Pulling Up GPS Tracking Reports: Part 2

GPS tracking: The best choice for you

With GPS tracking reports, users have the option to pull data for an individual device or an entire device group. In part one of this series we talked about how viewing reports online would be a great choice when viewing data for one vehicle at a time or, possibly, very small reports for the entire fleet. If management finds that they need to go back and review large chunks of data for the entire fleet or are having to constantly run larger reports then downloading the GPS tracking reports is a better choice.

Pulling up GPS tracking reports via the downloading method works best when you know the data is going to be more bulky. For example, if you desire to see historical playback data from 90 days back this type of data is best pulled into a report that will be downloaded as the attempt to view that much information online may bog down your computer. Downloading reports is a good idea when they’re needed for the entire fleet, too. Furthermore, the benefit to downloading this type of data rather than viewing it online is the ease of saving the spreadsheet of information for printing it off later if need be.

We hope after learning about reading your reports online versus downloading them that you know enough to make the best choice for you. The main thing to keep in mind when deciding between “View Online” or the “Request Download” option is the size of the report.

If you haven’t started using GPS tracking to optimize your fleets, we’re here to help you decide which devices would be the best for your team, answer any questions you may have about any of the features, and provide ongoing support when needed!

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Pulling Up GPS Tracking Reports: Part 1

GPS tracking: The best choice for you

There are a multitude of helpful reports that GPS tracking has to offer in order to make a fleet work more effectively on a daily basis. The automation part is unbeatable as drivers travel throughout the day simply allowing the GPS tracking units to record data such as driver speeds, idling times, start times, stop times, and more.

While management can always opt to view everything happening in the field on any given day in real-time via the live streaming map, there may be a need to retrieve this helpful data later. When this information is needed it can be easily generated into a populated report. There are two different ways to go about doing this and today, we’re going to talk about viewing reports online.

Viewing GPS tracking reports online isn’t going to work best for everything. Making the choice to pull up reports online is the best choice for you if the information you’re trying to gather is less cumbersome. If you have a smaller fleet or one that wasn’t very active for the day then snagging data online won’t take very long to pull up.

The speed of your computer is also a factor to consider as to whether or not online viewing would be your optimal choice. For example, a report for one vehicle could easily be more than 20 pages long. If that one report goes beyond 30 pages it may take longer to pull up in the system. If you’re trying to generate data like this for every fleet vehicle on your team it may not fare well.

GPS tracking having both live features and stored data provides a double punch to productivity. Now that you know you can view simple reports online, you might be able to save yourself some time. If you’re a large fleet running enormous reports a lot of the time then you’ll want to stick around and learn about the second way to pull up reports.

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Does Your GPS Tracker Find What You’re Looking For?

GPS tracker: Searching capabilities

A lot of people have grown accustomed to having digital maps of some sort, but an online map app isn’t the same as having a real GPS tracker. Many of the navigation units are misinterpreted as being the real deal. When you’re lost, in need of gasoline during an overnight shift, or just need directions right away does your GPS tracker find what you’re looking for? Using a real-time device like one of ours will wield you all kinds of searching capabilities.

Management finding their employees in the field, or employees finding places they need to get to while driving around are both very simple tasks with the GPS tracker search feature. In fact, it takes only a matter of minutes for the system to populate the results of a search. For instance, imagine that a manager needs to see where a certain device or truck is located at a specific time.

The first step for the manager to take would be to click on the lower left part of the GPS tracker device screen and open the search box. From there, the manager would simply have to type in the name of the vehicle in question and an icon would immediately pop up to show where the vehicle was at, live right there in that moment. Pretty simple, right?

Now, what if a driver needs to find a gas station and it’s a late night drive in a secluded area. Sometimes, gas stations aren’t open in remote destinations, but with the simple phrase “gas stations” typed into the search box a list of nearby stores will pop up showing a color code of green if they’re open and red if they’re closed. Think of the time that could be saved by avoiding having to keep driving aimlessly wondering when the next station will be nearby.

The search feature may be one of the easiest GPS tracker features to utilize for time optimization and it’s worth learning to make use of it. To get in touch about getting set up with your own GPS tracker units, feel free to give us a call!

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3 Reasons Fleets Appreciate GPS Trackers

GPS trackers: Great for managers & employees

Many fleet business owners have reservations about introducing something new to the crew. This is often the feeling towards GPS trackers, but the majority of company owners come to realize that they’re implementation was well worth the investment and they only wish they would have done it sooner. It’s difficult for someone without firsthand knowledge of GPS trackers to understand just how they will affect their business. For this reason, we’re going to spend a little time talking about 3 reasons fleets appreciate GPS trackers.

Employees Actually Like Using Them

Despite the common fear that employees will be upset by GPS trackers being installed to monitor their driving statics, doing so actually works in their favor. It’s beneficial for time tracking without illegible or lost paper time cards or payroll sheets. Additionally, features like the planned routing, alerts, and reports bring a new level of ease and security to the job.

They Can Save The Company Money

Yes, there is an upfront cost for investing in new units, but once those are paid for the return on investment opportunities can be quickly identified. Fleet companies report savings on fuel expenses, vehicle maintenance, labor costs, and lower insurance rates. Furthermore, many users actually notice an increase in revenue.

They Are Simple To Utilize

The installation process isn’t too time consuming or difficult to accomplish. Professional installation can have you up and running in one day. Utilization on a daily basis is very simple, as well. With ongoing training and technical support available to help there isn’t anything you won’t be able to master in a short time frame.

Perhaps, after learning about just these 3 ways that GPS trackers are great for both managers and employees your company will be the next one to come on board!

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Pleasing Customers By Using GPS Tracking

GPS tracking: Satisfactory customer service

When fleet employees are on point with their daily work it’s wonderful, because it means your company is operating as efficiently as possible. Utilizing GPS tracking is one of the best ways possible for management to make sure that while their employees are doing their work to the best of their ability they’re also pleasing the customers! Providing satisfactory customer service isn’t just to keep customers coming back, but it’s also a good leaping point for employee recognition.

Taking the time to reward your hardworking employees for awesome customer service just fuels the fire of extra effort put forth by the appreciative employees. They’ll be more likely to keep providing that great customer service! GPS tracking devices recording data like driver statistics makes employee recognition a very simple task for management. With just a few clicks on a button reports can be generated to show proof of how fleet workers operated throughout the day.

Decreasing time to reach customers in need is a great way to keep customers happy, as well. Using Advanced Routing options in conjunction with the live maps that deliver 1, 5, or 10-second updates is the speedy way to deliver an accurate time of arrival to customers. Not only do the customers know when a driver will be there, but the entire team will have access to the map and know someone is already on the job. There is no need to waste time calling around!

Since it is vital to pay attention to daily office operations, manage fleets, and keep customers satisfied GPS tracking is the go-to solution. The greatest part is that GPS tracking is most certainly not industry exclusive as it can help any business keep their customers happy. Are you ready to get started?

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Several Purposes Of GPS Tracker Geofences

GPS tracker: Benefiting fleet businesses

You may already be using GPS tracker devices for monitoring daily activities of your fleet drivers, but you also need to know that your vehicles are safe even when they aren’t being driven. For this kind of monitoring capability, geofences are an amazing tool to make use of. In case you’re wondering why these geofences would be so important or even necessary, we’re listing several purposes of this fantastic feature.

  • Provide protection for your company vehicles.
  • Recover stolen vehicles quickly.
  • Knowing when employees are on the job-site.
  • Make billing easier due to pinpointing job-site entrances and exits.

Securing company assets is vital since they are worth the majority of your company’s start-up and operating investment. When company vehicles are used during non-operating hours it can result in increased insurance premiums due to liability issues and risks for more damaged property.

GPS tracker devices simply help eliminate the possibility of someone being able to take your vehicles without you noticing. In the event that theft does occur your company vehicles being moved outside of the assigned geofence will trigger the alert and allow management to track stolen equipment for quick recovery by the police. This is such a time saver!

Another time-saver aspect of the GPS tracker geofence alert feature is the ability for management to see exactly when their employees enter the job-site. This allows managers to monitor arrival, ongoing work and departure times. Not only is this helpful for payroll purposes, but it would make billing the customer for time spent a lot easier.

Overall, for tracking when a vehicle doesn’t leave, or enter, a specified area geofence alerts are the best tool. The great part is that setting up virtual geofences with live GPS tracker maps is very simple to do!

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4 Reasons You Should Upgrade To 3G GPS Tracking: Part 2

GPS tracking: Bringing you into the next generation

When new technology comes out many people race to be the first in line. Why? People crave having the best of the best! Simply put, having the best technology is what our society has come to rely on. This is precisely why AT&T has decided to shut down their 2G networks in favor of opening up bandwidth for the better networks. As things keep “moving on up” we have to keep moving with them to keep from getting left behind. Thus, GPS tracking will soon be only operational using the 3G network. In part one we talked about 2 reasons you should consider upgrading to the new network. Today, we’re going to list 2 more compelling reasons for you to weigh on your mind.

1.) Better Connectivity And Coverage: Who likes waiting 5 to 10 minutes for an alert to come through that should have been there in 5 seconds? We surely don’t! Do you like loosing connection when you’re driving in the middle of nowhere? Of course you don’t. With the 3G GPS tracking network, the good thing is that when a client has you driving to a remote location you know your tracking is still going to work. Furthermore, those alerts will come through when they’re as they should.

2.) It’s An Enhanced Live System: If you’re still using 2G network you may have noticed an increase in connection problems and you won’t even get a signal to let you know that you’ve lost connection. How do you know where your drivers have been if the GPS tracking can’t function properly due to poor connection? It’s possible you just won’t have 2G coverage in many areas at this point. To avoid these complications, 3G network has more accurate mileage reporting and accurate in and out of service notices.

We know it’s still not going to be easy for everyone to understand why this change had to happen, thus; if you have more questions about the upgrade process feel free to call our support team!

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4 Reasons You Should Upgrade To 3G GPS Tracking: Part 1

GPS tracking: Bringing you into the next generation

Like any other type of technology developers decided it was time to bring the world an even more robust technology than the one that previously existed. For this reason, all GPS tracking units purchased from our company will inevitably be bringing you into the next generation of technology. If you’re still hung up on your 2G network and you’re not certain whether upgrading to 3G GPS tracking is the correct decision for your company, let us shed a little light on 2 reasons why you should upgrade!

1.) The 2G Network Shutdown: Imagine being left in the dark when you’ve been used to staying in a lit room. Eventually, you’re going to miss seeing that light! The bottom line here is that after AT&T completely shuts down their 2G networks (on or before December 31st, 2016) users will no longer have a GPS tracking connection if they do not upgrade to 3G.

2.) Continuous Tracking Benefits: You may think of your GPS tracking devices as glorified maps and try to talk yourself into using a map application instead of taking the plunge to upgrade, but don’t forget about all of the other benefits GPS tracking brings you. For upgrading you’ll still be able to take advantage of these awesome conveniences like automatic oil change notifications, geofencing, and speed alerts.

When 2G network first came out over ten years ago it enabled various mobile devices to provide services that, at the time, seemed like the best thing since sliced bread. The next phase, 3G network, is like taking that tasty sliced bread you love so much, toasting the bread, and placing your favorite condiment on top. It just makes a good thing even better!

If you have more questions about the upgrade process feel free to call our support team!

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GPS Tracker Fuel Card Purchase Integration

GPS tracker: More fuel consumption control

Fuel expenses can easily be one of the largest overhead costs for a fleet company. By utilizing various GPS tracker reports and alerts thousands of customers have been able to save money on this large expense. In fact, many fleet owners report seeing changes within just a few weeks of implementing GPS tracker devices. Now, you can have even more fuel consumption control with fuel card purchase integration!

GPS tracker technology already shows managers how to schedule appointments in terms of closest technician, affecting fuel costs greatly, while also allowing them to see a report or historical playback of what transpired that day. In addition by way of monitoring reports and being capable of pinpointing driver habits have helped cut back on costs. Planning routes, decreasing idling, and reducing speed are all fantastic ways fleet companies have saved on fuel.

Imagine a scenario where one of your drivers decided to have a friend meet him at the gas station, fills up the company truck’s tank, and proceeds to fill up his friend’s gas tank. With fuel card data being integrated with the GPS tracker system it would be a cinch to catch the discrepancy, but without this the extra expense may go unnoticed costing your company more than necessary.

The fuel card purchase data will only make fuel saving that much more simple. This technology will help businesses to realize even more rapid and ongoing ROI opportunities. Combine the existing fuel usage percentage reports with the fuel card data and you have yourself an unbeatable money-saving solution. Being an even more efficient fleet while reducing overhead costs is like a dream come true for many fleets. Will your company be next to validate your company expenses even more than before?

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3 Ways GPS Tracking Can Provide ROI

GPS tracking: Savings you can’t ignore

As with any business, fleet companies not only have to be good at what they do, but they need to make sure they’re not financially sinking. Finding ways to promote a productive and profitable business should be in the forefront. Did you know that GPS tracking can provide return on investment within the first month of installation and usage? If you’ve been seeking something to make your work life easier and get something back for the money you put forth to make that happen, then look no further!

Here are 3 ways that GPS tracking can help you gain ROI:

  • Scale back on labor expenses
  • Cut down on mileage
  • Boost overall revenue

    To scale back on labor expenses management can use GPS tracking to monitor employee work schedules. The start/stop timestamp at job-sites eliminate the need to guess whether a timesheet is accurate. Additionally, vehicle monitoring prevents employees from using company vehicles for side jobs on your company’s dime.

Saving money isn’t just about keeping labor expenses in check as there are more aspects to a fleet company. Cutting down on mileage is another great way to save costs. GPS tracking allows management to see the recorded data showing exactly how many miles were driven in a day. They can also watch in real-time as drivers maneuver in the field. Both of these capabilities make it possible to see how routes can be improved.

Boosting revenue starts with saving money, first. By eliminating overtime hours or falsified work times, your fleet business won’t be shelling out more money than necessary. Likewise, fewer driven miles reduces the costs associated with fuel, oil changes, tires and repairs.

For return on investment opportunities it’s easy to see how reducing labor expenses, mileage, and increasing revenue would be beneficial. For savings you can’t ignore, your fleet should truly consider GPS tracking!

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