February 26, 2019

Hidden Benefits of Tracking Your Fleet with a GPS Solution

Written by Umut Acar

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GPS tracking and fleet management are terms we use easily, but generally without recognizing the full extent of the benefits the technology grants. At the very core, they have one primary function: "A GPS Tracking System, positions your assets globally on a map." Therefore, this use of GPS tracking is aimed at enhancing your fleet performance more than tracking down James Bond. Straight forward, but does it do justice to the technology and what it can do for your business?

 

A GPS tracking system will benefit all stakeholders of your business in several other ways, including but not limited to:

 

Equipment tracking:

 

While asset and equipment tracking is not the most obscure benefit of GPS tech, the benefits are fairly strong. Whether it is for security, risk management or efficiency reasons, tracking important equipment is always a beneficial investment.

 

Wear and tear, maintenance tracking:

 

A breakdown during a project can be very costly and even the end of a happy workday for you and your business.

 

 

Analytic data and the big picture:

 

No matter how involved you are, there is always a considerable amount of valuable data that is impossible to track in an individual level.  Generally, there are at least a few issues and faults with every business or patterns and trends with customers that we can't even know existed without the help of GPS tracking and modern technology software. In addition, this analytic data in time can help you decide optimum routes or better rest points for your drivers or simply archive the data for later reference for business development.

 

Automated tasks:

 

 

GPS tracking systems not only give you valuable information about your fleets' whereabouts but also perform several of your tasks for you ranging from detecting route violations to sending automated notifications to your clients.

 

Assist managing your inventory:

 

While asset and equipment tracking is not the most obscure benefit of GPS tech, the benefits are fairly strong. Whether it is for security, risk management or efficiency reasons, tracking important equipment is always a beneficial investment.

 

Increased visibility for stakeholders:

 

Whether it is the recipient of a parcel or a concerned mother waiting for her son to come home from school, when third parties have a natural interest in your asset's whereabouts, a GPS tracking solution is a go-to tool to grant visibility to stakeholders.

 

Reduce costs:

 

From decreased overtime pays to savings of fuel costs, GPS fleet management solutions possess the potential to start return on your investment from day one.

 

And more:

 

Better utilization of supply vehicles, accountability and customer satisfaction that comes with all these perks, brings smoother handling of the business and finally, new customers.

 

GPS tracking is proven to give businesses more control over their fleets and the technology only gets better with more tailor-made solutions being developed for different lines of work every day. If you want to explore the possibilities and see what the technology has in store for your business, let’s talk!