One of the main byproducts of record fuel prices? Fleet managers are paying attention to fuel expenditures more intensely than ever. Fuel and depreciation are a fleet’s two largest expenses—but only fuel offers the opportunity for significant cost savings with some simple changes in policy and better analytics.
It’s easy enough to use the comprehensive driver monitoring tools available from a vendor like GPS Trackit to enforce company safety and equipment management policies. A good fleet management platform will tell you when and how every truck—and driver—on your team is performing in real-time.
With fuel prices at close to all-time highs in California and Arizona markets, it’s no surprise that fleet managers are dealing with increased incidents of gas theft. One small business owner came in and discovered five of her trucks had their gas tanks drilled and siphoned—costing her both the value of the lost fuel and downtime for repairs to her trucks’ tanks.
How GPS-enabled Dash Cams Can Save Lives and Money
Michigan is the automotive capital of the world, but recently, the Great Lakes State has shown some worrying on-road trends. Seat belt usage has shown a significant drop—from more than 98 percent in 2009 to 92.6 percent in 2021. That drop has contributed to a 10 percent increase in on-road fatalities.
Standard GPS systems installed in a tractor-trailer can help you monitor where your truck is at all times—but if the truck is gone, you’ll only be able to watch it disappear. Just this spring, Ukrainian farmers watched helplessly as their expensive farm machinery was stolen by Russia and moved by truck hundreds of miles across the border.
Because they use satellite technology, you can access their location data from anywhere in the world with an internet connection.
What happens if a GPS tracking device or dashcam has a problem?
It’s a rare occurrence but you may have a technical problem with your GPS tracking device or your dashcam. When this happens you may wonder if GPS Trackit support can see the problem remotely. Actually, there are so many tracking devices and dashcams in the field that this would be difficult.
Who should you contact for help with a GPS tracking device or dashcam?
If you notice that a GPS tracker or dashcam has stopped working, please email [email protected] or call 866-320-5810.
Here are the types of resources available through the GPS Trackit Marketplace: