There are usually a number of objections in relation to the implementation of GPS tracking systems in fleets that are based on some common assumptions and misconceptions. The truth of the matter is that contrary to these common beliefs, the real user experience tells a totally different story that is more encouraging
MYTH 1: There is no need GPS tracking because we trust our people-The main purpose of GPS tracking is not necessarily monitoring your employees. There is more to vehicle tracking systems that include reducing inefficiencies and reducing operating costs than monitoring employees. GPS tracking systems are known to enhance reduced fuel and maintenance costs, enhancing routing and dispatching efficiency, provision of safety and the security of driver in addition to increasing the speed of response to customer needs and accuracy to customer questions.
MYTH 2: We will lose all our drivers if we get GPS tracking-The experience of many companies contradicts this false belief. Once drivers in a company are educated correctly and they gain experience with vehicle tracking devices; they will learn how to use the information generated by the system for routing, verification of performed duties, roadside assistance etc. they will discover that it eliminates the use of time-consuming paperwork in addition to enhancing driver and cargo security.
MYTH 3: GPS tracking systems are complicated-Many fleet tracking devices comprise of the same basic components that include a GPS receiver that is installed inside the vehicle as well as a user interface that organizes and displays the required information. The installation and use of this equipment are simple. Your GPS tracking vendor will work with the feet manager to ensure that the installation and implementation of the system are as seamless as possible and provide all the necessary information as well as after-sales technical services.
MYTH 4: Our Company doesn’t need GPS tracking- Some managers believe it I easier to track their fleet using cellphones and other handheld devices. While cellphones have become extremely useful communication tools, the t is that they may not be able to provide the type of information that is useful to fleet managers. Consider important information such as the real-time vehicle location, history of start and stop times, fuel consumption, mileage, engine status and speed patterns. Any unscrupulous employee can easily turn off a cell phone or handheld device, fail to carry it in the vehicle or even drop and damage it accidentally.
MYTH 5: We can’t afford a GPS tracking system-While cost is an understandable concern and GPS tracking requires an investment for every vehicle and some monthly fee, the cost of the inefficiencies avoided will far outweigh your initial investment.