The benefits of vehicle tracking systems are many. Everyone from individual consumers to the managers of massive fleets of commercial vehicles stands to profit through the use of this technology in their motorized assets. Ordinarily, a vehicle GPS tracking system consists of a device used to track the vehicle, and a central server with software that allows a terminal user to keep track of the vehicle, or vehicles of concern. They tend to send updates to the server about every ten to fifteen minutes, but more advanced models can deliver ever more frequent updates depending on the client’s needs.
These systems will reduce the running cost of any vehicle to which they are applied by targeting fuel waste through speeding and off-route navigation. Another benefit is that applying these metrics in these ways will often result in lower insurance premiums. You may need to build up a driving history based on optimized routing and lower mileage and present this information to your insurance provider- but chances are they will honor the results. Some insurance providers will offer as much as 30% lower premiums to those who use their GPS systems in this way.
Automatic mileage reminders enable users to reduce time and money spent on maintenance. These same alerts can be used to prompt regular preventative vehicle maintenance- which is the best way to keep overall vehicle maintenance costs to a minimum while promoting the optimal operational condition of your vehicles.
The productivity of workers can be greatly improved through the use of a vehicle GPS tracking system. This has been shown to be especially true in the case of large fleets of commercial vehicles, but it also applies to small and medium-sized businesses and anyone who drives for a living or uses their vehicle for work related purposes. You will be able to respond to your customer’s needs more effectively, make sales meetings without delay, and utilize optimized routing for long delivery trips or extended travel.
Fleet managers can use GPS data to discover which drivers are most efficient and reward them accordingly. This is a great way to set up a competitive and fun culture of driving efficiency within any company with a large team of drivers. These systems will also lower the costs of regular communication as drivers and dispatchers no longer have to use telephone calls to relay location information. In this way, it also saves a great amount of time and annoyance.
GPS systems offer a plethora of relevant information that can be used on the fly to make all kinds of decisions such as route planning decisions, customer contact options, and how to respond to temporary detours. If you’re an administrator, possibly the best feature of GPS tracking is the sharp reduction in paperwork that you have to do every day. This is because much of what must be logged is recorded automatically.