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16 Ways GPS Tracking Can Boost Your Fleet's Productivity
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By: Arlette Measures
A Quick Guide to GPS Fleet Tracking Services

GPS tracking technology is quickly becoming a vital part of operations for any business-large or small- that regularly uses several vehicles, whether to transport people, deliver supplies or provide services. If your company uses multiple vehicles in its daily operations, a GPS tracking system can offer some real advantages.

Fleet tracking uses GPS technology to identify, locate and maintain contact with one or more company vehicles in real time. This guide will provide you with an overview of GPS tracking systems and help you to find the best vendor for your business.

Key Benefits of GPS Tracking Services

A study by the Aberdeen Group, Improving Productivity and Profitability through Service fleet management focused on ways in which fleet management affects both small and large businesses. The report listed chief reasons participants had chosen to increase efficiency by implementing fleet tracking technology.

Enhancing the customer experience through improved response times was cited as a top priority by 73 percent of the respondents.

Other reasons included:

Reduce service response times (57 percent)

Reduce fleet related operating costs (46 percent)

Increase service related productivity (41percent)


Extend life of service vehicles (16 percent)


Knowing where your drivers are at all times enables you to meet customer needs more efficiently. Companies that carry out services such as mobile repair or maintenance must be able to plan an effective schedule for their field workers.

GPS fleet tracking enables companies to quickly locate and dispatch the nearest employee to fulfill customer requests for service as quickly as possible.

Instant access to the location history of vehicles can help you to plan routes more economically and make adjustments as needed due to traffic variances, road conditions and other factors.

GPS technology allows field sales professionals to pinpoint their destinations in real time. When traveling in unfamiliar areas, sales agents can easily locate their prospects, get directions and schedule last-minute appointments.

A GPS tracking solution can also protect your company against employee fraud in terms of over-reported work hours. One company, after installing a GPS tracking system, discovered that some workers had been regularly claiming 1 to 2 more hours per day than they actually worked. Others habitually neglected to stop at some of the businesses on their route.


Another company discovered more than 120 hours of falsely reported overtime in a single week. Businesses have reported a return on their investment in GPS tracking solutions within as little as two weeks after resolving such discrepancies.

A GPS tracking system can save your company money in several ways:

Operating Costs – By monitoring activities like speeding or excessive idling you can not only save fuel, but reduce damage done to the engine, brakes and tires. This will also reduce your fleet’s gas emissions, keeping your company green.

Reducing Fuel and Maintenance Costs – The average operating cost per vehicle is about $1.50 per mile. A company can reduce at least 25 miles per week for each vehicle with a GPS fleet tracking system.

Increasing Efficiency – On average, each vehicle could complete at least one extra stop, job, or delivery per day by using a web based GPS fleet management system.

Reducing Delays – and time spent at unauthorized locations. With fleet tracking software you can easily establish a custom notification system for events like a driver going outside of a designated area, speeding or staying idle for too long.

Reducing Insurance Rates by up to 35% – Many insurance companies offer discounted premiums for vehicles that have real-time GPS systems.

Risk Avoidance – A GPS tracking system will help eliminate any liability for unauthorized vehicle usage.


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