By making use of a vehicle tracking device, you will always know where your vehicles are if you run a business and have drivers out on the road, and it is also a safety precaution. Should your car get stolen, you will be able to track it and know exactly where the thieves are heading; they won’t be able to get away. It will also assist you in ensuring that your employees are where they are supposed to be at certain times, and all these small factors contribute to a successful business. A vehicle tracking device should also be installed in the cars of your children so when they go out and aren’t home when they should be, you can see where they are, but make sure to let them know of the device in their car to avoid unnecessary conflicts that will arise should you do it secretly.
GPS Tracking Systems
If your business offers delivery services to customers, by installing vehicle tracking devices in all your delivery vehicles you can be precise with difficult customers about delivery times, service location and service duration. With a GPS vehicle tracking system, you will also be able to effectively direct your lost drivers as you can see exactly where they currently are. A pinpointed location on a map is the best way to direct someone when they are lost, instead of trying to visualize where they are when they explain their location to you and directing them out of their situation into a more predictable one.
Saving On Fuel
Sure, you can install GPS devices in the vehicles, but that will only show the driver where to go, it won’t help you, sitting in the office, trying to figure out where they are when they haven’t yet made their delivery and are not answering their phones or radios. Another great benefit of using a vehicle tracking device is that you can make sure your drivers stick to the speed limit in certain areas. Not only will this contribute to their safety, but it has been directly proven that sticking to the speed limit relates to fuel consumption, therefore you should see your monthly fuel bill come down slightly.
Reduced Insurance Premiums
You will also more than likely have the advantage of reduced insurance premiums if you have a tracking device in your car. Time sheets will be more accurate, and the order of your business will be stricter, which results in total control and effective communication. Also, you will be able to determine just how long it takes an employee to deliver when they stop the vehicle, and therefore you can decide whether their timing is accurate or whether they are spending too much valuable time doing something unimportant. The benefit of this will be that fewer customers will cancel orders and allowances, you will get less returned goods and your sales should go up quite a percentage.
By getting a vehicle tracking device in your vehicles, you will notice the change in business, or feel some of the worry lift off your shoulders when you know where your teenager is at all times while they are out driving.
Manufacturers are evening making backpacks with tracking devices in them now as well. If installing a tracker in your actual car is not something you’re keen on. You could always keep one of those duffle bags with a tracker embedded in the truck for emergencies. The only downside to this is that, should your car get stolen, they could just dump the duffle and you would not be able to locate your car. So just keep this in mind when making your decision.