As a fleet-based business owner, operator or manager you are faced with the challenge of monitoring and tracking not only vehicles, but drivers as well. You can’t be with all your drivers on all their trips, so you rely on limited information to make very important decisions. The daily decisions you make have a direct impact on the business’s bottom line. Using the EZ Fleet GPS Tracking System you can avoid the biggest mistakes, listed below, made in fleet management.
The weather is finally starting to get warmer and the sun is shining longer. That means the grass will need mowing and the hedges will need trimming. As we move into Spring more landscape companies are out on the road.
Your company can save a lot of money by developing a safe driving program combined with GPS tracking. One accident can bring about many costs and hardship due to property loss, payment for damages, legal fees and time away from work for any employees injured in the accident. The Network of Employers for Traffic Safety found that traffic crashes cost employers $47.4 billion a year.
Many companies still rely on white boards to track the upcoming maintenance reminders related to the vehicles in their fleet. Or they have a separate system or location that monitors maintenance. Or maybe they rely on drivers to report the mileage on the vehicle. With EZ Fleet GPS Tracking you can monitor your fleet and associated reminders all in one place, completely automated!
There’s a lot that goes into running a business smoothly and efficiently. GPS Tracking can help you better manage your day to day activities giving you extra time to focus on the bigger picture. Here’s just some of the ways to increase efficiency:
Not only do you spend a lot of money on your assets, but you rely on your equipment and assets to successfully complete a job. The sad truth is that vehicles, equipment and assets are stolen every day. In 2016, a vehicle was stolen every 45 minutes. Read more here about theft mitigation and recovery for your vehicles.
Many companies have implemented Electronic Driver Logging (ELD) systems in compliance with the Federal mandate of December 2017. But any still haven’t. A non-scientific poll of Overdrive readers revealed that one third remained unsure about their response to the mandate. And based on our ELD sales volumes in January, 2018 so far, it is clear that some companies still haven’t taken the plunge. We understand, ELD is a compliance requirement and while there are some benefits to both the driver and the company, most owners and fleet managers see ELD as a cost of doing business rather than something that will help the bottom line.
At the 2018 Consumer Electronics show in Las Vegas, the big US Carriers spent a lot of time trying to be more eager than the others in terms of their plans to deploy 5G, the next major evolution of wireless infrastructure. For those of you who are keeping track, after spending millions on 4G and seeing their average revenue per user (ARPU) actually drop, there was talk not so long ago of 5G roll-outs not starting until 2020. But here we are in 2018 and the carriers now seem to be in a race to deploy.
Many companies that buy GPS Tracking Solutions provide a service such as installation, maintenance or repair. We've all been customers of these types of services and we all have experience the 8 hour service window or waiting in frustration when the service technician is late, without any update or notice.