Firstly, which companies would benefit most from fleet tracking? GPS fleet tracking is becoming more and more common in many companies in the world today. This is because tracking is very beneficial to any company that owns a fleet of vehicles.
However, there are companies that enjoy the most benefits of GPS fleet tracking. These are the companies whose operation depends hugely on transportation. They include;
- Companies that provide transportation services.
- Companies that depend on raw materials obtained from a different location.
To these companies, GPS fleet tracking is one of the most essential pillars of operation. Fleet tracking benefits these companies in the following ways;
1. Helps to reduce insurance cost
These companies usually pay huge sums of cash to insurance companies as premium for their large fleet of vehicles every month. When a company installs GPS tracking devices in its vehicles, insurance companies give discounts on premiums. Therefore, by equipping all vehicles with GPS tacking devices, the companies tremendously reduce the insurance premiums that they pay every month.
2. Helps them to locate their vehicles at any given time
Being able to know the location of vehicles at all times helps a transportation company to communicate more effectively with its drivers and customer. By seeing the location of all company vehicles on a map, the company can be able to tell its customers the exact time they should expect the good being transported to them to arrive. A company can also monitor driver activities to ensure that none of the company’s vehicles is used for anything else other than the companies business.
Companies that depend on raw materials from a different location can use GPS fleet tracking to plan activities. Production schedules can be planned accurately since that location of raw material in transit at any given time is known. Vehicles ferrying goods cannot delay on the road without a good reason. This has helped many such companies to operate more efficiently.
3. Helps to minimize operating expenses
Installation of tracking devices has helped these companies reduce their overhead cost. This is because it helps to eliminate excess consumption of fuel, unauthorized vehicle usage and unnecessary overtime expenses. The GPS system allows the companies to watch the activities of drivers more closely. Supervisors are notified immediately when a driver engages in anything that is not part of what is expected by the company.
4. GPS fleet tracking has helped to improve safety
The safety of both driver and goods on transit has been greatly improved by fleet tracking. When drivers run into problems the company will know within a shot time and communicate the problem to the authorities. This way, the drivers can get the help they need when they are in trouble. If there is a problem with a vehicle, another vehicle can be sent immediately to the exact location of the vehicle that has problems. This has helped to minimize delays that can eat up the profits up these companies.
5. Has helped these companies to manage maintenance
Fleet tracking system can create alerts based on mileage, engine use or time. This helps to develop an advanced vehicle maintenance schedule. Vehicles that are properly maintained and serviced will rarely develop mechanical problems that can delay the movement of goods.
6. Has helped companies earn the trust of customers
GPS fleet tracking has enable transportation companies to earn the trust of their customers. This is because a company that has GPS tracking systems on its vehicles is able to tell a customer the specific location of goods being transported at any given time. Also, a customer whose goods are being transported can know when his goods are going to reach the desired destination. A fleet tracking system also helps to make customers feel that their goods are safe since they know they are closely being monitored on a map.
Fleet tracking also helps companies that depend on raw materials transported from elsewhere establish a good relationship with their customers. This is because by monitoring the location of raw materials and analyzing the processing speed, these companies can accurately tell their customers when they should expect the products they want to be ready.
These two groups of companies are the ones that get the most out of GPS fleet tracking systems. However, as previously stated, any company that owns a fairly large fleet of vehicles can also benefit a lot from GPS tracking systems.
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