I don’t need tracking and other excuses
by Fiona Taylor
Vehicle tracking can become an increasingly valuable aid to your fleet management, and can help with cutting your costs and making your business more efficient.
Despite the ease of integrating some vehicle tracking systems, there are still a number of managers and businesses that hold back and don’t have GPS tracking units fitted to their fleet vehicles, or don’t have the software associated with the trackers onto their computers.
Here are some examples of the more common excuses used why mangers shouldn’t get vehicle tracking. If you have found yourself saying one or more of these then you need to reconsider your position. Contact our sales team now and we can help put this right for you.
- “It’s too expensive”
Satmo tailor packages to suit your business, but with solutions from £10.99 a month per vehicle it is a completely affordable addition to your business. One hours overtime saved a month and it has paid for itself.
- “I don’t need vehicle tracking, I trust my drivers”
It is not hard to see why driver sometimes see the introduction of a vehicle tracking system as the managers spying on the drivers like ‘big brother’, but the reality couldn’t be further from this. The back office team don’t have time to spend all day looking at the trackers to see where you are, they have a responsibility to keep you safe.
Vehicle tracking can help the back office team to plan the right route for you, reduce the fuel costs, help with delivery times and increase customer satisfaction by ensuring you arrive safely, on time, and under budget.
- “Vehicle tracking systems are all the same”
There is no question that a tracking system will be a benefit to your business, but saying they are all the same is like saying all the fruit in a greengrocers is the same. Satmo design our software in house so we can tailor it to your specific needs, we don’t make you fit into a system, we design the system to fit into your business.
- “It is too complicated to install and we won’t know how to use it”
No, and no! The vehicle tracking units themselves are fitted by highly trained engineers who can come to a site convenient to you and fit a unit in under 3/4 of an hour. The vehicle tracking software is ready to use – there is no need to install anything on your computer as the Satmo system is web based, so you can access it anywhere that there is a secure web connection.
Full training is available from your after sales team so you should never have a problem using the site.
- “I don’t need a fancy tracking systems, I can use the phone to call my drivers”
Yes, you can. You can call them and they will have to pull over to answer the phone safely. A call to a driver can interrupt his day and will not give you all of the vast amounts of information that a vehicle tracking system can give you.
He can tell you where he is, which route he has taken, what time he set off, but did he? Can you tell you the average speed he travelled at, can he tell you what happened on the third trip he made 2 months ago on Tuesday?
Still think you don’t need tracking? No, I didn’t think so. Give us a call on 01274 587748 and we will be more than happy to sort it out for you.