GPS Trackers: Fleet Management At Your Fingertips
Would your employees work harder and be more productive if they knew that company vehicles were being monitored via car tracking technology? Of course they would. This is because when people know their performance is constantly being evaluated they strive to put and keep their best foot forward. However, GPS trackers for cars and trucks can offer more than simply a way to hold staff accountable while working in the field. They can provide a universal vehicle management solution that can organize fleets, improve internal networking capabilities and increase mobilization/deployment strategies.
Can Vehicle Management Save My Company Money?
Businesses all across the world waste money by not reducing excessive fuel consumption, or monitoring dangerous driving habits. How expensive can the problem be? Well when drivers exceed the speed limit by over 10 mph or more they increase fuel consumption by approximately 20%! The annual unnecessary fuel costs can add up quickly, affecting a companies’ bottom line. Excessive speeding not only increases fuel consumption, but it also increases the likelihood of a driver being involved in an automobile accident. Drivers who are speeding result in approximately 35% of the documented automobile accidents. Therefore, employees who are engaging in dangerous driving habits like speeding are more likely to get in an accident, and more likely to raise a companies’ insurance premiums. Companies can also be held liable in a court of law for the actions of drivers, even if those drivers are not adhering to the posted speed limits. This is where vehicle management strategies can help.
A well-developed vehicle management strategy involving the use of GPS trackers can reduce fuel costs and improve safe driving habits of employees.
Effective route management is something that can increase response times, improve customer service and reduce fuel consumption. However, everyday businesses let employees leave to enter the field without anyway to validate or observe driving behavior. The business has no way to determine whether an employee arrived at a job site on time, took extended breaks or left early. They have no way to determine whether proper routes are being taken, or if company vehicles are being used without proper authorization.
GPS management systems allow businesses to know everywhere a company vehicle has been, how long they were there for and all the routes traveled.
Measure Productivity & Monitor Success
Vehicle management solutions will allow any business, large or small, to be alerted if drivers are speeding, doing side work, falsifying time sheets or misusing company vehicles in any way. Measuring productivity and monitoring employee success has never been easier than through the use of GPS tracking equipment.
“Anything that is wasted effort represents wasted time. The best management of our time thus becomes linked inseparably with the best utilization of our efforts.”—T. Engstrom