12 Nov, 2012

Why Fleet Tracking Software Is Giving Small Businesses Peace of Mind

12 Nov, 2012

GPS Tracking More and more businesses are starting to use fleet tracking software, and for good reason.  In addition to giving you the capability to improve customer service and be more responsive, fleet tracking helps give you peace of mind.  As a business owner or manager, you know that your fleet is one of your most valuable assets.  Why wouldn’t you want to make a small investment to help protect it?

Fleet tracking software uses GPS technology to communicate between your vehicles and and a computer or mobile device so you can get real-time information about each vehicle in your fleet.  However, tracking a vehicle’s location is not the only reason to use fleet tracking software; you can also benefit from these other features that help protect your investment:

  • Real-time alerts – Receive notifications if a driver speeds or goes outside a pre-determined geographical parameter.  You have the opportunity to intervene right when it happens, or you can reference the event in a report at a later date.
  • Maintenance management – Proper vehicle maintenance is a major component of managing a fleet, and the more vehicles you have, the more difficult it can be to manually track mileage, regular maintenance dates, and engine hours.  Fleet tracking software handles all of it for you.  You can receive an alert when it’s time for an oil change, inspection, or any other type of maintenance.
  • Theft prevention and vehicle recovery – Thieves are less likely to steal a vehicle if they know that it has a GPS tracking system, and even if a vehicle is stolen, you’ll know exactly where to find it.
  • Misuse protection – Drivers will not be tempted to use vehicles for personal use if they know their movements are being tracked.  This not only helps you save fuel money and maximize staff time, but also keeps your vehicles out of inappropriate situations.

All of these benefits combine to give you peace of mind that your valuable assets are protected, your staff is operating efficiently, and you are maximizing revenue.  This protection also comes with another benefit: insurance discounts.  Many insurance providers will give you a reduced rate, from 5-30% percent off, if you implement GPS tracking for your fleet.

How can fleet tracking benefit your business?  Leave a comment and tell us all about it.



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