Are your taxis installed with vehicle tracking devices?

Are your taxis installed with vehicle tracking devices?
Mifthas Haris
Aug 20, 2014 | Car tracking

Do Your Taxis Have Vehicle Tracking Devices?Running a taxi cab company is an extremely competitive endeavor. You are constantly trying to keep costs down despite an ever-growing list of expenses because even a small fare hike can cost you big in the realm of public opinion.
 
If you have found yourself struggling to keep your taxi company competitive and your costs low enough to keep operating at your current fares, then you may be interested in Fleet Automation package with Vehicle Tracking Devices.
 
What Is Fleet Automation?
 
Fleet automation is a suite of powerful tools that help you control all aspects of running and maintaining a group of vehicles. It can help you streamline all the day-to-day activities of running your taxis. Some features of fleet automation are:
 
Vehicle Tracking: Top of the line GPS vehicle tracking devices give you real time information on where your taxis are and what routes they are taking.
 
RFID Driver Chips: Know where your drivers are at all times as well with RFID chips that work in conjunction with your fleet automation software.
 
Vehicle Utilization Data: Your Fleet Automation software will use information collected from the GPS trackers and other sources to provide you with reports on how you can more efficiently utilize your fleet.
 
Fleet Cost Tracking: Your Fleet Automation software can be set up to automatically log expenses for all aspects of running your taxi fleet. This will allow you to make better purchasing decisions and easily find areas where you can cut costs.
 
Fuel Forecasting: Your Fleet Automation software can track how much fuel you use in different circumstances and provide you with an ever-adapting forecast of how much fuel your vehicles are going to need. You may not remember your fuel consumption goes up during snowy weather, but your software will.
 
For more information on what fleet automation with vehicle tracking devices can do for your taxi company, contact us today for a personal consultation to develop your package.

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Making teenagers drive responsibly

Making teenagers drive responsibly
Mifthas Haris

Let them know the basic thing that it’s not their right to drive, but a privilege given by parents/guardians. Let them realize, in comes a lot of responsibilities along with the driving privileges they have been given. What responsibilities are we talking about? Obviously, responsibility of their own lives, lives of co-travelers, lives of other motorists, pedestrians, other living beings etc.
 
So, how can you make teenage drivers more responsible? Prepare a list of rules & regulations that your teenagers are supposed to follow; make it clear, concise and straight to the point. Create a set of actions to be taken in case of failures in following the rules; all should be related to driving.
 
For eg: “If you are exceeding 70 km/hr, you will not be allowed to drive for the next 2 weeks”
 
“If you are driving recklessly with frequent jackrabbit starts & sudden brakes, you shall not drive in my absence”
 
“If you took car for long drives without my permission, for the rest of the year, you shall drive only with in the areas I say”
 
It’s always advisable to let them follow the rules rather than passing heated arguments and shouting at them like “You are not going to drive my car till I permit you again” or “You are going to kill yourself at this speed”. Through a mutually agreed contract, you can keep them in track and ensure their safety; for none else, but your peace of mind.
 
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