There are a number of advantages that vehicle tracking systems can bring to a company, it has been claimed.
According to an Article Dashboard piece by John Mahoney, some businesses may not be fully aware of the possible benefits of such services.
He stated: “If you have never looked into a fleet tracking systems for your company, then you cannot possibly imagine the advantages you are missing out on.”
The writer noted that fleet tracking systems afford their users the ability to do detailed profiling on their drivers by monitoring their habits as they are on the move.
He added: “It may seem farfetched, but you can now track the speed of your drivers, their current locations at any time, the number of stops they make and where they stop. You can also track their response times.”
Mr Mahoney went on to suggest that the success of a firm’s management of its fleet of vehicles is largely dependent on its choice of vehicle tracking systems.
Commenting on the way in which such services work, he pointed out that most use global positioning systems (GPS), which have been around for nearly two decades.
He stated that since its early days, such technology has changed considerably and it is now widely in use among the military, businesses and the public. Indeed, many cars come with GPS inbuilt and a considerable number of drivers are becoming reliant on them in order to reach their intended destinations.
Noting the cost savings that can be incurred by companies which use GPS fleet tracking are significant, Mr Mahoney said each time a vehicle goes out, it uses fuel, mileage and time. For this reason, utilising the systems available can reduce their outlays by a sizable amount and may enhance their profitability and the likelihood they will survive.