As customers continue to expect faster service, quicker delivery times, shipment tracking, and a whole range of customized delivery needs, it has become more difficult for fleets of all sizes stay ahead of the game. However, a simple solution for every business is becoming readily available with constantly evolving fleet management tools like global positioning satellite (GPS) tracking systems.
The benefits of GPS tracking are invaluable to any fleet owner. By implementing a fleet tracking system, managers get an unprecedented level of access and control to their entire fleet. And being able to track every vehicle is just the beginning of all the benefits you can expect when you use a GPS tracking system.
1.Help to reduce running costs
Tracking systems reduce running costs by specifically targeting those who speed and waste fuel. By focusing upon these drivers it is possible to not only reduce fuel and maintenance bills, but to also reduce insurance premiums.
2.Automatic mileage reminder
It is possible to reduce time wasted through vehicle maintenance. In addition, by having a service that ensures your vehicles are regularly serviced means that resale values for the fleet will also be higher. It can also help to avoid penalties for issues such as bald tires and tax as reminders are clear and precise.
3. 30% insurance discount
Some insurance companies will offer around a thirty percent discount to companies who implement a GPS vehicle tracking system. This is not only because it encourages safer driving, but also helps recovery if thefts do occur.
4. Increased workers’ productivity
Productivity of workers can be increased by being able to keep track of lunch hours, exposing unauthorized stops and breaks and by evaluating the overtime requests of workers. By having detailed information on the whereabouts of vehicles at all times, it is far easier to keep an eye on employee activities.
5. Businesses become more customers friendly
GPS devices help businesses to become more customers friendly. For instance, a cab company that is using a vehicle tracking system can tell a customer exactly where the nearest cab is and give a realistic estimate on how long it will be.
6. Help find your most productive employee
Business owners can find their most productive employees and use this information to implement further training or even a system of bonuses to enhance staff members’ work ethic.
7. Reduce phone bills
Vehicle tracking systems will vastly reduce your phone bills as it is no longer a necessity to constantly call employees to find their location.
8. Having all information on one screen
By having all the relevant information on one screen, those running the software have easy access to answer inquiries rapidly and accurately.
9.Reduce the amount paper work
GPS systems reduce the amount of paperwork that drivers must fill out. By doing this you not only soften the blow of introducing such a system, but also increase the accuracy of your records.
10. Finding the whereabouts of all your employees
By having detailed information on the whereabouts of all employees, business owners are far more in touch with their business operations. Meaning they have greater levels of control over their company.