GPS tracking: Reaching beyond
GPS tracking comes equipped with several invaluable mechanisms to make fleet businesses improve. In part one of this series we mentioned how GPS tracking offers all clients 90-day historical playback as part of their account for no additional charge. The Historical Playback feature gives you the ability to look into past events in a matter of minutes. In part one of this series we also discussed one way that using this feature can be beneficial. Today, we want to talk about another mind-blowing option within the Historical Playback realm.
Enter Retroactive Geofences: In the event that you ever forgot to set up a Geofence alert, but you really wish you would have, there is something you can do! GPS tracking with Historical Playback will come to your rescue, so to speak. If you wanted to know when a certain vehicle entered or exited a specific area, Historical Playback gives you the opportunity to set up retroactive Geofences. You can go into alerts and set up the Geofence for the time, date and device in mind. Next, go back to the Historical Playback and choose the date, time and vehicle you want to know about and watch as the story unfolds.
Not only can GPS tracking provide you with live map views to keep track of your fleet vehicles on a daily basis, but you also have the ability to see data from the past! Accountability is built in as you stay on top of hours spent on the job and eliminate any billing disputes from customers. These are a just a few reasons Historical Playback may be useful. No matter what the issue at hand is, you can have peace of mind knowing the GPS tracking system has the data you need.. Are you ready to reach beyond just the everyday obvious needs of GPS tracking? Start now!
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GPS tracker: Helpful for business operations
Many fleet businesses have already started using GPS tracker features such as geofencing for ultimate asset protection and equipment recovery. In part one of this series, we talked about how GPS tracker geofences can be used in those two ways, but those aren’t the only benefits of this wonderful feature. Other areas of your fleet business can take advantage of GPS tracker geofences, too. Here are another two out of four GPS tracker geofence uses for fleet businesses.
1.) Time: The word “time” is small, but it has great merit on your business. When you set a GPS tracker geofence for your job site, you will automatically know when employees are on the job site. This allows managers to monitor arrival, ongoing work and departure times. With geofence monitoring there is less likelihood of time delays and makes time sheets more accurate.
2.) Billing: With vehicle alerts, GPS tracker geofences makes customer billing easier. Who doesn’t want that? You can diminish customer disputes with geofence alerts. The alerts make it simple for managers to log time spent on and off the jobs. The data can then be used for printing off precise invoices for customers.
In their most basic sense, geofences are virtual perimeters on a map. Essentially, geofencing capability will provide fleets with alarms as well as other fleet management features when perimeters are crossed. These features will allow you to reduce liabilities, improve management and identify expected route deviations. Either creating a rectangular or polygonal shape of the area you want the geofence to monitor, you can see clearly if or when a vehicle being tracked moves into or out of that area. You can do a lot within your business by using just this one feature. Are you ready to get GPS tracker devices of your own?
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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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GPS tracker: An automatic time keeper
The day in the life of a fleet driver is likely to change on a daily basis, that is if you are operating your business without the use of GPS trackers. With no monitoring fleet drivers can have the freedom to take all day to finish a job, making inefficient use of company time. Likewise they could also finish a job early and still log the hours for pay. Even more so, drivers may be tempted to take longer breaks and lunches or use the company vehicle to run personal errands.
Are your employees documenting hours of work when they aren’t really working? Are your drivers costing your business countless hours of productivity? Fleet businesses without GPS trackers may have a pretty tough time proving this type of driver behavior is taking place. With GPS trackers managers wouldn’t even have to entertain the thought of this happening. Historical information on mileage, total driving time and many other aspects of job performance statistics are logged automatically and are available for review at any time. GPS trackers could be your automatic time keeper, recording arrival times and end times at a job-site.
Having an automatic time keeper would certainly allow administration to process payroll quickly and managers have more dedication to other areas of the business. Employees are also afforded additional time to focus on the more important aspects of their job. Not only is it easier for everyone involved, but with the analytic reports, there is proof of what employees are doing with their time. This powerful tool measures fleet productivity while protecting the business’ time and money, which are both precious.
A key significance to having GPS trackers is that the fleet business can reduce lengthy, time wasting procedures, such as logging and manually inputting time sheets. Payroll must be done and GPS trackers makes this action effortless when it would otherwise be tedious.
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