Regardless of the size or nature of your business, GPS trackers are now so diverse, that there will be a way that they can save your business money and help it run more efficiently.
From leaflet distribution to international couriers, GPS trackers are increasingly improving the day-to-day logistics of running a business, by increasing efficiency and ultimately saving your company money.
In addition, GPS trackers for vehicles also improve security for the vehicles themselves- and lone workers carrying a personal tracker will be much safer whilst in the field.
With such a range of uses for GPS trackers in business, we will focus on a different use in each article over the course of the next few weeks.
Today let's look at GPS trackers for fleets.
"Not all companies need a fleet logistics solution that reads the fridge temperature, tyre pressure etc."
Knowing where your company vehicles are, where they have been, and how to keep them secure are the most important features needed for the majority of businesses.
We have found that the majority of companies that have applied GPS trackers to their fleet have re-couped their investment within the first few months.
GPS TRACKERS THAT ARE NOW EVEN EASIER TO USE!
Many companies main concern is not necessarily the initial cost of purchasing GPS trackers for their fleet. It is more likely related to how complicated it is using GPS trackers and the mapping panel interface.
If this is one of your own concerns then you will be pleased to know that Trackershop have now launched our new, advanced and extremely user friendly mapping panel for all of our customers to use. Take a look at your mapping panel explained.
We know that the use of GPS trackers is supposed to make your working day easier. This is why our new mapping panel has been designed with you in mind. You can now set up any features (such as geo fences) in just a few simple clicks. Our Trackershop team are always available to help at any time if you have any questions or need any kind of assistance.
Another concern when considering GPS tracking is the complication of fitting the devices. Our Pro Fleetman hardwired tracker is the easiest 'hardwired' tracker to install available- you will be up and running in just a few minutes. For a more flexible option, our magnetic GPS trackers attach to a vehicle in less than a second!
Here are just a few benefits for your company by implementing Trackershop's GPS trackers in your business:
- - Reduction of Miles travelled. Depreciation to the vehicle and fuel consumption can be minimised with a GPS tracker. Throughout the day your tracker will record the route and miles travelled and report this to the history of your mapping panel. You will also be able to set a route planner from your mapping panel, to dictate the best and most efficient route for your vehicle. Over the course of days, weeks and months this has a huge positive impact on the wear and tear of your vehicle and fuel costs- and adds up to a hugely significant saving!
- - Prevention of unauthorised vehicular use. A major concern for company owners is when employees have access to company vehicle out of hours, they may be tempted to use them for unauthorised non-work related purposes.
Whether this is using the vehicle for private work or for personal errands, this will cost your company money in fuel and major depreciation to the vehicle.
In addition, there is more chance for vehicle damage that may cause complications with insurance claims and could render a vehicle off road, meaning a loss in revenue for that time.
- - Co-ordinating your Fleet in real time. Once your fleet leave your depot in the morning, or hit the road from their home, you may have no idea where they are from one moment to the next. Not being able to answer their phones whilst driving means that contact with employees can be very restricted. Being able to manage all vehicles at the same time is also close to impossible.All of your vehicle trackers can be applied to one panel, so you can visually monitor their locations.
- - Security. A GPS tracker will ensure added security in many ways. If your vehicle is stolen you will know where it is in live time. You can also set up movement alerts and Geo-fences. These will alert you immediately via text/email when a vehicle has been moved in/out of a certain area.NOTE: Setting geo fences also means you can monitor when a vehicle leaves and enters the depot or its final destination each day. This means staff cannot claim for hours they did not work, as you will clearly see when their vehicle returned to base.
Many business owners worry about how their staff will react to having a GPS tracker used on their vehicle.
But in actual fact, due to the common use of tracking devices, most staff quickly accept (and often expect) trackers to be used.
It is perfectly reasonable to want to improve the efficiency of a company. After all, the better a company works, the more it earns and the longer it can provide employment!
If you would like to know more about how you and your company can benefit from the use of GPS trackers, please get in contact at any time. It'll be great to hear from you.