By Greg Bartlett
The focus on environmental friendliness has increased in recent years. Concerns about global warming and conserving the earth’s resources have caused many individuals and companies to make efforts to be “green.” And for some companies, that effort is complicated. On the one hand, customers are happy if they know that the company they are dealing with is environmentally friendly. On the other hand, they might not even notice “green” efforts, efforts which can cost the company money and time.
However, there are options that can save company money and resources while helping the environment. With GPS monitoring, companies can monitor their vehicles, conserve resources, and provide more efficient service to their customers.
One way to be environmentally friendly is to use less fuel. Okay, good enough – you can walk to work since it’s just around the corner. But what about companies which rely on delivery? Customers won’t be happy if the companies send their deliveries out by foot, and foot travel can be very inefficient, so that’s not an option for everything. Anyone who has to travel very far will also debate the practical value of saving fuel over getting to their destination quickly. But companies can cut down on the amount of fuel they use while driving.
With GPS monitoring, the companies can track their drivers and help them find the most efficient routes, saving time and fuel that would be wasted if the driver doesn’t know the best roads to travel or has new stops added and needs to find the new most efficient route.
Companies can use GPS monitoring to plan the best routes and account for unpredicted stops along the way. Better planning means more efficient routes, and more efficient routes mean faster service, happier customers, and less waste of the earth’s resources.
GPS monitoring of vehicles can also assist companies in monitoring their equipment. Equipment which is used while needing repairs wastes energy. GPS devices can help monitor vehicles and other pieces of equipment, giving the company closer awareness and control over the condition of the equipment, which can then be repaired before it uses excess energy.
Being environmentally friendly, helping customers, and saving money and resources is possible, not contradictory. GPS monitoring will not only help your company become more environmentally friendly and more efficient, it will save you money by ensuring that your drivers are using company resources correctly and economically.