Heavy traffic, accidents, and bad weather driving can lead to all kinds of stops and starts that are bad news for your fleet vehicles. There are many reasons this type of driving is bad for your vehicle and we’ll explore many of them below.

How Does Rapid Acceleration and Sudden Braking Effect Your Vehicles?

Fleet vehicles travel many miles in the course of a day, week, month, and year. Preserving the mechanical soundness of these vehicles helps them get a few extra miles in their lifetimes before needing mechanical intervention or requiring replacement.

Not only does flooring your accelerators when the light turns green or from a full stop waste gas, but it can also damage your vehicles in the following ways. Fast acceleration, for instance, can cause unnecessary strain on the drivetrain components in your fleet vehicles. Sudden braking causes added wear to the brakes and can result in brake failures or more frequent need to replace the brakes.

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A comprehensive study published in 2018 by the US Business Traveler and Travel Policy report examined how business travelers in the country feel about corporate travel. The study included questions about corporate traveler’s experiences, conveniences, methods of transportation and their organization’s travel policies.

Overall, the group found some interesting trends and statistics. Surprisingly, nearly 55 percent of travelers will pay out-of-pocket for conveniences like upgrades, WIFI, rental cars or hotel rooms.

Saving money was reported to be the most important factor when choosing an airline in only about 12 percent of all cases. Instead, the airline’s schedule was the most important factor for about 29 percent of travelers.

Another interesting finding was that about 55 percent of all business travelers would agree with an employer’s use of GPS tracking while they are away on a business trip. Many of the 45 percent who disagreed with such a tactic argued that GPS tracking devices could result in personal privacy violations. Incredibly, 69 percent of travelers reported that they always comply with corporate policies, and 26 percent said they comply frequently. It’s possible that the corporate traveler’s overall willingness to follow the rules is one reason why they wouldn’t be bothered by a tracking policy by their company.

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There’s one thing few people discuss when having conversations about GPS fleet tracking. Data. We live in a world that is driven by data today. There’s a reason they call it the information age.

Having access to the right information at the right time can save your business money, time, and improve customer experiences because it allows you to get ahead of potential problems, dealing with them proactively. Proactive management of potential problems is far better than being forced to make reactive business decision after problems manifest themselves.

These are just a few ways GPS fleet tracking can help your business behave more proactively.

Secure Your Assets

Theft is a big problem for many businesses. It’s not just about trucks and trailers, which do need security in their own rights. GPS can be used to help you secure other assets, like heavy equipment (backhoes, forklifts, farm equipment, etc.), electronics, expensive medical equipment, and others.

Expensive items create attractive targets for thieves — especially items that are often unsecured. GPS tracking allows you to track the location of these items and can even send out alert notifications when these items are used or moved during designated sleep hours or taken beyond prescribed geographic boundaries.

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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.