Vanguard Alarm Services, an industry leading security company, has seen substantial benefits and savings since implementing FieldLogix’s Fleet Tracking System.
Jason Bailey, CEO of Vanguard Alarm Services, reported a significant decrease in operating costs since deploying the tracking system in 2009. Mr. Bailey said, “Despite rising gas prices, we have been able to substantially cut fuel expenses and payroll with FieldLogix.”
Bailey’s favorite fleet tracking features include:
* Closest Vehicle Feature – He can easily identify and re-route the closest vehicle to a location. “Dispatching drivers is so simple now, and efficient. I have saved thousands of dollars in fuel costs with this feature alone,” said Mr. Bailey.
* Archived Routing Information – FieldLogix offers present-time and archival routing information so he knows where drivers have traveled and where they are heading. By combining location- and time-based information, he can easily track the exact number of hours to charge customers and verify employee hours worked. This helps with accurate billing, payroll, and fewer overtime hours.
Bailey said, “My guys travel quite frequently but FieldLogix gives me the exact time when an employee started a vehicle, when he arrived or left a job site, and when the vehicle was shut off. l know exactly how long the employee took at each site and how long they worked during the entire day.”
* Route Planning – By watching vehicles en route, dispatchers can make sure drivers take the most direct route to any job site. He can re-arrange, add, or delete stops at anytime during the day.
* Two-Way Text Messaging – Bailey says “Dispatchers and drivers don’t waste time on phone calls anymore. They simply text routing updates directly to the Garmin navigation unit.”