Sunshine Landscape’s Labor Costs Drop 35% with Fleet Tracking
Carlos Contreras, Owner of Sunshine Landscape in Palm Desert, CA, manages 15 employees who had been using paper time-sheets for years, but Carlos had always suspected that the time-sheets weren’t completely accurate.
Carlos said, at that time, managing his mobile workers and equipment was difficult and he “needed a better way to manage it all” so he decided to purchase FieldLogix’s fleet tracking system.
Upon installing FieldLogix’s fleet tracking system, Carlos’ suspicions were immediately confirmed. By using the system’s activity reports, he found that his “honor system” was being abused by his employees.
By having an accurate way to measure daily work hours, his overtime costs dropped immediately. In fact, his overtime costs dropped by more than 2 hours per man per day with no change in the workload.
Carlos stated: “Nothing is more troubling than finding out that you have been losing money for years and didn’t even know it. It dropped my labor costs by 35-45 percent. I wish I would have bought a GPS system years ago.”
In fact, a recent study by the Aberdeen Group found that companies who implemented a GPS tracking system see a 13.4 percent average reduction in overtime costs, and small fleets experienced a 23% increase in the total number of service calls completed per day per technician once GPS vehicle tracking was installed in their fleets.
With GPS installed, drivers will get to each job site quickly (which makes customers happy) and complete more jobs per day (which makes you happy). You can even use the information gathered by GPS as a concrete measure of performance to reward exceptional employees.
How Much Time and Money Can a Fleet Tracking Save Your Company?
Exactly how much does wasted time cost you? If you could ride with each of your trucks everyday, how much more productive would your employees become?
Workers that arrive late, leave early, or waste time idling cost you money – and the costs add up quickly.
Carlos said he selected FieldLogix due to its user-friendly interface, affordable hardware, and extensive e-mail alert features that helps him to keep track of his workers throughout the day.