Managing a successful fleet is a full-time job — from supervising drivers on the road to ensuring customer service needs are being met behind the scenes, anything other than absolute efficiency in your operation is unproductive and can take a significant toll on your bottom line.
Global Positioning System (GPS) tracking has been adopted by top fleets around the world to help managers achieve enhanced visibility into their operation and meet rising customer expectations while keeping costs low.
With an average fleet wasting between 5% to 10% of its annual budgeted dollars, GPS technology can eliminate costs contributing to fleet waste, including unnecessary route detours and excess fuel usage.
Let’s look at a few ways you can use GPS technology to help your business reach its goals:
Protect your assets
Installing a GPS tracking device in your vehicles enables back-office personnel to monitor its location at a glance — even if it is stolen. By knowing the exact location of your assets, companies can report stolen vehicles or cargo to police teams and expedite the recovery process, saving time and money.
Grow trust between drivers in the back office
Drivers are a transportation company’s most important asset — without them, your operation would crumble. A GPS solution allows you to track their status and location in near-real time to optimize routes and productivity, track arrival and departure times, and identify and correct risky driving behaviours.
Improve customer service
With today’s customers influenced by the Amazon Effect, their delivery expectations are significantly raised. Companies, in response, need to provide customers with up-to-the-second updates on their order status and location. And a GPS solution does just that! Track vehicles to reduce “Where’s my order” phone calls from customers and let drivers focus on the road.
Cut costs and improve ROI
Implementing a GPS in your fleet is an investment. However, the long-term savings can quickly add up. For example, GPS tracking can help reduce mileage for local fleets by as many as 25 miles per week, per vehicle. This reduction of mileage also lowers driver overtime rates, which average about $30 an hour. Reduce fuel usage, idling, and lengthy routes with a GPS solution.
Visit our website to learn how Omnitracs Fleet GPS tracking can help you monitor your assets anywhere, anytime.