GPS Trackers Give Refrigerator Repairers Chilling Results: Part 2

GPS trackers: Cool features put to use

When a refrigerator goes out in someone’s home there is a lot at stake. People may be tempted to try and eat up their food, increasing the risk for food-borne illness. Who comes to the rescue? Refrigerator repairers do! The best refrigerator repair companies are keeping things “cool” by utilizing GPS trackers. In part one of this series, we talked about how refrigerator repair companies can can use GPS trackers to have better response times and accurate business records of work completed. Today, we’re finishing up this series with two more benefits of GPS trackers.

1.) Efficient Paperwork Management: Paperwork can be a  for some companies and it very well might have been one for refrigerator repair companies before they started using GPS trackers. Now, paperwork is a cinch as it is easy to integrate your GPS trackers with your computer for swift generation of any data you need. Your fuel usage, vehicle diagnostics, driver’s logs and more can all be viewed in minutes.

2.) Simple Dispatch Use: It’s not trouble at all for dispatchers to know the exact location of all refrigerator repair workers in the field, thanks to GPS trackers. They don’t have to be glued to a cell phone calling everyone in town to know what’s going on. Dispatchers can now direct workers to customer locations even quicker, re-routing them through hazards or traffic when necessary.

With time being freed up all over the place, thanks to GPS trackers, these refrigerator repair companies can put more effort towards more profitable measures, such as training new drivers, acquiring new vehicles, and expanding service capabilities. Along with these benefits are the benefits of happy customers, improved efficiency and better response times. Becoming a better business is something everyone should want. Are you ready to put these cool features to use for your refrigerator repair company?

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GPS Trackers Give Refrigerator Repairers Chilling Results: Part 1

GPS trackers: Cool features put to use

According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 48 million people in the United States will get sick from a foodborne illness this year. There’s no telling how many times a broken refrigerator will be the cause of contaminated or overly thawed food. This puts a lot of pressure on refrigerator repair services. Timely responses are a definite must! The greatest assets these refrigerator repairers could have are GPS trackers. In part one of this series, we’re going to show you two benefits refrigerator repair companies can make use of if they have GPS trackers.

1.) Better Response Times: It’s something people don’t think about often (if ever), but one never knows when their refrigerator will just stop working. The good news is that refrigerator repair teams using GPS trackers can offer their customers quicker service. With live maps, it makes it easy for dispatching to locate the closest vehicle to the customer in need. This allows the maintenance worker to avoid driving out of their way, it gets someone to a customer quicker and avoids food spoilage, if possible.

2.) Record Of Service: In the event that a customer should have a dispute with their repairer over the duration of service on the bill, there is always recorded date in the GPS trackers to pull. You can clear up any confusion by showing the start/stop times of the work completed by generating a report from the data stored in the GPS tracker’s system. The other benefit is that it provides refrigerator repair companies with accurate business records.

The fact is that when companies make use of the features like live maps and reports, it saves the business time, builds a better customer base and makes it easy for them to maintain a good reputation. Improving customer service is something everyone should want. If you own a refrigerator repair company, you can jump on this bandwagon, too. If you see these benefits, it will be hard to deny that GPS trackers give refrigerator repairers chilling results.

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GPS Tracking Maps Using 4 Colors To Help Fleets Avoid Traffic

GPS tracking: Understanding what you’re looking at

One of the most common symbols known to drivers is the traffic light which brings recognition of red, yellow and green. When a traffic light isn’t functioning properly it’s common to see a black cover over the light. As these 4 colors are already ingrained in your mind and have meanings for all drivers, it made sense to utilize these colors in the GPS tracking system. Today, we’re going to explain how using these 4 colors you can quickly look at your GPS tracking map and help your fleets to avoid traffic.

Traffic conditions are a bother when your fleet drivers are trying to get to their customer destinations in a timely manner. Looking at the GPS tracking live map, dispatchers, management and drivers can all see the current traffic conditions. Using the well-known traffic light colors helps to understand how to look at the map and see what you need to see in a glance.

Green means go and that is precisely why if you see a green line, representing a street, on your map you know traffic is clear. Yellow means caution, so if you see a yellow line on your map it means that area has slight congestion. Furthermore, red means stop, therefore; when you see a red line it means that area will have you stopped as it is very congested. Finally, just as we mentioned before, black means out-of-order. Like the black covered stop light that isn’t functioning, a black line on your map represents an area that is closed down.

The nice part about the live GPS tracking map is that it allows the user to zoom in on an area and see exactly which lane is experiencing trouble. One side of the highway may be green, or clear to drive on and the other may be red, or congested. Anyone from your fleet can obtain a lot of information just by using color recognition! It’s fast, easy and one more way your fleet business can be more efficient.

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GPS Tracker Support The Way You Need It: Part 2

GPS tracker: The right tools with the right help

Sometimes there is a little ego trip that happens to the best of us. You know the one where you start to think that the word “help” is a bad word? Don’t let that stop you from getting the answers you seek for your GPS tracker system. At US Fleet Tracking, we offer GPS tracker support in many different ways to suit various needs. In part one of this series we talked about our support via telephone, online PDF manuals and live video training. Today, we’re going to talk about 3 more ways you can seek assistance for issues you may be having while utilizing your GPS tracker devices.

1.) FAQ: This one is pretty self-explanatory. If you just want a quick answer to a question it’s possible it may have already been answered on our “Frequently Asked Questions” page. Just hop on over and check it out!

2.) Installation Videos: While we do recommend our products to be installed by a professional vehicle electronics technician, these videos may be perfect for you if you choose to conduct the installation process yourself. We show two examples of installation on a truck and on a motorcycle.

3.) Chat Box: Within the GPS tracker system itself there is an easy way to connect right to a real-life support person. Simply log-in on your GPS tracker and look in the lower left hand where the search box is located. Just below the gear tool is a live chat option. There you can pull up a chat box and get tech support without heavy wait times.

Purchasing a GPS tracker system is wonderful for your fleet business, but what good does it do if you can’t fix a problem you’ve been having? When you’re busy and you’ve got a major industry to run, quick support is needed and we’re there for you! If you have any questions regarding your GPS tracker system it’s as easy as calling, searching or typing. We’re dedicated to giving you the right tools to help your fleets run smoother and we strive to provide you with the best support that we can.

GPS Tracker Support The Way You Need It: Part 1

GPS tracker: The right tools with the right help

Sometimes we’re too stubborn to ask for help. The truth of the matter is that everyone needs help sometimes and it’s perfectly ok to ask. If you’ve purchased a GPS tracker system for your fleets in order to make them more efficient, then you also deserve impressive customer support in times of need. At US Fleet Tracking, we offer GPS tracker support the way you need it. In fact, we offer support in several different ways. Today, we’re going to talk about 3 ways you can seek assistance for issues you may be having while utilizing your GPS tracker devices.

1.) Support Via Telephone: The most common way companies like to get in touch when they have a question about their GPS tracker system is by giving us a call. Our technical support team can be reached at 405-726-9900 and they’re available Monday through Friday from 7am to 7pm. We also operate on Saturdays from 9am to 4pm.

2.) Online PDF Manuals: Sometimes people just want to check the user manual for the live GPS tracker system. Without having to call anyone you can visit our website and view corresponding PDF files of each user manual for all of our devices.

3.) Live Video Training: Many companies started sending requests for more training on how to utilize GPS tracker devices. For this reason, we created fully produced, live video trainings. We host a session once every 2 weeks on Fridays in order to provide you with information and visibly show you on camera how to navigate through various GPS tracker features.

Not everyone is the same when it comes to seeking help or finding answers to their GPS tracker questions. Some people despise searching the net and others hate the idea of talking on the telephone. Whatever your preferred method of customer support is, we have options to choose from. We’re dedicated to giving you the right tools to help your fleets run smoother and we strive to provide you with the best support that we can.

To view our selection of GPS tracker devices, please click here.

Save Battery Power While Using The GPS Tracker App

GPS tracker: Staying charged up

Smartphones are amazing in many ways, but one thing they are infamous for is their inability to hold a battery charge for long. The battery drains more quickly the longer the screen is on, the more applications (apps) the phone has open and if even more so if you’re working with an app that is intense. Since you’re on the go in the fleet world, smartphones are becoming one of the best ways to get data quickly. The bummer is that the battery life hasn’t caught up to the power of all the apps you want to use. There is, however; a quick and simple option within the mobile GPS tracker app that allows you to preserve your battery life for just a little longer.

Changing Maps: When using the satellite style of map you will be able to see a more in-depth image of the area you’re viewing. This view is detailed with streets and buildings, but the downside is that it can drain your phone’s battery due to the amount of work that goes into displaying these details. Consider switching your map to “Road” view. It’s more basic, still shows the location of all your vehicles and saves battery power.

Will you be one of the many business owners joining the digital world this year? Using GPS tracker devices you will know what you need to know and see what you need to see regarding the location of your drivers out there on the road. Many fleet business owners already know that they can benefit by using the GPS tracker app. It really is one of the best features about having a GPS tracker system. Now, there is an option to utilize this fantastic feature without killing your phone’s battery!

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GPS Tracker Devices To Provide Safety For Teen Drivers

GPS tracker: Putting parents at ease

You know something is deemed important when there is a day, week or month dedicated to awareness for it. With that being said, it just so happens that January is teen driving awareness month. The National Safety Council and the Center For Disease Control And Prevention both state that the risk for fatal car crashes is higher among drivers between 16-19 years old. Inexperience and distracted driving are two of the top contributing factors to teen car accidents. Perhaps, a hands-free system such as GPS tracker devices, could provide safety for teen drivers and put a lot of parents at ease.

Let’s take a quick look at some GPS tracker safety benefits for teen drivers and their parents! GPS tracker devices have a lot of functions that would be helpful for parents to hold their teen drivers accountable. Some of them include:

  • Aggressive Driving Reports
  • Mileage reports
  • Weather updates
  • Traffic alerts
  • Hands-free communication
  • Fuel usage reports
  • Vehicle maintenance reminders

With the above mentioned functions, parents would know when their teen drivers were braking harshly, speeding or suddenly stopping. In addition, there would never be a question about what teen drivers were up to, because the GPS tracker would store data on all routes driven, mileage and fuel percentage used.

For added safety, the Weather Overlay feature would alert drivers of hazardous weather rolling in, traffic alerts would keep teens from heading into heavily congested areas and hands-free communication would allow parents to guide their teen drivers if they ever felt the need to do so. Vehicle maintenance reminders are just an awesome feature, because new drivers have enough to worry about. Imagine taking the guesswork out of when to change the oil.

The GPS tracker system creates many opportunities for parents to feel better about letting their teenager take a spin while also allowing teens to have a safe trip whenever, wherever.

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Turn Up The Heat On Your HVAC Business With GPS Trackers

GPS trackers: A “hot” solution

The middle of winter isn’t a fun time for customers to have the heat go out, but that’s when your job as an HVAC business owner becomes even more important. You know that your technicians need to get out there and perform, but how do you know they are getting to customers in a timely manner? As a business owner you know that making customers wait in less than wonderful conditions will deter them from wanting to be return customers. Of course, the winter season is the perfect time to make use of the benefits that GPS trackers can provide for your HVAC business.

Every business owner hopes that their employees are doing their jobs to the best of their ability, but hope isn’t proof. The fact is they may not always “hop to it” and customers could be left unaware. Your technicians play a very vital role in the success of your business so it makes sense that knowing their whereabouts would be beneficial. GPS trackers are “hot” commodity these days and they provide solutions to many fleet problems. With GPS trackers you can manage your fleet efficiently and also accomplish significant results. These powerful devices give you the ability to do some of the following:

  • Provide customers with accurate times of arrival
  • Plan the safest, quickest route to drivers’ destinations
  • Re-route drivers through traffic congestion or weather
  • Automate start/stop times for employees
  • Automate customer maintenance schedules
  • Track your drivers’ locations and monitor driver behavior

The reality is that HVAC drivers must always be ready to make service calls and perform maintenance on HVAC systems. All of the benefits provided by GPS trackers make it possible for your team to provide better customer service as your HVAC company becomes more productive. Not only do you have quicker response times, but with GPS trackers you will have proof that service calls were made. It’s cold out there, are you ready to turn up the heat on your HVAC business with GPS trackers?

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4 Ways To Improve Business In 2016 Using GPS Tracking

GPS tracking: Providing real benefits

The New Year is already upon us and for fleet business owners the start of a new year is one of the best times to reflect on the performance of their company in the past year. There is always room for improvement and it only propels you closer to your goals when you take time to develop new goals and strategies for greater success in 2016. To give your business the advance it really needs, you may want to think about enforcing a new idea such as the usage of a technology solution like GPS tracking. If you’re wondering about the true benefits you can see, we have compiled a list of 4 ways to improve your business in 2016 using GPS tracking.

1. Quick Scheduling: The ability to automatically schedule jobs and dispatch drivers in a precise manner may be impossible without GPS tracking. Using a GPS tracking solution, dispatchers are able to assign and view jobs with a few quick clicks on one, easy to read screen.

Better Routing: Figuring out which routes would be the most efficient routes for your drivers can be challenging, especially with multiple drivers going to various locations. With GPS tracking it makes it easy to take all locations in a driver’s itinerary and put them in an order that creates the shortest route.

3. Driving Safer: Of course, speeding and aggressive driving isn’t ideal for any fleet business. GPS tracking helps prevent a tarnished reputation as it allows you to monitor driver behaviors such as speeding, harsh braking and more. There’s not a better way to rank drivers based on their performance and provoke driving safer.

4. Fuel Monitoring: Fuel is an extremely costly operating expense for any business with vehicles in the field. At least with GPS tracking, you can have the convenience of fuel-saving features. You can set up alerts that notify you when drivers are excessively idling in their vehicles. Alerts also help to keep track of driving behaviors that increase fuel usage and keep track of fuel usage percentages in an effort to decrease the amount of fuel being used.

We know GPS tracking and we know the benefits are real. If you’re ready to kick off your new year with GPS tracking, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We’re able to answer any questions you may have. On behalf of US Fleet Tracking, have a great 2016!

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GPS Tracking Testimonial Highlights Of 2015: Part 2

GPS tracking: Thankful for technology

We know that US Fleet Tracking is what it is thanks to our wonderful customers! With that being said, we also know how important it is to rely on testimonials from our customers about our GPS tracking system. The lifeblood of our business boils down to listening to customers, making changes to our system when we can and trying our best to accommodate what the people using GPS tracking actually need. In part one of this series we discussed how, in 2015, GPS tracking blessed some of our existing customers to the point that they wanted to share their stories with us. In part one, we listed two stories and here are a few more we feel humbled by:

“I’m very happy with the products I have from US Fleet Tracking. They have a great service and it suits my needs well. My company is so much better since we started using GPS tracking in our vehicles. Thanks for all the support along the way!” -J.W. (A Fleet Trucking Company)

“Dana took care of me from start to finish. I called upon her during our busy season and when she walked in the door I was frazzled with my hair on fire. Dana was able to put a calm into the air and gave a warm welcome and introduction to what her company could provide by describing how the units worked and the best part, how it would save the company money. She was very accommodating to our schedule to install each unit. US Fleet Tracking is by far one of the best tracking systems out there.” -B.F. (Texas Waterboys- An Irrigation and Drainage Company)

It is an understatement to say that these testimonials make our hearts happy, but we are also overjoyed that by using GPS tracking solutions, people have saved money and made positive changes within their own businesses. We want to send a special thank you to everyone that responded with such kind words. We do take note of everything mentioned to us in order to continue giving the best customer support that we can. If you have a GPS tracking story to share with us, please feel free to leave your feedback for us by clicking here.

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