Vehicle tracking systems are popular among businesses that operate using fleets of vehicles for many reasons. One such reason is that it inevitably gives employers more control over outward business and more eyes when it comes to checking the progress and work ethic of employees travelling between places of business. With multiple vehicles spread across the country or even abroad, it is difficult for employers to conceive an overview of all business operations that isn’t a list of destinations.
With fuel costs at an all-time high, the issue of fuel theft is an ever increasing problem, costing the logistics and commercial industry millions of pounds a year. The scale of the problem ranges from one-off targeted siphoning to employees taking small amounts each time they re-fill, but both resulting in major losses to companies over time.
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Every kind of business can benefit through the use of powerful GPS configured systems dedicated to vehicle tracking. Whether a company has one car or a fleet of a hundred, it makes absolute sense to be constantly aware of exactly where each and every vehicle is on the map. This knowledge means communications with clients can be correctly organised to inform and update on likely arrival and completion times. This degree of organisational ability can do wonders for inspiring confidence in management staff and the company itself. It stands to reason that the communication of a vehicle's location between company and client is integral to keeping an assignment firmly on track.
Mobile phone tracking undoubtedly offers many benefits to businesses. All astute managers want their investments to deliver a tangible return, and to see some bang for their buck. Mobile tracking is a relatively new technology that has had an incredibly positive influence on the logistics industry. It delivers ROI in several key ways:
The VeriLocation team finished on a high last week after this year’s successful CV Show. The popularity of our stand demonstrated that the need for telematics in this industry is still a top priority for most Transport Managers, with the issues of rising fuel costs and driver safety at the forefront of everyone's minds.
Employing a high quality, reliable vehicle tracking system can greatly improve the performance of your vehicle fleet, optimising your business and increasing profits. Those that still do not employ such technologies are finding themselves at a disadvantage, with their competitors being able to improve performance, increase customer satisfaction and boost profits. For those still uncertain as to the benefits of tracking here are four ways such systems can greatly improve the efficiency of your business:
It's easy to underestimate the potential a GPS tracker has to improve the culture of a business. Every organisation needs excellent levels of communication if it is to achieve maximum efficiency. This requirement is even more important if workers are geographically separated from each other. Without good communication, employees are likely to pull in different directions, causing inefficiency and resentment to grow. In a delivery or haulage company, the slightest inefficiency in communication – such as being unable to inform a driver that a delivery has been cancelled – can quickly lead to an expensive waste of time, fuel and energy.
Here at VeriLocation, we're getting ready for this year's Commercial Vehicle Show next month. Held at the NEC in Birmingham from the 9th - 11th April, the show is one of the most productive sourcing and selling opportunities for the UK road freight transport and logistics industry.