3 Reasons Fuel Expenses Cost More Without GPS Tracker Devices

GPS tracker: Save fuel

Fuel expenses are one of the most talked about fleet costs as many seek to understand how to decrease them. A lot of fleet owners feel they save more in the fall, but your fleet might still be spending too much on fuel no matter what the season happens to be. It could be that your drivers are going about their day all wrong and there’s no way for you to know about it, unless you have GPS tracker devices in every vehicle. Today, we’re going to detail 3 reasons fuel expenses cost more when you’re not using GPS tracker devices.

1.) Little To No Route Planning: A common problem among fleet drivers is taking the long way around. It may be unintentional, but some drivers know one way to go and choose that path no matter what. Others only rely on phone apps or outdated personal navigation devices to get around, often finding themselves getting lost and wasting mileage in the process.

2.) Too Much Idling: Colder weather may cause more drivers to keep the engine running longer in an attempt to warm up the vehicle. Some drivers will leave a vehicle running to dash inside for what they feel is “just one moment”. Every second of idling adds up, wastes fuel, and counts towards the eventual degradation of the engine.

3.) The Tendency To Speed: It seems to be a common thought process among drivers that going 5-10 miles over the speed limit is acceptable. Not only is this dangerous, but speeding makes the engine work harder and burn more fuel.

Now, what would happen if you did have GPS tracker devices in every vehicle? With GPS tracker devices dispatchers would be able to provide turn-by-turn directions to drivers and plan out the shortest, quickest routes to job-sites. This would eliminate problems with route planning. Additionally, idling could be monitored with reports and alerts. Finally, speeding can also be monitored by checking the GPS tracker data which is automatically recorded.

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Drivers Using GPS Tracking To Deliver Gifts: Part 1

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 Increase Chances Of Road Safety: Part 1

GPS trackers: Safety is the key

Road safety seems to be more difficult to achieve as time goes on. Are your fleets part of the statistics for traffic accidents? If not, isn’t it still worth looking into what you could do to prevent that from happening? Researching the top reasons for traffic accidents tells us that 4 out of the top 4 include; distracted driving, speeding, reckless driving and rain. In part one of this series, we’re going to focus on how GPS trackers can help you with 2 out of 4 major traffic issues.

1.) Distracted Driving: GPS trackers can be programmed before the driver leaves the office to go to a customer’s location so there is no reason to fiddle with the device while the vehicle is moving. GPS trackers also provide ease for dispatching thanks to two-way communication. They can verbally speak to the drivers to give them turn-by-turn directions or warn about upcoming traffic, weather or obstacles so as to avoid accidents. In addition, there is no reason for cell phones to be used while en route, thanks to GPS trackers, therefore; drivers can concentrate on driving safely.

2.) Speeding: It happens to the best drivers when they’re in a hurry. The feeling that speeding is necessary to get to customers faster can be overwhelming when drivers are on a strict timeline. It’s important to remember that speeding can be financially costly and the hassles aren’t worth it! To ensure drivers aren’t ignoring the speed limit GPS trackers can be set to send management alerts. The data about the drivers’ performances can also be pulled up on speeding reports. Using this information, management can decide the best course of action from there.

The fact is, safety is the key. GPS trackers can help eliminate risks of distracted driving and speeding so that your drivers aren’t soon to become the next up on the traffic accident charts of 2015. If you’re looking for a way to combat against traffic issues, GPS trackers are a good way to do just that. If you want to know more about how GPS trackers increase chances of road safety, stick around for part two of this series.

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GPS Trackers For The New Quarter

GPS tracker: Preparation station

With this quarter coming to a close and the new one fast approaching, budgeting is an immense concern. With business expenses and taxes, sometimes fleet businesses can feel the strain. If you’re a fleet business owner, it may be a good practice to start reevaluating your budget and seek new ways to reduce business costs with each new quarter. GPS trackers are a great way to get your new quarter started off in the right direction. Two of the best ways that GPS trackers can be of assistance to your business is by allowing you to lower fuel costs and to decrease risk related costs.

Although the cost of fuel has leveled out a bit in the previous months, the cost of fuel consumption is something that every fleet business has to endure. Anywhere you can cut costs that would be beneficial to your budgeting plan is worth it. GPS trackers assist you in reaching your fuel savings goal by helping you to monitor idling time and by optimizing your drivers’ routing options. With your GPS trackers, you will clearly see the amount of time a vehicle is in idle. This will allow you to know which drivers aren’t shutting the engine off when they make stops. In addition, GPS trackers give the dispatchers the ability to speak directly to drivers via the two-way communicator for optimal route planning. The dispatcher can simply check the map for the best routes and give the driver turn-by-turn directions to the safest, shortest path. Improved routing also leads you to the starting line of decreasing risk-related costs.

The idea of decreasing risk-related costs is something else to consider when making your quarterly budget plans. It is very important to make safety a priority and GPS trackers can help you do so. Driver safety is serious and accidents should be brought to a minimum. GPS trackers can help you verify that your drivers are being safe, because GPS trackers can help you see where all of your drivers are at. Furthermore, you can also pull reports to evaluate driver habits like harsh breaking and driving speed. Higher safety standards means there will be less room for accidents and in turn, less of the business’ expenses will be spent on accident recovery, vehicle repairs and company downtime.

Are you ready to save money on fuel and decrease your risk related costs? GPS trackers might be your answer. Let your new quarter start off well with GPS trackers and that way you can end it well, too.

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GPS Trackers Gain You More Business

GPS tracker: Win over your clients

As a business owner you may have debated about the idea of getting GPS trackers. Perhaps, you are worried about upsetting your drivers. The truth is that GPS trackers do so much to save your business money that it is worth the potential backlash that you may receive from your drivers. GPS trackers have refashioned the world of business as we know it. GPS trackers have made business and life a whole lot easier. At one point in time, no one would have been able to even fathom that just by entering in a location, an electronic device would be able to guide us to that exact location we were looking for. Furthermore, a GPS tracker can do many more things.

With GPS trackers you can increase productivity of your business in many ways. GPS trackers can help you to provide more accurate services to customers, making them happy and more likely to use your services again. A GPS tracker system can allow you to track dispatching, which will help your drivers to be more efficient workers. For example, if an emergency call comes in you can quickly pull up your GPS tracker software to view the real-time map and within minutes you can locate the nearest driver to the location of the customer.

As soon as you locate the nearest driver the location they are needed, you can go one step further by offering the driver turn-by-turn directions to the desired destination, if need be. What’s great is that the only thing left to do is make a simple phone call to the customer letting them know how long it will take for the driver to make it to the location. In that regard, your customers will learn that they can depend on you for timely and friendly service.

Imagine how your business image could be boosted in the eyes of the customer just because you were using a GPS tracker.

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GPS Trackers are Christmas Magic: Part 1

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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