GPS tracking devices are becoming very popular in the fleet management market, but they help dispatchers watch where trucks and other vehicles currently are. These devices have been shown to increase a business’s bottom line, and it also makes transportation more efficient. If you are interested in increasing your profit and improving hauling times, then definitely consider a GPS tracking device.
They usually don’t mean to, but when you have someone hauling cargo, the driver will typically take breaks or may end up using inefficient routes that are longer than necessary. With GPS tracking, you can watch the truck in real-time. This helps you determine what the best route would be, dependent on their location, and you can also send that route to the driver via a text message.
This saves on money because you are able to get things faster, and fuel prices are much lower from the shorter routes.
Ease of Use
Usually when a company saves money, it has to invest in some complicated technology or it has to restructure the company. This takes time, money and it can be very difficult. However, a GPS tracker is able to do all this without difficulty or time.
The system is made so even people without a technological background can easily use it. You should be able to start up the tracker within a few minutes, and tracking trucks and other vehicles is also very easy. Since the results are real-time, you can watch vehicles moving on a map. This makes it easy to manage vehicles and the entire operation.
Some employees think they can get away with taking breaks or not adhering to their schedule. This is because they don’t feel watched, and they don’t feel pressured by anyone to make the delivery on time.
With a GPS tracker, they will always feel like someone is watching them, because the dispatcher will be able to view them at all times. This will ensure that drivers are more apt to follow routes and it ensures that they don’t take unnecessary breaks. This improves your profit, because you don’t have to pay for laziness.
If you are a business that engages in shipping items out to people, then GPS tracking makes it easier to deliver items to the client. While a GPS can help drivers find an address, the GPS might have missing information or it may be unable to bring drivers directly to the client.
By watching the system, you can help drivers find the client, so they don’t drive around for minutes or hours looking blindly for their destination.
A good GPS tracking system can give you text message updates in real-time. This will let you know exactly when drivers are leaving one spot and going to another. It will also alert you if drivers are exceeding the speed limit, stopping for an inordinate amount of time of experiencing any other problems.
This makes it easy for you to stay on top of things, so you can easily fix the issue and get the driver back to making you and the business money.
Saving money in any business is typically very hard, and you usually have to make some drastic changes to accomplish this goal. However, GPS tracking allows you to save money, usually around 7% or more, on all driving and transportation. The tracking system is easy to install and use, and the changes are relatively minor, especially when compared with the benefits.