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.

Sunday, February 4th was World Cancer Day and the month of February is National Cancer Prevention month. Below is an inspiring, heartfelt story of a man honoring children fighting cancer.

Rik Zortman was a grieving father who found salvation and inspiration in running after the death of his three-year-old son, Armstrong. Armstrong died of brain cancer. Zortman was never much of a runner before, but needed something to do to help him channel his grief.

So, he took up running, something three-year-old Armstrong had loved to do. Running helped him work his way through the grieving process, but also gave him a way to honor his son by mapping a route that spelled his son’s name using his GPS fitness tracker.

It didn’t take long for inspiration to strike and Zortman came up with a plan to spell the names of 100 other children who were living with cancer within a one month. With his efforts to honor children fighting cancer, he is able to continuously honor his son and deal with the grief that will never fully go away.

GPS tracking records every step Zortman takes on his runs, so he stops frequently to examine his GPS to ensure there are no mistakes in the route. Each name is as important to him as that of his own son. The list, which began with 100 names, has quickly grown to include well over 250.

In the weeks following Armstrong’s death, Zortman admits he went around in a dazed state, going through the motions of living. He was just consumed by grief.

When he decided to attend a 5k in the community to honor his son, inspiration struck and Zortman began running 5Ks and half marathons. He believes Armstrong is with him, in spirit, every time he runs and uses these runs as an opportunity to talk to the sun he loves so much.

At first, he was just posting his routes on Facebook when a comment from a friend gave him inspiration yet again. The friend commented that the routes looked so boring.

It was then that he decided to incorporate patterns into his running. He has spelled out the names of friends and other words, even proposed to his wife by running the letters and tracing the route via GPS.

It was during September, childhood cancer awareness month, that he decided to run a route that would spell his son’s name, eight years after his son’s death. He was so inspired by this that he asked for more names he could spell while running – of children who were currently battling cancer or who had lost their battles. These names came from near and far and serve as inspiration for the kids fighting cancer as well as the families who have lost children to this terrible disease.

Zortman continues to run claiming that he can’t stop running because these kids can’t stop fighting.


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