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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4 Ways GPS Tracking Benefits Fleets: Part 1

GPS tracking: Improving business practices

This hot July is a speeding train coming to a halt in just a few days. With a new month comes a new mind set. It’s a perfect time to reflect on your summer earnings, how business was handled and set strategies for even greater success for the remainder of the year. GPS tracking can really give your fleet business the jolt it needs to be better than ever. In part one of this series we are going to talk about two out of four ways that GPS tracking benefits fleets, just like yours.

1.) Job scheduling: Calling around to find the closest worker to a job-site is a thing of the past with GPS tracking. The system allows management to automatically schedule jobs for drivers. Drivers can update on their job status via the GPS tracking software to keep dispatchers and managers informed.

2.) Easy dispatching: Dispatchers can use two-way communication to alert drivers if needed. With a simple touch the route can be dragged to a new path on the map in case heavy traffic or construction stands in the way of a driver getting to a customer timely. To make matters easier, all drivers in the field can be viewed on one, live map screen.

GPS tracking makes completing jobs and efficient routing simple rather than taking up countless hours. GPS tracking is an effective way to save time and possibly allow drivers to complete jobs quicker which translates to getting more work done in one day. It’s never been easier to leap into the digital age and start doing business smarter. Once you see the true benefits of GPS tracking, you’ll wish you would have done it sooner. Stay tuned for part two of this series where we will discuss two more ways that GPS tracking benefits fleets.

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GPS Tracking Deters Theft Of Fleet Vehicles: Part 1

GPS tracking: Avoiding costly break ins

There are many daily duties on the minds of fleet managers everywhere and many have turned to the technological aid of GPS tracking devices to help them out with regular business tasks. Being a fleet manager doesn’t just mean monitoring employees below you, it also means maintaining a smooth operation and part of that means deterring theft of fleet vehicles, if possible. An easy way to deter theft of your greatest company assets is by use of GPS tracking devices. In part one of this series we will discuss a simple change that can be implemented with the aid of GPS tracking software.

Turning vehicles off: It seems silly to have to remind someone that they should shut the engine off when they are making quick stops here or there, but it’s surprising how many people think that leaving the keys in the ignition for a for minutes isn’t a risk. A lot can happen in just a few minutes. For example, a driver dashing inside the convenient store while leaving the company vehicle running idle leaves it at risk for someone to steal the truck. GPS tracking software has the ability to alert managers when vehicles are left in idle for too long. Just because it wasn’t stolen this time, who’s to say it won’t happen ever? If idling keeps happening, managers will know which drivers need to be educated on safety practices.

Your fleets hold a lot of value for your company and if you’re not using GPS tracking then you run an increased risk of decreasing your bottom line. Money being shelled out for replacement vehicles is more expensive than prevention, in the long run. This is especially true if you think like a criminal in that if they are able to steal one truck from you, perhaps your lot is easiest to steal from again. A bonus to being safer with GPS tracking, it that your insurance company may wield you a lower rate. If you’re ready to give GPS tracking a try, click here to view our products. If you need a little more reason to stick around, stay tuned for part two of this series!

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Three Businesses That Use GPS Trackers

GPS tracker: Going everywhere

Old habits die hard, or so they say, so it’s understandable that many companies have not yet started using GPS trackers to improve how their businesses functions. While it is understandable why you might not have started using GPS trackers, that doesn’t mean that it’s the most brilliant plan to ignore all the ways that these devices could be saving your business money and time. You may know that large fleet businesses use GPS trackers, but they can also be used by many different types of businesses, too. Here are some examples of businesses (that you might not expect) which use GPS tracking devices to improve their daily activities.

1.) Art Museums: Museums hold some of the most valuable artifacts and pieces of art work. It makes sense that they would want to take extreme precaution in protecting their assets. GPS tracking software is hard at work here when large art museums have to transport their precious cargo. The GPS trackers offer the museum curators peace of mind as they can use the live map tracker to monitor their transport vehicles.

2.) Universities: GPS trackers have been aiding Ivy League colleges that have grown large in population, beyond their initial capacity. It is because of this growth that many colleges have had to make use of buildings further away from the main campus. GPS tracking helps monitoring of shuttle vehicles that are responsible for carrying student back and forth across campus and to the other buildings.

3.) Bike Rentals: Some locations are popular for bike riding as the cost of renting a bike is much cheaper than paying for gas prices or other forms of public transportation. The companies that own the bikes want to make sure that they get the bikes to their rental locations, safely. Some companies have started using GPS trackers to monitor the location and of their transported bikes. This cuts down on the possibility of theft and keeps track of employee accountability.

GPS trackers are going everywhere these days! They have made businesses all over the United States much more efficient. So, if you’re a smaller business or you do something entirely different than manage large fleet vehicles then you may be able to benefit from GPS trackers as well.

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GPS Tracker Benefits For Waste Management Companies

GPS tracker: Let them work for you

Waste management companies play a very important role in our communities, because without them there would be heaps of trash accumulating in our neighborhoods. We have all come to rely on waste management company vehicles. It is for this reason and more that waste management companies could benefit from GPS trackers. We will give you just a few ways that GPS tracker benefits work for waste management companies. The GPS technology could assist company managers to make certain that drivers are picking up trash timely, validate their travel routes and guarantee that employees are utilizing company trucks properly.

People would be pretty upset if their trash didn’t get hauled off in a timely manner. GPS trackers grant your waste management company the ability to get the trashed picked up more quickly. Managers have direct access to a live map so that they can have a live view of where their truck drivers are at. This would surely help them to maintain that drivers keep to their schedule.

Another way that the GPS tracker’s live mapping feature makes waste management easier, is that the map displays areas of concern such as construction zones and traffic conditions. Being able to draw out the most effective route possible will help all drivers get to where they need to be quicker. Not only does the map allow you to validate travel routes of your drivers, but by doing so you will be saving on fuel costs.

Because waste management trucks are so large, they are more of an accident risk. It is vital to have guaranteed proof that your drivers are utilizing the company trucks properly. With GPS trackers you can monitor every driving habit. The goal is to make certain that drivers are being safe out there. GPS trackers can show you each driver’s speed and braking patterns so if someone isn’t obeying traffic laws, you can take action to remedy the behavior.

Adding GPS trackers to your waste management trucks can bring you many benefits. The payback makes these devices well worth the investment. Let GPS trackers work for you, so you can focus on being the best waste management company that you can be.

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GPS Trackers For The New Quarter

GPS tracker: Preparation station

With this quarter coming to a close and the new one fast approaching, budgeting is an immense concern. With business expenses and taxes, sometimes fleet businesses can feel the strain. If you’re a fleet business owner, it may be a good practice to start reevaluating your budget and seek new ways to reduce business costs with each new quarter. GPS trackers are a great way to get your new quarter started off in the right direction. Two of the best ways that GPS trackers can be of assistance to your business is by allowing you to lower fuel costs and to decrease risk related costs.

Although the cost of fuel has leveled out a bit in the previous months, the cost of fuel consumption is something that every fleet business has to endure. Anywhere you can cut costs that would be beneficial to your budgeting plan is worth it. GPS trackers assist you in reaching your fuel savings goal by helping you to monitor idling time and by optimizing your drivers’ routing options. With your GPS trackers, you will clearly see the amount of time a vehicle is in idle. This will allow you to know which drivers aren’t shutting the engine off when they make stops. In addition, GPS trackers give the dispatchers the ability to speak directly to drivers via the two-way communicator for optimal route planning. The dispatcher can simply check the map for the best routes and give the driver turn-by-turn directions to the safest, shortest path. Improved routing also leads you to the starting line of decreasing risk-related costs.

The idea of decreasing risk-related costs is something else to consider when making your quarterly budget plans. It is very important to make safety a priority and GPS trackers can help you do so. Driver safety is serious and accidents should be brought to a minimum. GPS trackers can help you verify that your drivers are being safe, because GPS trackers can help you see where all of your drivers are at. Furthermore, you can also pull reports to evaluate driver habits like harsh breaking and driving speed. Higher safety standards means there will be less room for accidents and in turn, less of the business’ expenses will be spent on accident recovery, vehicle repairs and company downtime.

Are you ready to save money on fuel and decrease your risk related costs? GPS trackers might be your answer. Let your new quarter start off well with GPS trackers and that way you can end it well, too.

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How GPS Trackers Provide Used Car Dealerships Security

GPS tracker: Being used by used car dealers

GPS tracking technology has increased in popularity and as a result GPS trackers have even started being employed by used car dealers. In the world of used car sales, there are many financial pitfalls to keep in mind. Zooming around in the back of the dealership owner’s head are ideas about how to reduce business related costs. That is why some used car dealership owners have come to realize the benefit of using GPS trackers for cars they finance.

Dealers know that selling a used car to someone who has terrible credentials is always a risk and it is for this reason that so many dealerships are turning to GPS trackers technology to sell vehicles to buyers that appear to be a liability. If there happens to be a buyer that defaults on payment, GPS trackers are there to help the dealers out. The mapping and navigation features of GPS trackers are what interests the used dealership owners the most.

With the mapping features, dealers always know where their cars are at. The GPS tracking devices are only placed in the used cars that are being financed through their dealership. This makes it possible for them to recover the car from the buyer if they do not receive a monthly car payment. It’s easy to understand how this increases dealership security and enables them to sell cars to clients with less than perfect or no credit. To maintain legitimacy, the clients are required to sign an agreement upon purchase which gives the dealership approval to complete GPS tracker installation. The contract usually includes statements informing the client that they are not allowed to removed, deactivate or damage the GPS tracker device. It’s no surprise that many clients agree to this, because it means they can be financed.

As a bonus, the GPS trackers can even be scheduled to send alerts to the client in order to warn them that their payment is late, thus; giving them some time to remedy this prior to the car being repossessed. The dealership profits can remain steady and the business secure, with GPS trackers. That’s fantastic for them, because no one wants to lose out on profits due to high-risk customers.

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Tips To Help You Choose The Right GPS Trackers: Part 2

GPS tracker: Making your business better

In part one of this series we talked about how, this year, there are business owners out there that have decided to implement GPS trackers for their vehicles for various beneficial reasons. We also provided you with a few tips about how you can begin to choose the right GPS tracker features for your business. In part two of this series we will discuss two more tips we have to offer. The two tips we will discuss are going to be about you choosing the right provider and implementing GPS trackers.

1.) Choosing the right provider: As a business manager, you don’t want to feel pressured into buying something that may not be right for your business. You want to be able to communicate with someone about purchasing options and you want to make sure you’re talking to someone who knows their products well, who has experience in the industry and provides great customer service even after you decide to purchase. More importantly, you want to receive updates on new training opportunities, have ongoing system support and account management options. These are the things that will ensure you are successful in using the GPS trackers to their maximum capabilities.

2.) Implementing GPS trackers: After you have chosen your service provider, it is important to make sure that you have the greatest success with your GPS trackers. In order to have the most success, you should consider offering a training program to your drivers so that they know how to use the GPS tracker system. You should also allow for ongoing training, check in for system support when needed and test your drivers before implementing the GPS trackers.

At US Fleet Tracking, our staff is available to receive calls about questions, comments or concerns you may have whether it be before a sale or after. We also provide you with ongoing, live training video sessions, customer support and account management. We hope the tips we have given you will help you decide which GPS trackers are right for you. Choosing the right provider and implementing GPS trackers correctly is important so that you may receive the most return on investment.

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Tips To Help You Choose The Right GPS Trackers: Part 1

GPS tracker: Making your business better

In 2015, there is no doubt that many business owners have chosen to purchase GPS trackers for their vehicles. As a business owner, you may be wondering how to get your business started down this revolutionary path. GPS trackers can begin to help your drivers be productive and help your business save money and be prosperous. If you’ve thought about doing research on which GPS trackers are right for your business, we have a few tips you can check out. In part one of this series we will discuss two out of the four tips we have to offer. The first two tips we will discuss are going to be about you determining your business needs and corresponding the GPS features with your business needs.

1.) Determining your business needs: It important to include all department managers (and possibly other team members) that will be operating the GPS trackers in the decision making process, because GPS trackers offer many benefits. The automated reminders and GPS history storage can help other areas besides just the fleet department. Do you need help being reminded of vehicle maintenance? Do you need more efficient billing? Or do you need easier payroll? By including everyone from the business your entire team can figure out what your business needs the most.

2.) Corresponding features with business needs: So lets explain what would happen if you decided you wanted to make vehicle maintenance easier to keep up with, customer billing easier and make payroll go faster. That’s not a problem with GPS trackers. For example, there is no need to worry about inaccurate clock-in times, because GPS trackers can provide a time stamp of employee start time, track each stop a driver made and can even generate a report to reflect this information. The history of sales receipts and records can also make the record keepers job much easier. The GPS tracker system allows for print-offs of customer bills with the time stamp on it, so there is very little room for dispute. With GPS trackers, paper files can be a thing of the past. Vehicle maintenance reminders can be set so that you don’t have to manually track when the next oil change is due or when tires need rotated.

These are only two tips to help you decide which GPS trackers are right for you. Remember not to discredit the opinions of your other team members just because they aren’t drivers. Having different points of view will help you choose the best solution. In the end, having the features you need the most will make your business better.

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GPS Trackers Make Billing Effortless

GPS tracker: Business just got easier

If you own a fleet business, you know that paper billing can sometimes become a hassle. Without GPS trackers there are possible customer disputes to handle, mathematics to cross check (possibly multiple times) and invoices to be re-written if they weren’t done correctly to begin with. Did you know that GPS trackers can make business transactions easier? You would definitely benefit from being able to simplify your billing processes, because it would be saving you time and many headaches. GPS trackers can save your fleet business money by tracking necessary data for effortless billing. Regardless if your fleet is large or small, this type of record keeping is critical for preserving your business’ efficiency.

Drivers will be able to have paper-free “notes” starting from the time that they leave your facility to respond to a customer call. Your drivers will no longer have to manually record the number of miles they drove or the time they spent at a job site. GPS trackers automatically capture this data so that your managers can make sure drivers are properly performing their duties in a timely manner. GPS tracker allow for prints to be made with date stamps on them. This will make it extremely difficult for there to be any misreporting on the driver’s part or the client’s, but more importantly customers will have exact, printable proof of when drivers were at their location for work.

Because the GPS trackers make it easier for the drivers to clock their work time, administrative tasks will be quicker to complete. The GPS trackers will store all the data needed. The GPS tracker features allow for historical storing of the collected data for retrieval at a later date. The administrative personnel can generate a report via the GPS tracker and print it off in order to quickly analyze information. Gone are the days of tedious computer data entry!

Billing can be the most effortless business activity in the world when you make use of GPS trackers for your company vehicles. Kiss paper billing, goodbye.

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