Why GPS Makes Sense for All Operations

Posted on October 6, 2010 by LCT Staff - Also by this author

Many smaller fleet-based business owners believe that GPS fleet tracking systems are only necessary for larger operations. This could not be further from the truth.

GPS fleet tracking solutions provide valuable information in core business operations and improve the overall management of a fleet of any size at a reasonable cost. GPS fleet tracking systems offer robust monitoring and reporting services that benefit multiple facets of a business operation, far beyond basic fleet management. No matter the size of an operation, a GPS fleet tracking system can be customized to meet the individual needs of any business.


A good GPS tracking solution offers alerts and reporting functionalities that enable you to monitor your drivers’ speeds, routes, time spent idling and more. Having the ability to hold your drivers responsible is essential to running an optimal fleet.


GPS fleet tracking solutions provide detailed labor reports which accurately depict the amount of time a driver is on the clock. Many fleet business owners depend upon their drivers to track their own hours. Unfortunately, when this is the case, drivers often inflate hours and waste time. With Stop Reports and Begin/End of Day Reports, business owners can accurately track each of their drivers’ hours and illuminate wasted time, thus reducing labor costs.


Reports can be pulled to determine exactly how many times a particular location was visited in a given period of time. Also, exact dates and times can be produced in the case of an invoicing dispute. A GPS tracking solution can eliminate the need for time consuming record keeping and invoicing errors.


Maintaining a fleet, whether it includes a handful of trucks or a large operation, is essential to the longevity of each vehicle. Alerts can be set to remind management when vehicles need repairs, helping them to stay on top of their maintenance schedule.

Furthermore, diagnostic hardware can be added to a GPS tracking system, which keeps management apprised of engine or smog problems, saves time, and minimizes the occurrence of roadside problems.

Operators can now take advantage of comprehensive GPS fleet tracking solutions for chauffeured transportation operations of all sizes. No matter the size of an operation, a tracking solution can be customized to meet a company’s individual needs while remaining within budget.

ABOUT: Ryan Driscoll is the marketing manager of GPS Insight, based in Scottsdale, Ariz. He can be reached at [email protected] For more information on GPS Insight, go to GPSINSIGHT.COM.


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