Excavators are useful tools in a variety of situations. From brush cutting, to digging, mining, material handling, demolition, mulching, plowing snow, and countless other odd jobs depending on the specific type of excavator you own.

Unfortunately, these highly versatile tools are not exactly small investments. It is important to protect that investment in any way you can. Insurance is a great way to protect that investment, but so is GPS tracking. These are just a few benefits you might not have considered when it comes to installing and using GPS asset tracking for your excavators.

 Track Your Equipment

It’s important to know where your equipment is all the time. GPS tracking can help you locate various pieces of equipment, like excavators at any time of the day or night from your home computer, tablet, or smartphone.

You can even set up virtual perimeters that let you know whenever your asset is moved outside a certain boundary by sending text messages or email alerts. That way, if thefts do occur, you are far more likely to locate your equipment fast and ensure it is returned to you.

 Monitor Idle Time

Not only can this help you make sure your workers are using the equipment when they are supposed to be, but when you use GPS equipment tracking for all your equipment and not just your excavators, you can better determine which equipment is a better investment (based on the frequency with which it is used).

Either way, you save money by staying on top of when your equipment is being used and determining which machinery gets more heavy use on which types of job sites.

For instance, using GPS tracking for mini excavator equipment may help you determine that you’re getting more use from that machinery than full size versions and you may be able to offload one or charge more for the use of the one that is less frequently needed as specialty equipment to justify its purchase.

 Plan More Efficient Routes

This is another way to help your company save money. The less time that is wasted moving or delivering excavators, the more money you save in fuel and labor costs. It’s a win for your business that reflects wonderfully for your bottom line.

When you use GPS tracking for excavators you won’t need to dig a financial hole to protect your investment. It will pay for itself in reduced labor and fuel costs, lower insurance premiums, and improved productivity.

To learn more about GPS tracking for excavators or its benefits for other equipment and powered assets, give us a call here at LiveViewGPS at 1-888-544-0494.

Your parents have been there for you through all of life’s ups and downs. They have cared for you from the day you were born. Now, as they age, the tables are beginning to turn and it is your turn to help care for them. These 10 things will help you care for your parents no matter how busy your schedule may be.

  1. Modify Your Home to Accommodate Your Parents’ Needs

This may involve widening hallways and doors to accommodate walkers, scooters, and other assisting devices; eliminating clutter; adding ramps into your home, and installing grab bars in bathrooms.

  1. Ask for Help.

It’s great to want to take care of your parents, but you must also care for yourself and your family too. Ask for help from other family members when your life gets too hectic.

  1. Invest in a GPS Elderly Locator

GPS tracking for dementia patients is essential. These devices can help you locate your parents quickly if they become disoriented and wander off. Of course, GPS tracking for the elderly in general is a good idea because you never know what will happen and want to be able to find your parents fast when emergencies strike.

  1. Encourage Independence.

One of the most difficult things to do is to find balance between caring for your parent and helping your parent maintain independence. They need to do as much as possible for themselves, even if it is faster for you to do it.

  1. Get Their Input.

It feels like a lot to take one when you decide to take care of your aging parents. It’s a lot for them to take on too. After all, they were the ones who took care of you. Don’t make them feel like invalids. Give them validation by asking what they want.

  1. Consider Hiring Professional Help.

Sometimes, the medical, physical, and emotional needs of your parents are beyond your abilities to provide. Consider bringing in home health nurses or other professionals to help provide care.

  1. Provide Opportunities for Socialization.

Whether it involves going to church, participating in community activities, shopping outings, or other things; the social development of your parents is as important as it is for you and your children.

  1. Encourage Fitness and Nutrition.

A healthy diet is the cornerstone to healing and long life just as exercise is. Work with your parents’ physicians to come up with diet and fitness routines that are best for them.

  1. Volunteer Together.

Research suggests that older adults who volunteer experience better physical and emotional health. It’s an activity you can do together that will help with bonding while improving your parents’ health.

  1. Consider a Companion Pet.

Pets have been known to reduce blood pressure while reducing stress, encouraging social interaction, and boosting levels of physical activity for aging adults.  More importantly, they help to reduce feelings of depression and loneliness making them an excellent fit for aging parents.

But above all, the best things you can do to care for your aging parents is to let them know that you are there for them and that you love them.

GPS fleet tracking offers many benefits that are unique to sewer companies. Your employees have important jobs to help ensure safety, test water quality, and cleaning out sewer lines so families in your community can be safe from the health risks contaminated water represents.

It’s important that your employees arrive timely at the required locations, remain on task, and do the important jobs they’ve been entrusted to do in timely manners. GPS fleet tracking can help you with all these things and more.

Timely Appointment Windows

When someone has a sewer backup in their home, it is an emergency. They want the problem solved then and there. Your sewer company is the closest thing they have to heroes because you can help them salvage precious items that may have been damaged or contaminated as a result. The longer these items sit in contaminated water, the less likely it becomes that some items will be salvageable. The ability to provide accurate appointment windows for service calls and emergency calls provides your customers with peace of mind and helps reassure them that you’re taking their crisis seriously.

Accurate Driving Directions

When there is widespread flooding and sewer issues in abundance, it is important that you find the right home the first time. The last thing you want to do is waste valuable time and resources at the wrong home – even a few minutes to sort out the details and get back on track can be costly. GPS fleet tracking services update maps routinely so that you have the most up-to-date coordinates and highly accurate directions allowing you to make it to the right home the first time and avoid unnecessary delays.

Schedule Vehicle Maintenance

The last thing you want, when dealing with contaminated water and other unpleasant substances on your vehicles is to have unnecessary maintenance related accidents and breakdowns. You can use your GPS fleet tracking tools to schedule routine maintenance that will extend the life of your vehicles, keep them in tip-top operating condition, and prevent many potential accidents along the way. This helps keep your vehicles on the road when emergencies strike and keeps your customers happy with the incredibly valuable services you provide.

Your sewer company provides a necessary and valuable service to your community. You can improve your profits without raising your rates by using GPS fleet tracking to do all the things listed above while planning routes that are more fuel efficient, reducing auto insurance premiums, and keeping your drivers on their assigned routes and schedules. What’s not to love about that?

Do you own or manage a sewer company with a fleet? Call us here at LiveViewGPS at 1-888-544-0494 to learn how GPS fleet tracking benefits sewer companies.

About Live View GPS

We specialize in real time GPS tracking systems. GPS tracking, GPS monitoring and management for vehicles, assets, equipment, property and persons. Whether your needs are consumer or commercial based, personal or business related we have a cost effective GPS tracking solution for you. Locate in real-time and on demand vehicles, people and property from any web based computer. View these locations on our systems integrated maps. Our GPS devices are the real deal, they are tested and proven, they work.