GPS tracker: Make it happen
There’s only a few days left until Christmas and in the midst of the holiday scramble it can be easy to forget about important work related tasks. It’s sometimes difficult for busy fleet drivers to realize that if they don’t have time to do something right the first time that they just might not have time to fix the problem when everything goes awry. Luckily, GPS tracker data can be utilized to help drivers metaphorically jump over certain productivity hurdles. Today, we’re discussing one of the top problems that squashes productivity and how a GPS tracker system can help.
Vehicle Breakdowns: When you’re drivers are constantly on the go this holiday season, it may become commonplace to completely forget about or procrastinate on getting regular vehicle maintenance. For example, allowing an extra few hundred miles before getting that scheduled oil change may not seem as if it would be too cumbersome for the engine, but too many instances like this will degrade the engine overtime.
Likewise, tire rotations and other under the hood maintenance is important to keep vehicles running at their best. If drivers neglect to have maintenance performed when necessary this can lead to unnecessary vehicle breakdowns causing unscheduled work delays and that puts a damper on productivity.
GPS tracker data such as maintenance alerts can help drivers remember when vehicle maintenance is coming up so that they can avoid frequent breakdowns.
Time is of the essence for fleet business drivers and regardless of how distracted they may be with their personal lives, it’s vital to stay the course. If you’re looking for GPS tracker devices with 1, 5, or 10 second live updates, look no further than US Fleet Tracking for your next investment. We’ve been creating live 5- and 10-second vehicle tracking systems literally longer than any other company in the world! Not only do our GPS tracker devices help make productivity happen, but they also offer ROI within the first month. Are you ready?
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GPS tracking: Keeping spring break safe
Road trips during spring break (or any time) are a fun way to get away, but nothing can diminish that excitement faster than complications. There is more than one way your road trip could be ruined, but in all of the scenarios presented here, GPS tracking could have helped to avoid these blunders. Let’s take a closer look at these road trip complications.
Road Trip Scenario #1: A couple wants to go on a skiing adventure for their spring break, but they get lost in the mountains, then they get stranded and their cell phones don’t have reception. What’s the couple to do? The only thing they can do is wait, hopefully, for a kind passerby, right? Wrong! GPS tracking would be perfect in this road trip complication as it would provide a real-time, live street map to prevent the couple from getting lost in the first place.
Road Trip Scenario #2: This driver is going through several states to get his group of friends to their spring break destination. Along the way, a tornado forms and the road trip is severely delayed on account of taking shelter and waiting for the storm to pass. Once again, GPS tracking would have prevented this road trip complication due to the Weather Overlay feature. It would have provided the driver with information about current and upcoming weather patterns, therefore; providing the opportunity for the driver to choose a safer route.
Road Trip Scenario #3: A woman wants to take a little trip for spring break and remembers the oil change, but forgets about anything else and it’s been about 4,000 miles since any tire maintenance was completed. After driving hundreds of miles away, the front, right tire blows. It turns out that the tire had uneven tread due to being imbalanced. GPS tracking maintenance reminders would saved this driver from ever leaving home without notice of the proper maintenance required. The GPS tracking system could have alerted the driver that tire rotations and balancing was needed.
Truthfully, GPS tracking is amazing technology that allow many different types of people to benefit from their usage. Don’t get stuck out there during your next road trip without it!
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GPS trackers: Resolving common fleet problems
You’ve barely made it out of Christmas mode and perhaps you have yet to even remove every decoration at the office, but that doesn’t stop the inevitable adoption of a “fresh” attitude when January rolls around. The personal list of resolutions usually consist of keeping your body healthy or staying in touch with loved ones. Deep down, these New Year’s resolutions aren’t much different than what fleet businesses want in 2016; they just take on slightly different titles such as “keeping trucks healthy” and “staying in touch with customers.” A great way to stick to these New Year’s resolutions is by using GPS trackers. In part one of this series we will talk about how GPS trackers can be used to keep your fleet trucks running at their best.
Keeping trucks healthy: The top maintenance needs for vehicles consists of regular oil changes, tire rotations, air filter changes and brake pad changes. Larger vehicles may require maintenance more often, of course. No matter what your ongoing needs are, GPS trackers can help you organize all your maintenance reminders. The system automatically calculates from the beginning mileage you input to when the next oil change will be needed and so forth. No longer will you have to rely on sticky notes, paper pads or clipboards full of listed information. The GPS tracker system can store all the data you need and send you alerts via text or email when necessary maintenance is due.
GPS trackers are great as resolving common fleet problems and helping fleets stick to their 2016 New Year’s resolutions. It’s a plan simple enough that you don’t have to risk breaking promises to yourself or your company. Installation is relatively easy, training takes little time and ongoing training is easily found streaming, online or with a quick phone call. Are you prepared to make the leap into 2016?
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GPS tracking: Treading with intelligence
The most difficult part of making sure your fleet vehicles get regular maintenance is actually remembering to have it done, but GPS tracking can help you continue to tread on. With all the miles a fleet truck travels, it’s no surprise that they require so much maintenance. One of the easiest, yet most vital parts, of vehicle maintenance is getting tires rotated. When done properly, rotating tires can give longer life to your tires, improve gas mileage and makes driving safer. It’s an understatement to say that tire rotations are important!
Every vehicle manual should tell the owner when scheduled maintenance is needed, but lets face it, not everyone takes the time to read the manual. A good rule of thumb is to change the tires around at every other oil change. Rotating tires to a different corner of the vehicle keeps the tread from wearing unevenly. If you leave tires in the same place for long periods of time the outside edges on the front tires will wear down quicker than the rest. Inevitably, you’ll have to replace the tires miles sooner. The easiest way to remember to rotate your tires on time is by using GPS tracking reminder alerts. With GPS tracking, maintenance reminders are as easy as pushing a few buttons.
In the GPS tracking device you can enter baseline data to set up the maintenance alert which will be used to calculate the proper mileage or time to alert you. Once the parameters have been set, you may choose to receive your alerts via text message, email, or both, and whether or not to enable this particular alert. GPS tracking makes tire rotations an easy thing to keep track of so that each tire wears out at, relatively, the same rate as the other tires. GPS tracking is what we like to call treading with intelligence.
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GPS trackers: Making a big splash
Managing a pool cleaning company has it’s ups and downs for sure, but this is the perfect season for your maintenance guys to get out there. While your pool cleaners might be the hardest workers you know, wouldn’t you like to make all of your jobs a little easier? One of the most important aspects of any business is keeping an open line of communication. GPS trackers can help bridge the gap between managers, employees and customers. Here are a few ways that GPS trackers can benefit your swimming pool cleaning company.
1.) Job tracking: Our GPS trackers have a live map which displays exactly where your vehicles are parked or driving to at any given time. GPS trackers have the ability to provide you with time-stamped evidence of jobs completed from start time to end time. This really cuts down on discrepancies. This great for both the customer and you to have accurate reports.
2.) Inventory control: Keep track of pool cleaning chemicals that you have in stock by creating the digital list using GPS trackers. Also, know exactly where equipment is located. Being able to control inventory will cut down on expenses for replacing items that might have gotten lost.
3.) Vehicle maintenance: GPS trackers allow managers, like you, to set up automatic maintenance reminders on vehicles. So, when your employee is out cleaning a swimming pool, he doesn’t have to worry about the oil being changed. The reminders can be for oil changes, tire rotations, under the hood replacements and more. GPS trackers can also show reports on idling, harsh braking habits, speeding and other aggressive driving which can be used to decrease these actions and save money on repairs associated with them.
Your swimming pool cleaning company already has enough paperwork to keep track of which is why with GPS trackers paperless data has never been easier. There are many benefits to using GPS trackers that far outweigh the initial cost. They are simple to operate and provide you the information you need, when you need it, at your fingertips! GPS trackers have been making a big splash with all types of businesses, will yours be one of them?
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