Fleet management allows companies to organize and coordinate work vehicles to improve efficiency, reduce costs, and monitor unsafe driving habits. Fleet tracking utilizes GPS software to monitor the activity of fleet vehicles and any assets.
Why You Should Utilize A GPS Fleet Tracking System
No matter the size of your fleet, you need a simple way to monitor where your vehicles are located. There are many reasons why businesses utilize GPS tracking. If you want to save time and money and ensure that your business runs more effectively, a GPS tracking system may be the best solution for you. The following are benefits of utilizing a GPS fleet tracking system:
- Gain better control of your employees - including excessive idling or prolonged
- Reduce unauthorized driving with geofencing
- Monitor unsafe behavior such as speeding, braking, and other costly bad habits
- Ensure an efficient team
- Increase your employees' productivity
Studies show that 32% of GPS tracking users reported a positive ROI in less than six months. Companies that choose to invest in GPS fleet tracking have realized the true value of the software in a very short period of time.
How It Works
Once the tracker is installed, it will receive GPS coordinates from satellites to determine the location, speed, and engine status of all vehicles. The tracker will continuously update every 2-60 seconds while the vehicle is moving. All data is stored on secure servers that will then be processed and delivered to authorized users.
In addition, you will be alerted of unsafe driving habits, including:
- Harsh braking
- Excessive engine idle
- First start of the day
- Potential accidents
- Service/maintenance reminders
- And many more
The trackers can be plugged in or hardwired into a vehicle. If you choose to plug in the device, you simply plug it in underneath the vehicle's dashboard in the onboard diagnostics (OBDII) port. Once it's plugged in, you'll never need to charge it, and if it's removed, you will be notified. The plugs are compatible with all vehicles from 1996 and after.
GMS Is Here To Help
Have you considered implementing a GPS tracking system to keep track of your fleet? GMS now offers GPS tracking tools that will benefit your business in a handful of different ways. You will be provided with:
- Real-time tracking
- Two to 60-second updating
- No contracts
- Affordable solution
- Easy installation
Being proactive is crucial to small business success. If a GPS tracking system is put in place, it will ultimately aid in mitigating potential problems before they become costly out-of-pocket expenses.