Dockless bike rental companies have been big business in China for years and are now making their way onto distant shores in droves. Bike sharing programs are so popular in China that there are 1.5 million shared bikes located in Shanghai alone.

Some U.S. cities tried bike sharing opportunities in initial stages that failed miserably. Dockless bikes that utilize GPS tracking technology are changing the game and allowing private businesses to bear the brunt of the costs – and risks – associated with bike sharing programs.

Dockless bike rental options are good news for businesses. It means they are no longer required to set up costly stations or rent property from municipal governments to rent their bikes.

The nature of GPS tracking is helping to provide practical solutions for the bike rental organizations that go far beyond tracking the locations of their property.

The first hurdle GPS tracking helps overcome is access to the bicycles. People interested in renting these bicycles can unlock their rental bike with an app on their mobile phones.

Next, GPS tracking for dockless bike rental companies gives them the ability to track the locations of bikes that may not have been properly returned or to identify when one area of town is saturated with bicycles and other areas are being underserved. This means they can have employees or contractors go and pick up bicycles that need to be moved to locations where the demand outpaces the supply.

Third, Communities appreciate the thought behind bike rental programs for offering affordable transportation options for residents and visitors alike, encouraging people to become more active, and creating a convenient way of moving around downtown areas that reduce the traffic burden.

Finally, GPS tracking information can be shared with cities to provide unique insight into the flow of traffic, routing data, most heavily commuted areas, etc. to help cities when planning things like a new location for bike routes and lanes.

On the flip side of the argument, there are those who could successfully argue that stacks upon stacks of bicycles littering limited city sidewalks is creating eyesores throughout major cities as well as hazards for those who do walk on these, suddenly overcrowded, sidewalks.

GPS helps to substantially reduce that problem and some communities are considering imposing fines (or even impounding bicycles that become problems for over-crowding and tripping hazards for pedestrians.

For people who use medical marijuana for advanced health conditions, delivery is an important and highly useful service for dispensaries to offer. Some states, though certainly not all, that have legalized marijuana, have approved cannabis delivery.

Cannabis delivery is legal in California, but there are some hefty regulations attached to that legality. One of the biggest regulations impacting all vehicles used to delivery cannabis in the state of California requires them to be equipped with dedicated GPS tracking devices.

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How GPS Tracking Benefits Tree Stump Removal and Grinding Companies

Tree stump removal and tree grinding businesses have important jobs to do. During busy seasons, it can feel like your job is neverending. GPS tracking for stump removal companies offer a variety of benefits you are sure to find interesting for your business, including those listed below.

Track Your Equipment

This not only includes to tracking your trucks, which is useful in its own right, but also extends to tracking the equipment you use from day to day, like stump grinders. GPS asset tracking allows you to track the location and even the amount of usage various pieces of equipment get. You can use the data collected to identify which pieces are profitable to own and which might serve your business better by leasing them on an as-needed basis.

Further, if your equipment is stolen, or being used after hours by employees to remove stumps off-book, you can use GPS asset tracking to track the equipment location and monitor usage to take appropriate action and aid in the prompt recovery of stolen equipment.

Plan Efficient Routes

The ability to plan routes more efficiently, particularly in busier seasons, like spring and summer, can help you cut your fuel and labor costs. This saves your business big money you can reinvest to grow your business or enjoy as profits. This includes things like buying new mini skids, stump grinders, or stump grinder attachments for mini skids.

Motivate Employees

There is no substitution for motivated employees to get work done. GPS fleet tracking lets employees know they are being monitored, to a certain degree, and this often serves to motivate them to get more accomplished when out on calls. It’s a subtle thing that can increase productivity while reducing your labor costs.

Using GPS tracking on business vehicles also helps motivate employees in the following ways:

  • Safe driving. GPS is the ultimate tattle-tell. You can even set up alerts to notify you of certain driving behaviors.
  • Staying on route. Prevents drivers from deviating from assigned routes by notifying you when deviations occur. This prevents personal errands on company time and excessive coffee breaks.

You can even use GPS to monitor the progress your teams make throughout the day remotely. You can simply check on your favorite mobile device or computer and see where each team is and how many trees they have to remove or stumps left to grind for the day.

Gone are the days when it was necessary for you to drive from one work site to the next to determine how well your teams were progressing to remove and/or grind tree stumps. Now you can track progress and so much more from the golf course if you like. All you need to make this happen is GPS fleet tracking for your vehicles and tree removal and grinding equipment.

If you own or manage a tree stump removal and grinding company, talk to us here at LiveViewGPS about GPS tracking for your fleet and assets. 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.