GPS tracking: Helping at Christmas time
“Oh what fun it is to drive in a… truck with GPS tracking!” Well, we know that’s not how the song really goes, but if you had gifts under the tree this year there just might be a chance that a delivery driver used GPS tracking to get one or more of those gifts there timely. GPS tracking is a wonderful technology that surely helped a lot of delivery drivers during this holiday season. They could have helped them navigate through bad weather and receive turn-by-turn directions from dispatching to get through the clearest, safest route.
There are few more ways we can imagine that delivery drivers made use of GPS tracking services. For example, maintenance reminders for the company vehicles. Christmas time is definitely not a good time for trucks to break down. With GPS tracking maintenance alerts, the managers are able to maintain the health of the trucks all through the year so that they are in tip-top shape for the biggest delivery time of the year. If a hiccup did occur for a reason outside of the driver’s control, the GPS tracking system would send alert back to management or dispatching so that help could be sent right away.
Another GPS tracking service that delivery drivers make good use of is geofencing. The option for geofence set-up is perfect for Christmas time in several ways. First, setting a perimeter around the lot where company trucks are parked at night adds security to the assets, ensuring that the gifts can continue to be delivered. If anyone should be foolish enough to steal a truck, the unsanctioned perimeter breach would set off an alert. GPS tracking would be responsible for giving delivery companies a substantial amount of time to take appropriate action.
GPS tracking geofences and vehicle maintenance reminders sure are life savers around Christmas time! We hope all the parents who purchased online gifts received everything in a timely manner. We also hope that all the delivery drivers made their rounds safely and are also able to enjoy time with their own families. Thanks to the technology of GPS tracking, delivery drivers act as Santa and are able to make lots of children happy.
On behalf of US Fleet Tracking, have a very Merry Christmas!
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GPS tracking: Helping at Christmas time
Most people know the old story about how Santa delivers gifts to every good boy and girl on Christmas day, but how many people really stop to think about the reality of gift delivery? Delivery drivers are like the real life version of Santa. Think about it! Tons of people order gifts online these days and all of those orders have to be delivered by someone. Have you ever considered just how difficult a delivery driver’s job is, especially around Christmas time? What could help get delivery drivers to all their locations safely and in a timely manner? For many, the answer is GPS tracking. A lot of delivery drivers will tell you that without GPS tracking, they’d be truly lost and not just literally!
One of the best benefits for delivery drivers is the option for dispatching to give turn-by-turn directions to each house. Say goodbye to getting lost! GPS tracking being installed in each vehicle means that these Santa-like drivers will never have to depend on an outdated map to arrive to each customer’s home or delivery location. Having live maps with advanced routing options decreases the chance of wasted time.
Another great benefit is the weather overlay feature. With this technology, weather delays do not have to cause setbacks for delivery drivers. GPS tracking weather updates allow delivery drivers to navigate around harsh storms. Interactive maps allow dispatchers and managers to also see where drivers might have a hard time navigating and can easily re-route drivers.
Timeliness and safety are both key factors in making sure that delivery drivers get the goods where they need to be! These are just a few ways GPS tracking is helping around Christmas time. Drivers that use GPS tracking just seem to have a better time when it comes to delivering all those gifts. If your delivery company hasn’t used GPS tracking before, but you’d like to consider having them for next year, don’t hesitate to give us a call.
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GPS trackers: Your perfect gift
Holiday shopping for many has been long finished, but we know there are always those last minute shoppers; you know who you are! Whether you’re thinking on a personal level or a business level, giving great gifts means giving something that the other person can truly see value in. Perhaps for your family, the decision making process is much easier. For business related purchases you might need a little help. Here’s where we tell you that GPS trackers are a great gift idea, because they are the gift that keep giving!
Why not purchase GPS trackers for your fleet? It’s not just something that you can see value in, but it can help everyone on your team. This is the gift that gives back on your investment, because it can help you cut money on fuel costs and reduce labor costs. In fact, hundreds to thousands of dollars can be saved on fleet expenses just within a few months.
Did you know that GPS trackers could help managers see driver statistics? Did you know you could use the information to improve driver productivity? Yes! It also helps in so many more ways. Here are just a few more examples of the wonderful ways GPS trackers can continue to bring value to a fleet business, even after Christmas is over:
- Increases safety
- Decreases unnecessary maintenance
- Reduces fleet pollution
- Improves driver response times
- Improves customer service
- Enables insurance discounts
- Reduces theft
Using reporting and alert features that GPS trackers offer, there are multiple ways to achieve all of the above mentioned benefits. So rather than going crazy during the holidays, scrambling and racking your brain trying to figure out what to buy, consider GPS trackers. The benefits your fleet company would see as a result might even have you laughing just like dear, old Santa.
Ho, Ho, Ho!
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GPS tracker: Helping Santa
Have you ever considered how Santa manages to deliver each and every gift to every boy and girl before they wake up on Christmas morning? While some suspect Christmas magic is involved, we are stuck on the belief that Santa has been using a GPS tracker long before it was ever available to us.
We would like to think of GPS tracker features as being behind the success of Christmas Eve and Christmas morning. For example, turn-by-turn directions to each house. A GPS tracker being installed in the sleigh means that Santa never has to depend on an outdated map to arrive to each child’s home. Even in the event that a child moves to a different house, state, or country than the one Santa has been used to, GPS tracker alerts Santa on the exact directions to the new location. Turn-by-turn instructions mean that Santa never gets lost. This means more time to spare on his journey, which more than likely leads to more milk and cookies back at home with Mrs. Claus.
Weather delays do not cause setbacks for Santa, because his GPS tracker allows Santa free access to the sky he needs to arrive at his destinations. His team at the North Pole can look at their virtual portal and see weather patterns that may hamper his timeliness. Interactive maps allow the elves to see where Santa might have a hard time navigating.
GPS trackers could be being used for the accountability for the elves. While we like to believe that every elf is honest, this is not always the case. GPS tracking is a way to keep tabs on if the elves are where they need to be when they say they are going to be there. This keeps them more productively producing toys needed to meet the demands of the growing population.
The elves also know that their timecards are being recorded properly so they will always get paid on time. If an elf is able to take care of their family effectively, they will hopefully never feel the need to go on strike. If the elves are happy, everyone is happy.
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