GPS Vehicle tracking – not just vehicles on maps
by Fiona Taylor
What is GPS vehicle tracking?
When you hear the words GPS vehicle tracking what do you think about?
- vehicles on maps
- maybe a sat nav giving directions
- big brother watching you
Most people when thinking about GPS vehicle tracking don’t think about all of the features that will actually help build your business, and make your more efficient and therefore more profitable.
How will GPS vehicle tracking help you?
Having GPS vehicle tracking fitted to your fleet will allow you a greater insight to exactly how and when your vehicles are used. Vehicle tracking software will give you in-depth reports and data about how your business is working.
When you log into your gps vehicle tracking software you will see exactly where your vehicles are on a map screen.
The live screen will give you so much more information though. Not only will you see where they are, but it will crucially tell you whether they are driving or not. If they are not driving, are they parked up, or are they idling with your fuel still being used?
Are the vehicles moving when you expect them to be parked up? The gps vehicle tracking software now allows you to see vehicles that are being used privately.
Private usage is not always a bad thing – maybe your drivers pay for their private usage, and in this case a privacy button may be useful. In other cases though it is important that you are aware of any private mileage, especially if it is without your consent, as this is using your fuel and is a direct cost to your business.
What else can you see on your gps vehicle tracking system?
Other useful bits of information include when your vehicle arrive and leave site. You can even get a report to show you which vehicles were on site with specific customers. You can see the dates and times making your invoicing for time on site much simpler.
How heavy footed are your drivers? Using the driver behaviour data you can see any harsh braking and harsh accelerating incidents. Getting these under control will reduce your maintenance bills.
How helpful is gps vehicle tracking?
More than just vehicles on maps, a gps vehicle tracking system will give you the tools to grow your business. The more information you have, the better prepared you are to make improvements, become more efficient, and ultimately more profitable.
If you would like to know how the Satmo GPS vehicle tracking system can help you then please call one of the team on 01274 587748 and we will be more than happy to help.