How GPS tracking helps you to improve vehicle’s safety

Posted on Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 By Soorej Warrier

Whether you operate a fleet of taxi cabs, buses, or long haul trucks, live GPS tracking can improve operations by effective routing, monitoring vehicles to prevent straying from the scheduled route, and improving customer service with on-time deliveries. But GPS tracking can also help your business, as well as your drivers, in the event of an emergency. Here’s how.
 
Reroute Drivers to Avoid Bad Weather
 
Whether you blame El Nino or climate change, there’s no debating that weather patterns across the nation are becoming less predictable. Ice and snow shut down parts of the South last winter that hadn’t seen icy road conditions in decades. Sudden storms in the Midwest frequently shut down roadways, and the West has already experienced one significant earthquake event this year. When bad weather hits, live GPS vehicle tracking can help keep your vehicles and the drivers safe from harm. This feature is helpful during hurricane season, tornado season, and during the winter.
 
Avoid Problematic Areas or Roads
 
Are there certain roads your commercial vehicles have to travel on where traffic accident rates are particularly high? Would you like a way to reroute drivers when conditions on these roads are most hazardous? Avoid troublesome areas during rush hour or other hectic times, such as holidays, by using GPS tracking to reroute vehicles during the most dangerous times.
 
Track Vehicles During Emergencies
 
Ordinarily, Ferguson, Missouri is a quiet residential town — but recently the entire city erupted in violence, a situation that lasted over a week. When civil unrest or another catastrophic event hits a certain area or region, live GPS tracking is an excellent way to reroute deliveries and keep drivers on schedule, without having to put the vehicle or the driver in harm’s way.
 
Be Aware of Vehicle Theft Immediately
 
Sometimes, commercial vehicles just vanish. The driver goes into a convenience store to pay for fuel, and returns to find no trace of the truck. Live GPS tracking gives you a way to instantly identify a vehicle that has strayed off its route and helps law enforcement find the truck immediately, improving the odds that your property will be recovered with little or no damage or missing cargo.
 
Do you think your commercial vehicle fleet needs live GPS tracking? Contact us to find out how GPS tracking can improve operations, reduce overhead costs, and streamline the operations of your fleet vehicles.