Earth Day is an annual event that celebrates our planet and seeks to educate people about simple changes they can make to be better caretakers of the Earth. The event takes place each year on April 22 and 2018 is the 49th Earth Day celebration.

The goal of Earth Day is not only to educate people about the need for change in hopes of changing attitudes, but also to change behaviors. Your fleet can participate as well by incorporating GPS fleet tracking into your business to effect the following changes.

Reduce Paper Waste

Paper waste is a bigger problem than the average person believes. According to The World Counts, more than 30 million acres of forests are destroyed each year with 40 percent of the timber cut going to the production of paper. More disturbing though, is that nearly 50 percent of business waste is related to paper.

GPS fleet tracking can help you eliminate much of the paper waste related to operating your fleet. Things like log sheets and paper invoices can become things of the past with the use of emailed invoices and digital logs. Helping your business operate leaner and greener from the start.

Eliminate Unnecessary Idling

According to Trucks.com, trucks are responsible for approximately 20 percent of greenhouse gas emissions within the U.S. transportation sector. Idling is an unnecessary contributing factor for many of those emissions. Changing policies alone do little to reduce emissions in your fleet if you are unable to enforce those policy changes.

GPS fleet tracking, however, can be used to monitor idling in vehicles to ensure your drivers are following your directives related to idling trucks. This alone will go a long way toward helping you do your part to make your fleet a little greener for Earth Day 2018.

Generate Fewer Emissions

Finally, you can use GPS fleet tracking to plan more fuel-efficient routes. This will help drivers complete their routes faster, meaning less time on the roads. It also means that you will consume less fuel in the operation of your fleet.

Not only does it save your business money, but it helps the planet in the process. GPS fleet tracking also helps by improving maintenance for your vehicles and, as mentioned above, reducing idling.

Earth Day happens one day out of each year. However, your fleet can honor the spirit of Earth Day every day of the year by incorporating these planet-friendly tactics with your GPS fleet tracking system.

Call us at 1-888-544-0494 here at LiveViewGPS to learn how GPS fleet tracking can make your fleet more green.

A new research study conducted by both Colorado State University and Colorado Parks and Wildlife found that big cats are less fearful of humans when they get hungry. This important research may explain why mountain lions are increasingly hunting around human areas.

Researchers equipped GPS trackers onto a number of wild mountain lions and tracked their behaviors across the state. These tracking devices were attached to the cats as collars, and they provided researchers with important data like the cat’s location and acceleration speed. In addition, these bio-collars relayed information regarding the dates and times of the predator’s last meal.

The study showed revealed that big cats showed little to no avoidance of human populated areas when they hadn’t eaten in around four to seven days. Typically, mountain lions fear humans and prior studies indicated that they actually avoided people. But it seems to not necessarily be the case when they are hungry. These animals appear to make riskier decision and engage in more perilous behaviors when they haven’t eaten for awhile.

The research team further documented that the cats would go longer periods without eating from winter to late spring.

Female mountain lions were less likely to avoid housing areas. While the study found that prey was more likely to be encountered away from houses, mountain lions were more successful at catching and killing prey closer to housing units.

These unsettling findings prove that a big cat’s hunger is crucial in its decision-making process, and these dangerous animals are more likely to hunt near houses when hunger strikes. Homeowners are advised to keep their pets indoors when they aren’t being supervised because mountain lions will consider their pets prey.

GPS tracking confirms that these large predators are not as timid as previously believed. Prior to these findings, it was generally believed that mountain lions and other big cats intentionally avoided humans out of fear.

With spring here, it’s important to avoid contact with these mountain lions and keep your pets safe. Colorado’s increasing human and mountain lion populations make these types of interactions more and more frequent.

 

Awning installation companies have big jobs to manage. Many of them during an afternoon, or even part of one. If you’re operating a fleet of awning installers or only have one or two trucks on the road handling installation responsibilities, you are sure to love the many benefits GPS fleet tracking for awning installation companies provides, like those listed below.

Provides Highly Accurate Appointment Windows

There are few things awning customers dislike more than waiting around for your team to show up only to find out they aren’t coming that day or will be an hour or two behind their appointed hours. Most customers are excited about what their new awnings will do to the look or feel of their homes and windows and do not appreciate unexpected delays. GPS tracking can help you provide very accurate appointment windows, keeping your customers happy and your installation drivers on schedule.

Navigate Seamlessly through Traffic Delays

Businesses like yours remain vulnerable to traffic delays. There are some occasions when traffic slows to a crawl and Interstates become parking lots. Your GPS tracking system can help your drivers navigate around these traffic incidents, so you can keep to your schedule and make your awning installation appointments on time, every time.

More importantly, if there are some traffic jams you cannot navigate away from, your GPS tracking system can be used to automatically notify your next appointment, so they aren’t left waiting without knowing what’s going on.

Keep Drivers on Task and on Target

Drivers can sometimes take advantage of their time away from the office and out of sight. This is much more difficult when you utilize GPS tracking features to send text or email alerts whenever your drivers deviate from their prescribed routes, take too long on an awning installation, or exhibit erratic behavior behind the wheel.

Reduce Operating Costs

Running an awning installation company is not a cheap endeavor. Your operating expenses take a big bite out of your profits each year. GPS fleet tracking can be instrumental in reducing many of those expenses, allowing you to earn bigger profits. Some of the key expenses GPS tracking can curtail include:

  • Labor costs.
  • Fuel costs.
  • Insurance costs.
  • Repairs (related to poor maintenance).
  • Costs related to driving back and forth for tools, equipment, and supplies.

Now that you know the many benefits GPS tracking has in store for your awning installation business, the main thing you need to know is when you’re going to begin enjoying those benefits for your business.

Do you own or manage an awning installation company? If so, contact us here at LiveViewGPS to see how GPS fleet tracking may help reduce your operating costs while improving your business efficiency. Complete our Contact Form here or call us at 1-888-544-0494.

About Live View GPS

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