Never before has it been easier for businesses to track the activities of their fleets. By placing GPS systems on a fleet, businesses can know where their fleets are located at all times. Tracking systems make it easier for businesses to plan operations.
Tracking systems are placed on the fleet and allow satellite systems to pinpoint the exact location of the vehicle, synchronising it with a digital map. GPS technologies are beneficial both for the manager and for the driver.
GPS tracking allows for businesses to develop records of the productivity of their drivers. This can be highly beneficial during performance reviews when management must explain why they are concerned with the current level of performance. Accurate reporting can also help businesses avoid legal hassles when the employee pursues a lawsuit for wrongful termination.
Since companies will need to constantly plan their shipments, knowing where their drivers are at all times can be essential. By always having fleets available, managers can provide exemplary service to clients by minimising shipment times. Customers can be provided with real time tracking information that allows them to know the exact location of their cargo, reducing customer anxiety over the shipment.
GPS tracking can also be very beneficial to drivers. In some cases, drivers will get lost. GPS systems are much easier and more reliable than maps, allowing drivers to get quickly back on track. Managers can have an eye over the driver’s shoulder and can redirect the driver when a wrong turn is made.
GPS systems can reduce the time that the driver spends on the road, allowing the driver to spend more time off duty. Managers can cut expenses by reducing the amount of time that the driver is on the road, lowering labor costs, and by reducing gas expenditure. By keeping fleets on the road for shorter periods of time, the amount of maintenance needed on the fleets is also reduced.