Technology has advanced because of our attempts to solve common problems. And in the business world, technology is often the answer to budgetary or operational concerns. More and more businesses are adopting GPS technology these days, because they have recognized that the service solves these three common problems.
Wasted time. In business, time is money, so wasted time directly translates to wasted money. Time is wasted in a variety of ways, especially when you have multiple drivers on the road all day. A GPS tracking service can help you plan better routes, dispatch drivers more efficiently, pinpoint any extracurricular activities that happen on the clock, and more.
Excessive damages and repairs. Which of your vehicles needs an oil change next week? Do any need new tires? How many will be needing a new timing belt soon? Chances are, you find it difficult to keep track of this information in your head. When these things slip our minds, a more expensive and time-consuming repair is often the result.
Vehicles require regular maintenance in a myriad of ways, and it all multiplies when you’re trying to manage an entire fleet of them. The GPS tracking device on each vehicle keeps up with its mileage, and can notify you when it’s time to schedule maintenance.
Your GPS tracking service can even notify you of excessive idling, which causes excess stress on engines. You can remind drivers to turn off their engines and prevent damage to the vehicles.
Wasted fuel. A GPS tracking service can help you plot the most gas efficient routes for your drivers. And again, you can monitor excessive idling, which burns fuel faster, along with harsh braking, speeding, and aggressive driving. If an employee needs assistance in the field, GPS tracking can also help you dispatch the closest unit to them, saving fuel money while also increasing efficiency.
Of course, the uses for a GPS tracking service are so vast that it’s difficult to cover all of them in one short blog. Depending upon the type of business you’re running, there might be many other ways that GPS tracking can be uniquely suited to your needs. Give us a call to discuss your business procedures, and we can help you identify other areas in which GPS tracking can help you.