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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Become A Fuel Efficient Fleet With GPS Trackers

GPS tracker: Your guide to saving the “green”

This Spring, business managers are looking forward to more than just green grass; they also want to save their “green.” The cash saving opportunities from having GPS trackers are outstanding! The cost of purchasing GPS trackers is also paid back repeatedly by either the money the company saves through being more efficient or through additional business picked up from the additional time employees now have available. The savings can be through the roof in various areas of your business, but the reduced costs from becoming more fuel efficient, alone, are enough to justify the addition of GPS tracking. There are two major ways to be more fuel efficient; be able to monitor idling time and improve routing options.

1.) Monitor idling time: The first way you will save money on fuel with GPS tracking, is by being able to know when a vehicle is idling for an extended period of time. It is not only unnecessary, but the constant running of the engine is not good for the vehicle or your company’s bottom line. The engine may have increased maintenance needs as a result of always being left on. Some may think that stopping and restarting an engine wastes too much fuel, so they think that leaving the vehicle running is more cost effective. The truth is, that this action is actually wasting more company money, because leaving the vehicle running uses more fuel. Some managers have reported anywhere from 20-30% in fuel savings after using GPS trackers to monitor their vehicles. With your GPS tracker, you will have access to seeing the amount of time a vehicle is running and in idle. Managers will be able to pinpoint which drivers have a habit of idling and can bring this to their attention.

2.) Improve routing options: Another fuel efficient feature of GPS trackers is the ability to have improved routing. Your drivers are not as likely to waste valuable time by taking a longer, time consuming route with GPS trackers. Dispatchers would have the capability to see the precise location of your drivers as well as the best route to his or her location. If a driver was lost, dispatchers could quickly help him or her find their way back to the route. With improved routing comes shorter travel distances, therefore; reducing fuel costs.

GPS trackers have many other cost savings features, but being able to save on fuel costs is unbeatable. If you’re looking to save your “green,” you might just consider implementing GPS trackers for your fleets. As soon as the monitoring begins, you’ll already be on your way to savings.

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Benefits of GPS Trackers for HVAC Companies

GPS tracker: Helping heat & air companies

GPS trackers are being utilized by multiple vehicles these days, including HVAC vehicles. Within each season there are multiple weather changes and sometimes the weather can even change from month to month. One never quite knows when their heat or air will give out and both are equally important. This is why HVAC companies are constantly on the move. All of the stop and go action causes wear and tear on trucks and drivers. It also causes an increase in company expenses, however; there is a better way to do business that will actually cut costs. Adding GPS trackers to HVAC vehicles is a smart investment as there are many benefits to using them such as creating more efficient routing, enhancing customer service and improving management capabilities.

HVAC drivers must always be ready to make service calls and even perform routine maintenance on HVAC systems. It’s natural that HVAC technicians will not always work in one specific area and it can get rather hectic to schedule drivers to attend to customer needs. We will explain two scenarios to give you a better understanding of how GPS trackers can be beneficial for the best routing efficiency.

1.) Scenario for HVAC vehicles without GPS trackers: You have a customer call come in so you schedule a technician to attend to the customer’s need, but you technician is on the opposite side of town. Meanwhile, you already had a closer technician who could have completed the job quicker for the customer. That would have been a waste of time for everyone involved.

2.) Scenario for HVAC vehicles with GPS trackers: You have a customer call come in so you check your live map, using the GPS tracking technology, to pin-point which vehicle is closest to the customer in need. Using the communicator capabilities for the GPS tracker, you inform the driver of the job needed. You can also plan the route that provides the greatest fuel efficiency, avoids construction or bypasses heavy traffic. This saves the company a lot of gas money each year, but also cuts down on wasted labor.

Enhancing customer service comes along with being able to respond to customer needs more efficiently. Not only do you have quicker response times, but with GPS trackers you will have proof that service calls were made so there will be less customer disputes. You can simply pull up the location of your trucks at the time the call was supposed to have been made to verify that the truck was at the proper address at the time.

Monitoring several vehicles can be difficult if you are relying solely on your memory or paper maps of the local setting. It may also be difficult to keep up with vehicle maintenance if you’re using paper list reminder, or no reminders at all.

Whether you are planning daily service routes, dispatching emergency repair services, or scheduling vehicle maintenance, it is no doubt that GPS tracking makes your job easier. It lends a hand to you so that you may find the most efficient ways to do business. Your HVAC company could see a true return on investment by having a way to manage your drivers and vehicles better, by having better customer service and by optimizing your routing.

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Increase Productivity With GPS Trackers: Part 2

GPS tracker: Creating better business

In the first part of this series we discussed how GPS trackers can be implemented to improve routing systems and fleet management. We also explained how important it is to come through for your customers. More specifically, we pointed out the ways that GPS trackers can help you do both of these things in order to maximize your business.

Integration and employee accountability are both very vital aspects of maintaining your business, but the other ways GPS trackers can help are by offering live dispatching and cost savings. In part two of this series we will discuss the latter two ways that GPS trackers allow for better business.

1.) Live dispatching: When a customer calls with an urgent need, your business must be able to respond quickly. With the GPS tracking system being integrated with your current dispatching system, you and your dispatchers will know which of your drivers is best positioned to respond to a customer need. This will make your drivers more efficient by cutting down on delays, increasing response times and, in turn, improving customer satisfaction.

2.) Cost savings: What business owner doesn’t want to cut expenses and increase profit? Better fleet management means increased savings. GPS trackers allow for better business by giving you the ability to monitor your fleets so that you will know things like how much fuel is being consumed, when vehicle maintenance is needed, and how long drivers are spending at job sites. Being able to save money on fuel and maintenance costs make the GPS tracking system well worth the investment. Also, by saving time spent driving, your technicians may be able to make more service calls per day. By giving each of your drivers the time to respond to extra calls, this could have a tremendous impact on your bottom line.

It is clear that the benefits of monitoring your drivers could create better business practices for you, to help you be successful.

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