Traveling at speeds around five miles per hour over the posted limit is an often accepted and unspoken rule of drivers, but this habitual speeding may be costing society much more than we realized.

The National Transportation Safety Board released a study in July of last year highlighting the fact that speeding is one of the most common factors in car crashes across the nation. The group utilized a number of qualitative and quantitative methods to analyze how prevalent speeding is and how dangerous speeding is statistically.

The extensive study sourced data from speeding-related crash data, surveys and interviews with safety stakeholders from various law enforcement agencies, research institutions, equipment vendors and automobile manufacturers.

The study concluded that speeding increases both the likelihood of being involved in a motor vehicle accident and the severity of injuries sustained in a crash. It identified an astonishing 113,000 deaths were caused by speeding between 2005 and 2014. This shocking number is comparable to the number of individuals who lost their lives in alcohol-related collisions.

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It can be a dirty job installing and repairing garbage disposals, but we are oh-so-glad you’re here to do the heavy lifting for those of us who don’t know a pipe wrench from a flange. The fact that you come equipped with all the tools of the trade is enough to make some homeowners sing with glee that they don’t need to figure out what all the pieces and parts mean. But, would you believe that GPS fleet tracking can help your garbage disposal installation and repair company sparkle and shine? These are just a few benefits this critical service has to offer your business.

Use GPS Barcode Scanning to Ensure Accurate Delivery of Products

Not all garbage disposals are created equal. Some of them cost hundreds of dollars. The last thing you want to do is mistakenly install the costlier version in the wrong house. That could waste several hours of labor and end up costing your business big. GPS barcode scanning helps to prevent these types of mistakes and provides a system to double check the products to make sure the right disposal product is installed in the correct home.

Plan Routes Quickly and Efficiently

No matter how carefully you plan your routes by hand, human error can take a toll. GPS fleet tracking not only keeps up with the newest road openings and closing (so you’re always working with accurate maps), but it also helps to track slow traffic and reroute your garbage disposal repair and installation technicians while they are on-the-road. The best part is that you don’t have to rip up an entire day’s schedule when emergency calls come in. GPS handles them seamlessly incorporating them into existing routes for the day with minimal disruption.

Notify Customers of Delays

One of the most important things you can do for your customers waiting on technicians to repair or replace their garbage disposals is keep them apprised of what is going on. Your GPS system can be set to automatically notify customers of changes in the schedule and the revised appointment time. This might not seem all that important, but it provides peace of mind to customers, and creates customers who are loyal to your garbage disposal repair and installation business for life. Since most companies like yours offer more than one service, that can mean a huge amount of repeat business and recommendations for you.

GPS fleet tracking is an excellent tool for boosting profits, improving customer service, and keeping your costs in check. See what it can do for your business today.

If you own or manage a garbage disposal repair or installation fleet, contact us here at LiveViewGPS to discover more of the benefits of GPS fleet tracking for your business. 1-888-544-0494

The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety reported a startling finding based on research conducted last year. According to the foundation’s research, newly licensed teenagers are nearly three times more likely to be involved in a fatal motor vehicle accident than experienced adults.

AAA’s research and statistics indicate that the summer months are more dangerous because newly licensed teenagers are out of school and on the road. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration notes that deadly car crashes involving 16-17-year-olds are on the rise. They increased almost 10 percent between 2015 and 2016.

The three contributing factors most frequently cited in fatal teen crashes are

  • Distractions
  • Safety violations
  • Speeding

AAA encourages parents to educate their children about the real dangers of reckless activities like texting and driving, failing to wear a seat belt and driving at excessive speeds. Education, reinforcement and monitoring can help reduce the likelihood that your teen will be involved in a deadly accident.

Consumer Reports explains that concerned parents can utilize new technology that provides GPS tracking for teens. These devices can closely monitor your teens while they are driving, and they will keep you informed about the car’s speed, location, acceleration and breaking.

Each unit allows parents to visit a website where you can view your teens car in real time. You can set the devices to send you an alert in the form of a text message or e-mail when your teenager exceeds a set speed limit or other type of limit.

In addition, these devices allow parents to set up a boundary area. When the car goes out of range, the tracking system sends you an alert. These advanced devices will alert parents when a teen tries to disconnect a device, and parents can even request a detailed log showing exactly where the car was stopped and the length of time it was there.

Through GPS tracking measures, as a parent, you can help to educate your teen’s driving habits and remind them to drive safely.  And, it could save their life.

If you have a newly-minted or soon-to-be teen driver, contact us here at LiveViewGPS to lean more about the benefits of GPS teen tracking. 1-888-544-0494

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