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!
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.
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 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.
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.