GPS tracker: Let it snow!
As snow falls across the cities of many Northern states the snow and ice removal industry smiles with glee. Snow plows make their way through the covered streets, ready to work. In part one of this series we discussed how a lot of snow removal companies have started using GPS tracker devices to make the most out of their work days. With live GPS tracker maps, managers are able to ensure drivers are safe and arriving at destinations. They can also schedule multiple driver stops at once. In part two of this series we are going to discuss two more benefits snow removal companies can have by using their GPS tracker systems.
1.) 1, 5 and 10-second updates: Your business, especially at peak times, is ever-changing. GPS tracker devices offer a range of updates. Depending on the device you could have from 1, 5 and 10-second live GPS tracker updates. This is helpful to know the ongoing updates on geofences, speed alerts along with 90-day historical playback, text and email alerts and automatically generated email reports. The GPS tracker system sends you all the information you need to make operating a snow removal company a cinch.
2.) Weather overlay safety feature: Yes, you’re snow removal plows are meant to remove the snow and ice, but if weather is going to get really bad you don’t want your own drivers getting stuck in a mess. Inclement weather has factors all its own to contend with. The weather overlay comes standard and gives comprehensive views of weather in any area desired. It works on any web-based system and from any computer or hand-held device, smart phones included. You can plan to do your job all while being kept aware of changing conditions.
Let it snow, get your work done and be safe all at the same time. It seems too good to be true, but it’s possible with GPS tracker devices. The GPS tracker system can open untapped avenues of efficiency, accountability, and increased revenue, meaning results that are visible everywhere, including your bottom line! As winter gears up to toss out more snow, you could be suiting up your snow plowing trucks with GPS tracker devices to combat it.
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GPS trackers: Safety is the key
When it comes to road safety most fleet business owners have to go on faith that their drivers are doing the right thing. Those who don’t have to rely on blind faith happen to be using GPS trackers. In part one of this series, we talked about how GPS trackers can help with 2 out of 4 of the top traffic issues. Distracted driving and speeding can both be reduced by using GPS trackers. The other top two reasons for traffic accidents are reckless driving and rain. So, let’s just dive on in with part two of this series where we will tell you how GPS trackers can help with those, too!
1.) Reckless Driving: GPS trackers have a lot of different reports that can be generated. One type of report that can be pulled by management is the Aggressive Driving Report. This has significance when managers are trying to determine if unsafe driving practices are being used such as harsh braking. If a driver goes from 40 to 0 in a matter of 10 seconds it may not be so alarming, but if the same driver were to have a sudden decrease in speed from 70 to 0 in 10 seconds it should be cause for concern (as this is a sign of slamming on brakes).
2.) Rain: Traffic accidents occur when it rains due to the decreased vision and drivers often don’t slow down. Of course, common sense would tell you to avoid an accident, drive extra careful when it rains, but sometimes the rain comes on strong. In the event that drivers feel the need to pull over or want to avoid going into a bad storm, GPS trackers can help. GPS trackers with the weather overlay feature lets drivers know when storms are coming in so they can stay aware. Dispatching can also communicate to drivers to give warning if severe weather is in the forecast.
Keeping everyone safe is a top priority with a fleet business and GPS trackers have features to help. They can reduce the dangers of distracted driving, speeding, reckless driving and help drivers avoid the rain. If you’re looking for a way to increase road safety for your fleets, consider GPS trackers.
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GPS tracker: Current weather conditions
This year the United States has seen a record-breaking amount of rainfall, particularly in the south. With that being said it can only be predicted that this last month of fall, going into winter will wield more rain than normal. Weather is never precise, but fleets have to be prepared for anything that may come their way, especially if their work load depends on weather conditions. Many fleets have already been taking advantage of the GPS tracker fall weather updates. If you haven’t started yet, there is still time to take advantage of the benefits that a decent GPS tracker system has to offer.
You can add to your fleet company’s safety, efficiency and productivity by utilizing US Fleet Tracking’s GPS tracker weather overlay feature. Dispatchers can help ease drivers by pre-planning routes and schedules with the groundbreaking weather overlay features of the GPS tracker. In addition to planning, the GPS tracker updates also allow drivers to react quickly to unpredictable weather conditions. With this feature, you can have access to 10-second GPS tracker updates. What sets this wonderful GPS tracker feature apart is that it is uniquely partnered with the National Weather Service. There is no better way to know the current weather conditions. If one of your fleet drivers is out when severe weather is on the rise, they will know almost immediately of any impending danger.
Imagine how much time and money would be lost if someone from your maintenance team headed over to a job-site only to have to leave and come back at another time due to a sudden on-set of terrible weather. The nice part about the weather overlay program is that it comes standard with the live GPS tracker service, so there is no extra charge! You don’t have to lose out on profit and you don’t have to allow drivers to get stuck in a storm.
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