GPS tracking: Up to the challenge
While some states are enjoying the comforts of warmer winter weather at this moment, others are experiencing quite the opposite. When specific areas are cloaked in white sheets of snow a very special industry shines. From roadways to entry ways, snow removal services are counted on to ensure safety and luckily GPS tracking is there to makes this task a lot easier to manage. Here are some of the best ways GPS tracking helps snow removal service companies complete their jobs more efficiently:
1.) Live GPS Tracking Map: Snow removal service managers can keep track of their crews by seeing their exact location within the city on the live streaming map. Leveraging this means being able to position fleet drivers in the way that makes the most sense.
2.) Route Planning: Planning out routes for drivers is smart as it cuts out any backtracking that may have happened without the plan. It’s also as simple as clicking a few buttons, entering destinations and allowing the GPS tracking system to automatically generate the shortest, smartest route.
3.) Automatic Updates: Imagine having 1, 5, or 10 second updates. Even at 10 seconds one could hardly call that slow. These updates are extremely helpful for various alerts like geofences, speed alerts, or weather updates. These, of course, are all in an attempt to increase safety.
Bring on the snow, because GPS tracking is definitely up for the challenge with multiple features like live map, route planning, and automatic updates which provide efficiency, accountability, and safety for your drivers. When the snow has piled up outside and the population is relying on your snow removal services to help them get to where they’re going you can look to GPS to make things easier.
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GPS tracking: Bringing you into the next generation
Like any other type of technology developers decided it was time to bring the world an even more robust technology than the one that previously existed. For this reason, all GPS tracking units purchased from our company will inevitably be bringing you into the next generation of technology. If you’re still hung up on your 2G network and you’re not certain whether upgrading to 3G GPS tracking is the correct decision for your company, let us shed a little light on 2 reasons why you should upgrade!
1.) The 2G Network Shutdown: Imagine being left in the dark when you’ve been used to staying in a lit room. Eventually, you’re going to miss seeing that light! The bottom line here is that after AT&T completely shuts down their 2G networks (on or before December 31st, 2016) users will no longer have a GPS tracking connection if they do not upgrade to 3G.
2.) Continuous Tracking Benefits: You may think of your GPS tracking devices as glorified maps and try to talk yourself into using a map application instead of taking the plunge to upgrade, but don’t forget about all of the other benefits GPS tracking brings you. For upgrading you’ll still be able to take advantage of these awesome conveniences like automatic oil change notifications, geofencing, and speed alerts.
When 2G network first came out over ten years ago it enabled various mobile devices to provide services that, at the time, seemed like the best thing since sliced bread. The next phase, 3G network, is like taking that tasty sliced bread you love so much, toasting the bread, and placing your favorite condiment on top. It just makes a good thing even better!
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GPS tracker: Reduce dangerous driving habits
Paying traffic tickets isn’t any business owner’s idea of a good time and neither is gaining a bad reputation due to their fleets’ dangerous driving habits. As more drivers enter the roadway ever year there is even more reason to be alert, keep calm, and avoid aggressive driving. All it takes is one accident to ruin a lot of lives. With information provided by GPS tracker units you can do your part to deter aggressive driving, even if only by monitoring your own fleet drivers.
GPS tracker devices allow for various driving behaviors to be recorded and generated into reports or alerts. The GPS tracker Aggressive Driving report is one of the most important tools that fleet managers can utilize. By checking in on things like sudden increases or decreases in speed you can help kick dangerous habits like speeding. The report gets so detailed that you will be able to deduce whether your drivers are accelerating normally in high traffic areas, on highway onramps, or even just down a simple city street.
As we mentioned, alerts are also a great way to make use of GPS tracker units for deterring aggressive driving. Speed alerts are the most logical notification for keeping tabs on the daily driving statistics of your drivers. Simply set up a standard speed you don’t want your drivers to exceed and the speed alert will send out a notification when that speed is exceeded. It’s as simple as that to find out if your drivers are obeying traffic laws.
You may not, otherwise, have any idea what your drivers are doing on the road unless you’ve had the disadvantage of paying a traffic ticket (or worse). It may seem too simple to say that Aggressive Driving reports and Speed alerts can make your job that much easier, but it’s the truth. Aggressive driving is a dangerous equation and if you want to take your drivers out of the mix, consider GPS tracker devices.
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GPS tracker: Getting data quickly
The GPS tracker alert system enables you to create an infinite number of various alerts for whatever you feel is important for you to know about how your fleet business is being run. The nice part about the program is that it allows you to designate if you want the alerts emailed to you or sent via text. Both options are nice and there is always the option to have both! It seems though, that getting quick messages via text is often regarded as the best option and some feel as though it’s the only option for them.
That could be a mistake. We’re going to talk about one major reason why having GPS tracker alerts emailed to you may be a smart choice. Having GPS tracker alerts emailed to you is great, because they are easier to sift through that way. Let’s explain a little more about what we mean. First of all, many email programs allow you to create folders and move inbox emails so that you still have important data you need (for now or later) without it clogging up your view of new, incoming emails. Why is this important?
Well, have you ever had a boss or heard of one always asking for important questions to be emailed to them even though you just tried to have the same face-to-face conversation with them? It’s about protecting themselves and covering all of their basis.
With GPS tracker alerts, you can get everything from Speed Alerts to Geofence Alerts sent to email and they can be accessed right away. This is vital, because if there is ever a cause for concern with one of your drivers and you need to have “the talk”, then you can sift through GPS tracker alerts in your email a lot quicker than you could scroll through a slew of texts to find the data you need to prove your point. Not only is it easy to find email data quickly, but they’re easier to print.
See? Getting email isn’t such a bad thing.
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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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