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.

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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 Trackers Are The Gift That Keep Giving

GPS trackers: Your perfect gift

Holiday shopping for many has been long finished, but we know there are always those last minute shoppers; you know who you are! Whether you’re thinking on a personal level or a business level, giving great gifts means giving something that the other person can truly see value in. Perhaps for your family, the decision making process is much easier. For business related purchases you might need a little help. Here’s where we tell you that GPS trackers are a great gift idea, because they are the gift that keep giving!

Why not purchase GPS trackers for your fleet? It’s not just something that you can see value in, but it can help everyone on your team. This is the gift that gives back on your investment, because it can help you cut money on fuel costs and reduce labor costs. In fact, hundreds to thousands of dollars can be saved on fleet expenses just within a few months.

Did you know that GPS trackers could help managers see driver statistics? Did you know you could use the information to improve driver productivity? Yes! It also helps in so many more ways. Here are just a few more examples of the wonderful ways GPS trackers can continue to bring value to a fleet business, even after Christmas is over:

  • Increases safety
  • Decreases unnecessary maintenance
  • Reduces fleet pollution
  • Improves driver response times
  • Improves customer service
  • Enables insurance discounts
  • Reduces theft

Using reporting and alert features that GPS trackers offer, there are multiple ways to achieve all of the above mentioned benefits. So rather than going crazy during the holidays, scrambling and racking your brain trying to figure out what to buy, consider GPS trackers. The benefits your fleet company would see as a result might even have you laughing just like dear, old Santa.

Ho, Ho, Ho!

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Achieve Customer Satisfaction Using GPS Trackers

GPS trackers: Keeping customers content

As a fleet business owner it is important to pay attention to daily office operations and managing your fleets, but keeping customers satisfied should become part of your regular process. It’s been said time and time again that if you have a satisfied customer, you will have a repeat customer. It doesn’t matter what your industry is or what services you have, because, in business, we all have someone we need to keep happy. There is a simple way many business owners have started to improve customer service practices. You, too, could have this simple solution! Yes, you can achieve customer satisfaction using GPS trackers.

The best way to improve customer service is by decreasing the time it takes for services to be completed. GPS trackers help fleets to be both speedier and more accurate with their response times. Using live, 3G connectivity the entire fleet team has the capability to know what is going on in the field. Dispatching becomes a cinch as there is no need to waste time calling every driver for tedious updates. Efficiency is the key to improving customer service.

Making sure employees complete their jobs timely is inevitably going to boost efficiency. To do so, managers can utilize the built in features provided by GPS trackers. Employee statistics being recorded by the GPS trackers allows management to recognize a job well done. Most employees love being noticed for their hard work and will be more likely to put forth extra effort to be the best that they can be. The result? Keeping customers content. Do you see the pattern? GPS trackers provide this revolving door of awesome all in the name of customer service. Are you ready to start achieving customer satisfaction? If so, you’ve come to the right place.

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The GPS Tracking ROI Solution: Part 2

GPS tracking: All about the savings

Being a fleet business owner brings many responsibilities and requires completing tasks that will keep the business thriving and growing. GPS tracking has been proven by many fleet business owners to bring a true return on investment. In part one of this series, we explained a bit about how GPS tracking can help you see ROI in two different, important areas of your business. By using GPS tracking features fleet businesses can reduce labor expenses and increase revenue. In part two of this series, we’re going to discuss how you can see ROI with GPS tracking by stopping inventory theft and reducing wasted miles.

1.) Preventing Side Jobs: According to the National Labor Bureau, approximately 5.7% of workers engage in moonlighting or side jobs. This costs your business in lost income, more vehicle maintenance and extra fuel. GPS tracking is a wonderful solution to preventing fleet vehicles from being used on employee side jobs. With geofence alerts managers would know exactly where all vehicles are, at all hours of the day.

2.) Reducing Wasted Miles: The monitoring capabilities of the live map makes GPS tracking unbeatable. Not only can managers see their trucks in real-time, but the GPS tracking devices will record miles drive and which routes were taken. With the advanced routing option that GPS tracking has to offer dispatchers can choose shorter paths which can be programmed to prevent a continuation of wasting miles. Fewer nonproductive miles reduces the costs associated with fuel, oil changes, tires and repairs.

Improved management resulting from the use of GPS tracking aids in preventing income theft and dramatically reduces mileage. As mentioned in part one, GPS tracking is also useful reducing labor costs and increasing profits. When you have instant access to the whereabouts of your vehicles and staff at all times you can better monitor your business assets and start seeing a ROI right away. You could save hundreds of dollars in all areas mentioned just by using GPS tracking.

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The GPS Tracking ROI Solution: Part 1

GPS tracking: All about the savings

As a fleet business owner your ultimate goals revolve around doing what is going to be best for your bottom line. Perhaps you’re in love with the idea of utilizing GPS tracking, but you aren’t completely sure about the return on investment opportunities. The capabilities GPS tracking brings to your hands makes the upfront cost worth every penny. In part one of this series, we’re going to share you with how GPS tracking can help you see ROI in two different ways; through reducing labor expenses and by increasing your revenue.

1.) Reducing Labor Expenses: GPS tracking gives management the ability to monitor their employees’ work schedules. With the automatic start/stop times at job-sites there won’t be any need for an untrustworthy time sheet. Management can easily pull a report showing employee work times. This way, employees won’t have the opportunity to manually clock a full 8 hours of work if, in reality, they worked less.

2.) Increasing Your Revenue: By eliminating overtime hours or falsified work times, your fleet business won’t be shelling out more money than necessary. Thanks to GPS tracking you wouldn’t have all those wasted hours piling up each month which means you have more billable work hours per day. The extra capital could also allow you to put it back into your business.

As you can see, with improved fleet management, you can use fewer resources to do equal or more work. GPS tracking is all about the savings! It certainly has proven itself in many circumstances and multiple applications. The GPS tracking system easily pays for itself over time. You can even start to see results within the first month in most cases. Depending on your fleet size, in just the first month you can save up to hundreds of dollars in unnecessary labor expenses and drive your sales up. Stay tuned for part two of this series where we will discuss two more ways you can see ROI from utilizing GPS tracking.

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A GPS Tracker To Monitor Kids This Halloween

GPS tracker: The Halloween safety device

On Halloween some parents drive slowly alongside the curb line from house to house as their children load up bags with goodies. Some parents walk with their children, but remain at the end of the driveway while their children head up to the front door. Some parents don’t go with their children at all. That moment your child leaves your side you just never know what could happen. There can be quite large crowds in some trick-or-treat areas and it is possible for small children to disappear in the crowds. They’ll keep walking along hurriedly in excitement and in an instant a waiting parent becomes a panicked parent. While we are all about GPS tracker devices for fleet vehicles, we also marvel at any use for GPS tracker technology in special circumstances. That’s precisely why we’re talking about how GPS tracker software allows parents to monitor their kids for a safer Halloween.

How many times have you lost your child in what seemed to be plain sight? Right out in the open? Nothing can describe that feeling of sheer terror that a parent feels when they frantically search for their lost child. Many GPS tracker devices are small enough to clip right onto an article of clothing or in a backpack, but they may not have the most advances technology. Some of US Fleet Tracking’s devices are actually small enough to fit in a backpack and they do have advanced capabilities.

Capabilities of a decent GPS tracker include real-time updates and a live map. With the right device you will know your child’s speed, direction and you can set up a designated are your child is to stay in called a geofence. With the live map you will see the exact location on your child. The geofence alert will send you a message right to your cell phone if your child ever exits the boundary you have set. With GPS tracker software you won’t have to concoct 100 different scenarios at once about what happened to your child. The GPS tracker will tell you everything you need to know to find your child quickly.

Above all, we wish you a safe and happy Halloween!

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Cut The Bad Seeds Using GPS Tracking

GPS tracking: Minimize the slackers

When you think about how you run your fleets and how your employees operate on a daily basis are you confident about how things are going? Does your typical work day leave you feeling as though you have all the answers in regards to what you employees were actually doing? As a fleet manager, you have a responsibility to make sure your employees aren’t wasting valuable company time. Your bottom line could be suffering as a result of slackers that you aren’t even aware of. If you want to be able to cut the bad seeds, you could start using GPS tracking.

Companies can become more efficient with vehicle routing provided by GPS tracking technology. When dispatchers know where every vehicle is, they can send out the ones closest to a particular job. The rest are displayed on a live map so there is no question about where they are. This is important as your customers are counting on you. With GPS tracking, you can also receive updates by email or text messages. With a range of reports available to you, it will never be a question as to how long an employee spent on a job-site. GPS tracking provides information on mileage, total driving time, and job start times and stop times. This data can be used to monitor job performance statistics of your employees.

GPS tracking for employees takes the guesswork out of management by giving managers access to reliable information. GPS tracking not only boosts productivity, it can also lower costs, mostly, by allowing you to cut out those who don’t have a good work ethic. If you’re worried about the employees you do have being ok with GPS tracking, you could also offer incentives to those employees that are working hard. If employees are doing what they should be doing, they won’t have anything to worry about. GPS tracking simply helps managers minimize the slackers on their crew.

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Fall Fuel Saving Tips Using GPS Trackers

GPS trackers: Minimize fuel costs

It should be no surprised that fuel is a top priority for fleets everywhere. There isn’t much a fleet company could do without fuel. The trouble is when one thinks gas prices will drop in the fall, there is no guarantee on the fluctuation. One thing is for certain and that is that there are ways that GPS trackers can help save fleet businesses money on fuel. Minimizing fuel costs is a great way to put some capital to use elsewhere for a fleet business. Today, we are revealing 3 ways that GPS trackers can be utilized to take advantage of these fall fuel saving tips.

1.) Plan Routes: GPS trackers provide dispatchers with the opportunity to give turn-by-turn directions to drivers. To put it quite simple, taking the shortest, quickest path to job-sites cuts down on mileage driven. Every mile adds up to more fuel savings!

2.) Decrease Idling: Warming up trucks or idling takes longer than a few minutes. Over time this takes a toll on the engine causing it to degrade. The truth is that driving the vehicle heats it up faster. In case there are drivers unwilling to comply, GPS trackers monitor idle times to help manages cut back on this unnecessary fuel burning practice.

3.) Reduce Speeding: Not only does speeding put drivers at risk for tickets and/or accidents, but it also makes the engine operate inefficiently and in gas-guzzling mode. Using the GPS trackers speeding reports, fleet managers can examine which drivers aren’t obeying the speed limits and correct this action accordingly to save on fuel (and other expenses).

By identifying where in the fleet there is room for improvement, management can start the process of saving on fuel sooner. GPS trackers do a great job of increasing awareness of the company vehicles’ fuel efficiency. If growing a fleet business and shrinking the fuel usage expenses sound like something desirable, GPS trackers are available to assist!

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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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