GPS tracking has been used to help answer a variety of questions over the years. From questions about your precise location to getting turn by turn directions to unfamiliar locations, and a variety of questions in between, it has been instrumental in helping man. Now, it is being used to help beasts.

One case that is currently making headlines, involves a manatee – a female by the name of Carolina, who recently spent six weeks in the Jacksonville Zoo’s critical care facility recovering from symptoms of “cold stress.” Now, she has been deemed healthy enough for release into the wild, but does so, equipped with a bright, shiny new piece of jewelry around her tail – a GPS tracker.

The trackers were provided by the Sea to Shore Alliance in hopes of monitoring the movements of these beautiful and surprisingly sociable beasts of the sea. Manatees were once endangered species. Through significant conservation efforts, they have been updated to “threatened.”

Today, the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources reports that there are approximately 6,000 of these creatures swimming around in U.S. waters. Despite the recent population “boom” among manatees, they are still quite vulnerable and this winter, with its colder than average temperatures and rare snow falls dipping far more southerly than usual, has placed more than a few manatees in distress, including one manatee that was recently found dead on a Hilton Head Island Beach.

Manatees need water to be at least 70 degrees to survive so these cooler temperatures are putting them at risk. The hope is that by tracking the movements of manatees and how well they adapt when returning to the wild after experiencing rehabilitation, like Carolina. Sea to Shore Alliance also seeks to study the foraging habitats of manatees, migration patterns, and behaviors and characteristics of these noble sea creatures.

The GPS trackers used to monitor these movements and behaviors poses no threat to the creatures themselves and are specifically designed to function naturally with the manatee. It includes three parts: a padded belt, a float, and a flexible tether. The design has been well-researched and enhanced over several decades to provide minimal interference with the manatee’s normal activities and to pose no risks for potentially dangerous entanglements.

Many seasonal businesses are reluctant to commit to products and services that bring year-round expenses for their businesses. It makes perfect sense. When the season is over, business is often non-existent until the next season rolls around. So is income in these situations. The last thing you need is a steady stream of bills coming in long after the money stops.

If you have a business in one of the below fields for example, you understand the realities of seasonal budgets all too well:

  • Snow removal
  • Lawn care
  • Holiday decorating
  • Natural gas delivery
  • Mulch delivery
  • Roofing contracting

One thing you don’t have to do without in order to conserve your bills during the off-season is GPS fleet tracking. Our company offers GPS tracking for your fleet without strings attached. You don’t have to commit to monthly GPS tracking contracts to enjoy the same benefits people who have made that commitment receive.

Instead, you can enjoy month to month GPS fleet tracking services to help your business be more competitive while operating more efficiently. There’s no way to lose – especially when you know that you’ve committed to no long-term GPS tracking contracts that could weigh your business down when the seasonal wealth winds down.

How Can GPS Fleet Tracking Help Your Seasonal Business?

The shocking thing for many seasonal businesses is just how beneficial GPS tracking can be. Sure, everyone understands that GPS tracking and routing can help businesses like yours save money on fuel, but it can also help in many other ways as well.

For instance, GPS fleet tracking can help you reduce your labor costs by encouraging drivers to stay on their assigned routes and to finish jobs in timely manners. This eliminates workers from robbing the clock of a few minutes on each job or taking care of personal errands on your dime.

GPS tracking allows you to plan your routes more efficiently creating opportunities to finish more projects in a single day and boosting profits radically.

Finally, GPS tracking can also be used to track tools and equipment that may sometimes go home with drivers, get left on job sites, or walk away in the hands of total strangers.

All of these things can either save your business a great deal of money or help your business earn even more money. It’s a winning proposition for the business owner – especially when you consider investing in GPS tracking without the strings of a long-term contract that wouldn’t benefit your business.

Contact us here at LiveViewGPS today and reap the rewards of GPS fleet tracking for your seasonal business tomorrow.

Non-Emergency Medical Transport (NEMT) companies like yours serve an important role in large and small communities alike by helping people get to their non-emergency medical appointments safely and on time. It is a need public transportation is unable to fill in smaller communities and often unreliable to fill in larger communities, especially for patients who have special needs. W

hile you probably understand that GPS tracking systems can help you with directions to new facilities and other locations, you may not be aware of the other benefits GPS fleet tracking can offer your NEMT business, like those listed below.

Plan More Efficient Routes

You may be responsible for helping several people make their medical appointments in the course of a day. The more people you are responsible for getting to their appointments, the more money your medical transport business stands to earn.

However, you can improve your earnings without increasing your costs for things like labor and fuel if you use GPS fleet tracking systems to maximize the efficiency of your routes each day. You can even use GPS fleet tracking to provide real time re-routing so that your passengers aren’t late for their appointments due to traffic jams, accidents, road work, and other issues that might slow you down.

Avoid Route Redundancies

One of the least fuel and time intensive things you can do in a day is provide double coverage to an area. What this means is that you have two drivers picking up and dropping off patients for appointments in similar areas at similar times.

Using GPS services to plan these routes can help to eliminate your risks of doing this. Planning better routes and avoiding redundancies means more people have access to the important service you provide without the need for you to increase the costs of providing these services.

Fast Emergency Location When Needed

The patients you are delivering to their medical appointments often have serious medical issues, illnesses, and other difficulties. It doesn’t take much for a non-emergency medical transport to become an emergency situation where professional medical assistance may be required.

GPS fleet tracking provides real time information about your location so that you can get fast access to the emergency services you require – or receive turn-by-turn directions to help you get to the nearest emergency facility to provide appropriate care for your passenger(s).

GPS fleet tracking systems are far more than GPS driving directions and route planning. For non-emergency medical transport companies, like yours, they are essential tools for effective route planning, managing your drivers in the field, and getting your charges to their appointments on time.

Do you own or manage a Non-Emergency Medical Transport (NEMT) Company that has a fleet of vehicles? If so, GPS fleet tracking may be able to help improve the efficiency of your fleet. Contact us at LiveViewGPS to learn more. 1-888-544-0494

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.