Every discerning business owner knows that we live at a time when consumer buying habits continue to shift toward e-commerce retailers who promise faster deliveries, shipment tracking, and a range of delivery options. This has made it become increasingly difficult for small and midsize businesses to compete. Even though the thought of scaling a business to the size of the biggest online retailers may not be in the cards, using the same innovative fleet management tools certainly is. Enter Global Positioning System fleet tracking and you have in your possession a widely available and cost-effective solution for fleets of any size.
A GPS car tracking system is a relatively simple proposition, offering an unprecedented level of access and control for business owners and fleet managers that include the following:
Reduced fuel costs: While a GPS fleet tracking solution can’t alter the price of fuel, it can tell you if a driver is speeding or idling unnecessarily. It also allows business owners to monitor routes that their drivers love to take; allowing them to suggest alternatives with fewer stops and starts or lighter traffic.
Pinpoint dispatching: With GPS tracking device fitted, you can dispatch specific vehicles in real time much more effectively than with traditional methods. Rather than radioing drivers so as find their location and waiting for them to report back, a business owner or fleet manager only needs to check their GPS tracking monitoring platform to determine the location of a nearby vehicle and then dispatch them electronically.
Increased employee accountability: It has never been an easy conversation to have with your drivers, but employees may need a reminder from time to time that there is someone who is watching. GPS car tracking allows the fleet manager to see which employee is taking inefficient routes or using fleet vehicles for unauthorized use.
Provide better customer service: If customers are waiting for a high-priority pickup or delivery, reduce their wait time by locating and dispatching a nearby vehicle, rather than relying on pre-determined routes. Many GPS fleet tracking management platforms enable the dispatcher to contact drivers through a range of electronic means, including text messaging, as well as messages sent directly to the GPS vehicle tracking system.
Improved roadside assistance: Emergencies of many kinds do happen; whether they’re the result of a vehicle malfunction or something more sinister, GPS tracking solutions can decrease response time substantially by identifying the location of a vehicle and whether it is disabled or still in motion. If these aren’t enough reasons to switch to GPS tracking, consider that the benefits to customer service alone may equally benefit a business owner’s bottom line. In addition, most fleet tracking platforms provide mobile access across a range of web-enabled devices.