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:
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.
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.
According to the FBI, there were 765,484 vehicle thefts in 2016. That works out to 237 thefts per 100,000 inhabitants resulting in $5.9 billion in losses. For locally stolen motor vehicles, only 42% were ever recovered and those that were recovered were often damaged. Fleet owners can avoid tremendous losses in terms of assets and lost productivity if thefts can be identified quickly and the vehicle recovered before being damaged. Of course, if the theft can be avoided completely, the savings are massive.
We talk a lot about how GPS tracking increases productivity generally because the people who are thinking of purchasing a system want to know how the initial investment can save them money. So, we spend a lot of time explaining how a GPS tracking system can pay for itself in as little as one month of use through improved productivity, reduced fuel costs and lower insurance rates. But, there are also driver safety impacts that are important.
GPS Fleet Tracking solutions have become very popular since the return on investment is immediate and persistent. Often companies report paying for the full cost of the system in the very first month of use. Depending on the industry, it might take a few months to recover the cost but there are few solutions that deliver benefits so quickly.