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:
Valentine’s Day means romantic dinners, chocolates and of course flowers. Lots of fresh flower deliveries all across the nation. According to the National Retail Federation, 35% of the projected $19.6 billion dollars spent on Valentine’s day will be spent on flowers. That’s a lot of deliveries! More deliveries occur on Valentine’s Day than any other day throughout the year. With that many deliveries to manage, every florist needs a GPS Tracking solution. Florists + GPS Tracking = Cupid’s Perfect Match!
Erie, Pennsylvania had record breaking snowfall in December 2017 with over 62.9 inches. But they weren’t the only ones affected by the harsh winter we’ve seen so far compared to previous years. Snow and ice on the ground means snow removal companies have their work cut out for them. We’ve talked to several snow removal companies from the Northeast about the benefits they’ve seen with the EZ Fleet GPS Tracking solution.
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.
Can you reduce insurance costs without reducing coverage? The answer is "Yes", with the implementation of a GPS tracking solution.
Employees are a company’s best asset – take care of you employees and they will take care of your customers. In this fast paced world, companies are looking for tools that will make them more productive, and more profitable while reducing costs. Companies with fleets are using GPS tracking solutions to achieve these goals, and provide a world class experience to their customers.