If you operate a fleet-based business, live GPS tracking should be an important consideration for managing your vehicles. If you are still considering whether your company actually needs this technology, keep reading to find out the benefits of live, real time GPS tracking.
Pinpoint Accuracy in Scheduling
The ability to locate every vehicle in your fleet in real time allows you to make highly accurate scheduling decisions based on the location of the customer, and the closest fleet vehicle. This will provide increased customer satisfaction, and eliminate unnecessary wait times between deliveries.
Improved Vehicle Use
When you can track where every vehicle is located in your fleet, it allows you to determine any drivers that are not using vehicles in an authorized manner. GPS tracking also allows you to minimize idle vehicle time by pinpointing which driver has completed runs, and which ones have not. This allows you to better utilize operating vehicles, without relying on word from the driver.
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Email alerts subject line changes, short & descriptive
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‘Hours plied’ field on Daily Summary Report
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Bug fixes & changes in fuel report.
Were you promised the moon with GPS tracking, but found it just didn’t deliver? Many business feel like they are not getting the Return On Investment (ROI) that they were told would come with investing in GPS tracking for their fleet. If you are frustrated with the lackluster benefits you are getting from your GPS fleet tracking, then there is another option that really can deliver maximum benefit from your GPS system.
Fleet Automation Provides The Missing Piece
If you’ve ever stood patiently waiting to catch the bus, only to have the bus running 20, 30, or worse yet…45 minutes behind schedule, then you know what a hassle this is.
This is particularly frustrating when you’ve rushed to get to the bus stop on-time, in a hurry to get somewhere, or the weather is just so terrible while waiting for the bus in the presence of Mother Nature. Not only is this an inconvenience and hassle for bus riders, but it’s also not good for the bus company itself. This is bad business and it’s avoidable with realtime GPS tracking.
Other Problems Bus Companies Have to Deal With
When a bus is running behind schedule, this puts connecting buses behind in schedule, and before you know it the entire fleet could be running behind because of one or two drivers. Things happen – it’s not always the driver’s fault. Traffic could be backed up. The driver may have had to help a disabled bus rider onto the bus. There could be road work or an accident ahead. The cause could be anything.
Real-Time Tracking Encourages Buses to Be On-Time
However, with that said, with realtime GPS tracking, bus companies are able to keep track of drivers and fleets in real time. This saves invaluable time and revenue. It’s good business to be “on-time” as much as possible and when you use realtime GPS tracking for your fleets you stand a greater chance of achieving this.
When drivers run their buses on a real-time schedule this encourages more “on-time” activity. It also provides peace of mind to those standing in the heat, wind, rain, or cold waiting for the bus that the bus will be on-time and their wait won’t be long.
It’s bad business to be late for anything. Running late could lead to loss of revenue and bus riders who may opt to use other forms of public transportation that will get them to their destination on time.
To learn more about how realtime GPS tracking can benefit your bus company, contact us at AVL View today.
Having real-time GPS tracking is all about having useful information regarding your fleet readily available to you. Not just any data, but data that is timely and accurate. AVLView’s data is refreshed every 5-10 seconds providing each vehicle’s exact position. The display is an easy to use map with arrows showing the route that any chosen vehicle has taken. The screen is auto-refreshed so you can follow your vehicle’s movement hands free. You can also zoom to view a greater detailed map, including street address, along with the current status of your vehicle.