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GPS Tracking Drastically Cuts Overtime Costs
A 2005 study indicates that the average employee wastes 2.09 hours per day of their employer’s time. If you own a delivery company, service company or limo service, you don’t have to speculate about employee down time if you install a non-intrusive GPS vehicle tracking system into your vehicles.
GPS tracking systems are electronic devices installed in vehicles to enable owners to track a vehicle’s location. By using GPS modules, you can easily and accurately target vehicle locations. Specifically, these systems combine a communications component, such as cellular or satellite transmitters, to communicate the vehicle’s location to a remote user. This information and/or location can then be viewed on electronic maps via the Internet or specialized software.
Corporations with large fleets of vehicles require a vehicle tracking system to determine where each vehicle is at any given time. Along with employee time accountability, vehicle tracking systems are often used for functions like routing, dispatch, onboard information and security. Other applications include monitoring driving behavior and managing mobile workforce overtime with scheduled updates as frequently as once per minute.
Keep Your Drivers Honest!
Ken Sink, owner of My Vehicle WatchDog, is a veteran with more than 20 years of transportation experience, including fleet management of over 800 vehicles. Regarding the benefits of GPS trackers, he said, “I believe employees should be trusted and treated as adults. But, if you’ve ever driven a rental vehicle differently than the car you own, then you understand how an employee may mistreat a company vehicle. Take the speeding employee, for example. Employees, who drive too fast waste your gasoline, wear out your vehicle prematurely and sooner or later, drive up your insurance rates. A GPS vehicle tracking system can alert you when someone exceeds your pre-set speed limit. It’s your vehicle, your fuel and your insurance premium; a tracking system helps you regain control of them.”
Are your vehicles being used after hours or on the weekends? Is an employee using your vehicle to moonlight? Are your vehicles being used for personal errands? You’ll know with certainty if you install a GPS vehicle tracking device in your vehicles.
How do you currently verify overtime claims? Maybe you can verify the work was done, but when? With a GPS tracking system, you can verify when the work was done by cross-checking a vehicle’s location with the time of day it was there.
One of the primary benefits of GPS vehicle tracking systems is that you’ll never have to make another phone call to find out where your employees are—you can simply look on the map displayed on your computer screen. Also, your GPS tracking system will remind you when it's time to rotate tires, change oil or perform other scheduled maintenance on the vehicles in your fleet. And, many insurance companies offer discounts of up to 30% for vehicles protected with GPS tracking systems.
Tracking your employees in the field has never been easier--GPS tracking is a reliable and affordable way to drastically cut overtime costs. Once implemented, you’ll quickly realize the value of keeping GPS vehicle tracking as an integral part of your business operations. After all: time is money—your money.
About the Author: By InSight USA, the industry leader in GPS vehicle tracking systems.