An All-in-One Solution for Your HVAC 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.
How can HVAC companies improve their business results from telematics systems?
● Improving customer service with accurate ETAs
● Enhancing productivity with technicians that stay on task
● Verifying technician performance at job sites
● Reducing operating costs and waste (including fuel)
● Implementing a preventive maintenance schedule
● Improving safe driving
While HVAC companies have been using these approaches over at least the past decade, these field service businesses have more recently more rapidly adopted video telematics to better manage risky driving and protect themselves from so-called “nuclear” jury verdicts against them.
Video telematics systems add an additional layer of defense to your risk management plan because they provide context around risky driving and help provide bulletproof evidence of who’s at fault during a collision. Studies have shown that passenger vehicles are at fault about 80% of the time during truck accidents.
The Importance of Gathering Data
Telematics systems provide a tremendous amount of operational data, so it’s important to gain clarity around what you’ll collect and how you’ll manage it.
Telematics devices typically collect three kinds of data – vehicle location, diagnostics such as engine idling or maintenance alerts, and driver behavior such as speeding via sensors or video cameras.
Pro tip: Set KPI metrics so you can track improvement around specific goals.
Data that provides locational awareness keeps technicians on route to their job sites and reduces inappropriate use such as taking vehicles to out-of-policy locations, moonlighting for ride-hailing, running personal errands, or parking in dangerous neighborhoods.
Diagnostic and other engine data helps fleet managers set up and follow a preventive maintenance schedule, and deal with maintenance issues before a catastrophic system failure. This data can also be used to reduce excessive idling and other fuel-wasting behaviors.
For twenty-four years, Bill Rodgers has managed the Service Source fleet, providing custodial and maintenance services for local businesses, government entities, and non-profits. Service Source serves more than 25,000 individuals with disabilities nationwide through employment, training, and housing.
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Stay Alert Changes Driver Behavior
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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.