Equipment Tracking Solutions for Fleets

4 Mar 2024

Every fleet requires equipment tracking — it’s nothing new. However, traditional equipment tracking methods leave too much room for human error. Digital or paper-based logs where employees report what equipment they’re using, for what reason, and the date just won’t cut it. Equipment — whether it’s small power tools, radios, or large equipment like excavators, graders, and cranes — can get lost, forgotten about, damaged, or stolen if the right measures aren’t being used.

So what’s the solution? GPS asset tracking.

Why GPS?

When you switch to GPS tracking systems for equipment tracking, you eliminate human error and can simultaneously cut down and prevent theft from happening in the first place.

Here are some more details on how GPS equipment tracking can help:

  • Prevent lost equipment. Humans make mistakes, it’s unavoidable. Someone can use a piece of equipment, get caught up in something else, and forget where they put the equipment or that they even used it in the first place. There are a million ways equipment can get lost, but GPS equipment tracking makes equipment recovery a breeze.
  • Prevent and reduce theft. We all like to think that employees have the best interest of the company in mind, but occasionally you may get an employee who thinks they can get away with stealing some equipment to resell or use themselves. If your equipment is being tracked, and employees know about it, they’ll think twice about stealing.

Also, if something does get stolen, regardless of whether or not it’s an employee, you can easily track down its whereabouts with GPS equipment tracking.

  • Track unauthorized usage. While still against company policy but not exactly stealing, employees may think it’s OK to borrow company equipment. For example, maybe they’re working on a project at home and they don’t have the right equipment to get the job done, they may think it’s OK to take equipment home with them for a weekend.

Other examples of unauthorized usage could be employees using equipment that’s not authorized on a specific job. In any case, whenever equipment is being used, you can be aware of it with GPS tracking.

  • Geofencing allows you to set up virtual boundaries with all of your equipment or assets. When the equipment passes through the virtual boundary, you’ll receive an alert letting you know.
  • Improve maintenance. Equipment trackers also make tracking the maintenance schedules of equipment and assets simple.

For more detailed information on how GPS tracking will help you increase efficiency and track equipment and assets in your business, contact a Live View GPS professional today at 1-888-544-0494.


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