The high resale value of heavy equipment makes it an attractive target for thieves looking for a relatively low risk, high reward transaction. The sheer fact that heavy equipment retails for anywhere from $40,000 to $130,000 and in fairly high demand offers the promise of quick cash to those who do the stealing.

There are other things, though, that drive theft of heavy equipment, including the surprising ease of the thefts and the abundant opportunities for stealing heavy equipment. This can be especially the case during certain times of year, such as the months of December and January when many businesses that use heavy equipment experience lower volumes of work leaving these items largely unattended.

The other reason heavy equipment theft is so widespread is the fact that it is notoriously difficult to distinguish. Unlike cars and trucks that come with documentation along with unique VINs (vehicle identification numbers), many heavy equipment manufacturers do not have the same ease of identification.

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Once upon a time, there a huge paper trail, filled with well-documented maintenance histories and records was required to get warranty companies to honor the warranties of fleet vehicles. If one “I” wasn’t dotted, or “T” was left uncrossed, that was all she wrote. It could be pure madness to try to gather all the required documents and if one was missing, the request was denied.

That is no longer the case. GPS tracking provides you with an iron-clad record of all your maintenance and service logs suitable to satisfy the terms of even the stingiest warranty agencies. This is great news for you as it means you can breathe a little easier and no longer have to chase down a long list of professionals to make sure you have appropriate documents (at least related to maintaining and servicing your vehicles).

Helps You Stay On Top of Routine Maintenance

Not only does GPS tracking help you keep up-to-date records of all your maintenance efforts, it also helps you schedule those routine maintenance tasks that may void your warranty if left unattended. Or, even if you take too long between servicing your vehicle for the company’s liking.

You can set your GPS fleet tracking services to automatically schedule required preventative maintenance such as:

  • Oil changes
  • Tire pressure checks
  • Tire rotation

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GPS fleet tracking is about so much more than getting directions. It offers many benefits for the planet businesses today are seeking to embrace. With increasing consumer concerns over global warming and carbon footprints, it makes sense for businesses to consider the following, planet-friendly benefits from GPS tracking as well.

Here are just a few of the environmental benefits of GPS fleet tracking:

Reduces Fossil Fuel Consumption

Fossil fuels are not only limited resources that will, one day, run out. The refining process required to transform them into usable fuel for vehicles creates harmful emissions that are highly destructive.

GPS routing allows you to create more fuel-efficient routes for your vehicles to take to reach their destination. This reduces the miles they travel and the amount of time they spend on the road. The correlating reduction in fossil fuel consumption and vehicle emissions can have a massive impact on the environment. In a great way.

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