A telematics-based GPS fleet management system can increase the profitability and productivity of any company with mobile employees, vehicles or other mobile assets. A growing number of fleets are turning to GPS tracking systems as the most cost-effective tool to curb excessive idling and other fuel-inefficient driver behaviors.
Verizon Inc. successfully reduced fuel costs by curbing unnecessary engine idling, according to Automotive Fleet. Verizon estimates unnecessary idling costs the telecommunications company about $20 million annually. Verizon uses a combination of GPS tracking and employee education to curb unnecessary engine idling.
A telematics-based fleet GPS tracking system knows exactly when workers break the speed limit, go home or spend too much time at lunch on the clock. Managers are notified immediately, in real-time.
Even if tracking employees isn’t an issue, with GPS tracking, it is highly likely that each one of your company vehicles could make at least one more stop, job, or delivery each week. Your operations will be much more efficient if you employ GPS fleet management technology. Being able to have a route mapped out will help employees to get work done much faster. If you have several vehicles, do the math, small changes can make a big impact. More deliveries means more satisfied customers and more business.
Certainly most of you have taken the time and money to hire trustworthy individuals, but no one is perfect. For example, speeding can raise fuel costs and increase the chances of an accident. A well-meaning employee who speeds out of habit probably doesn’t think about what this costs the company. A GPS vehicle tracking device tracks speeding so managers can be aware of driver’s habits.
Telematics-Based GPS Vehicle Tracking Devices and Industry
More than 2.5 million telematic units are currently used to manage fleet vehicles, mobile workers, trailers, heavy equipment, and other assets. The use of telematics — the integration of wireless communications, vehicle monitoring systems, and location devices — is reached nearly 5.8 million units in 2009, with revenues growing to more than $2 billion, according to a study by C.J. Driscoll and Associates. A telematics-based vehicle GPS tracking system is an excellent tool for many industries, especially residential building services, such as construction, HVAC, plumbing, and pest control companies.