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How to Cash in on GPS Vehicle Tracking

By Jessica Stoddard Back to Home on Jan 18, 2016
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Investing in new tools and technology can be a daunting prospect for fleet managers. Many tools and apps make lofty claims but fall short on delivering the desired results, leaving fleet managers wondering whether they should gamble on something new or stick to the status quo.

How can you be sure you'll see a return on your investment? Instead of taking a risk on the hottest new tools or software, bet on a sure thing: GPS vehicle tracking.

Information is Power

Tracking devices like Linxup's are discreet, easy to install, and start providing you with valuable insights right away. Learn where you can reduce your costs, increase your fleet's productivity, and generate more revenue, all without the need for complex software or hardware.

Reduce Your Expenses

GPS fleet tracking deepens your understanding of your fleet's behavior. By revealing inefficiencies, you can work with your drivers to improve their performance, reduce your expenses and maximize your return on investment.

GPS tracking can help you save in three ways:

1. Lowering Fuel Costs

Limiting fuel costs can significantly reduce your fleet's overall expenses. By reducing speeding, idling, and other wasteful behaviors, you can save up to eight gallons of fuel per month in every vehicle with a tracking device. Plus, when drivers are accountable for their behavior in the field, they make fewer unnecessary stops and detours. Less time spent on the road means less money spent on fuel.

2. Verifying Actual Work Hours

With GPS fleet tracking, you can virtually eliminate overtime fraud. See exactly when each vehicle arrives at and departs from a jobsite, how much time is worked, and only pay your drivers for actual work hours.

Patrick, the owner of Tri-County Power Sweeping, uses Linxup to ensure that when his employees are clocked in, they are actually on the job. “Our (operating) schedule works against normal sleep patterns, and some guys think they will rush through a job and stop in at home to catch a nap,” Patrick says. With GPS fleet tracking, Patrick can accurately keep track of his employees' work hours and pay them accordingly.

3. Automating Scheduled Maintenance

Emergency repairs are costly, but you can avoid them by automating your maintenance schedule using GPS fleet tracking. Simply input your maintenance schedule, then your GPS fleet tracking software will notify you when service is due, such as:

  • Oil changes
  • Tire rotations
  • License renewals
  • Preventative maintenance, and more.
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Never miss a tune-up again! Learn more about how Linxup can help track maintenance schedules and keep your fleet in top shape.

Increase Your Revenue

GPS fleet tracking can do more than simply save you money – it can also help you generate more revenue. Here's how:

1. Accurate Billing

Spend less time crunching the numbers and more time actually managing your fleet. GPS asset trackers record exactly when your equipment is in use, while fleet trackers indicate how long each worker spends at a job site. These precise insights enable you to accurately keep time, stop estimating billable hours, and capture more revenue for each job.

Patrick uses GPS tracking to validate his employees' work hours. “Most of our work is done at night when the customer is not present, so they need to have confidence that we will do the job right,” he says. Linxup helps Patrick ensure his employees don't rush through a job or neglect others. His GPS tracking devices tell him when his employees arrive at and depart from a jobsite, so if a customer disputes his bill, Patrick can just “print [the information] and send it to the property managers.”

2. Increased Productivity

With GPS fleet tracking, you can reach more customers every day. Dispatching the closest vehicle to any service call and routing them along the fastest, most efficient, or most convenient route gets your drivers where they need to be faster. Less time on the road means more than just reduced fuel costs – it means your business can answer more service calls every day, and that translates directly into more revenue.

3. More Satisfied Customers

The more satisfied customers you have, the more customers you'll earn. It's the simple things like providing accurate ETAs and popping in for quality assurance spot checks that show your customers you care, and GPS fleet tracking makes both easy.

You can even use your GPS fleet tracking device to demonstrate to your prospective customers how you keep your mobile field workers on schedule and their standards high.

4. Manage Your Fleet On the Go

Manage your drivers from home, the office, or from the field from the palm of your hand. GPS tracking software like Linxup's comes with a companion app for your smartphone, making it easy to keep tabs on your fleet and their productivity from wherever you are.

Learn more about tracking your fleet using a mobile app.

In The Money: The ROI of GPS Fleet Tracking

GPS fleet tracking doesn't tell you how to manage your fleet – it gives you the information you need to better manage your fleet. With GPS fleet tracking, you can re-evaluate the cost of your fleet's operations, cut your expenses, deliver better service to your customers, and in turn generate more income.

Investing in new tools and software can feel like a high stakes game, but with GPS fleet tracking, you can stack the odds in your favor. Discover how much you can save using our ROI calculator.