November 13, 2014 8:15 pm

USFT Highlights The Most Effective Money-Saving Features of GPS Trackers in 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY (Nov. 13, 2014) – Businesses that use GPS trackers even for a few weeks know the tremendous savings the services can bring. Those who are still on the fence about making the investment in a GPS tracker system might benefit from knowing the “how” surrounding the savings.

Here are a couple highlights of the most effective ways a GPS tracker will save a business money.

Cut the insurance bill: GPS trackers offer customers the maintenance alerts that make break-downs and problems less likely to occur. Insurance companies love the fact that those with GPS trackers are less of a liability. Cutting insurance costs will give a business more resources that they need to grow.

Top-notch customer service: When a company implements GPS trackers in their fleets, they have the ability to pin-point where their drivers are at all times. What this means for customers:

Faster scheduling: The interactive map displays where drivers are and who is free to take a job. No more calling around to every driver to figure out who can take a job. With a GPS tracker system, dispatchers can ideally schedule a job while the potential customer is still on the phone.

Faster arrival to a job: Since GPS trackers give dispatchers the exact location of those drivers who are available, they will be able to send the one closest to the job. A GPS tracker will give the drivers turn-by-turn instructions. Not only that, USFT's GPS tracker knows where bad weather is, congestion from traffic, etc. These features will navigate drivers around anything standing in the way of getting to the job as fast as possible.

Shorter “wait window”: No one likes to be told, “Please be available between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.” Leaving a customer on house arrest the entire day is unacceptable and will more than likely give them a reason to look for a competing company using GPS trackers in their fleets.

Cut down those pesky maintenance costs: No maintenance cost is fun, but the worst kind is the one that could have been avoided. Those are the kind that make a business owner want to fire someone. GPS trackers will save everyone from a lot of stress by offering maintenance alerts that will remind a manager when vehicles are due for routine maintenance. Prevention is key. If a business can keep up with areas that could be problematic down the road, they are going to save themselves a lot of money in the long run.

Employee accountability: GPS trackers are a way to discover if employees are doing what they should be doing when they say they are doing it. Businesses of all sizes know the importance of their employees putting in an honest day’s work, and GPS tracker are the accountability everyone needs.