No matter which cold-weather industry you call your own, GPS fleet tracking can help you improve productivity and profit with a wide range of tools designed to help you manage your fleet more efficiently. From cutting fuel costs to reducing overtime, to improving customer satisfaction and retention, GPS fleet tracking services are top choices for helping you accomplish your goals for this winter and beyond.

These are just a few of many industries that can specifically benefit from GPS fleet tracking tools.

Salt Supply Companies

In cold-weather climates where snow and ice are frequent hazards on the road, salt is a precious commodity. In fact, NBCNews reports that 43 percent of ice sold in the U.S. is sold for the purpose of de-icing highways. When municipalities call in need of salt, it is up to your drivers to make the deliveries – no matter what Mother Nature has in store.

GPS fleet tracking can help you identify the most efficient routes, avoid road hazards, and steer clear of the worst weather systems heading your way. You can also use GPS tracking to allow cities and counties eagerly awaiting their salt supplies to track your drivers’ progress, so they know exactly when to expect their deliveries.

Furnace Repair Services

Perhaps the most eagerly anticipated person anywhere during winter is the furnace repair man or woman when someone’s furnace is on the fritz. There are few things more frustrating than facing a cold snap when the furnace goes out of whack. Appointment windows in the past have been more guidelines than windows and you can make your customers extremely happy by giving them highly specific and accurate appointment windows for their furnace repair services.

Using GPS to plan routes creates greater efficiency and improves driver accountability to the timelines provided to them. More importantly, GPS systems can notify HVAC customers immediately if there is the risk of a delay due to unforeseen circumstances.


While not a cold-weather specific industry, plumbers are frequently called out to handle burst pipes and other plumbing problems that are exacerbated by the cold. The ability to respond to the right location in a timely manner will earn you brownie points with all your customers and make you a true hero for many families.

You don’t have to have a large fleet of trucks operating during winter months to enjoy many benefits of GPS fleet tracking. In fact, one or two trucks that are improving efficiency and customer satisfaction can build your profits and your profile in the community so that next winter, you may need to purchase additional vehicles to meet new demand.

For a free LiveViewGPS fleet tracking demo, give us a call at 1-888-544-0494.

2019 looms large. It’s a year filled with the potential for profits ― and food trucks are an outstanding way to cash in on some of these profits. But, don’t forget about a few essentials you’re going to need to help you make the most of your business, like GPS tracking.

Don’t think it’s that big of a deal for your food truck business? Think again. These are just a few ways GPS tracking for food trucks can help your business soar in 2019 and beyond.

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The wedge-tailed eagle is the largest living raptor (bird of prey) in Australia and is one of the largest eagles on earth. With wingspans of 7½ feet on average, the eagles take their name from their long, wedge-shaped tails.

Due to deforestation, being disturbed while nesting, deliberate human persecution and accidentally ingesting pesticides and Dingo (wild canine found in Australia)  baits, the eagle is now endangered.

The Tasmanian wedge-tailed eagle looks likely to be fitted with GPS tracking devices in the near future as part of a divisive strategy to consider the threats they face on a daily basis. It’s hoped that by rolling out the project, the species can be saved.

Researchers from the University of Tasmania plan to track eagles over the age of three months, as the GPS devices can only be safely fitted when the eagles are around 10 to 11 weeks old. However, this proposal, that is still to receive the go ahead from the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment, has faced resistance from founder of the Raptor and Wildlife Refuge of Tasmania, Craig Webb.

Mr. Webb has raised concerns that fitting the raptors with GPS devices is potentially invasive. He agrees that the project will help scientists gain information, however he has reservations with regards to upsetting the young eagles.

Elissa Cameron, the research project leader, has stated that the project has involved extensive consultation and that is has been given all the relevant ethical clearances. Furthermore, Professor Cameron has said that the monitoring technique that’s to be used is the gold standard in terms of tracking rare raptors that are susceptible to being disturbed.

She also added that through tracking the movements of the birds when they’re young, it helps researchers better understand the creatures. This will provide information on causes of mortality, so these can potentially be better managed.

A spokesperson from the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Development has stated that the project is currently being assessed. Factors and issues such as animal welfare, the contribution to our understanding of the species and the study’s value for the conservation of the endangered eagles are being taken into consideration.

It is hoped by the researchers that the project will be given the green light very soon.


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