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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How Public Buses Are Utilizing GPS Tracking

GPS tracking: Improving public transportation

Public transportation has been around for quite a long time and it’s about time public buses had an upgrade. These days, many public bus lines have turned to utilizing GPS tracking. The truth is that GPS tracking can be tailored to fit just about any industry and this wonderful technology has found a place amongst many buses that are part of the public transportation system. The devices provide a level of monitoring that makes their bus routes more efficient. Here are just a few benefits GPS tracking brings to public buses.

Maps: Passengers enjoy knowing location of buses thanks to GPS tracking with live maps. They are able to see up to the minute location information for the estimated time of arrivals. Management can also see the location of buses to make certain drivers are on schedule. Traffic conditions can easily be reported in case a re-route to the next stop is needed.

Alerts: GPS tracking has geofence alerts which are helpful when there is a planned route and drivers go outside of the designated zone. This will let management know if something is wrong. Fleet managers and dispatching have access to multiple alerts that provide them with detailed information about the public bus routes and their ongoing activities. This makes it easy for management to ensure everything is operating smoothly.

Reports: Analytical information such as fuel usage, braking, driving speeds and more can be provided automatically using GPS tracking. The information can be put to good use to judge driver performance, cut costs on fuel, set vehicle maintenance reminders and for overall record keeping for the public bus business.

It’s not difficult to see how the advantages of GPS tracking have improved communication between dispatchers and drivers. They have also helped passengers have a better connection and understand about the bus arrival times. This is sure to keep customers coming back and add the benefit of return on investment for the public bus lines that chose to incorporate GPS tracking.