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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Drive Your Company Profits Up Using GPS Tracking

GPS tracking: The way to savings

The technology brought to you by GPS tracking allows you to do many things, making life and work a little easier. With 3G networks you have a chance to receive live data as your fleets are making things happen in the field. GPS tracking has even been known to help businesses drive their profits up. Today, we’re going to discuss just a few ways that GPS tracking can be your way of saving money.

1.) Improving Productivity: Using live GPS tracking, managers are able to constantly see the devices associated with each vehicle. Employees knowing that their location can be seen leads to decreased downtime and breeds an environment of productivity.

2.) Preventing Vehicle Damage: You already know how important vehicle maintenance is and keeping up with it can be a pain, but with GPS tracking on your side the pain is diminished. Using the scheduled maintenance feature and reminder alerts, you’ll always know when to complete maintenance on time which will reduce the chances of unnecessary vehicle deterioration.

3.) Cutting Fuel Costs: A fleet business has a budget to deal with and fuel costs are one of the most expensive bills you’re faced with. Using tracking units in your company vehicles means being able to record speeding statistics, idling, and braking. Knowing this information can help your fleets cut down on these gas guzzling practices.

GPS tracking has been used by businesses of all sizes as a means to improve. They help improve productivity, prevent vehicle damage, and cut fuel costs. All of these reasons are just a few things that make tracking devices so popular. By improving productivity, keeping vehicle breakdowns to a minimum, and cutting fuel costs you’re going to see savings like never before. Furthermore, saving money works towards your goal to drive your profits up!

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GPS Tracker Maintenance Alerting Features

GPS tracker: Automated reminders

If you are a large fleet company in the market for a new GPS tracker system, you should be alerted to the fact that there are different types of GPS trackers. A large fleet will have different needs than a small business with only two or three work trucks. One of the most strenuous things a large fleet company manager must deal with is ongoing vehicle maintenance. So, if you have many vehicles and you aren’t sure which GPS tracker is right for you, a smart choice would be a GPS tracker that makes it easiest for you to keep on top of vehicle maintenance. It is no doubt that it would be bad for business should a vehicle break down on the job.

When dealing with a large fleet it can become quite overwhelming to keep track of vehicle maintenance schedules on such a large scale. Going from vehicle to vehicle to manually write down odometer readings is very time consuming. Running your business has enough time constraints without adding to them unnecessarily. If you have a programmed GPS tracker to send you automated maintenance alerts you can plan ahead for the maintenance you need rather than relying on old-fashioned paper documents to keep yourself informed of vehicle needs.

A GPS tracker with maintenance alerting features can allow you to enter in any type of maintenance reminder based on mileage, run time hours or set dates. This could include reminders on services like the next oil change, tire rotations and other preventative maintenance routines. Additionally, you could schedule reminders for warranty expiration or vehicle tag renewal dates.

By being able to control the vehicle maintenance you will save on the extra costs associated with breakdowns and employee downtime. With GPS trackers you could have the knowledge you need at your fingertips within minutes, allowing you to better spend your time doing more productive activities to help the overall success of your business.

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How A GPS Tracker Can Help Fleet Executives

GPS Tracker: Defeats Business Obstacles

Every good business manager has a mission for success. Did you know a GPS tracker can help fleet executives, like you? There are many ways a GPS tracker can help fleet executives achieve business success such as; improving customer service, routing, productivity, vehicle maintenance and decreased fuel usage.

Of course, your first priority should be all about the quality of customer service, because without customers there would be no business. It is practically effortless to bestow noteworthy customer service when you have all the information that is essential to you right at your fingertips. As a fleet executive, you can improve customer service by utilizing a GPS tracker to provide detailed time of arrivals to your customers; managers will instantly know when a driver will be early, on time or late and all it takes is a simple phone call to let the customer know.
GPS trackers can also improve routing of your fleets as it grants you the ability to send drivers down the best path based on things like current traffic conditions or avoiding streets with construction. GPS trackers will let you directly communicate with drivers in the field and send them turn-by-turn directions. Furthermore, if you always know where your vehicles are at it can increase business productivity.

If you are able to see all of your vehicles on a live access GPS tracker map then you will able to make a rapid decision about dispatching the driver closest to a job site. A GPS tracker can also aid you in monitoring how long it takes for your employee to complete a job, which will increase performance and allow time to service more customers more quickly.

Another relevant concern about fleet vehicles is the maintenance needed to keep them running at their best. With busy business it can be a struggle to recall when the last time a vehicle was repaired or serviced. A GPS tracker can take on the task of remembering for you based on hours of use or miles driven. A GPS tracker can send automatic reminders of scheduled maintenance and even pinpoint which vehicles are past due for being serviced. It can be very expensive to replace or repair fleet vehicles once the damage is done so it would be fantastic to have a GPS tracker help you schedule preventative maintenance no matter how large or small the maintenance is.

Finally, a GPS tracker can aid in decreasing fuel usage. Using the right kind of GPS tracker you can obtain reports of fuel efficiency and percentage of fuel in the tank. Reports can also be scheduled to determine areas your fleet may be wasting fuel. Fuel wasting might occur at times when there is needless idling, unapproved vehicle usage and speeding. By utilizing a GPS tracker to monitor fuel usage, you can help eliminate irrelevant fuel expenses.
Overall, as a fleet executive, you have many things to ponder. Perhaps a GPS Tracker can help you defeat your most important business obstacles.

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Attention Small Business Owners, GPS Trackers Benefit You Too!

GPS Tracker: A powerful tool for any size business.

Many small businesses have the misconception that a GPS Tracker system is only for large scale companies with tons of vehicles in their fleet, but this could not be further from the truth. While we do have our larger clients, we also know the value that GPS trackers adds to the small business. Whether you are managing 200 vehicles or managing 2, a GPS tracker system is the solution for you.

You might ask yourself how the same GPS tracker software that is used on fleets in the hundreds could be relevant to your fleet of a few and we understand your concern. At US Fleet Tracking, we understand that a small business encounters a unique set of challenges which is why our GPS tracker software is designed to cater to all sizes.

Discounting the addition of a GPS tracker system to your business because of size, could really be holding you back. We understand that one of the biggest challenges you face as a small business is that you have to wear so many hats. Where a large company employs hundreds of professionals to keep each department running efficiently, to cut costs, you are managing these departments on your own. The problem we see with this type of system is that you are not only taking away time from other time-sensitive tasks, your burning of the midnight oil leaves you open for more errors.

We give you access to many items that will simplify the way you do business, which intern offers you the commodity of time. Some of these items include:

Maintenance reminders
A user-friendly system interface with 24/7 access
Live traffic and weather reports
Turn-by-turn directions
Geofenses that notify you if a vehicle has left a set perimeter
Employee reports
Timesheet and payroll
Gas mileage/speed/idling reports
Driver behavior reports
Interactive maps that grant you a snapshot of your business in real-time

We would love the opportunity to talk with you in detail why these features are so beneficial and create a plan to make your job a whole lot easier. Give us a call to find out more at 405.726.9900! To view our GPS Tracker selection Click Here.

The GPS Tracker Tool Belt: Part 2

GPS Tracker: The right tools for the job!

GPS trackers offer companies everywhere a robust collection of reporting tools that really come in handy for those looking to eliminate unnecessary expenses and beef up their bottom line.

If a driver report card and Geofence technology were not enough to convince you of how beneficial GPS a tracker can be, here are a few more ways that GPS trackers will revolutionize the way you do business.

Multiple state reports: If you are a nationwide company and require your employees to keep track of information from each state, a GPS tracker system will make your jobs so much easier. We offer reports that will give you a breakdown of all the information you will need without room for error that occurs through guess work. State miles report will save you so much time and offer you better accuracy across the board.

Mileage: Upon accessing your mileage report, you will notice gas mileage, maintenance schedules, vehicle reports, and much more. At one glance, you will have the GPS tracker tools and info that could potentially keep you from liabilities down the road.

Driver speed behavior: When this report is opened, the GPS tracker system will display charts that highlight by color, your driver’s speed habits. If you see certain drivers are continuously going too fast, you can proactively mitigate the problem before it causes too much wear and tear on your vehicle, or even worse, causes and accident. By creating a safer driver, you are also less of a liability to your insurance company. If you notice that your drivers are continueing to go lower than the speed limit, you have the opportunity to look into the possibility of a better route to and from that destination.

Nip excessive idling in the bud: Idling is one of the biggest ways to watch your money go out the window. Many people have a misconceptions about the waste of fuel involved in idling. We have heard, “If I’m not driving, I am not wasting gas,” or, “stopping and then restarting the engine wastes more gas than if I just leave the engine running.” These falsehoods lead to more money loss than we care to discuss. A GPS tracker, will provide the proof you need to those stuck in this incorrect mentality.

Believe it or not, this is not the end of the list of features and reports we offer at US Fleet Tracking. Our GPS tracker systems offer our clients many more tools for their tool belts. We would love the opportunity to visit with you about your business goals for the upcoming quarter, and how implement a GPS tracker system can help you get there.

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A GPS Tracker Would Ruin Horror Movies: Part 2

Could a GPS tracker make horror movies not so horrible?

In the spirit of Halloween, we thought we’d dress the blog up in costume and imagine how we could save our favorite scary movie characters from the horror awaiting them down the road. A GPS tracker could give those movies a different heroic twist.

For instance, in the movie Breakdown starring Kurt Russell, Jeff and his wife Amy are left stranded in the desert on the side of the road. Amy ends up hitching a ride from a random truck driver leading them to a night of unspeakable horror.

With a GPS tracker a dispatcher would have been able to pin-point their exact location to send trustworthy help. If they still encountered the truck driver mishap, the company he drove for would have been able to track the exact route he took when he kidnapped Amy. A GPS tracker could have saved Jeff an entire movie of searching for her and they could have easily avoided said night of horror.

Any Zombie movie. Period: The Zombie Apocalypse is a large topic of interest around this time of year. Surviving a zombie movie would be a whole lot easier with a GPS tracker.

Setting Geo Fences – Knowing boundaries is critical to surviving a zombie movie. Zombies are sneaky. The element of surprise is one of their biggest weapons. Setting boundaries around vehicles that would alert characters of a boundary breach would give drivers time to plan an appropriate escape. Furthermore, with the help of a GPS tracker, drivers would gain access to another route to better outrun the zombies.

Real-time traffic alerts – A GPS tracker would allow drivers to see which roads are packed with zombies and where the coast is clear. Avoiding zombie congestion on the road is a non-negotiable and now avoidable risk thanks to the GPS tracker.

Maintenance Alerts: The Zombie Apocalypse is neither the time or the place for a break-down. One of our favorite features of a GPS tracker is the maintenance alert. Routine maintenance reminders are a good way to secure a vehicle’s health before it gives up the ghost at the most inopportune time; as one usually does in a zombie flick.

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A GPS Tracker Would Ruin Horror Movies: Part 1

GPS Tracker: No more dark alleys, back-wood roads, or graveyards.

“NO!!!! DON’T GO DOWN THAT ROAD!! THAT’S THE WRONG WAY!!!!”

Once again, to no avail, your favorite horror movie star fails to listen to your cries and pleas through the screen, and once again, they drive down that obvious creepy road toward their imminent demise. “If only they had a GPS Tracker…”

Tis the season to knowingly subject ourselves to the scariest movies ever made, which feature characters lost in the woods, lost in the wrong city, lost in a futuristic time, lost in the middle of the Zombie Apocalypse. How different would these movies be if only these unfortunate characters had the luxury of a GPS tracker?

So, in keeping with the spirits of Halloween fun, we thought we would take a look at how a GPS tracker could increase the survival rate of the characters in your favorite scary movies.

The Shining: An oldy, but a goody – Anyone who has seen this movie knows the spine-tingling feeling you had the first time you saw the words: “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” Seeing it now may brings a few of those chills back.

If a GPS tracker had been installed on Danny’s tricycle, giving him turn-by-turn instructions, visions of those creepy twins chanting “Come play with us Danny. Come play with us…forever…” may not be haunting our dreams today. The GPS tracker would also have helped him make his ways out of that snow maze a little faster to escape his dear old dad with the ax. Finally, a panic button would have come in handy to alert the outside world to send back-up against his cabin fever stricken father.

Breakdown (Or any scary movie that involves a broken-down vehicle): This 1997 Thriller starring Kurt Russell shows us the worst case scenario of what happens when our lives are absent of a GPS tracker.

Breaking down on the side of the road is a risky move for any character in a scary movie.A GPS tracker could save those poor souls with the implementation of maintenance alerts. Having alerts to remind them of their vehicle’s maintenance needs would keep them from being targets on the side of the road.

Stay with us for Part 2! Give us a call to find out more at 405.726.9900! To view our GPS Tracker selection Click Here.

 

Avoid Tow Truck Break-downs with GPS Tracker

GPS Tracker: Don’t be your competitor’s commercial!

At 11pm, you get a call that one of your vehicles is stranded on the side of the highway with a broken-down truck that needs to be towed. To the average business owner, this call would be frustrating, but not as frustrating as that of a tow truck company owner. As hesitant as you would be to hire a nutritionist eating an extra large plate of fries, your customers would be just as hesitant to hire you if they say your tow truck being towed away. Broken-down tow trucks don’t bring in the business.

Towing companies must be ready at all hours of the day and night to respond to calls about jobs around the city. Many times, these companies will work with law enforcement and road-side assistance companies to line up work. Efficiency in operations is vital to managing this type of business with success.

As a towing company, you know that money is time and no matter what size your current structure is, those vehicles in your fleet need to be properly maintained and the fuel conserved.

A company without a GPS tracker system will find themselves sending tow trucks across town when a closer vehicle may be accessible. These mishap wastes fuel, increases the need for repairs, adds unneeded man hours, and wastes valuable time that could be sent on other clients.

A towing company who employs a GPS tracker will find themselves saving money in several of these key areas.

Fuel Costs: A GPS tracker system allows a towing company’s dispatcher to make the best decision on who should go to which jobs. Since GPS trackers grant the dispatcher access to a real-time map of each driver’s current location, he or she can pin-point who is closest to the job. This saves time and money on fuel costs.
Maintenance: Over time, towing vehicles experience a variety of wear and tear while commuting across town. When a GPS tracker is in use, your vehicles will spend less time pointlessly driving around allowing you to make the best use of time and mileage which in turn extends the life of your vehicles.

Don’t be your competitor’s commercial! As funny as it sounds, who wants to be towed by a company who is having to tow their own vehicle? With maintenance alerts installed in your vehicle, you jump ahead of needed repairs by properly maintaining the needs of your vehicles so they do not end up broken down on the highway.

GPS trackers offer towing companies many other benefits. Give us a call to find out more at 405.726.9900! To view our GPS Tracker selection Click Here.

I spy savings a with GPS Tracker: Part 2

Put your money to better use with a GPS tracker.

We have all spent time on the road and have all seen the occasional blown-out remnants on the road, the broken-down trucks and company vehicles on the side of the road. All of those items cost those companies money and lost time. With a GPS tracker system, that money loss is really avoidable and so easy to save. GPS tracking leaves less room for error by installing maintenance reminders in each vehicle as well as detailed reports on how your drivers are doing.

How much money do you lose a year on repairing or replacing your vehicles? If you made the investment in a GPS tracker system, you would, in the long run, be putting your money to better use. A GPS tracker system not only pays for itself rather quickly, it also starts saving you money in areas you could not even imagine you are currently missing out on.

With a GPS tracker system, broken down vehicles become less of an issue. Your reminders and alerts tell you what a forgetful mind may not think to.

Another way a GPS tracker system saves the day is through the driver accountability piece.

Driver accountability: Without a GPS tracker system, you have to rely heavily on your drivers good word and the sign you have placed on the back of each vehicle reading “How is my driving?” Honestly, how many people even care to call you if your drivers are going too fast? As much as you hope your remote employees will do the right thing, again, they are human. GPS tracking gives you an added element of accountability, so if your driver’s lead foot may cost a ticket and a late arrival to their destination, you are going to know about it.

With a GPS tracker system, the savings will follow year after year. In our humble opinion, you could not make a better investment.

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