An All-in-One Solution for Your Electrical Fleet
Operational Visibility: Knowing the location of your vehicles and behavior of your drivers gives you deeper insight into your business. That’s where GPS Trackit comes in. Our GPS tracking, field management software, video, and other fleet management tools give you a simplified, proven solution from a business partner that always has your back.
What are 10 questions electrical contractors should ask when shopping for a GPS tracking system?
Do I know the location of my vehicles in real-time?
Do I know how long technicians spend at a job site?
How many vans do I need to serve my business?
Are technicians taking the shortest route between jobs?
How much am I spending on fuel?
Can I quickly locate my vehicles and employees during a major weather event?
How am I handling service intervals?
To what extent are my drivers engaging in risky driving?
When are my drivers distracted by mobile phones or other causes while driving?
Are technicians running personal errands on company time?
Is knowing the location of your assets and technicians important in field service businesses such as electrical contracting?
Because customers of electrical, plumbers, and HVAC contractors are less company-loyal and focus more on the quality of the experience, these businesses prioritize on-time arrivals, communication, and social reviews.
GPS vehicle tracking helps fleet managers ensure that their technicians are reaching the pre-planned stops, completing work, and moving on to the next stop. It helps ensure that drivers follow the route set by dispatchers and administrative staff, and can let a business owner know how long an employee spends at a job site.
Knowing where vehicles are located can improve customer service. Dallas-area Superior Pool Service, for example, shares their driver’s location with customers when they call so they know roughly when the technician will arrive.
Service Source Retains Drivers & Lowers Payroll Cost
For twenty-four years, Bill Rodgers has managed the Service Source fleet, providing custodial and maintenance services for a wide range of customers, serving 25,000 individuals with disabilities nationwide through employment, training, and housing.
Superior Pool Service Improves Productivity
Superior Pool Service started with one man and a truck helping customers keep their pools clean and working correctly. With over 500 customers to serve each week, Fleet Manager Elizabeth Donald must keep her service technicians and their fleet vehicles working smoothly.
Stay Alert Changes Driver Behavior
Stay Alert rents and sells the large lighted traffic signs placed on the side of the road that may indicate Left Turn Ahead, Bridge Closed, or Road Closed. They rely on GPS Trackit to track and coordinate 145 trucks and hundreds of those traffic signs on trailers.
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What is GPS fleet tracking?
GPS stands for Global Positioning System. The technology was introduced by the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) exclusively for military operations. Back in the 1970’s, GPS technology was used heavily by the armed forces to navigate using radiofrequency waves. However, a few years later, the DOD decided to open up the technology for civilian usage. At present, the commercial applications of GPS tracking are many. GPS fleet tracking, specifically, enables fleet managers to locate, track, and monitor their fleet of vehicles on a real-time basis.
How does GPS tracking work?
AA GPS antenna is connected to a GPS Trackit unit with a lead wire or plug and play device to the object (vehicle, trailer, or asset) to be tracked. Using the antenna, the GPS Trackit software transmits the trilateral satellite location data to the unit. This unit can detect and process events like hard braking, hard turning, and the crossing of specified speed thresholds. This information is relayed to GPS Trackit’s secure servers, where it is processed and delivered to authorized parties (dispatchers, fleet managers, etc.). This enables authorized users to view events and locate vehicles, trailers, and other assets in real-time (and on any device) with the fleet management dashboard.
What is fleet management software?
Fleet management software provides a solution to easily automate daily operational processes in order to save time and reduce costs. It compiles information from your entire fleet on one screen and generates customized reports that empower your business decisions. If you’d like to know more about GPS Trackit’s fleet management solution, take a look at our Fleet Management section.
How much does fleet management cost?
Finding the right GPS fleet tracking solution that’s the perfect fit for your business can be tough. That’s where GPS Trackit comes in. From award-winning solutions that give you instant ROI to a low monthly price with no contracts, we aim to make fleet management easy. With GPS Trackit, you can get:
- An award-winning fleet management solution package that’s fully scalable to the needs of your business
- A 30-day money-back guarantee
- GPS hardware included in your package
- Live, personalized training and 24/7 expert support
- All for one low monthly price!
Why is GPS Tracking and fleet management important for my business?
Fleet management is a detail-packed job for managers and drivers alike. It’s crucial to log data such as hours, fuel used, and job progress throughout the day, every day. However, keeping track of all these details can suck up valuable time and money.
This is why fleet management software is so useful. With the right system, managers can know where their fleet is at all times. They can easily learn more about each vehicle’s location and fuel use at a moment’s notice, even tracking driving habits like speeding and harsh braking as well. Drivers can also rest easy knowing that their data is automatically logged.
How can I get my drivers to support using GPS tracking and fleet management in my business?
Although at first fleet management software was viewed as a “Big Brother” style intrusion into the lives of drivers, it has now become the industry standard and something most drivers will be used to. Using GPS tracking and fleet management software increases safety, allows for incentivizing great drivers, and increases visibility for both drivers and back-office staff.
Can GPS tracking and fleet management save my business money?
solutions often pay for themselves within 30 days. Fleet tracking and video monitoring solutions are proven to cut labor costs, increase MPG, decrease fuel waste, improve productivity, reduce accident risks, improve driver behaviors and much more. Click here to learn more about savings with fleet management.