GPS tracking: Out with the old, in with the new
By this time you’ve probably caught a glimpse of the news going around stating that the AT&T 2G network is shutting down. We’re spreading this news not to cause panic, but to allow everyone the chance to keep their GPS tracking connection going strong. According to AT&T either before or by the date of December 31st, 2016 everyone will need to be off of the 2G network or risk not having connection. Upgrading to 3G network prior to that time is the best bet.
Having all new, faster speeds will be a game changer for those utilizing GPS tracking, in a really good way! While goodbyes are always difficult, the way we’re choosing look at this change is positively. Rather than being hung up on 2G network like it’s the greatest thing you’ve ever had, think of it like having to give up the good stuff to get the great stuff. It may sound obvious to many fleet companies, but these changes induced by AT&T are all for the sake of creating a bigger, better, and more efficient system!
We understand there may be some of you out there that are not certain whether your company will be affected by this 2G shutdown. By clicking right here, we have made it possible for you to enter your device’s serial number into our “check” bar. By entering this information our system will be able to automatically scan the results and generate data to tell you if your GPS tracking device is 3G or older.
Saying “out with the old, in with the new” doesn’t have to be scary. If you need help at any time during this transition don’t hesitate to contact our US Fleet Tracking technical support team!
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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 tracking: Providing helpful data
In 2015, the National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA) and the National Safety Council (NSC) documented data which proved the United States had its worst year for car-related deaths since 2007. By September of 2015, the Wall Street Journal reported the data from the NSC and had an estimation that car-related deaths were expected to surpass 40,000. Among the most common causes for fatal car accidents were speeding and cell phone usage. It was estimated that 1 in 4 car crashes involved a cell phone. While fleet companies can’t control what other drivers outside the company are doing, fleet owners can utilize GPS tracking to help reduce car-related deaths from within their business.
Did you know that speeding can be monitored via a GPS tracking system? It’s as simple as setting up an alert in a matter of minutes. If a fleet driver goes above a designated speed, an alert will be sent to management via email or text. Knowing this information can help drivers to correct their behaviors on the road and become safer, overall. GPS tracking can also be used to eliminate the need for a cell phone while driving.
GPS tracking can be used as a hands-free method of communication in more than one way. This is important, because texting, trying to operate Google maps, and trying to make phone calls can all be distractions while trying to keep one eye on the road. GPS tracking, with two-way communication, allows dispatching or management to communicate with drivers without ever picking up a cell phone. There are many other ways dispatching can help fleet drivers keep two hands on the wheel at all times. For example, from the safety of their office, dispatchers can also update travel routes and quickly assign jobs to drivers.
With GPS tracking providing such helpful data, it is possible to finish out this year without making it the deadliest driving year in over a decade. Don’t let your fleet become part of the statistics for fatal car crashes.
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GPS tracking: Helping with fleet management
GPS tracking has been helpful for many companies with fleet management. Many reports indicate that customers have become happier, employee accountability has become easier to manage, and management has been able to monitor activity in the field a lot easier. Perhaps you’ve heard about these advantages before, but you’d like to learn more about how GPS tracking can get you that extra mile. If so, read on as we’re going to talk about the 3 ways these devices can help you run a better fleet.
1.) Happier Customers: Making sure drivers are timely is a great way to keep the day on schedule, open up the possibility for more jobs, and keep customers happy. A driver needs to arrive on time to maintain a positive image for customers. If traffic conditions seem to be a problem, drivers can be diverted from hazards with a quick change to planned routing. With a GPS tracking system in place, management can know exactly when a driver arrives at their location so it makes it easier to know that customers are being serviced according to promise.
2.) Employee Accountability: GPS tracking allows for an automatic time stamp to be recorded when a job starts. Time stamps are a great way to keep employees accountable during the day. Optimizing routes isn’t just good for keeping customers happy, this option can be used to get workers to jobs quicker and increase the possibility of adding more jobs.
3.) Field Activity: Driver habits are recorded so that problems with speeding, harsh braking, or idling are eliminated. This maintains safety is a top priority. Managers can pull up the live map in a matter of seconds and see the location of all drivers, too. With GPS tracking managers have great insight into what goes on in the field.
These 3 ways to run a better fleet sound pretty easy and awesome, right? The good news is that if you thought that, you’re not wrong! It is easy to learn the GPS tracking system and the benefits are pretty incredible. Fleet companies can become more efficient with the use of a system like ours.
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