Following conversations with our customers, we found the following ten reasons are those most likely sited for using GPS vehicle tracking technology.
Customer Service – this was cited as a key requirement. By knowing where all your vehicles are, if a customer rings you can immediately tell them what is happening and when to expect a delivery with out having to ring the driver, find out where they are and then ring the customer back.
Reduce costs – By monitoring mileage, routes taken, idling times, or just through better scheduling of drivers, it is possible to make big savings in fuel costs – one of the largest costs for transport companies.
Environmental awareness - As above, reducing mileage also directly reduces harmful exhaust emissions. Furthermore, by having access to real time data it is possible to monitor trends and have key information at hand.
Reduced administration - Using the working time reports means less reliance on job sheets or overtime sheets. I’ts also a lot easier to see when a vehicle is used, for what purpose and why.
Improved working conditions - Putting the information in the fleet managers hands reduces the need to constantly ring the driver to see where they are. This is safer for the driver and also reduces stressful situations often caused by poor communication.
Challenge parking tickets/speeding tickets or supplier fines – Time stamped satellite imagery and historical reports make it easy to prove where a vehicle was at a specific time or what speed it was doing. This could reduce parking or speeding tickets or even fines from suppliers such as ports who often charge if a delivery is not made within a particular time frame.
Enhanced fleet performance – With less paperwork and key information readily available, it is easier to manage your fleet and spend time on the jobs that matter.
Security – You can see where your vehicles are at all times, set up alerts if they enter or leave particular areas and get text message alerts to potential problems.
Peace of mind - this is particular relevant to our motorhome or classic car customers. With AutoAlert you check the position of your vehicles whenever you want and wherever you are through your mobile telephone rather than relying on a distant call centre which only tracks your vehicle after it has gone.
Job security - Improved performance, efficient operations and reduced costs allow for investment in new revenue generating areas.