GPS Tracking — Does It Really Work?
The web seems to have far too few stories that document real-world savings. Not that those savings with GPS equipment tracking aren’t real, but I guess too few users and providers of GPS fleet tracking equipment bother to take the time to document the results.
Here’s a well written GPS Fleet Tracking Success Story I think you’d be interested in. It points up what I have said and proven for years … even small service companies can save big with GPS fleet tracking technology, and by far the largest savings are in operational areas beyond the trucks themselves. Enjoy.
…Visibility into its fleet – one of the features on Moon’s wish list – allows management to locate vehicles easily either in real-time or in playback, invaluable when needing documentation to show customers. Even when vehicles go out of wireless range, the system forwards activity information as soon as it returns to a wireless coverage area.
Moon Services has not only achieved the primary objectives of increasing customer retention and decreasing customer disputes, but it also increased fleet efficiency and reduced expenses. For instance, Moon reduced overtime by 12-15 hours each week, saving the company more than $180,000 per year. Each driver saves one tank of gas per month and is getting better mileage by driving well maintained vehicles and being more attuned to speeding.