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

On Christmas Eve, six men were caught on surveillance camera doing a little shopping of their own – for luxury vehicles. Only these men had no intention of paying for their purchases, choosing to abscond with five high-end vehicles from Atlanta Fine Cars located in Jonesboro.

Thieves cut through the gates earlier in the day and then returned around 7:30 that evening before selecting their cars and driving away.

The men made off in the night with a fine selection of vehicles that included a BMW, Cadillac, Mercedes, and two Bentleys. While the theft occurred on Christmas Eve, it wasn’t until workers returned to work following the holiday that staff from the dealership were able to assist police in locating the vehicles through the use of GPS tracking devices in the cars.

Two of the five vehicles were located in Dekalb county and all five suffered from substantial damage. Police are actively investigating the accident but there have been no arrests made in the robberies. Police continue to seek assistance in identifying the men who committed the crime and a reward is offered for those who help.

Thanks to GPS tracking for cars, though, the police were able to recover the vehicles for the business, which is a reminder to all dealerships of the importance of considering GPS tracking – at least for high-value vehicles that make attractive targets for thieves.

If it hadn’t been for the holiday, perhaps the police would have been able to recover the vehicles before the extensive damage had been done to them. Another consideration for dealerships is to invest in GPS tracking services that send out instant notifications or alerts when vehicles move during designated “rest” times. This would have notified management immediately of the thefts so that instant action could be taken that may have recovered the vehicles before any damage had been done.

Time is critical when theft is involved. GPS tracking can be instrumental in the swift recovery of vehicles and other valuable items when thefts occur. The key is to notify the police quickly, so that they can intervene to recover your vehicles and arrest the person or persons responsible when possible. You should never to attempt to stop or confront thieves on your own even if you do have GPS tracking to assist you in locating your stolen goods.

If you own or manage a automobile dealership, give us a call here at LiveViewGPS to learn how GPS tracking for cars can help your dealership.  1-888-544-0494

Kitchen appliance delivery service fleets have a lot of moving parts that keep you going throughout the day. GPS fleet tracking allows you a means to manage many of those moving parts with greater ease and efficiency than would be possible without the use of this innovative technology. These are just a few of the benefits your kitchen appliance delivery service can enjoy once you incorporate GPS fleet tracking into the way you operate your business.

Ensures Timely Deliveries

Very few things are more frustrating for customers than to show up at their homes prepared for appliance deliveries that do not arrive at the appointed hour. While it’s true that things do come up that can delay deliveries, installing a fleet tracking system on your delivery truck fleet can mitigate many of these situations by offering the following:

  • More efficient routing.
  • Instant notification of possible appointment delays (something as simple as a text message or email letting customers know there are extenuating circumstances ahead of time can make all the difference in the world for your customers).
  • Re-routing to avoid traffic, road hazards, weather, etc.

These things can help your drivers stay on task and on time while keeping your deliveries on schedule.

Minimizes Idling Time

It’s appalling how much fuel is wasted (and how many emissions are created) by idling delivery trucks each year. The more trucks you have out making appliance deliveries at a given time, the greater the burden to your wallet will be. Wasted fuel is no laughing matter and you can use GPS fleet tracking to notify you of excessive idling times by your drivers so you can act to discourage this trend when you see it happening rather than waiting and attempting to address it after the fact.

Reduces Overtime

Overtime is a killer for the business economy. The fewer minutes of overtime you’re left paying each month, the better it is for your business. GPS allows you to monitor things like drivers dallying at jobsites unnecessarily, deviating from routes to attend personal business, and countless other things that cost your business big overtime payments month after month.

These small changes in the way you operate your appliance delivery fleets are possible with the use of GPS tracking and can save your business big. That is just the beginning. Using GPS for your appliance delivery truck fleet can offer big benefits to your business today and in the future.

Call us today at 1-888-544-0494 to learn how to realize the benefits of GPS fleet tracking for your kitchen appliance delivery service.

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