How Invoicing Gets Better With GPS Trackers: Part 2

GPS trackers: Your billing issues resolved

It’s a new age where GPS trackers are helping fleet business owners overcome many obstacles. They’ve already discovered the power GPS trackers give to them for drivers out on the road, but more of them are also finding out how invoicing is getting better by using the same technology. In part one of this series we talked a bit about how GPS trackers make for easier billing and provide you with a paper-free system. In part two of this series we’re talking about how GPS trackers can help deter client disputes and provide helpful, informational reports.

Deter Disputes: There will be less arguing with GPS trackers, because they make invoicing easier on everyone involved. The nice part about GPS trackers recording everything automatically is that if your client questions the invoice, you have proof to defend their claim. You will have a time stamp of the exact time that you charged them for by regarding the GPS tracker. Managers and the accounting team will know every location visited, when they were visited and how long trucks stayed on location.

Informational Reports: GPS trackers have reports for just about everything you could imagine needing. For example, idle times, labor time, vehicle usage, maintenance, fuel usage and vehicle condition. These are all important aspects for your fleet business which need to be taken into consideration when you determine what your pricing should be in order to make a profit. In this way the GPS trackers’ reports are also tied into invoicing.

In the end, anything that speeds up the billing process will, inevitably, begin to increase your business’ income. GPS trackers are helping to make speedy billing cycles and resolve any issues you might have prior to implementing these devices. With the proper documentation invoice calculations are straight forward with a lesser chance of disputes and reporting is faster.

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How Invoicing Gets Better With GPS Trackers: Part 1

GPS trackers: Your billing issues resolved

Many fleet business owners already know that GPS trackers could help their business by making field processes easier to control, but they may not realize that these devices have the capability of making invoicing better, too. It’s a fact that you can’t get your clients to pay you until they have an invoice. In part one of this series we will talk about how GPS trackers can have you saying hello to easier billing and a paper-free system.

Easier Billing: Decent record keeping can be tedious and take up a great deal of time. These records are a vital part of any fleet business’ ability to generate invoices. Can you imagine what would happen without time keeping? You’re invoices would be mere guess work. Thanks to GPS trackers many fleet businesses have automated information to pull from. Billing is made easier when the time stamp is automatic and you don’t have to second guess the math.

Paper-Free System: The management and accounting department aren’t the only ones that will be thankful for paperless records. The drivers won’t have to worry about carrying around hefty log books. Plus, everyone with access to the GPS trackers’ system can input notes for all to see. Manual logging could never compare as digital notes don’t have the same potential to get lost in the shuffle of the day’s work. Invoicing isn’t a chore when the accountants have the data of dated, timed stamped actions, like clocked work time, at the touch of a finger.

Sometimes, the traditional methods of ensuring accuracy can be time consuming leaving you stuck without payment for several weeks. Without GPS trackers you may be stuck dealing with the tedious task of digging through paper log books from your drivers’ records. If you don’t want to get trapped in the trenches of inefficiency, consider adding GPS trackers to your list of must-have items for the future.

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GPS Tracker Strategies To Close Your Sales Year Strong

GPS tracker: Going into the final quarter

The sprint to the end of the year is finally upon us as the final quarter has started. While most fleet businesses don’t actually recognize this last period as a fiscal reporting period, the final few months of the year (as with all quarters) do play a role in your profits. Of course, you’re going to want to end this year with a bang; what business manager doesn’t want to close the sales year strong? In this final quarter you can put some good GPS tracker strategies to use to end this year with a boost to your finances. Two of the best ways that GPS trackers can be of assistance to your business is by allowing you to focus on your client relationships and save your fleet business money on expenses.

Client Relationships: Connecting with your customers is the easiest way to gain their trust. If your drivers are called out to complete a service for a customer, being able to offer customers with a time of arrival based on the accurate time provided by the GPS tracker software will help to build that line of trust. Each GPS tracker has the ability to help you manage your customer data. Even better, the entries stored in the GPS tracker devices can also be easily changed and accessed by managers if needed.

Save Money: Fuel costs continue to be one of the top expenses for fleet businesses. GPS tracker software can help you cut down on fuel costs by allowing you to monitor driver behaviors such as idling, harsh braking and aggressive driving. Another way to help save money on fuel costs is by optimizing your drivers’ routing options. Other potential ways GPS trackers have been known to help save money are through automated billing, accurate time keeping and digital data used for efficient business accounting records.

It’s no surprise that fleet businesses seek to know the best way to embrace the chaotic fourth quarter. Most don’t think of GPS tracker technology being their answer to success, but it truly can ensure a successful fiscal period for the close of the current year. GPS trackers are capable of helping you maintain important customer information and data that lets you instill a level of trust in your customers. They can also provide many benefits which work to save you money. A good business planner knows that at times opportunities for change should be taken. Why not take a chance on GPS trackers?

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How GPS Trackers Help You Reduce Pollution: Part 2

GPS trackers: Decreasing harmful emissions

In part one of this series we talked about how GPS trackers can help you reduce pollution by also helping your fleets to control their speeding. As most everyone is aware of these days, air pollution is by the far one of the most harmful forms of pollution to the world. Aside from speeding being a problem this fall, your fleet drivers might be tempted to leave their trucks idling to “warm up.” Idling is an action that takes a harsh toll on engines, but it is also horrible for the environment. If you’re not worried about speeding, perhaps you’re the type of manager that wants to be cut down on idling and GPS trackers can help you accomplish this objective while also helping you to reduce pollution.

Idling: Just like speeding, idling has negative affects on the atmosphere. Idling causes engines to operate inefficiently spewing out soot from the tailpipes. These vehicle emissions are hazardous and produced more by a degraded engine that got that way from idling. Contrary to popular belief, it’s actually been shown through studies that driving vehicles actually warms the engine up faster than letting the engine run. GPS trackers can help by automatically identifying when excessive idling takes place. Just like with the speeding reports, an idling report can be generated from the GPS trackers.

As a fleet manager you may have thought about what you can do to be more “green’ and promote a positive image of your company. The truth is that you don’t have to be a big environmentalist to run a “green” fleet. GPS trackers make it easy for small, medium or large fleet businesses to do their part in helping the environment. Using GPS trackers you can start making simple changes like reducing speed and idling. In this way GPS trackers can help you and your fleets reduce pollution.

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How GPS Trackers Help You Reduce Pollution: Part 1

GPS trackers: Decreasing harmful emissions

Whether you’re an active environmentalist or just as aware of it as the rest of the population it is a little tough to deny pollution being one of the greatest problems that the world is facing at this time. As we head into the fall season busy holidays and events will be taking over. That means your fleet drivers are going to be on the roads with a lot of rushing people. Busy or not, speeding is not a grand idea not only on account of possible tickets or accidents, but as it is harmful to the environment. If you’re a manager that wants to be certain your drivers obey the posted speed limits, GPS trackers can help you achieve this goal while also helping you to reduce pollution.

Speeding: You may be wondering how your fleet drivers speeding causes pollution. Environmental studies have showed that when driving faster higher emissions are produced. The good news? GPS trackers can help by automatically detecting rates of speed. The data can then be sent from the GPS trackers to managers in charge. It’s quite simple to set-up and receive reports on this data so that you can do your part in making sure drivers are compliant.

Everyone has a part to play in helping to reduce pollution and sometimes the part you can play may be small, but that’s alright as long as it shifts towards making a positive change. GPS trackers can help you make that positive change! Using GPS trackers you can start making simple changes, one mile at a time. Simply by monitoring speeding and making efforts to make sure your drivers aren’t speeding is a change for the better. Stay tuned for part two of this series where we will discuss another way GPS trackers can help you and your fleets reduce pollution.

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Fall Football Season With GPS Trackers

GPS trackers: Game ready

There’s a certain excitement in the air when the fall football season comes around. It’s the perfect time to talk about how NFL football players have been getting game ready by utilizing GPS trackers. Old school conditioning mixed with technology for optimal growth is an amazingly powerful way to strike up this year’s football season. For a while now, some football players have been putting GPS trackers to work for them. The software enables coaches to see who needs an extra push and who is going all out.

According to the NFL players wear non-obtrusive tracking devices in select practices and games. These GPS trackers worn by football players can offer live data for real-time monitoring of vitals. This is highly important for coaches and players as the information can be used to maintain safety during practices. NFL coaches using GPS trackers to monitor players won’t have to second guess when they need to rest as the bio-mechanical information will help make the decision for them. What if players get injured? The bad news is, there will be recovery time. The good news is, GPS trackers can aid in monitoring injuries during practices and games.

When the GPS trackers aren’t being used to measure vitals, they can be used to keep track of how fast players run. In addition, the GPS trackers detect changes in speed and direction. This data is helpful for coaches or trainers to make sure that players are fit to keep playing. There is a great value in knowing this type of data about players. Isn’t it great how GPS trackers are helping some of the best athletes be even become even better? Now when football players get dressed, they have one extra, tiny item to pack into their shoulder pads. GPS trackers are getting football players game ready.

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Are You Wasting Money Without GPS Trackers?

GPS trackers: Ending the money pit

The rise and fall, the earnings and expenses; all of these are just a natural part of doing business. Of course, spending more than you need to be can take a toll on your fleet business and your bottom line. Have you ever thought about the money pit you’re throwing your money into? Truthfully, if you’re not using GPS trackers for your fleets then there are numerous areas you’re most likely wasting money. Some of the most costly endeavors stem from unnecessary fuel usage, idling, vehicle repairs and inefficient employees. Let’s take a look at how you could be suffering without GPS trackers.

Fuel usage: Without GPS trackers you won’t really know how fast drivers are driving, if aggressive driving is taking place or if harsh braking is a habit. These are all actions that burn fuel faster.

Idling: Leaving fleet trucks running idle for long periods of time forces the engine to operate inefficiently while increasing the need for maintenance. Without GPS trackers you wouldn’t have automatic data to tell you which drivers are idling excessively, causing your engines to eventually degrade and reduce mileage.

Vehicle repairs: Keeping up with vehicle maintenance is important. Without GPS trackers to help you automatically schedule maintenance reminders, you’re left to keep track of repairs manually via time consuming methods.

Inefficient employees: Do you know where your drivers are at throughout the whole day? How can you really be sure? Without the GPS trackers, you don’t have a digital, live map to actually see the location of all drivers.

GPS trackers are wonderful technology which can do many things to make your business easier to run. With 3G capability you’ll have a strong connection to all the data you need. It’s clear to see how fuel usage, idling, vehicle repairs and inefficient employees can bring your business down by costing you far too much money. GPS trackers can be the answer to ending the money pit.

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How GPS Trackers Reduce Dangers Of Aggressive Driving

GPS trackers: Shape better drivers

It seems elementary to say that aggressive driving is dangerous, but the fact remains and is worth mentioning. As a fleet business owner you may not have ever thought about what your drivers are doing on the road unless you’ve been slapped with a ticket to pay. What about all those times when your drivers didn’t get caught? That doesn’t make aggressive driving alright. If your fleet drivers have a habit of zooming in and out of lanes in a rushed attempt to arrive on time, they are part of a growing problem. For fleet owners the solution is quite simple; GPS trackers. Today, we’re talking about how GPS trackers reduce dangers of aggressive driving.

GPS trackers being installed in every fleet vehicle means that your drivers’ behaviors will be recorded. The GPS trackers come with the ability to check an Aggressive Driving report. This report allows you to check on any aggressive driving your vehicles may be doing by reporting an increase or decrease in speed of 35 miles per hour to 95 miles per hour within a 10 second span. This will allow you to see if a driver is accelerating normally to get on the interstate or is driving dangerously down a city street.

Aside from the report, GPS trackers also provide speed alerts if managers desire to select specific vehicles for which they want the speed alert to be placed. If there is a standard speed you don’t want your drivers to exceed then the speed alert can send a notification when that speed is exceeded. In a matter of minutes managers can have the data they need to make an informed decision as to the appropriate action towards drivers who are not compliant with traffic laws and company safety standards.

No fleet business wants anything to do with paying traffic tickets or obtaining a bad reputation for unsafe drivers. With the ever increasing population, the roads are going to be more crowded and although this causes frustrations for fleet drivers, aggressive driving is not worth the risk. All it takes is one person doing something unanticipated to cause an accident. With information in your hands, provided by GPS trackers, you would have a great base of knowledge to help you shape better drivers.

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Monitoring Company Truck Usage With GPS Trackers

GPS trackers: Monitoring personal use

Are your drivers taking the company vehicles home or running personal errands while on duty? Are they doing side jobs? How will you know whether they do or not? If drivers aren’t currently having to account for their time in the field, it’s evident that the lines of ethics may become blurred. If employees are given the chance to operate company vehicles, unnecessarily, then your company loses out on valuable time and money. Monitoring company truck usage with GPS trackers is an easy solution to both.

Time: GPS trackers protect company time by ensuring that drivers are utilizing their work day for only the tasks at hand. With live mapping managers can supervise the location of every driver. They will know when stops are made and how long someone stays at any given location. Knowing they are being monitored tends to make employees perform better. As the old saying goes, “time is of the essence.”

Money: Free usage of company trucks increases the cost of repairs and fuel. It also decreases the income of the company if employees are off doing something other than work. GPS trackers automatically keep data such as idling time, fuel usage, start times, stop times and routes taken. With GPS trackers you will know that your drivers aren’t taking the trucks home, aren’t completing side jobs and are finishing assigned tasks.

If your only way to “track” your drivers’ work day is a punch in and out system back at the office, you may be missing vital information. It doesn’t have to seem as though you are being overbearing or cruel to your employees by enforcing GPS trackers. Instead, you could use the data gathered to recognize your hard-working team. Implementing the use of GPS trackers is no more than a perfect way protect your company trucks, time and money.

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Why Fleets Should Be Using GPS Trackers

GPS trackers: Ways to be a better fleet

Whether you’re an “old dog” seeking to learn new tricks or a brand new fleet business owner, you know that running a business of operating fleets is a large financial investment. Any way that a fleet manager can help things run more smoothly is a bonus to having a fleet business either starting off in the right direction or changing gears to reinvent themselves. GPS trackers being implemented by any fleet business is a major return on investment opportunity. A business with GPS trackers can utilize them for improved safety. Here is a list of ways that GPS trackers have been known to help fleet businesses:

  • GPS trackers allow for monitoring employees which increases safety by fleet managers being able to know their exact location. If pit stops occur more regularly than they should, managers will know about it right away thanks to the live map.
  • Generate reports on driver speed, braking, idling and other aggressive driving behaviors which can help managers to cut down on expenses paid to high maintenance repairs and speeding tickets.
  • With the push of a button, the panic alert feature can be utilized by drivers if they happen to find themselves in a dangerous situation and need to inform someone back at the office.
  • Tracking inventory keeps company assets safe. GPS trackers make it possible for fleet managers to know when inventory moved from site to site.
  • GPS trackers keeping tabs on your vehicles means a quicker way to provide police with exact location of any stolen vehicles.

Using GPS trackers might seem like a tough decision until you know how many benefits are at your finger tips. Increased safety is something many fleet businesses strive for and without GPS trackers they’d have a hard time achieving that goal. If you need help deciding which device is right for you business, US Fleet Tracking’s support group is available to answer your questions.

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