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June 10, 2016 1:45 pm

Tips To Monitor Personal Use Of Company Vehicles

OKLAHOMA CITY (June 10, 2016) — A punch in and punch out system is a method of logging work hours that is old fashioned and leaves room for multiple errors to occur. First, there is always a chance a driver would legitimately forget to clock in or out. Second, there is the chance employees wouldn’t clock out on purpose, take the company vehicle for a drive to run some personal errands, and still suck up a paycheck. Now, it doesn’t have to come off as management being control freaks by enforcing GPS tracking software. In fact, implementing GPS tracking technology can be a great way to protect company trucks while saving time and the business’ bottom line. Here are some tricks to use GPS for monitoring personal use of fleet company vehicles.

Using The Live Map: GPS tracking protects company time by assuring that drivers are making proper use of their work day. The live GPS tracking map is the primary function of the system and just by turning on the device it is possible for management to oversee the ongoing actions of drivers in the field.

Using Reports And Alerts: With reports and alerts the system will allow management to notice things like how fast their employees are driving, how long a driver has been at a single location, and when jobs have been completed. There is little chance of unethical decisions going unnoticed with a system that tracks and records. The start/stop report is great for timing jobsite stops, for example. GPS tracking’s geofence alerts also make it easier for managers to know if their employees have been taking company trucks home during off hours or if they’ve been completing side jobs.

Using company vehicles for personal use cuts down on the amount of work being done, therefore; decreases the income of the company as employees are doing other activities on the clock. Furthermore, free usage of company vehicles will drive up the cost of repairs and fuel usage. The only real way to know what’s happening in the field, aside from physically going with them everywhere, is to digitally go with them everywhere! If drivers aren’t currently having to account for their time in the field, it’s evident that the lines of ethics may become blurred. Monitoring company truck usage with GPS trackers is an easy solution.

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