As businesses look to the future and plan for the remainder of 2018, one of the things many fleets are focusing on is reducing costs. Depending on the size of your fleet, the materials you handle, and the risks your drivers represent, that can be a huge expense for your business.

What you may not know is the GPS fleet tracking can help you cut your business insurance costs substantially. These are just a few of the ways it can help.

Upfront Discount for GPS Tracking

According to Automotive Digest, some insurance carriers offer up to a 15 percent discount, off the top for fleets the implement GPS fleet tracking. Insurance is a business of risks. GPS tracking shows them that you are acting in a manner that reduces those risks. They reward you by offering a substantial discount.

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Natural stone and rock are instrumental in making homes, landscaping projects, swimming pools, water features, and more stunning. Moving those stones, though, is a massive undertaking that comes at no small expense for wholesale rock and natural stone delivery fleets. GPS fleet tracking for landscape suppliers and wholesale delivery fleets offers many benefits, some of them might surprise you.

Constantly Updated Maps

Many rock and natural stone delivery fleets make deliveries to new neighborhoods that aren’t yet mapped with paper maps. The newest neighborhoods do not even yet appear on many GPS apps. When you sign up for GPS fleet tracking services, though, you get access to the latest maps that are continuously updated to include new neighborhoods in growing communities. This makes your job much easier and allows you access to turn by turn directions to the newest neighborhoods.

Track Driver Behaviors

Your drivers have a lot of weight on their vehicles. After all, stones and rocks are not at all light when delivering in bulk. This means you need to know that your drivers are taking no unnecessary risks and sticking to their prescribed routes. This is where GPS fleet tracking offers outstanding benefits to you. Set up alerts to notify you if drivers are doing any of the following:

  • Hard braking.
  • Driving aggressively.
  • Deviating from their assigned routes.

It is your business and your reputation your drivers represent. Behaviors like these can cause problems with both and should be addressed. GPS tracking helps to ensure you’re aware when these behaviors occur, so you can act appropriately to prevent accidents and potential liability issues for your business.

Reduce Costs

Transporting rocks and stones to job sites and suppliers is an expensive task. At least it can be. While using GPS fleet tracking does not eliminate all expenses related to shipping these heavy stones, it does leave no stone unturned when it comes to reducing your expenses. In fact, GPS fleet tracking for dump trucks and other fleet vehicles can help you save on the following:

  • Preventable repairs.

Any one of these savings alone can help your GPS fleet tracking system pay for itself. The full scope of your savings, though, makes it a cost-effective investment in your business.

The big question you need to ask yourself is this. Do your competitors have GPS fleet tracking yet? If not, imagine how you can increase your profits and get an edge over your competition by being the first to take the plunge.

Call us at 1-888-544-0494 here at LiveViewGPS if you own or manage a wholesale rock and natural stone delivery fleet to learn more about how GPS fleet tracking can benefit your business.

Researchers at the University of Montana have been struggling to collect information about wolverines.  In the past, biologists have had trouble finding wolverines in the wild.

Data regarding wolverines is so difficult to find that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service declared them an endangered species.

Once located, getting GPS tracking collars to remain attached to wolverines is another challenge. While not much is known about this elusive species, researchers are certain that their habitat is shrinking because of human recreational activities in the area. Scientists estimate that there may be less than 300 wolverines in the lower 48 states.

Researchers decided to take an unconventional approach in one of the biggest radio-collar projects involving wolverines. They asked humans to voluntarily wear the small wildlife GPS tracking collars to record their locations.

Last December, the Wolverine-Winter Recreation Research Project released their findings. Over 5,539 people and 24 wolverines participated in the project. The study was conducted in the mountain areas of Wyoming, Montana and Idaho. Human trackers provided data every second, while the wolverine collars gave their locations every five to 20 minutes.

The study discovered that human recreational activity is minimal in wolverine’s primary habitats. The group also found that wolverines won’t abandon an area that humans frequent unless human activity becomes too much for them.

The data revealed by the research study will be beneficial for Forest Service analysts, wildlife conservationists and land managers. They can make more well-informed decisions about issuing permits for snowmobile races, skiing areas and other recreational expansions.

Wolverines are not known to hibernate, and the females are much less accepting of human interaction. Females usually den from February to late spring, so late-season snowmobilers may be more likely to conflict with mother wolverines.

It’s crucial that the female wolverine’s reproductive cycle isn’t disturbed because the species is slow-to-breed. Male wolverines, on the other hand, will commonly travel in back-country road areas. Biologists believe these wolverines may be searching for hunter’s gut piles or an easier way to travel through the snow.

 

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