As fuel prices rise, more business owners and managers with smaller fleets are looking at GPS tracking. It is difficult to compete in today’s economy without the productivity gains of GPS fleet management.
Some small business owners are concerned that installing GPS fleet tracking will cause a morale problem with their employees and possibly affect their “family” corporate culture. The tips below have been used by Magnum AVL commercial and government fleet owners who have successfully installed GPS fleet and asset tracking.
Focus on Driver Benefits and Recognize Good Behavior
- Your good employees won’t mind being tracked. They carry the load when weaker or new employees pull down the team.
- GPS tracking provides “command & control” so work is spread evenly
- If you use cell phones to communicate, GPS eliminates the “where are you” calls while driving.
- You will know when they are delayed due to traffic conditions. Dispatchers can also help drivers get back on track should they become lost.
- Proof your drivers were at the correct locations for “No Shows”.
- Backup for invoice disputes or complaints involving your vehicles.
- Recognize the drivers with the least amount of monthly idling time who save fuel.
- GPS reports can eliminate driver logs and provide time card info.
Install GPS in ALL Vehicles in ALL Departments To Avoid Favoritism
Installing GPS tracking in some vehicles (but not all) can be viewed as favoritism and can be perceived negatively by the drivers who are tracked. If you can’t afford to do the entire fleet, look at a leasing or renting the equipment.
Magnum AVL uses state-of-the art equipment with a 3 year warranty, a Google mapping interface, and no long term contract. We have customers from Delaware to California. Contact us using the form below to discuss your requirements or call us at 302-734-9250.