Improve The Workload By Using GPS Trackers

GPS trackers: Control in minutes

GPS trackers may seem as though they’d be complicated to utilize, but in actuality the system is quite intuitive and you can have complete control over your fleet in minutes. It’s amazing what a few button clicks can provide. For example, dispatchers sitting in an office can help drivers in the field by maneuvering planned routes on the live map to direct drivers around traffic, construction, and other road hazards. Managers can see everything happening as well which makes the entire team able to function more cohesively. One of the best ways fleet managers can lighten the workload is by using the Advanced Routing option.

GPS trackers with Advanced Routing is optimal for entering all stops or locations that drivers need to get to and generating the quickest and shortest routes to save time. Workers getting to job-sites quicker allows jobs to be completed faster, as well. Work being completed quicker opens up the possibility of fulfilling more work requests and ultimately increases the bottom line. As a bonus to having shorter routes when arriving on scene is that it will also decrease fuel usage, thus saving the company more money.

What company doesn’t want to save money and make more of it simultaneously? Not only should most fleet managers want this for their company, but it would be surprising if they didn’t want to improve their overall daily operation. Getting down to it, GPS trackers make life a lot easier. Forget about manually organizing all of the drivers’ stops for the day, just plug and go! Verifying that drivers are on site when they need to be is as simple as glancing at the live map.

GPS trackers being in every vehicle is also great for automatically measuring mileage, idling times, whether a driver is speeding, and keeping up with vehicle maintenance. Think of all the time saved. Are you ready to see improvement in your workload by using GPS trackers?

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How GPS Trackers Provide Protection For Fleet Drivers

GPS trackers: Safety while on the road

According to a report from the National Safety Council, a nonprofit devoted to using research and data to prevent deaths, fatalities from traffic incidents were 9% higher through the first six months of 2016 than during the same time period last year. Achieving safety while on the road seems to be even more important as a record 2.2 million people have been recorded as injured while nearly 19,100 people have been reported dead. With traffic accidents on the rise anything fleet drivers can do to protect themselves should be worth considering. Thankfully, GPS trackers are able to provide some protection for fleet drivers and today we’ll talk a bit about how that’s possible.

First of all, GPS trackers can help drivers be less distracted with digital devices while driving as they can either be programmed before the driver leaves the office or dispatching can control all of the route updates for the driver. These verbal updates could include ways to avoid traffic, construction, and other road hazards such as pre-existing accidents.

Aside from the safety of the hands-free options, the GPS trackers in each vehicle will record data like driver speeds and aggressive driving behaviors. This isn’t a way to simply punish drivers for disobeying the traffic laws, but instead to help ensure that drivers are staying safe! In fact, the data about the drivers’ performances can be pulled up on speeding reports and aggressive driving reports to be used for a reward system if management wanted to use it in that way.

The fact is that many drivers believe they only need to slow down when heavy rain or snow is in the works. Truthfully, drivers just need to be aware of surroundings and while they’re all on a deadline to get to the next job-site it would be worth it to slow it down.

Maintaining safety is a top priority with any fleet business and GPS trackers have many ways to provide protection. They can reduce the dangers of distracted driving, speeding, reckless driving and help drivers avoid accidents, traffic, and construction. If you’re looking for a way to increase safety for your fleets, consider GPS trackers.

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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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Do Your Vehicles Have GPS Trackers To Be ELD Compliant?

GPS trackers: 1 year left

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation for over 70 years on duty truckers have been required to log their work time. Of course, in the past this documentation has been done via the pencil and paper method. Today, the idea of utilizing solely a paper trail for anything seems unfathomable. Technology has made so many leaps and bounds that it is now becoming part of a federal mandate for electronic logging devices (ELDs) to be utilized. By the end of 2017 all commercial truck and bus industries will need to have something in place capable of recording automated data or face penalties. Luckily, GPS trackers provide this benefit and so much more!

The ELD system you choose to utilize must include provisions to help prevent data tampering and harassment of drivers. ELDs such as GPS trackers are able to do more than just log hours and it isn’t a way to be bothersome to drivers, but instead a way to help drivers. GPS trackers make it possible to monitor vehicle maintenance, movement, miles driven, location information, gas usage, weather updates, traffic conditions, and more. With alert and report settings management and drivers can have vital information in a matter of minutes.

A lot of fleets are slow to make changes and others may think that one year from now is plenty of time to worry about making a decision later, however; fleets do need to be proactive to make certain that their drivers and trucks are properly equipped. This decision made by the U.S. Department of Transportation was done so in an effort to reduce industry paperwork, increase efficiency for the companies, and make the roadways safer.

If you need help deciding which GPS trackers are right for your company our sales support is available to answer your questions.

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Traveling Into The Final Fiscal Quarter With GPS Trackers

GPS trackers: Going out with a bang

Time waits for no man and whether you’re ready for it or not the final fiscal quarter is upon us. Imagine if you were able to make your last quarter the best one of 2016 for your fleet business. Whether you’re part of an industry of sales, delivery, or services there is something that GPS trackers can help you with. Saving money and keeping your clientele satisfied are two very important topics for discussion that just so happen to be things GPS trackers can help your fleet business improve upon.

First of all, saving money is something that every business owner should want to do. If you find that your business is one of them, read on. Many fleets have a problem with too much fuel consumption, but they may not even realize it. With GPS trackers allowing the monitoring of gas guzzling driver behaviors such as idling, speeding, and aggressive driving better habits can be formed.

The system also tracks the fuel usage percentage to give a clear understanding of how much is being used by each vehicle. As if that wasn’t enough of a help already, GPS trackers also have Advanced Route Planning to help fleets optimize their daily driving plans, choosing the shortest or most fuel-efficient routes.

Aside from saving money on fuel, this technology has also helped some fleet companies save money by utilizing automated billing, accurate time keeping, and saved data that can be used for business accounting records. This makes business taxes easier to do!

When saving money isn’t on your mind, most likely keeping your clients happy will be. Building the bridge to trust starts with great customer service. It may sound crazy to think that GPS trackers can help in this instance, but they can! By being able to provide customers with an accurate arrival time for their delivery, service, or product is a great way to keep customers happy with your company.

Are you ready to begin traveling into the final fiscal quarter with GPS trackers? If you’re ready to keep your customers coming back for more and be provided with data that will let you save money, GPS trackers are the way to go. They’ll have you going out of this final quarter with a bang!

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GPS Trackers Improve Safety For Chemical Transportation: Part 2

GPS trackers: Benefits for safe handling

Chemicals being transported across the nation presents a set of extraordinary shipping requirements due to the latent danger and potential impact on the safety of everyone involved. That’s why specific training is needed for fleet drivers that transport these hazardous chemicals. Without these special people your business wouldn’t exist so it’s important to keep them safe. GPS trackers can aid in protecting your company’s assets, most importantly the human assets. In part one of this series, we talked about 2 ways to use this technology to improve safety for your chemical transportation company and drivers.

Here are 2 more ways GPS trackers come through for chemical transportation companies:

1.) Safe routing: There may only be certain roads where your fleet vehicles, with chemicals in the back, are allowed to travel. With that being said, GPS trackers can help you by allowing your dispatching team, managers, or drivers plan out the safest and most compliant routes in minutes. This makes it easy to stay in compliance wherever your trucks travel.

2.) Avoid breakdowns: It would be devastating for a chemical truck to be broken down in the middle of nowhere, especially if the hazardous materials inside are temperature-sensitive. In the event that cell phone service wasn’t able to be used the panic alert feature could come in handy here. This is a feature built in to your GPS trackers and can be used by any driver.

In your business it’s more than just dropping off a box or two at someone’s doorstep. Hardly an industry exists that relies more on expertise than someone handling chemicals and keeping your drivers safe is important. As we explained in part one, it’s your responsibility as a fleet owner or manager to know your drivers are safe and handling their workload as smoothly as possible. Thankfully, there are GPS trackers to make jobs like these just a little bit easier.

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GPS Trackers Improve Safety For Chemical Transportation: Part 1

GPS trackers: Benefits for safe handling

Getting the right product to the right place at the right time while controlling costs is a tough job for any transport company. For fleet companies transferring corrosive, combustible, poisonous, temperature-sensitive, or otherwise questionable materials, a new level of safety is required. An exceptionally high level of quality precision has to go into the handling of all chemical transports. Not only are the materials worthy of monitoring, but the safety of your drivers is critical. GPS trackers are a great way to improve your entire fleet’s security.

Here are 2 ways GPS trackers come through for chemical transportation companies:

1.) Monitoring drivers: You can keep track of where your drivers are located with their hazardous cargo by viewing each active vehicle thanks to GPS trackers with live, real-time maps. You can also make use of alerts and reports to screen for unsafe driving behaviors (such as speeding and aggressive driving).

2.) Following laws: Trucking industries of any kind have to obey the law and GPS trackers can help. By calculating start/stop times it’s easy to make certain that company drivers don’t go over their scheduled work hours resulting in a violation of the labor laws. In the reports section you have the control to change the minimum stop time making it possible to customize the recorded data to fit your drivers’ delivery schedules.

When you’re trucks are carrying chemicals it’s important to make sure that your drivers are safe. It’s your responsibility as a fleet owner or manager to know your drivers are safe and handling their workload as smoothly as possible. With GPS trackers a lot of your bases will be covered leaving your most talented workers to only worry about driving and handling the chemicals properly on site.

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Upgrade Offers For GPS Trackers With 3G Network

GPS trackers: Upgrade before 2G shutdown

When you think about why technology changes so quickly it would most likely stem from the fact that humans have become more integrated with technology. The more integrated we become, the more we expect to be able to have increased communication and to be able to perform more efficient tasks. This is, no doubt, the reason why AT&T has made the decision to shut down 2G networks in an effort to ramp up their newer networks and enable more customers to have a better experience. As a result, our GPS trackers will also be operating only on the newer 3G network.

We can imagine that the news to shut down 2G network completely came as a shock to some business owners. For this reason our team, at US Fleet Tracking, is available to make this transition as smooth as possible. If you still have 2G network devices, the following upgrade offers for GPS trackers with 3G network are currently in existence:

  • Upgrade to any of our 3G GPS trackers and get $100 off per device.
  • Upgrade for FREE to any of our 3G GPS trackers with a 2 year agreement.

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Should you choose to not upgrade, your devices will be deactivated when AT&T discontinues service for bands of 2G networks. At that time, you will no longer be charged for service on those GPS trackers.

We are on standby to help you transition if need be. If you need direct assistance with upgrading your fleet from the 2G network to the 3G network our team would be happy to help you either by email, chat, or telephone. Simply contact technical support or your sales representative.

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Wonderful Ways GPS Trackers Aid Electric Companies: Part 2

GPS trackers: Technology with benefits

Most people already know that electricity practically runs their lives. As a fleet manager of electricians going out to manage electricity for society we’re willing to bet you understand the vital nature of your business, as well. There is a lot of responsibility for an electrician and it’s alright to admit that you’d rather the job be a little easier. In part one of this series we talked about 2 wonderful ways that GPS trackers aid electric companies. Today, we want to talk about 2 more.

1.) The ability to increase productivity: Having GPS trackers is a great way to improve employee productivity. The GPS trackers in each vehicle will record data such as start and stop times when an electrician goes out to complete a job. The live map allows management to keep a close eye on the location of their drivers and hold them accountable for their actions.

2.) The ability to provide accurate payroll: Most companies probably have a time sheet or card for each employee, whether that be digital or paper. Even if you’d like to rely on older methods it’s nice to have a backup system in place for an extra level of accuracy. By importing a beginning and end-of-day report discrepancies can be found at the click of a button. GPS trackers help with the process of streamlining payroll and having proof of time worked to ensure that payroll calculations are correct.

Electric companies from all around have saved money on fuel expenses, provided better customer service, increased employee productivity, and provided accurate payroll thanks to GPS trackers. For business to remain lucrative, it’s worth it for most to put in the initial investment for GPS trackers. Perhaps now is the right time for your electric company to take advantage of this technology.

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Wonderful Ways GPS Trackers Aid Electric Companies: Part 1

GPS trackers: Technology with benefits

With each passing year it seems there is some new technological gadget and another reason to rely on electricity. From home, to work, and even while you’re on the go, everyday life just wouldn’t be the same without the electricity. This puts electricians in an interesting position as they wield the knowledge necessary to make certain that electrical output is what it should be. If you’re a fleet manager of a group of technicians then you know all too well how important the job of an electrician really is to others. We recognize that efficiency is a top priority. For this reason, we’re going to talk about 2 wonderful ways GPS trackers aid electric companies.

1.) The ability to decrease fuel costs: With live 10, 5, or 1 second updates (depending on the GPS trackers) it’s easy to see how drivers are going about their day. Management won’t have to question whether their electrical technicians are taking the shortest route, because paths can be easily programed into each of the GPS trackers. Monitoring things like excessive idling and aggressive driving can be helpful to quickly implement a new routine and save on fuel.

2.) The ability to provide accurate arrival times: If a customer is waiting for an electrician to come fix a problem the arrival time is pretty important to that customer. Using the information calculated out by the GPS trackers in each vehicle makes it easy for every driver to be able to provide accurate arrival times to their customers. Management will also know once the employee has arrived on location, when they leave, and when they’re back on the road to either head back to the office or go out on another call.

To continue conducting business in a cost-effective manner, electric companies could partake in the tremendously awesome technology with the benefits that GPS trackers bring. Having lower fuel costs and providing customers with accurate arrival times is certainly nothing to scoff at, as it could mean more money in your electric company’s bottom line. You can truly supercharge your business with GPS trackers. Are you ready?

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