What exactly is all the fuss around vehicle tracking devices? Here are seven smart (and not very small) reasons as to why you could benefit from vehicle tracking:
1 Getting the Most from Your Workforce
Tracking devices allow you to manage your workforce more effectively and help to insure that less time is spent on the road. Productivity is enhanced by making it easier to automate manual processes through the use of tracking devices.
2 Satisfying Customers
Tracking devices provide useful information on the location of the vehicles in your fleet – enabling you to advise customers on accurate delivery times. Satisfied customers means more business and therefore increased profits.
3 Reducing your carbon Footprint
By successfully allocating drivers to jobs through the information provided by the vehicle tracking units, vehicles will consume less fuel and therefore contribute to less carbon emissions. Automated reports help you to save paper, which in turn saves more trees that help to clean the fumes from the air.
4 Delivering Peace of Mind
It is frustrating to be a victim of theft. The devices installed in your fleet pinpoint the exact location of your vehicles so they are much easier to recover should such an incident occur. The GPS tracking devices also provide additional security to drivers as someone will always know their exact position.
5 Saving You Money
You can be assured of greater gains in productivity and cost-savings by having vehicle tracking devices installed in your fleet. Automated reports can be generated and minimises the risk of excessive overtime claims and provides customers with accurate billing information. Smart journey planning also reduces fuel costs.
6 Improving Communication
The vehicle tracking devices send recorded data about arrival and departure times so there is no need to inform the office, or ask a driver, if a job is finished – saving you money on phone bills and administrative tasks.
7 Enhancing Business Performance
Less time is spent on the road as the device’s journey planner finds the most efficient route to the next job on the list. This means that you can deliver more services in less time.
These systems use the GPS satellite network to track your car on a computer screen. Some of these systems also include a cellular phone for verbal communication with the operator at the central station. The cellular phone also allows the operator to listen in on what is happening in the car, an ideal feature if you are being car jacked. Moreover, some of these systems include a “panic button” to alert the operator at the central station that there is a medical emergency and help is required. Some also include a feature that permits you to track your own car via the Internet. The technology also allows the system to monitor the operation of your vehicle so that the central-station operator can alert you to any mechanical problems. You can use the cellular phone to contact the central station to obtain directions to a destination. And the central station can unlock your car’s doors if you lock your keys in the car.