It is an open secret that GPS tracking devices are a great invention and there are many good reasons especially for fleet owners to install them on their vehicles. However, there are people who still have many unanswered questions in their minds with regards to vehicle tracking technology. There are a few important things you want to be clear about regarding fleet tracking systems such as the following:
Competitive edge: One good thing about installing GPS tracking devices is that it gives you a competitive edge when you are pitching for a new quotation or marketing your company to a new client. When a client hires your vehicle they have an instant realization that you follow the latest state of the art technology in your fleet. The client will also get a feeling that using your vehicle will help him in avoiding the usual road hazards that cars usually face. This is because you will know every bit of these problems and will be able to tackle the issues on your own.
Fuel economy: Fleet tracking devices contribute greatly towards economizing on fuel consumption. When you install the GPS tracking device on your car, you will have a track on the speed of your car at different points of time throughout the day. You will always have the information whether the driver is driving the vehicle at a greater speed than you have specified or not. As you know the rate at which the vehicle is directly proportional to the fuel it consumes. Thus, there will be direct saving of fuel as a result.
Another indirect way of economizing on the fuel consumption of your car is that you will know if the driver is following the usual routes to and fro the destination or taking unnecessarily longer routes. Thus, as you have an option open where you can warn the driver against any action that is not recommended by you, the driver will be forced to follow the usual routes.
Resale value: The installation of a vehicle tracking device helps in enhancing the resale value of a vehicle for several reasons. The first reason is that a used car that comes with such a futuristic device will always have a greater market value as compared to another used car that does not have such a vehicle tracking device installed in it. The second reason is that you can monitor the speed of the vehicle. Thus, since you can keep the speed of the vehicle within the safe limits so the wear and tear on it becomes much reduced. Third reason is that as your car is more efficient so the second buyer will enjoy discounts from the insurance company as compared to a used car that does not come with such a device.