The eastern quoll has been extinct on mainland Australia since the 1960s. New efforts are currently underway to bring these marsupials back to Australia’s shores. The small creatures, roughly the size of a small domestic cat, will be reintroduced into the wilds of Australia beginning in autumn 2018.

Once abundant on the mainland, the eastern quoll has been considered extinct on both the Australian mainland and in the wild since the 1960s. Populations at this time were diminished greatly by a curious epidemic that killed off substantial numbers of their population before foxes and predators killed off the rest. Today, they are only found naturally in Tasmania.

This time, though, the quolls will have a quite a few eyes watching and monitoring their progress to, hopefully, avoid another extinction level event for the small creatures. These efforts will be largely aided by the use of GPS tracking collars that will be attached to the quolls before they are released.

These collars allow researchers to track the quolls, so they can know where they quolls are located, what kinds of habitats they’re living in, and how they are reacting with other quolls. Attentive monitoring also allows research to learn more about what types of landscape offers the best protection for these creatures and how to keep their predators, like foxes and feral cats, at bay.

Why are quolls so important that Australia wants them back? According to Canberra Times, quolls are considered ecosystem “regulators”. They eat a variety of insets and small mammals, keeping these populations under control.

The key for making this project successful lies in giving quolls their best shot at survival. This means offering habitats that foster success, limiting exposure, at least initially, to predators, and providing them with the tools they need to flourish. Fortunately, we already know the eastern quoll can survive in the Australian landscape – as they have done so in decades past.

The project to track the quolls is being largely financed by crowdfunding, which has currently only raised the funds for 13 of the 20 trackers needed to sufficiently track the first round of settlers. Only time will tell if this effort to repopulate a once extinct creature on the Australia mainland will pay off, but it offers stunning scientific possibilities of successful.

You’ve probably heard that GPS fleet tracking offers many benefits to a wide range of businesses. What you may not know is that garage door repair services, just like yours, can benefit greatly with the addition of GPS fleet tracking services to your vehicles. These are just a few of those ways.

Optimize Routing for Greater Efficiency

Routing is one of the biggest challenges you’re going to face daily in your business. What can take painstaking hours to plan out when working routes by hand can be done in a matter of seconds with GPS tracking and with more efficient routes for fuel economy and for your drivers’ time. GPS fleet tracking can even be used to find the most efficient routes for last-minute add ons in your garage repair schedule too.

Improve Customer Satisfaction

You know, better than anyone, that when your customers call for service, they want it now. Garage doors provide fast access to people’s homes and countless items they value. When their doors aren’t working effectively, they may face new challenges keeping unwanted people from seeing into their garages or even entering their homes. It’s understandable that they want their garage doors repaired fast.

GPS fleet tracking allows you to provide accurate garage door repair appointment windows, so your customers aren’t waiting around all day for you to show up at the last minute – and so that your customers can make plans around the time your repair men and women will arrive.

Encourage Safer Driving by Drivers

Your drivers represent your company when they are on the road. If they drive aggressively, cut people off, or operate vehicles at unsafe speeds, it reflects poorly on your business.

GPS tracking will not only track their behavior behind the wheel, so you can monitor it, but you can also set up notifications that will message you instantly if drivers are speeding, hard braking, swerving, and other actions that indicate aggressive or dangerous driving. This allows you to address the problems immediately and safeguard your good reputation.

The little things, like these, can make a huge difference in your garage door repair reputation as well as how much money you earn from month to month. GPS fleet tracking can help you improve all these things while assisting you in improving vehicle maintenance routines, cutting fuel costs, and reducing unnecessary overtime.

And most of all, it can help you to build a larger base of satisfied customers who will not only use your services again someday, but also recommend you to their friends.

Do you own or manage a garage door repair or installation company? Does it have a fleet of vehicles? If so, contact us here at LiveViewGPS to learn how your garage door repair services company can benefit from GPS fleet tracking. 1-888-544-0494

Today the driver shortage is hitting fleets hard. In 2014, the trucking industry experienced a shortage of nearly 38,000 drivers. By the year 2024, though, that number is predicted to be much higher, approaching the 175,000 mark, according to the 2015 American Trucking Association’s Driver Shortage Report.

That shifts the paradigm to a large degree forcing trucking fleet owners to look for new ways to not only attract quality drivers to their ranks, but to keep them there once they’ve found them. GPS fleet tracking can help you do just that in all the ways listed below and more.

Monitor Driver Behavior Behind the Wheel and Reward Good Drivers

The flip-side, of course, is that you can correct the negative driving behavior of other drivers. Eliminating drivers who speed, idle excessively, drive aggressively, and otherwise give your business a bad name, allows you to reward the drivers who perform up to your standards with better routes, more time at home, and bonuses.

Plan More Efficient Routes

Keep in mind that keeping quality drivers is as important as attracting them in the first place. GPS fleet tracking can plan highly efficient routes that give your drivers more time at home. That keeps them happy and motivated for the next route.

Ensures Safe Driving by Tracking Hours Behind the Wheel

Rest is important for drivers on the road. It helps them keep their heads clear and reaction times swift, so they can face the various challenges the road will throw at them in a day. GPS tracking can warn you when your drivers are approaching company prescribed thresholds for time behind the wheel, so you can get your driver to either take a break for the sake of his or her health or bed down for the night. This keeps the roads safer and results in fewer lost hours from avoidable accidents.

Help Carriers Recruit Younger Drivers

Another benefit GPS fleet tracking offers is that the high-tech nature of the tracking is something younger drivers find attractive. Adopting GPS technology gives you an advantage in attracting younger drivers other competitors may overlook and can help you build a fleet of young drivers who are loyal to your company because of your high-tech approach to business.

Of course, these are all in addition to the myriad benefits GPS fleet tracking provides on its own, like fuel conservation, insurance discounts, and reduction of unnecessary overtime expenses. If you’re looking for a way to weather the lean days ahead when it comes to available drivers, GPS fleet tracking is an excellent first step. Talk to our experts here at LiveViewGPS to help choose the right GPS fleet tracking products or system for you, your company and your valued fleet drivers. 1-888-544-0494

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