Equip your snowplows with GPS tracking for easier management

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Every winter has something great to offer you like happy holidays, ice, snow and varying degrees. So we all need to be set to welcome winter, all our warm jackets, ski pants and other woollens need to be taken out of storage cupboard to ensure you are kept warm throughout the winter. But have you checked how prepared your vehicles are to welcome winter, it is imperative? As there are countries and cities across the world that are adversely affected by snow, ice and low temperatures. Having a GPS device is a great way to prepare for the winter months.

Manage snowplow efficiently
You have to be extra cautious and careful while managing the plowing operations. Plowing operations usually contribute to time wasted, fuel and other resources. And if you are taking a longer route because roads are being plowed or salt is being spread, it may lead to dangerous piling of ice and snow; which in turn may cause accidents and road blockages for commuters. So it becomes imperative to know where all plowing is required and the road that is worst affected. And here comes the use of GPS tracking device, that can help you in salt spreading or snowplowing while keeping you efficient.
You can use the tracking device to know which street was serviced when. Further more, you can make anorganised plan and can avoid re-plowing the same road again and again and you can focus on the areas where resources are needed most.

Control the disaster and your assets simultaneously
Mishaps happen but can be averted too. Your vehicle’s engine may seize up due to prolonged exposure to snow or cold, or it may be that the driver hits an obstacle that was snow covered or not visible due to snow and there are huge chances that tyres may burst. The reason could be any, but your plow and driver are the ones who are stranded. GPS trackers allows the fleet managers to figure out the last location of drivers and snowplows quickly. And they are in a capacity of sending help at the earliest convenience; that can mitigate the chances of illness or injury from cold.

Track to avert time wasting
Efficiency is something that can’t be guaranteed; you can’t expect each of your drivers to make the best use of their time behind the wheel. A great amount of fuel, time and rock salt is wasted during plowing operations, just because of unofficial trips and wasteful or negligent driving. GPS tracking devices can be used to overcome and avert such wastage by tracking their on-site activities. The device can be used by the manager to get a log of areas travelled by snowplows, braking and acceleration habits, the idle time of the engine and other time wasting activities. It allows management to figure out drivers involved in time wasting activities easily and correct their behaviour quickly.

Help your business to overcome the snow blues efficiently this winter by using GPS trackers in your snowplows. These are a few of the advantages there is a lot more that tracking devices can offer.

Scott Hayden
Scott Hayden is the Director and of Trackmatic ™ vehicle tracking. He has over 10 years in the industry and works not only runs one of the most successful tracking companies in Europe but also is a consultant in Telematics. Scott lives in Wexford with his wife lynn and there 4 dogs. He is a keen cyclist and runner and is passionate about customer service and technology.

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