San Diego, CA – April 2, 2008 – With the rise of fuel costs and a sluggish economy, companies throughout the country are seeking ways to reduce their operating costs. One way to reduce costs dramatically is through the use of a GPS fleet tracking system. GPS tracking systems have long been known to save companies thousands of dollars in fuel each year. In fact, the Aberdeen Group recently surveyed users of GPS fleet management systems and found that they were able to reduce fuel costs by an average of 13.2 percent.
Ron Dunphy, president of Dunphy’s Extermapest in Palm Springs, California has also seen a significant reduction in fuel costs since implementing FieldLogix, a GPS fleet tracking system developed by Field Technologies. “Before implementing FieldLogix, and when gas prices were lower, I was spending $3,400 a month on fuel for my 10 vehicles. After installing FieldLogix on my vehicles, I now spend $2,700 per month on fuel, even with higher gas prices!” These savings total $700 per month (or $8,400 per year), which is more than double the amount he spends on the FieldLogix GPS tracking system. These savings are realized before factoring in the additional revenue that FieldLogix is bringing to his company. He states, “I no longer have to turn down jobs because my guys tell me they are too busy when, in fact, they are just sitting at home having a beer. By knowing where they actually are, I can determine who can take what service call and bring in more revenue for my business”.
FieldLogix is an advanced, yet affordable GPS fleet management product that provides real-time location updates for vehicles and construction equipment. It automatically monitors activities such as excessive engine idling, speeding, and personal use of company vehicles. It has been described as “GPS on auto-pilot”, because users can create operating policies in the system and they will receive e-mail alerts when operators do not comply with these policies. This includes alerts for afterhours use, excessive speeding, and deviations from a specified operating schedule. In addition, it provides real-time location updates for vehicles and equipment and sends maintenance reminder alerts when they are due for service.
Companies that have implemented FieldLogix have also seen significant reductions in labor costs, overtime costs, and maintenance costs. The Aberdeen Group study reports a 13.4 percent reduction in overtime costs by implementing a GPS tracking system.
Now is a better time than ever to implement a GPS fleet management system. It helps companies cut waste and run a “tighter ship” when costs are high. These improvements in operations will benefit companies even more significantly when the economic environment returns to normal.
About Field Technologies: Field Technologies provides GPS tracking systems to companies throughout the US . The company provides products that operate with technologies developed by industry leaders such as Microsoft, Motorola, T-Mobile, AT&T Wireless, and ESRI. Due to our industry leading methods of sales consultation and customer support, Field Technologies has continued to grow dramatically and has GPS devices installed in thousands of vehicles nationwide.
For more information about our products and for a free product demonstration, visit our website at www.fieldtechnologies.com or call us at 888-803-0200.
*Source: Automotive Fleet – 3/21/08