OKLAHOMA CITY (Dec. 17, 2013) – Murray Pest Control operates in multiple states in the southwest, with owner Jake Murray taking an active hand in monitoring his fleet, as well as jobsite administration. In Murray’s profession, limiting the number of re-treats and extra visits to job locations can literally be the difference between profit and loss, with presiding conditions sometimes not as important to Murray’s business as impending weather patterns. US Fleet Tracking’s weather overlay feature assures your readiness for whatever lurks ahead, weather-wise, and almost immediately upon obtaining the company’s live GPS tracking system, Murray noticed it paying dividends in this rather unexpected way.
“The system has been great from the start, and I was benefiting immediately from the value of monitoring location of my crews, and setting alerts,” says Murray. “I didn’t realize the extent that I would rely upon the weather overlay feature though. It’s probably been the biggest value-add I’ve experienced since coming aboard with US Fleet Tracking.”
Weather overlay from US Fleet Tracking comes standard with the company’s live GPS tracking service, at no extra charge, and gives comprehensive view of weather in any area desired. It works on any web-based system and from any computer or hand-held device, smart phones included.
“We can’t afford to pre-treat multiple new construction sites and have to return to perform the same task. Prior to using US Fleet Tracking’s system, there was always some uncertainty that our preparation and treatments would need to be done again. US Fleet Tracking’s weather tracking is live and its maps very comprehensive, so the data provides great peace of mind that our planning is at the highest level.”
At Manhattan Road and Bridge, a provider of bridge and heavy infrastructure construction services throughout Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas, the weather overlay feature is used consistently, and in more ways than one might think.
“The safety of our guys is of paramount importance, so we need to be able to see all kinds of conditions and hazards clearly and inform our teams both on the way to a site and already there,” states Renee Blackwell, assistant equipment manager for Manhattan Road and Bridge. “US Fleet Tracking’s weather platform is the best I’ve seen at being live and right there for me anytime we need it.”
Blackwell brings up another key benefit of the system: productivity time. “Variables like current and future atmospheric conditions are vital to our company. If we’re laying concrete or placing cranes and the map shows moisture or that it’s coming, we can change courses and save literally hours and days for our crews.”
By visiting the US Fleet Tracking website at https://www.usfleettracking.com, clients can log onto the system and with one click to Map Control, engage the weather overlay feature. Once weather overlay is selected, everything from rain to mixed conditions to snow is shown, color-coded from light to heavy in severity. Appearance of cloud cover is also shown, giving a comprehensive look at all weather conditions. The area monitored is completely managed by the client and can be changed on the fly. This feature, and others such as traffic and geo-fences, is available with all US Fleet Tracking live tracking.
Whether it’s snow in Chicago, unexpected rain in California, historic conditions on the Eastern seaboard, or tornadoes in the Midwest, being up-to-the-moment and prepared for whatever confronts you weather-wise is a crucial aspect of business success.
For Manhattan Road and Bridge and Murray Pest Control, Blackwell and Murray see US Fleet Tracking’s weather overlay feature as essential. States Murray on the biggest benefits to his company since adding US Fleet Tracking’s weather overlay platform: “It’s like the entire system; it’s live! For me confidence and independence have improved greatly, since I can see clearly what’s going on, and what might be heading our way.” Blackwell concurs, and adds an extra component all businesses are looking for: “With widespread operations in three states, it’s translated straight to our bottom line!”
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 XLVII, 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 https://www.usfleettracking.com.