Fleet GPS tracking has become an essential part of fleet business in the past decade and it cannot be avoided by any manger or owner if they want to thrive in the fleet business.
Fleet GPS tracking allows the owner to keep a tight eye on its fleet and on every vehicle that has gone on the fieldwork. It helps to maintain the security of the vehicle, security of the products and goods that it is carrying and that of the driver.
From the start fleet business has seen the illegal or undesired use of the vehicles and many have tried their best to avoid it. But the introduction of tracking technology proved to be life savior. Tracking technologies like GPS (Global Positioning System) and GLONASS (Global Navigation Satellite System) have become friends of the manager and owner in their quest of making their fleet secure.
They give real time update to the distant sitting manger using the radio signals that are emitted by the satellites. Also to narrow down the search it also uses the signal emitted by the nearby tower of the vehicles that gives an exact position of the vehicle and a detailed picture of the surrounding. It helps the manager to know where exactly are their vehicles, which route are they going in. is their any deviation forms the original planned route. Tracking technologies also keep record of the halts made by the vehicles and how long the halts were made, speed with which fleet is traveling and the fuel usage of the vehicle.
As the driver knows he is being watched, he try to work on or before time and hence the idling time is reduced, this helps in checking the overtime and reduces the fuel usage> ultimately the overall operational cost is cut short. The customer also receives the goods on time and they get satisfied with the service.
Tracking technology like GPS also store all these data in the system, this helps the manager in keeping the record. A manger has to maintain the record of the driver, vehicle, task that have been completed, that has to be completed and that are running. This can easily be done as the tracking technology store all these data in the system. Moreover these technologies also alert the manager about the right time of servicing a vehicle.
Fleet GPS tracking system, technologies and software must be used by the owner and manger of the fleet to prosper in the business.
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