Spring has sprung and it’s time to shake off those final cobwebs of winter to get your fleet road ready for the warm and sunny days ahead. These are a few of the steps you need to take to ensure your fleet is ready for action this spring.

Do a Little Spring Cleaning

Spring cleaning isn’t for homes alone. It’s important to thoroughly clean your vehicles, inside and out. Doing this helps to remove salt that may be lingering from winter roads to prevent rust and other damage. It also helps to preserve the form and functionality of the vehicle’s interior, improving the smell inside vehicles and giving you an opportunity to look for signs of wear or components that may require replacements.

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Nurseries and wholesale greenhouses deliver the goods to consumers and local landscaping businesses each year. Your drivers spend a lot of time on the road and you invest quite a bit of money in keeping them there.

But, what if you could greatly reduce those costs? GPS fleet tracking for your wholesale nursery and/or greenhouse can do just that in the following ways.

Seamlessly Accommodate Moments of Increased Demand

Routes that may take mere mortals hours to plan out during times of peak demand can be handled in a matter of seconds with a GPS tracking system. All you need to do is input the data about deliveries, locations, etc. and the GPS system will do the work of planning efficient routes for you.

In fact, your GPS system might even have your routes so efficient your drivers are able to come back for refills throughout the day, facilitating more deliveries in fewer hours.

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April is Autism Awareness Month, so we thought we’d end this month by passing along thi story.

Sammy Rowold and his family captured the attention and hearts of Americans when they first heard his story. Rowold was a thirteen-year-old boy who suffered from autism. His condition made him nonverbal and low-functioning. On February 23rd, Rowold wandered away from his home. Sadly, hundreds of autistic children wander away from their caregivers every year.

The Hardin County Sheriff’s Department conducted a search for the Sammy for over four hours. Officers, EMS crews, firefighters, medical helicopters, family members and community members all joined in the search. Tragically, Sammy’s body was found in a pond. Authorities later confirmed the cause of death was drowning.

Michele Giddens, a stepsister to the victim’s mother, decided to set up a GoFundMe for little Sammy’s funeral expenses. Donations quickly poured in from all over the country. Other parents of autistic children shared their stories about their children wandering away from caregivers, and several parents chose to attend the funeral as a sign of solidarity between autistic parents.

Donations to the GoFundMe account far exceeded the amount of money the family needed for Sammy’s funeral, so the family has promised to utilize any extra donations towards purchasing GPS tracking devices for other children that have autism.

Giddens discovered that a GPS tracking device for autistic children can be purchased. This newly discovered information could save other autistic children’s lives. The additional money from the GoFundMe account is enough to provide GPS devices for seven families in the area.

The Hardin County Board of Developmental Disabilities is working with Sammy’s family to identify which families would benefit most from GPS trackers. In honor of little Sammy, the agency is attempting to find a GPS tracking device that would work while underwater.

Sammy’s family was sadly unaware of this life-saving technology, but they have since dedicated themselves to spreading awareness about the devices. These trackers can help reassure family members of autistic children, maintain a greater level of safety for kids and will immediately help in a situation where the child wanders away from care providers. Some trackers partner with smartphone apps to allow a parent to set and enforce boundaries for kids who are prone to wandering off.

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.