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Hidden Advantages to GPS Implementation by Your Company

Benefits, efficiencies reach far beyond tracking of location
Monday, January 21, 2013 - 9:15am

OKLAHOMA CITY (January 25. 2013) - When we think about how GPS technology changes our lives, and the benefits presented, conversation usually centers around knowing where a vehicle, or company asset is at all times. When viewing GPS and its conventional uses like location and directionality, we always seem to be viewing, or indeed located, in the center of the map. Sometimes though, in this ever-evolving field of tracking our assets, human or otherwise, the interesting place to be, or think, is on the edges. It’s clear other intangible uses are existent, and being implemented, for companies willing to explore the constantly changing nature of the industry.

Reputation:

You expect a company to care enough to protect their own vehicles, and other assets; that’s a given. When that company goes beyond that degree of participation and insures its’ clients’ assets with similar care and discipline, that company’s standing with its customers is automatically enhanced. As we know, word gets around; good or bad. When you are consistently illustrating a desire to give more than promised, such as GPS tracking features that not only secure your and your customers’ asset locations, but include valuable information that lends to their productivity, not only is your business relationship cemented, but your status with that client and those they communicate with is elevated beyond quantifiable value. In the business world, we enjoy very few things more than knowing we’re getting the best value from our decisions and relationships, because when that happens, peace of mind follows!

Privacy concerns:

When important security concerns exist, whether they entail the whereabouts of your company’s vehicles, equipment or mobile team, the simple tracking of these assets isn’t always enough. Enhanced features, like weather Overlay and traffic, especially when teamed with 5 and 10-second update speed, offer a new dimension in GPS tracking, which lends to a company’s bottom line in ways that extend from quicker arrival times to service calls to safer routes for mobile teams. These features, in conjunction with Reports that are set to trigger such detailed information as aggressive driving and alerts, which show information like ignition activation and offer a panic response.

These components help articulate a Company’s value-added position with their clients, showing they care enough to not only secure, but position your assets to work for you in the most comprehensive way possible!

Industry-specific demands:

Offering everything you can to fulfill a customer’s needs, not just those obvious to specific sectors but also meeting ever-changing privacy and efficiency concerns requires contouring your tracking to just what you need, not only what is offered widespread-enhancing business, safety and accountability.

Safety comes from extra features developed (included with US Fleet Tracking’s GPS technology) to monitor traffic, routes, weather, even aggressive driving. Accountability is built in as you can stay on top of hours spent on the job, and possess your own backup system, in terms of 90-day historical playback, which often erases billing disputes with clients, and those they have with theirs, by showing just where, and for how long, delivery and mobile team was there.

And then there’s the obvious advantage, no…necessity, of staying on top of the industry’s technology. Take for example the aviation industry:

Just this year, the U.S. Senate and House both passed a billed to provide the Federal Aviation Administration with $11 billion in funding for a comprehensive switchover in tracking technologies. The bill requires the FAA to upgrade the arrival procedures at 35 major airports by 2015. Therefore, expect GPS-based control towers to become the rule, rather than exception, in the next few years for use both commercially and privately.

Since radar has generally served its purpose for decades, why change the landscape, with so much of an investment needed? GPS is simply more precise, and offers a more comprehensive story than does radar. Pilots can’t see other planes or potential obstacles on the landing strip as clearly and accurately using radar technology, and therefore, the air traffic controller has to ease airplanes down in a graduated descent pattern called “stair-stepping.” This kind of descent takes time — time more efficiently spent tending to more landings. GPS tracking will solve that problem by giving pilots and air traffic controllers much clearer vision of what’s going on, eliminating the need for extra planning of descents, and further, lessening the chance of inaccuracies.

This is simply one glimpse into the future of GPS technology, already in motion with in the aviation industry. Beyond businesses, this illustrates how GPS technology also enhances consumers’ lives.

Other categories where this technology is changing the landscape-at times literally-are:

Earth-moving Industry--GPS tracking has a clear application in this field, and has become very viable to contractors in increasing overall efficiency. Heavy equipment manufacturers in conjunction with GPS manufacturers have been co-developing GPS guidance systems for heavy equipment for over a decade. These systems allow the equipment operator to use GPS position data to make decisions based on actual grade and design features. Some heavy equipment tracking systems can even operate the machine's implements automatically with programming designed for the particular jobsite.

GPS guidance systems can have tolerances of just a few centimeters, making them extremely accurate compared to relying on the operator's skill level. An added efficiency is the machine's GPS system having the ability to know when it's off the design grade. This lends to reduced surveying and material costs at a specific job.

Police Departments--Police in almost all states are using GPS tracking systems more and more in tracking, and detouring, stolen vehicle cases. GPS vehicle tracking systems expedite finding stolen vehicles as well, and as word of the technology’s widespread implementation spreads, by definition acts in a preventative capacity toward future attempts at theft.

US Fleet Tracking’s GPS technology, operating with 5 and 10-second updates, has been used to locate, track and retrieve 3 stolen vehicles in the past two months, in locations from New Mexico to south Florida. US Fleet Tracking’s system allows its clients to follow, from any web browser anywhere in the world, a vehicle’s movements, a trait interval in informing authorities of the vehicle’s travel pattern, and keeping them one step ahead of the perpetrator’s, often unaware tracking is taking place. System features like vapor trail and historical playback enable a company to see exactly what transpires when a vehicle is stolen, a valuable tool in planning future safety strategies.

This live GPS capability, the fastest in the industry, not only helps in locating your personal or company vehicle at any point in time but is also used by an almost endless number of industries. It’s clear that the speed and enhanced features created within US Fleet Tracking’s system has implementation reaching far beyond location tracking, such as service industries like healthcare and personnel management. An additional benefit to this technology that as yet is relatively untapped is its use within machines and equipment to help company’s team members, whether mobile or home-based, monitor and even implement actions that used to require in-person attention.

US Fleet Tracking, located in Oklahoma City, is the leader in live vehicle and asset tracking, providing groundbreaking sub-ten-second live tracking. In addition to expertise in tracking commercial vehicles, the company has provided tracking services to high-profile, large-scale public events. These include the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, 2012 Republican National Convention, Super Bowls XLI through XLVI, and the 2010 Winter Olympics. For more in-depth details, and to access a live demonstration of US Fleet Tracking's system while in motion, visit http://www.usfleettracking.com.

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