3 Reasons Fleets Appreciate GPS Trackers

GPS trackers: Great for managers & employees

Many fleet business owners have reservations about introducing something new to the crew. This is often the feeling towards GPS trackers, but the majority of company owners come to realize that they’re implementation was well worth the investment and they only wish they would have done it sooner. It’s difficult for someone without firsthand knowledge of GPS trackers to understand just how they will affect their business. For this reason, we’re going to spend a little time talking about 3 reasons fleets appreciate GPS trackers.

Employees Actually Like Using Them

Despite the common fear that employees will be upset by GPS trackers being installed to monitor their driving statics, doing so actually works in their favor. It’s beneficial for time tracking without illegible or lost paper time cards or payroll sheets. Additionally, features like the planned routing, alerts, and reports bring a new level of ease and security to the job.

They Can Save The Company Money

Yes, there is an upfront cost for investing in new units, but once those are paid for the return on investment opportunities can be quickly identified. Fleet companies report savings on fuel expenses, vehicle maintenance, labor costs, and lower insurance rates. Furthermore, many users actually notice an increase in revenue.

They Are Simple To Utilize

The installation process isn’t too time consuming or difficult to accomplish. Professional installation can have you up and running in one day. Utilization on a daily basis is very simple, as well. With ongoing training and technical support available to help there isn’t anything you won’t be able to master in a short time frame.

Perhaps, after learning about just these 3 ways that GPS trackers are great for both managers and employees your company will be the next one to come on board!

To view our selection of GPS trackers, please click here.

GPS Trackers Can Help Fleets With New Year’s Resolutions: Part 2

GPS trackers: Resolving common fleet problems

Christmas is over and things are chugging along at the office, meanwhile your fleet is out there trying to implement New Year’s resolutions. It’s always worth improving upon weaknesses and two common issues fleet companies have include keeping up with vehicle maintenance and building customer relationships. In part one of this series we talked about how GPS trackers can help with the fleet resolution of “keeping trucks healthy”. In part two of this series we’re going to dive into how GPS trackers can also help your team to fulfill the resolution of “staying in touch with customers”.

Staying in touch with customers: Busy days may require drivers to line up quite a hefty schedule of stops, but that’s not a problem for those using GPS trackers. There’s so much data GPS trackers can store for you, including customer data. This translates to keeping in touch with customers better, because if a driver is in the field and happens to be running late, a quick call to the customer is all it takes to keep them updated with the new estimated time of arrival. This is far better than the customer waiting around, not knowing anything and becoming agitated. The list of customer information stored in the GPS trackers allows for quick access of contact information. It also sticks around for follow-ups later on.

GPS trackers are great tools to help your business stick to your New Year’s resolutions. They resolve many fleet problems and at the end of the year, make managers happy they made the decision to implement GPS trackers. If you need help with installation, training or just have support questions, we are available to help with all of these needs. Make 2016 great for your fleets by using GPS trackers!

To view our selection of GPS trackers, please click here.

Tips To Help You Choose The Right GPS Trackers: Part 2

GPS tracker: Making your business better

In part one of this series we talked about how, this year, there are business owners out there that have decided to implement GPS trackers for their vehicles for various beneficial reasons. We also provided you with a few tips about how you can begin to choose the right GPS tracker features for your business. In part two of this series we will discuss two more tips we have to offer. The two tips we will discuss are going to be about you choosing the right provider and implementing GPS trackers.

1.) Choosing the right provider: As a business manager, you don’t want to feel pressured into buying something that may not be right for your business. You want to be able to communicate with someone about purchasing options and you want to make sure you’re talking to someone who knows their products well, who has experience in the industry and provides great customer service even after you decide to purchase. More importantly, you want to receive updates on new training opportunities, have ongoing system support and account management options. These are the things that will ensure you are successful in using the GPS trackers to their maximum capabilities.

2.) Implementing GPS trackers: After you have chosen your service provider, it is important to make sure that you have the greatest success with your GPS trackers. In order to have the most success, you should consider offering a training program to your drivers so that they know how to use the GPS tracker system. You should also allow for ongoing training, check in for system support when needed and test your drivers before implementing the GPS trackers.

At US Fleet Tracking, our staff is available to receive calls about questions, comments or concerns you may have whether it be before a sale or after. We also provide you with ongoing, live training video sessions, customer support and account management. We hope the tips we have given you will help you decide which GPS trackers are right for you. Choosing the right provider and implementing GPS trackers correctly is important so that you may receive the most return on investment.

Give us a call to find out more at 405.726.9900! To view our GPS Tracker selection Click Here.

Three Ways To Have Success With GPS Trackers

GPS tracker: Be prepared

GPS tracker systems have complex software and if you have decided to install them in your vehicles, it is imperative to understand how the software functions. In addition, it is important to know how to utilize the system to your advantage in order to solve business obstacles such as managing driver safety, vehicle maintenance, fuel costs, customer service and more. There are three ways to have success with GPS trackers: Offer training, allow for ongoing training coupled with support and test your drivers before implementing the GPS trackers.

If you were running a race you would want to do some endurance training first to make sure your body was prepared. GPS trackers are no different in that regard, you have to train for it. As a fleet manager you should arrange to train your drivers on how to operate the GPS tracker system. Furthermore, rather than just telling the dispatchers how to do things like schedule fuel reports or alert setups, it is essential to take it one step further and explain to the team why they should be doing them.

Another way you will have the most success with GPS trackers is by selecting a platform that grants drivers the opportunity to have ongoing training and support with the system. Some GPS tracker systems have features that allow drivers to access training videos on demand within the system. This would be a tremendous help for future questions that drivers may have about the GPS trackers.

Once you have your training sessions completed, drivers should be tested on their knowledge of the GPS tracker system to ensure the highest success with using them. Taking the time to implement this extra step will give you the most on return and investments. Not only does this enforce participation of your drivers, you will have the satisfaction of knowing that the GPS tracker system will be used to the best of its ability.

Give us a call to find out more at 405.726.9900! To view our GPS Tracker selection Click Here.