OKLAHOMA CITY (May 26, 2016) — Whether a fleet owner oversees an industry that services residential or commercial clients there are many business practices that can be adopted to make a difference. One important task that fleet managers have on their list is to find some way to enhance employee safety on job sites. When used appropriately, GPS tracking can help fleet industries to achieve this goal in more than one way. Today, US Fleet Tracking presents 4 tips on using GPS tracking for job site safety.
1.) Using It To Gain Driver Visibility: When employees are out at job sites for most of their day there is no true accountability or assurance of safety. That is, unless the company has GPS tracking. With this software management can access the data and live maps that display vehicle locations. If an emergency situation arises, it is helpful to be able to identify the exact location of the driver.
2.) Using The Emergency Alerts: In an ideal world there wouldn’t ever be an emergency that would warrant the use of alerts, but it isn’t an ideal world. If a driver should ever find themselves in a predicament the GPS tracking panic alert feature is a great way to call for help. With the press of a button, management will be notified and can access the driver’s location to send assistance.
3.) Using It To See Weather Patterns: Some jobs just can’t be completed if mother nature doesn’t produce optimal weather. At times, driving in itself can be a dangerous task to complete when inclement weather approaches. With GPS tracking, dispatchers, managers, and drivers can all have universal access to the weather overlay feature which provides severe weather updates. This allows those drivers at risk of being caught in dangerous weather to be notified as soon as possible.
4.) Using It For Maintenance Reminders: No one wants to have their work day interrupted by a breakdown that could have been prevented. Likewise, employees would like to avoid the experience of having a tire blowout or an engine failure while driving to or from a job site. To avoid situations such as these proper maintenance is a must for fleet vehicles. Tap into GPS tracking reminders to help keep maintenance on a routine schedule for the safety of drivers everywhere.
A serious workplace emergency has the potential to change lives forever. Every person who goes to work should expect to return home, at the end of their shift, safely. Not only are employees a company’s greatest asset, but having an emergency situation could result in the company’s loss of valuable work hours, increased insurance rates, and more, depending on the situation. Following just these simple GPS tracking tips can allow fleet owners to take a step in the right direction towards increased safety.
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US Fleet Tracking, located in Oklahoma City, is the leader in live vehicle and asset tracking, providing groundbreaking sub-ten-second live tracking with its GPS trackers. 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 50, and the 2010 Winter Olympics. For more in-depth details, and to access a live demonstration of US Fleet Tracking’s GPS tracking system in motion, visithttps://www.usfleettracking.com