Should You Have GPS Tracker Alerts Emailed To You?

GPS tracker: Getting data quickly

The GPS tracker alert system enables you to create an infinite number of various alerts for whatever you feel is important for you to know about how your fleet business is being run. The nice part about the program is that it allows you to designate if you want the alerts emailed to you or sent via text. Both options are nice and there is always the option to have both! It seems though, that getting quick messages via text is often regarded as the best option and some feel as though it’s the only option for them.

That could be a mistake. We’re going to talk about one major reason why having GPS tracker alerts emailed to you may be a smart choice. Having GPS tracker alerts emailed to you is great, because they are easier to sift through that way. Let’s explain a little more about what we mean. First of all, many email programs allow you to create folders and move inbox emails so that you still have important data you need (for now or later) without it clogging up your view of new, incoming emails. Why is this important?

Well, have you ever had a boss or heard of one always asking for important questions to be emailed to them even though you just tried to have the same face-to-face conversation with them? It’s about protecting themselves and covering all of their basis.

With GPS tracker alerts, you can get everything from Speed Alerts to Geofence Alerts sent to email and they can be accessed right away. This is vital, because if there is ever a cause for concern with one of your drivers and you need to have “the talk”, then you can sift through GPS tracker alerts in your email a lot quicker than you could scroll through a slew of texts to find the data you need to prove your point. Not only is it easy to find email data quickly, but they’re easier to print.

See? Getting email isn’t such a bad thing.

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The Difference Between These 2 GPS Tracking Mileage Reports

GPS tracking: Going the distance

In the past, tracking mileage for business used to involve notebooks, loose leaf papers, binders and sometimes just a scribble on some random, scrap piece of paper. That was, no doubt, the stuff of accounting nightmares. Luckily, GPS tracking has awarded many fleet businesses with technology to release them from the the doom and gloom of spending hours or days calculating.

With our GPS tracking system users will notice two pre-built reports for mileage tracking. Why are there two? You may be wondering and, perhaps, it may seem confusing, especially if you’re new to the world of GPS tracking. Today, we’re going to briefly discuss the difference between these two mileage reports provided to you upon start-up.

1.) Device Mileage Report: This report is basic and allows you to track how far your vehicles travel in a single day. If you are a local business, not driving out of state, then this report is perfect for you to easily calculate mileage, individually, for each vehicle. The GPS tracking system will allow you to print the report if needed.

2.) Device Mileage By State Report: This report is a bit more advanced. It has the ability to keep track of daily mileage driven by each vehicle from state to state. Thus, if you are running a larger operation with a fleet that goes out of state then you can generate this report to see mileage information for specific or all vehicles based on the states they were in and at what time.

So there you have it; a fast and easy way to track mileage no matter how near or far your fleet drivers travel. With GPS tracking going the distance for your drivers, you’ll be a better business in no time. Imagine, already, just how much time and money you’ll save just by tracking your mileage automatically!

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Store Customer Data With GPS Tracking

GPS Tracking: Your digital Rolodex

After a crazy start to the adventure known as beginning your own fleet business you suddenly find yourself swamped with loads of customer information such as name, email, address, phone number, product or service details and fulfillment status. All of this information for one customer can be difficult to keep up with let alone hundreds of customers. Of course, if you can’t even keep track of customer data properly, then your business is stunted from growing. As a fleet business owner you and your drivers need an inventive way to keep track of it all that doesn’t require lugging around a binder of paperwork. Enter GPS tracking.

You might have heard of all the wonderful ways that GPS tracking has helped fleet business from decreasing laboring costs, minimizing vehicle repairs and even providing a more efficient payroll system, however; GPS tracking also has the ability to help you manage your customer data. Some busy days may require a technician driver to line up their work day with several stops. It can get to be cumbersome to carry around equipment while also having to keep track of a record sheet with customer data on it. It might be pretty hectic having to recall what the next customer on the list needs to have completed. GPS tracking, on the other hand, integrates with multiple industry software that allows the connection so that everyone in or outside the office can manage the customers account information.

Keep track of customer data and have a safe, easy way to export information when needed. The entries stored in the GPS tracking software can also be easily changed if needed. If you’re already implementing GPS tracking for the benefits of saving money and increasing productivity among employees, then you just found another awesomely wonderful way to make your business life much easier. If you’re a fleet business owner and you haven’t started using GPS tracking for any of the above mentioned reasons, what are you waiting for? Ditch the old Rolodex and start using GPS tracking as a digital Rolodex.

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