Fleet tracking comes with a variety of other benefits, including:
More control: GPS tracking gives you more control over routing and helps you plan future routes with features like iTracker’s Map Replay. The map shows the vehicle’s direction with an arrow icon. When you click on an icon, you can see how long a driver was at a location, the vehicle speed, its cardinal direction and the location’s street address.
Mobile apps: Mobile apps empower you to monitor vehicle location and activity in real-time. You can easily monitor information like driving habits, fuel use and speed to detect which fleets are most productive. Apps have also streamlined fleet management, taking care of tasks like mapping that you previously had to do by hand. Because they efficiently store data in a paperless digital format, you’ll be able to clear up space at the office.
Customer service: Accessible digital data facilitates conversation between managers, drivers and customers, so you can provide customers with more accurate arrival times. Plus, GPS tracking’s ability to help you efficiently route drivers will get them to customers efficiently, leading to faster delivery times.
Employee benefits: Fleet tracking systems benefit employees by automating processes like timesheets and safety data that drivers previously had to fill out by hand. Plus, the information in the tracking system is more accurate than manual methods. These systems also help keep drivers safe by identifying dangerous driving habits and maintenance notifications. Fleet tracking systems optimize fleet performance so you can spend more time and resources addressing your drivers.
When selecting a tracker, you’ll want to consider your particular organization’s needs. Factors to consider when choosing a tracker include:
Tracking or updates: You’ll want to determine whether you want real-time tracking or periodic updates. While real-time trackers allow you to keep a closer eye on vehicles with constant updates, periodic trackers send updates once to several times a day.
Assets you need to track: Determining which assets your company needs to track will help you determine what type of tracker to select, as different models are designed for different vehicles and purposes.
Metrics: After deciding which vehicles you’re going to track, you should then determine what information the tracker needs to record. For example, you may want to track driver safety or monitor the temperature of your shipments.
Types of trackers: You’ll want to consider which tracker style will best serve your purposes. A GPS plug-in fleet tracker plugs into an OBDII port to track location and speed. GPS hardwired trackers provide more frequent updates to monitor driver activity and fleet location.
Optimize Fleet Performance With iTracker
Because your fleets are a valuable asset to your company, you’ll want to practice effective fleet management. iTracker’s fleet tracking systems can ensure you’re properly maintaining your fleets to maximize productivity and profits. Our software will scale with your business, with all programming updates and changes done in-house, individualized customer support and access to a customer service site with training materials.
Contact iTracker today to request a free quote and learn how our fleet tracking systems can help you optimize fleet performance!