Real-Time GPS Vehicle Tracking technology, also known as GPS Fleet Management, has grown at a very fast pace during the past 10 years. TSO Mobile has been in the industry for over 13 years and can give true testimony of how fast this growth has been and how every day this technology becomes more and more important for businesses with fleets of vehicles wanting to reduce costs, monitor drivers and improve operations.
At the beginning it was all about only tracking their fleets. Currently the situation has changed. Fleet owners and dispatchers now expect much more from their GPS Vehicle Tracking and Fleet Management System. Being able to manage and monitor work orders, routes and having in-cabin driver communication solutions, are some of the top features that are redefining GPS Fleet Tracking. Mere vehicle tracking is not enough anymore!
Businesses with fleets of vehicles are constantly looking to reduce costs and enhance their operations through a solid system with strong and reliable hardware for wireless communication. Unfortunately, many businesses are unaware of how to get the most out of their investment in order to see a clear return on investment and improvement in their operations.
Alerts and Reports
Even though GPS Vehicle Tracking is the most important part and foundation of a Fleet Management System, it all comes down to how the data is presented. Alerts notify fleet managers, dispatchers or anybody else, when specific activity such as speeding or unauthorized use occur. On the other hand, reports contain detailed historical information about any type of activity and they can be accessed or exported at any time. Your needs may vary depending on the situation. Sometimes you may use one more than the other, but at the end a combination of both gives you total control over your fleet.
Alerts are preferred by some because they require a one-time configuration and they are ready to go! Once you have set them and connected them to specific vehicle activity, they will trigger notifications in the form of emails, text messages and even voice messages, all in real-time. For example, you can set the speed limit of a specific vehicle in your fleet to be 65 mph and tell the system to send you a text message to your phone number whenever this vehicle exceeds this speed limit. The same process can be applied to receive alerts about fuel levels, idling, unauthorized use, places visited and even to let you know about due maintenance schedules.
On the other hand, reports turn out to be the most valuable feature due to the fact that they will provide you with historical information about any vehicle activity, and you can access them or export them at any point in time. Reports such as detailed vehicle activity, fuel consumption, customers visited, idling times, time sheet report, will serve to review historical trends and analyze data so you can know in detail about your operations performance.
Benefits vs. Investment
The perfect investment is the one which you can get the most benefits out of. GPS Vehicle Tracking and Fleet Management is one investment that will clearly do this for you.
A reliable Fleet Management System will help you (isn't this worth the investment?):
• Increase productivity.
• Reduce operation costs.
• Save money on fuel.
• Control work hours.
• Improve customer service.
• Reduce insurance costs.
• Increase security.
• Improve dispatching.
Should you invest in GPS Vehicle Tracking?
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