Overcome all your fleet hurdles with a GPS tracker

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Fleet owners are frequently reinvesting their income back into their business to ensure that operations run smoothly and they grow quickly. Logistics companies have realised that an investment in the GPS tracking device market is of great use to ensure smooth operation of their fleets along with increased profitability of their business. Logistics businesses have many hurdles, and GPS tracking devices have helped hugely managers and fleet owners to overcome these hurdles.

Increased fuel prices
Fuel prices are surging across the world, and logistics business activities are wholly dependent on the usage of fuel. Every increase in fuel prices contributes towards the increase in the operating cost of their business. Different seasons indicate that more travellers are on the road and there will be increased demand for petrol or diesel. And if your company is already facing increased fuel prices, then you will be surprised to know how much GPS trackers can contribute towards your savings. With the use of a GPS tracker, fleet managers can ensure that dispatchers can plan out a more effective route for their drivers. And once the precise route is worked out it will reduce the mileage driven and will decrease the expenses of the fuel in a significant manner.

Unanticipated vehicle breakdown
Deterioration of the vehicle over a period is inevitable, still fleet managers can take steps to mitigate the chances of unanticipated vehicle breakdown. With the help of GPS tracking devices, the managers can handle the routine maintenance activities in an effective manner. They can make use of the maintenance reminder alert feature of the tracking device to eliminate the chances of neglecting the maintenance requirement of the vehicle. It will also allow the fleet drivers to overcome the situation of vehicle breakdown during their deliveries.

Control overtime payouts
There is the driver who takes advantage of the workday by stretching out his work with the intent to work less and earn more. And the reason for this is a lack of accountability among the drivers. Further manual worksheets filled with the details of the number of hours worked has no support leading to over calculation of the number of hours worked which in turn leads to increased overtime payout. GPS tracker mitigates the chance of such events happening as the device records the start and stop time of the vehicle with utmost accuracy and records are available for seeing for over 90 days. The device can be of great use to save money on overtime.

It is the job of the fleet manager to ensure the success of the business to fleet owners. But if managers are working in an unsystematic manner it will only lead to increased cost and a chaotic atmosphere. So to reduce the cost and establish a positive atmosphere it is imperative to use a GPS tracker, you will encounter fewer problems and if there is any problem the device will allow you to resolve them easily and quickly.

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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