Mobile truck washing is big business in certain circles. However, your days can get busy quickly – especially during times of year when there is an abundant supply of road salt in the north or love bugs in the south.

With more trucking companies looking to create cleaner images to the world, mobile truck washing fleets have plenty of room for growth in the coming years. But, did you know that GPS fleet tracking can help you grow your business even faster? These are just a few great ways GPS can be used to help your truck and equipment washing fleet expand.

Plan More Efficient Routes

This alone can help your business make a lot more money that can be reinvested in expanding and growing your operations. When you plan routes that are more efficient, you can fit more customers into a day without increasing your expenses. This is great news for your business. More importantly, you might discover that more efficient routing plus the ability to monitor your drivers to ensure they stay on route (and aren’t wasting time taking care of personal business on your clock) may reduce or eliminate overtime altogether.

Improve Customer Service

When you’re working with other businesses in the same field, you have a tough audience to please. They know the struggles you face and expect you to overcome those obstacles to deliver superior customer service. Providing these customers with accurate appointment windows for their truck and equipment washing each and every time is one of the most important ways you can deliver superior customer service time and time again. GPS fleet tracking can help you with that by diverting your drivers away from traffic problems, finding the fastest routes, and planning routes that are more efficient throughout the day.

Dress to Impress by Going Green

Additionally, using GPS fleet tracking features can help your business go green – something fleets looking to offset their heavier carbon footprints will certainly appreciate. GPS fleet tracking tools can help your business reduce idling time, eliminate unnecessary paper, and reduce fuel costs. As an added bonus, your fleet tracking system can help you stay on top of routine maintenance to help reduce your emissions too.

Now is the perfect time to take your mobile truck and equipment washing business to the next level. GPS fleet tracking for your fleet can help you get there faster and for less money than you might think.

Do you own or operate an on-site mobile truck and equipment washing fleet? If so, give us a call here at LiveViewGPS at 1-888-544-0494 to learn more about how GPS fleet tracking could benefit your business.

use gps tracker to catch thief

A company in Mesa, AZ was able to successfully nab workers who were stealing thousands of dollars in insulation.

According to police reports, a worker and an unnamed accomplice worked for an insulation company in Mesa, AZ.  The worker called into his place of employment saying that he needed a ride. The accomplice was given permission to use a company vehicle to pick up the employer up and bring him to work.

The truck the accomplice used had 79 bags of insulation stored in it. Each bag of insulation cost the company an estimated $100. When the truck returned to work, there were only eight bags remaining. According to court records, the insulation that the two men stole was valued at more than $15,000, and they may be responsible for even more thefts.

According to police, the Mesa insulation company used GPS tracking to pinpoint the location of the truck. They noticed that the truck made a stop at locations in Phoenix. After obtaining a warrant, the police located 71 bags at the location. According to the company, the retail value of the insulation that was stole was an estimated $15,000.

After the police arrested the worker, he reportedly told the police that he and his accomplice sold the insulation for $1,280 and divided the money between themselves.

After the company reviewed the tracking history of the truck’s GPS device, it was discovered that Vidales and his accomplice stopped at the location where they sold the stolen insulation four times over a period of three months. Upon further investigation, other locations where stolen insulation was stored were also discovered. Both Vidales and his accomplice were at these locations a total of 21 times.

Vidales has been charged with theft and trafficking property stolen from the insulation company. There is no report of the charges that his accomplice is facing. The police are conducting further investigations to determine if the two men are, in fact, responsible for the theft and trafficking of more stolen property.

Thanks to the GPS tracking device that the truck was outfitted with, the Mesa insulation company was able to successfully catch the two alleged crooks and locate the property that they stole.

Many areas of the U.S., particularly the midwestern and eastern regions, have been facing a deer overpopulation problem.  This burgeoning of deer extends to Oak Bay, B.C., where researchers areas are attempting to humanely address the issue by running a new study to track the movements of the nuisance animals with GPS tracking collars.

Approximately 20 wild deer are to be fitted with the tracking devices. Additionally, surveillance cameras are to be placed around the area in an attempt to ascertain the scale of the population. To date, the only evidence of the movements of the animals is anecdotal as deer are timid creatures who’re difficult to spot.

Urban deer present a huge issue throughout B.C. and here in the U.S. as they’re well known to destroy lawns, leap fences and dig up flower beds throughout the year. They are also responsible for deer-vehicle collisions. In fact, the insurance carrier State Farm revealed that drivers in West Virginia top the list in terms of drivers colliding with a deer (or elk or moose), where one out of every 41 drivers in the state had a auto/deer collision claim in 2016.

A wildlife group comprised of zoologists, science advisers from Camosun College and the University of Victoria as well as wildlife biologists, and educators has come together to see what can be done.

The team from the Urban Wildlife Stewardship Society has plans to set up 40 motion sensor cameras throughout the district to track the deer and to see where they’re most commonly found. There should be four cameras installed per square kilometer. A Camosun College science adviser is building a grid of common areas of deer traffic so cameras will be placed in the best high traffic locations possible.

The deer have been an issue for homeowners in the area for many years. However, some of the attempts to reduce their population have not been met with much support. For example, in 2015, a plan to cull the deer was rejected by many.

As an alternative, the district planned to put the deer on birth control. This move was eventually postponed when the provincial government ordered further research to be conducted.

$40,000 has been allocated to the data gathering project, with the current study being the first phase of the population reduction plan. The next part involves pushing the reduction efforts forwards. This is most likely to be carried out through again attempting to introducing birth control into the population. The team hopes to use a long-term immuno-contraceptive that will be developed to work for as long as four or five years. Thus, providing a humane and efficient way of keeping population numbers under control.

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