You run a business with a fleet of delivery vehicles, and you think you’ve hired good employees. You think that they stay on task and don’t waste company time, but how can you know for sure? GPS Tracking may provide answers when you wonder about your employees’ efficiency.
A GPS car tracking device allows users to know where a vehicle is, how long it has been at a location, and when and where it makes stops. Essentially, a tracking system does the detective work for you when you want to find out where your vehicles have been. With a GPS fleet tracking system, business owners can take this concept to another level. Rather than merely tracking one car at a time, fleet tracking keeps records on the movements of multiple tracking devices all at once. Generally, these records are stored and fleet managers, or business owners, can look at the information.
How GPS Keeps Track of Your Fleet
Of course, it may seem ironic that a fleet manager can save money with fleet tracking if they have to spend money to implement the system in their fleet. Although a tracking system will initially be an investment, it can save more money in the long run.
Take the idling report, for example. Oftentimes, fleet managers can focus on more obvious problems – drivers making unnecessary stops, or drivers staying too long at one location. However, just taking care of idling time (those times when no work is being done but the vehicle is left running) can drastically improve a company’s productivity and save the owner money: every minute counts. And when you have a fleet of several hundred vehicles, those minutes add up in gas money, payroll expenses, and overall job inefficiency. By just shaving minutes of idling per vehicle per day, you may find yourself well on your way to paying for your tracking system. And that doesn’t even take into account the bigger problems, such as workers who spend company time making personal stops.
Unless you have a perfectly organized fleet, you need some system to track your workers and company vehicles. Honestly, even the most efficient fleets aren’t perfect, and every fleet can use some improvement. Of course, if you’re a fleet manager or business owner who is content with an unproductive or money-wasting fleet, don’t buy a fleet tracking system. However, if you want the highest productivity and efficiency possible, fleet tracking will provide the solutions you need.
Article Written by Greg Bartlett