Only a few years ago anyone who wanted to go to a particular location first reached for a map to help them get there. Today paper maps have almost gone the way of button hooks and buggy whips with GPS practically leading us by the hand to our destination. Fortunately, GPS has had an impact far above initial predictions. One of the most important applications of GPS technology is fleet tracking that allows owners and managers to track exactly where their equipment is at any time and in real time. This equipment might include trucks, cars, earth moving equipment and practically any other type of mobile resource. The uses of gps fleet tracking are numerous.
GPS Systems Track Equipment of All Sorts
Around the world, literally thousands of fleet owners are keeping track of where there equipment is by using GPS tracking equipment. This is an obvious big leg up for businesses, both large and small, and well as any other industry where knowing where vehicles and equipment are at any time is critical to mission success. GPS tracking also helps businesses recover stolen equipment as this article demonstrates.
Imagine being able to know exactly where all of your assets are at any time. Not only that, but GPS fleet tracking will allow you to keep careful track of how long vehicles have been at given locations at any time. This is important knowledge when controlling costs and keeping track of labor and other costs. GPS fleet tracking also allows you to keep more accurate records on fleet maintenance, not just as a whole but individually so that maintenance and other issues are addressed before problems occur.
GPS Fleet Tracking Doesn’t Cost, It Pays
GPS fleet tracking technology will also allow you to keep more accurate track of labor costs, fuel and maintenance costs, enhance customer service, and reduce incidence of unauthorized vehicle use. This is in addition to the insights it offers as noted above as many GPS systems can offer information on expenses both directly and indirectly.
Perhaps best of all, the implementation of a GPS fleet tracking system is easier and much more economical than most people believe. Installation of fleet tracking equipment is quick and easy, while software used on computers to track equipment is easy to install. Finally, training is often provided by manufacture representatives to get your staff up and running effectively in no time. But the most important thing is that you will finally have a level of control over your fleet that you thought would never be possible.
This article was written by Rory Deegan at Fleetcare, one of Australia’s largest independent fleet management and novated leasing companies. You can find Rory on Google+ as well.