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What is a Fleet Safety Policy & Why Does Your Business Need One?

Seat belts save nearly 12,000 lives and prevent 325,000 serious injuries every year. Fleet managers will agree that driver safety is paramount, but how do you maintain a safe workplace when your employees work in the field?

Fleet managers can’t keep their eyes on their employees at all times, so they often rely on GPS tracking devices to see how drivers are acting on the road. However, the key to creating a lasting culture of safety in your workplace is to formalize a fleet safety policy and clearly communicate these expectations to every employee.

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7 Mid-winter Tune-up Tips to Keep your Vehicles Running Smoothly All Season Long

The days might be getting longer, but we’re still firmly entrenched in the icy, snowy, slushy depths of winter.

Fleet drivers don’t have the luxury of staying off the road when the snow is falling. Driving in inclement weather can be stressful for drivers, but it can also be hard on your vehicles.

Routine maintenance is the key to keeping your vehicles operating smoothly and safely all season long. With GPS tracking devices, it’s easy to make sure your drivers complete routine maintenance on a regular basis by simply inputting maintenance schedules and creating automated text message or email alerts. Maintenance schedules can be created based on miles travelled, hours of use, or scheduled dates. Continue Reading

How to Address Unsafe Driving Habits in 5 Simple Steps

Addressing unsafe driving habits can be an awkward experience for both business managers and drivers, but disciplining (or rewarding!) your drivers is an essential component of any effective fleet safety program.

It can be tempting to avoid confrontation by turning a blind eye to common, unsafe driving behaviors like speeding and harsh braking, but these habits can lead to collisions and other moving violations that can be extremely costly to your business. Continue Reading

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8 Reasons Your Business Should Have GPS Vehicle Tracking (Blogtrepreneur)

Keeping costs low and earnings high is essential when you operate a small business. But when you or your drivers work in the field, it can be difficult to identify opportunities to cut your expenses or boost your revenue.

Busy business owners need a simple, cost-effective tool that will help them improve their operations, regardless of the size of their fleet. In our newest article on Blogtrepreneur, we explore how GPS tracking devices can provide detailed insights into route and driver behavior that you can use to:

  • Reduce operating costs and fuel usage
  • Increase revenue and deliver better customer service
  • Improve vehicle safety and security

Read the full article on Blogtrepreneur:

8 Reasons Your Business Should Have GPS Vehicle Tracking

 

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How GPS Tracking Helps Manufacturers Boost ROI (The Manufacturer)

Cutting-edge manufacturing technologies may promise significant gains, but they can be complicated and difficult to implement. Easy-to-use tools like Linxup GPS tracking devices are a cost-effective way for manufacturers to gain insights into employee behavior, how their equipment is being used, and the efficiency of their supply chain. This data can help any manufacturer improve workflows, increase security, and boost customer satisfaction.

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5 Fleet Management Mistakes that are Costing You Big Money

According to the Department of Energy, you can assume that each 5 MPH you drive over 60 MPH is the equivalent of an additional $0.21 per gallon of gas (source).

When you manage a small or medium-sized business, you’re responsible for making critical decisions, such as how to address speeding, that could have a significant impact on your business’s bottom line every day.

Fleet-based businesses are faced with the additional challenge of managing employees who operate vehicles and work in the field. Without the ability to observe workflows and employee behaviors first-hand, managers of fleet-based businesses often have to make decisions based on limited information or anecdotal evidence provided by their drivers and customers. This disconnect can lead to a number of common fleet management mistakes, and can ultimately cost your business big money. Here’s the good news: many of the most common fleet management mistakes are easy to correct using GPS tracking devices.

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