time monitoring of vitals. This is highly important for coaches and players as the information can be used to maintain safety during practices. NFL coaches using GPS trackers to monitor players won’t have to second guess when they need to rest as the bio-mechanical information will help make the decision for them. What if players get injured? The bad news is, there will be recovery time. The good news is, GPS trackers can aid in monitoring injuries during practices and games.

When the GPS trackers aren’t being used to measure vitals, they can be used to keep track of how fast players run. In addition, the GPS trackers detect changes in speed and direction. This data is helpful for coaches or trainers to make sure that players are fit to keep playing. There is a great value in knowing this type of data about players. Isn’t it great how GPS trackers are helping some of the best athletes be even become even better? Now when football players get dressed, they have one extra, tiny item to pack into their shoulder pads. GPS trackers are getting football players game ready.

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How GPS Tracking Helps You Remember Tire Rotations

GPS tracking: Treading with intelligence

The most difficult part of making sure your fleet vehicles get regular maintenance is actually remembering to have it done, but GPS tracking can help you continue to tread on. With all the miles a fleet truck travels, it’s no surprise that they require so much maintenance. One of the easiest, yet most vital parts, of vehicle maintenance is getting tires rotated. When done properly, rotating tires can give longer life to your tires, improve gas mileage and makes driving safer. It’s an understatement to say that tire rotations are important!

Every vehicle manual should tell the owner when scheduled maintenance is needed, but lets face it, not everyone takes the time to read the manual. A good rule of thumb is to change the tires around at every other oil change. Rotating tires to a different corner of the vehicle keeps the tread from wearing unevenly. If you leave tires in the same place for long periods of time the outside edges on the front tires will wear down quicker than the rest. Inevitably, you’ll have to replace the tires miles sooner. The easiest way to remember to rotate your tires on time is by using GPS tracking reminder alerts. With GPS tracking, maintenance reminders are as easy as pushing a few buttons.

In the GPS tracking device you can enter baseline data to set up the maintenance alert which will be used to calculate the proper mileage or time to alert you. Once the parameters have been set, you may choose to receive your alerts via text message, email, or both, and whether or not to enable this particular alert. GPS tracking makes tire rotations an easy thing to keep track of so that each tire wears out at, relatively, the same rate as the other tires. GPS tracking is what we like to call treading with intelligence.

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Happy Customers And More Bottom Line With GPS Tracking

GPS tracking: More customers and more profit

Are your customers happy with your services? How do you know for certain? One thing is for certain and that is your customers are your biggest assets. You never want to give your customers a reason to take their business elsewhere. For this reason, it makes sense that you’d want to do everything for your fleets that you possibly could to ensure that customer happiness is achieved. Thankfully, technology has granted us with GPS tracking which can help you to become a more efficient business, make customers happy and increase your bottom line. Here are three ways to achieve this goal using GPS tracking software.

1.) Quick Responses: If multiple drivers are in the field and you want the closest one to a customer to get there quick, use the GPS tracking live map to see who to deploy. The quicker to respond to customer needs, the better.

2.) Arrival Times: GPS tracking allows you to have an accurate arrival time and relay this information to your customer. This gives your business credibility as being reliable.

3.) Effective Routes: The optimized routing planner is one of GPS tracking’s greatest features. It provides drivers with the quickest, smartest paths to their customers’ destinations.

As you can see, GPS tracking can easily translate into having happy customers and happy customers leads to more referrals which results in more profit for your business. Your bottom line has the potential to look even better than the year before. When you respond quickly to customer calls, provide your customers with accurate arrival times and then actually arrive there quicker due to effective route planning you are setting a high bar for great customer service. If you’re feeling like you’re ready to make a positive first impression by using GPS tracking, you’ve come to the right place.

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Are You Wasting Money Without GPS Trackers?

GPS trackers: Ending the money pit

The rise and fall, the earnings and expenses; all of these are just a natural part of doing business. Of course, spending more than you need to be can take a toll on your fleet business and your bottom line. Have you ever thought about the money pit you’re throwing your money into? Truthfully, if you’re not using GPS trackers for your fleets then there are numerous areas you’re most likely wasting money. Some of the most costly endeavors stem from unnecessary fuel usage, idling, vehicle repairs and inefficient employees. Let’s take a look at how you could be suffering without GPS trackers.

Fuel usage: Without GPS trackers you won’t really know how fast drivers are driving, if aggressive driving is taking place or if harsh braking is a habit. These are all actions that burn fuel faster.

Idling: Leaving fleet trucks running idle for long periods of time forces the engine to operate inefficiently while increasing the need for maintenance. Without GPS trackers you wouldn’t have automatic data to tell you which drivers are idling excessively, causing your engines to eventually degrade and reduce mileage.

Vehicle repairs: Keeping up with vehicle maintenance is important. Without GPS trackers to help you automatically schedule maintenance reminders, you’re left to keep track of repairs manually via time consuming methods.

Inefficient employees: Do you know where your drivers are at throughout the whole day? How can you really be sure? Without the GPS trackers, you don’t have a digital, live map to actually see the location of all drivers.

GPS trackers are wonderful technology which can do many things to make your business easier to run. With 3G capability you’ll have a strong connection to all the data you need. It’s clear to see how fuel usage, idling, vehicle repairs and inefficient employees can bring your business down by costing you far too much money. GPS trackers can be the answer to ending the money pit.

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How GPS Trackers Reduce Dangers Of Aggressive Driving

GPS trackers: Shape better drivers

It seems elementary to say that aggressive driving is dangerous, but the fact remains and is worth mentioning. As a fleet business owner you may not have ever thought about what your drivers are doing on the road unless you’ve been slapped with a ticket to pay. What about all those times when your drivers didn’t get caught? That doesn’t make aggressive driving alright. If your fleet drivers have a habit of zooming in and out of lanes in a rushed attempt to arrive on time, they are part of a growing problem. For fleet owners the solution is quite simple; GPS trackers. Today, we’re talking about how GPS trackers reduce dangers of aggressive driving.

GPS trackers being installed in every fleet vehicle means that your drivers’ behaviors will be recorded. The GPS trackers come with the ability to check an Aggressive Driving report. This report allows you to check on any aggressive driving your vehicles may be doing by reporting an increase or decrease in speed of 35 miles per hour to 95 miles per hour within a 10 second span. This will allow you to see if a driver is accelerating normally to get on the interstate or is driving dangerously down a city street.

Aside from the report, GPS trackers also provide speed alerts if managers desire to select specific vehicles for which they want the speed alert to be placed. If there is a standard speed you don’t want your drivers to exceed then the speed alert can send a notification when that speed is exceeded. In a matter of minutes managers can have the data they need to make an informed decision as to the appropriate action towards drivers who are not compliant with traffic laws and company safety standards.

No fleet business wants anything to do with paying traffic tickets or obtaining a bad reputation for unsafe drivers. With the ever increasing population, the roads are going to be more crowded and although this causes frustrations for fleet drivers, aggressive driving is not worth the risk. All it takes is one person doing something unanticipated to cause an accident. With information in your hands, provided by GPS trackers, you would have a great base of knowledge to help you shape better drivers.

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Electrifying GPS Tracker Benefits For The Electrical Industry

GPS tracker: Shockingly awesome devices

Wouldn’t it be nice to have something to make your job a little easier? GPS tracker devices could do just that! Think about how important electricity is in everyday life from home to business needs. Putting that into perspective makes it easier to realize just how important your job as an electrician is to people. Most people don’t feel the impact of your importance until something goes awry. If you’re managing a team of electricians you know all too well the struggle of maintaining business needs while trying to keep customers happy. Listed below are just a few electrifying GPS tracker benefits for the electrical industry.

Lower fuel expenses
The GPS tracker map is so easy to use and makes it a cinch to optimize your drivers’ routes. The shortest or quickest path will take less fuel. In addition, GPS tracker data such as idling, speeding and fuel reports can help you narrow in on driving behaviors that can save your drivers from wasting too much fuel.

Accurate arrival times
Using the information provided by the GPS tracker, a driver will have a time of arrival. They can also be monitored on a live map with 3G connectivity (for the speediest updates). This gives you a chance to call the customer and let them know someone is on the way without leaving it open for a block of 8 hours, because no customer wants to put their whole day on hold!

Increase employee productivity
The GPS tracker will record data such as start and stop times when an electrician goes to a job-site. Of course, the live map will also inform managers of employee whereabouts. These functions will help managers to hold electricians accountable for their work day.

To stay profitable, the electrical industry could benefit greatly from having lower fuel expenses, accurate arrival times and increased employee productivity. GPS trackers are shockingly awesome devices that offer you a chance to reduce operational expenses while increasing customer happiness. So many rely on electricians to help them keep the power on. Perhaps it’s time you take a step towards something that can keep your electrical business current.

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GPS Tracking And The Military

GPS tracking: In the line of duty

Long before the public was using GPS tracking, men and women of The United States Military were using this technology in the line of duty. In order to protect and serve this country military soldiers have had access to GPS tracking as early as the 1950’s. It truly is one of the most useful technologies and research tells us that The American Military began using it to improve their grounds and to track their target better. GPS tracking has made many advances since the beginning stages and it is even more powerful which is why it still used by the military in many ways.

Many combat zones are difficult to navigate due to desert landscapes being void of a lot of visual markers. GPS tracking can help to keep soldiers from getting lost in vast areas by providing accurate, live mapping. In addition, commanders can easily see the display map with all their military units. They can also manually update maps immediately should obstacles or sand storms become a problem. Beyond the use of GPS tracking for vehicles, the soldiers can benefit as well.

Individual soldiers benefit from using GPS tracking devices on their uniforms or carrying them in their packs. The GPS tracking system can then be used to monitor the ongoing location of allies which makes it possible to decrease the chance of friendly fire. GPS tracking can also be used to locate soldiers who may be lost on the battle field, making rescue efforts quicker.

Brave soldiers do a lot to keep freedoms that Americans enjoy on a regular basis. GPS tracking is just one of the many contributions that the American Military has provided to the public. We’re all so lucky that the military decided to utilize such a great technology to improve the accuracy of their data and keep America safe.

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GPS Tracker Reminders For Oil Changes

GPS tracker: Keeping your engine chugging

Fleet drivers spend a great deal of time in their company vehicles. Whether they are headed to a customer’s location for service or making a delivery, they are often driving for many miles each week. While other vehicle parts need to be checked and repaired from time to time, changing the oil is one of the most important parts of routine maintenance for any fleet vehicle. Remembering to do this on time is highly important, but with everything else going on it may be too easy to forget. Luckily, GPS tracker reminder for oil changes can help fleet managers remember to have their vehicles serviced.

Fleet trucks have a lot of moving parts which rub against each other, causing friction and creating heat. Oil is like the life blood of an engine in that it keeps the parts moving properly and helps to absorb the heat. If an engine goes too long without having proper oil changes the engine will become less effective. How can GPS tracker reminders help, you ask? Simple by allowing the user to schedule maintenance reminders ahead of time. The Device Maintenance module allows you to keep track of the maintenance needs of your fleet by alerting you whenever maintenance tasks are due based on mileage and/or hours-of-use.

As a fleet owner, your goal is to change the oil in your vehicles’ engines before they break down and causes major engine trouble. When it comes to remembering to change the oil, the GPS tracker can do it for you. GPS trackers are great at keeping your engine chugging so that your company doesn’t have to experience down time associated with unexpected repairs. The great part of the GPS tracker reminder alert is that it is very easy to use the scheduling system. With a little training up front you will be operating your GPS tracker system in no time!

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