It’s not always easy to make money, and when you do, you want to protect it. But, some businesses are failing to do that by not having GPS systems installed in their fleet vehicles, and when their vehicle is stolen or damaged they face a far harder time trying to recoup their losses. A GPS tracking device takes a lot of that worry and stress away as the vehicle’s exact location will always be known making it far less thief attractive.
What is a GPS tracking device?
A GPS tracking device is a tool that can be installed in vehicles and works by using the global positioning system to determine and track its carrier’s location. This recorded information is then either stored within the unit or may be sent to a central database depending on the actual device. Some devices have the ability to record data for up to 3 months and allow you to monitor and manage the vehicle by historical reports.
Why should I get a GPS fleet tracking system?
These devices are fantastic way to help protect those fleet vehicles that you have invested so heavily in. Insurers will often favor those with GPS tracking devices installed in their vehicles and many will offer plentiful discounts to those that do have them. Although there will be an initial outlay and most require a monthly subscription to receive their full service, in the long run, these devices can save a company thousands in both time and money.
Are there any other benefits of having a GPS tracking system?
There are various different GPS tracking devices available on the market, many of which include different features. Some that may be of particular interest for fleet owners are those that can provide an analysis for economic and safe driving and fuel economy calculators. There are also some that can be used for fault diagnostics such as checking engine light problems, low battery alarm and an engine temperature monitor. You can also monitor the vehicle’s speed and how long it took for the service call to take place.
How much can I save by having a GPS tracking device installed?
By having GPS fleet tracking systems installed in your vehicles businesses can save so much money in so many areas. Statistics have shown that fuel and maintenance costs are less as mileage is reduced on vehicles fitted with tracking devices. Employee overtime costs can also be reduced while productivity increases in vehicles that are tracked. If an employee knows they are being monitored, you can be assured that they will be working more efficiently than if they were not.