By James Neely
When visiting an international airport one marvels over the expanse of the facilities and the amount of equipment used in the servicing of airplanes and moving of luggage in and around the terminal. How is it kept under control? What systems can be put into place that will allow motorized vehicle tracking? A GPS Tracking system is the answer.
Whether you are attempting to locate a small luggage carrier, a fuel truck or a food service delivery vehicle, this system will deliver for you in real time.
With this system you can verify location and provide a time lapse review of activities for asset usage and compliance. This affords you the control you need in making sure that tasks relative to on-time delivery are being met. Airport schedules are very important and remaining on-time is not an option.
What can paralyze an operation more than equipment break-downs? Airport vehicle preventive maintenance needs to be scheduled on a per-mile or per-hour basis. This system can deliver that data for you to help make sure your fleet is in the best possible condition. You have the tool that you need to help keep them running great which can reduce break-downs.
The cost of these systems is only a few hundred dollars per unit. The savings in break-down costs alone over the course of a year would more than pay for these units.
Asset tracking and recovery. Now more than ever, maintaining a tight control on your assets is not an option. Finding a dependable and affordable way to keep watch on equipment will help ward off the negative effects of thieves who steal and then attempt to sell on the open market. Asset location information can be delivered to authorities as to the whereabouts of equipment so that recovery efforts can move forward.
When it comes time for a review of your equipment by accounting personnel you will be able to deliver reliable and accurate reports. They will be simply amazed at your organization efforts.
All of this wrapped up into one word would be ‘control.’ You control your assets, reporting needs, compliance requirements, locations and maintenance needs. The truth is that this kind of control is no longer an option. With equipment costs rising every year and budgets being scrutinized more and more, a system like this will certainly become invaluable overnight. You will wonder what you ever did without it.