Benoît Lecomte, a 51-year-old Frenchman, decided to embark on an epic journey across the Pacific Ocean. Rather than go by boat, this dedicated man decided to swim the entire length of the ocean from the coast of Tokyo, to San Francisco.

The entire journey should take him around six months as long as everything goes according to plan. Lecomte has extensively prepared for this journey. He expects to swim for around eight hours and cover about 30 miles each day.

Once he meets this goal, he plans on boarding an accompanying boat to rest and refuel. The entire swim will be so physically demanding that Lecomte calculated he will need to eat around 8,000 calories each day.

Lecomte will know exactly where to begin the next day’s swim by utilizing a GPS tracking device to record his every stroke. The next morning, he will enter into the water at the exact location the GPS tracking system left off on.

Lecomte is no stranger to difficult and long swims. In 1998, he swam across the Atlantic Ocean for 73 days straight. This journey was meant to raise awareness and money for cancer research, and he successfully completed his mission in memory of his late father. Incredibly, Lecomte reported that a shark followed him for at least five days during this adventure. While there is no definitive proof, Lecomte also alleges that he was the first individual to swim an incredible 5,000 miles without a kickboard.

His newest adventure is an attempt to get the public talking about plastic pollution in the ocean. During his 5,500-mile trek, he is expected to swim directly past the infamous Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

Anyone can track this adventurous spirit’s journey on Seeker. Additional details about the expedition can be found there as well. You can read Ben’s logbook here and follow his swim here.

Plastic pollution in the ocean, Lecomte argues, can be sharply reduced by each individual’s actions and choices. Practicing mindfulness is one of the first steps in making a big difference, and such actions take a lot less effort than Lecomte’s enormous swim across the ocean.

For deeper insights into the man behind this epic journey, take a peek at this video into his mindset.

Most people have heard the term geofencing in references to pets. What you may not know, though, is that this technology can be used by businesses as well. In fact, there are many reasons you may want to consider using geofencing in your business, whether as part of your GPS fleet tracking efforts, inventory management, equipment monitoring or countless other purposes.

What is a Geofence?

A geofence is a geographic boundary you establish indicating you don’t want specific assets to go outside that boundary. The assets must be equipped with GPS tracking devices for a geofence to work.

They do not, necessarily, need to be vehicles, though vehicles are certainly one of the assets you may wish to monitor. Other assets might include things like:

When these assets are taken outside the geofence boundaries, you will receive instant alerts through text message or email, notifying you that the item is outside the prescribed boundary. This way, you can monitor its location and find out what’s going on.

How Can You Use Geofencing for Your Business?

Aside from the method described above, there are numerous ways businesses can use Geofencing to make improvements, including those listed below.

  1. Improve payroll with accurate logs of driver arrivals at the ends of their shifts.
  2. Reduce insurance costs by reducing the risks of threat and improving the odds of recovery when they do occur.
  3. Create promotions whenever customers enter your business or approach your business boundaries using GPS.
  4. Manage and monitor employee territories and prevent unintentional (or otherwise) encroachment.
  5. Notify you if employees enter restricted areas (either with badges or with vehicles).
  6. Keep your drivers on course and on route. Prevents them from conducting personal business on company time and keeps them from wasting fuel with unscheduled side trips.

The possibilities with geofencing are nearly limitless. Depending on the type of business you conduct, you may find an infinite number of possibilities for using geofencing to improve profits, reduce waste, and protect your inventory, equipment, assets, and personnel.

Using geofencing in combination with your GPS fleet tracking system can help your company find new ways to save money, increase productivity, and improve customer service. All these things are instrumental in driving your business into the future and keeping you one, or more, steps ahead of your competitors. See what a difference it can make for your business.

From machinery theft and unauthorized usage to vehicles going out of pre-defined boundaries, here at LiveViewGPS, we have a GPS tracking solution that will keep you protected. Call us today at 1-888-544-0494 to learn more.

Toy Hauler Image Source

Toy haulers are unique among RVs, campers, and travel trailers. They are also growing in popularity. What sets them apart is the extra space, beyond the traditional living space in an RV that allows for the transport of your favorite toys during your travels.

What Kinds of Toys do Toy Haulers Haul?

Toy haulers are incredibly versatile and can be used to carry a variety of toys suitable for practically any family’s activity interests. Below are a few fine examples of the toys you can carry in your toy hauler:

  • Kayaks
  • Jet skis
  • Small boats
  • Motorcycles
  • ATVs
  • Snowmobiles
  • Surfboards

You get the idea. Practically any tool that can be used to enhance your fun while travelling the country, and that will fit inside your toy hauler, is fair game. Some people even use them to haul compact vehicles for easier transport once they’ve reached their destinations.

Benefits of Travelling with a Toy Hauler?

In addition to being able to bring along a variety of recreational toys, tools, and accessories, toy haulers provide traveling family with additional living space once emptied. This means larger families have more room to spread out and relax so they can enjoy their travels in less cramped quarters.

The other side of the equation is that these are much larger than traditional RVs and travel trailers. This may limit the areas you can travel to in your RV. Further, they require more fuel to reach certain destinations – especially when fully loaded.

Is GPS Tracking Essential for Toy Haulers?

Toy haulers are substantial investments. That is just about the upfront costs. Once you consider the costs of fuel and insurance for these RVs, the costs really begin to add up.

You can help reduce fuel costs when traveling with a toy hauler by using GPS tracking to provide more efficient routes.

What’s more. You can also cut insurance costs by installing GPS tracking on your toy hauler as well, ranging from 5 percent to 33 percent and more.

If you want to really kick your savings up a notch, don’t forget to install GPS tracking for all the toys you’re hauling around too in addition to GPS tracking for RVs.

Finally, GPS tracking for toy haulers offers you the peace of mind that comes with knowing that you can greatly improve your odds of recovering your toy hauler by providing police with live tracking data if your RV or toy hauler ever is stolen.

While GPS doesn’t prevent theft from occurring when it comes to your toy hauler, it can help with the recovery process and that can be a big deal.

Got a toy hauler? Chat with us here at LiveViewGPS and we can help you select the perfect GPS tracker for your toy hauler (and perhaps some of your toys too). 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.