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.


Uniform pickup and delivery services can be big business in the right environment. The more business you have, however, the more room there is for inefficiencies to creep in and cut into your profits. GPS fleet tracking can help you take a bite out of the little things that can cost your business so much and boost your profits at the same time. These are just a few of the benefits your business stands to gain by using GPS fleet tracking services.

Reduce Idling Time

Idling is public enemy number one for your vehicles. Drivers always plan to be in and out quickly when making either a uniform pickup or delivery, but may be forced to wait on people inside who weren’t quite ready to accept delivery or pickup.

Some drivers even tend to let vehicles idle while fueling up, when washing their vehicles, and in stand-still traffic. The more drivers and vehicles you have in your fleet, the higher the costs can be.

GPS tracking not only tracks your drivers’ movements, but also when the engine is idling – burning costly fuel in the process. This allows you to identify the drivers who are the worst idling offenders, so you can offer education and incentives to encourage them to cut their idling times.

Verify Pickups and Deliveries

Since picking up and delivering uniforms is the cornerstone of your business, it’s nice to know that you can use GPS fleet tracking to verify the times that you picked items up and made your deliveries to hotels, restaurants, hospitals, etc. around time that take advantage of your services.

This provides a record for invoicing purposes for you and also serves to reduce disputes that may arise regarding the timing of deliveries and whether they were, in fact, made. You can improve this service even further by scanning specific batches that are received and/or dropped off. Everyone wins.

Lower Operating Costs

Fuel and labor are two of the biggest expenses your business is likely to face daily. With trucks running all over town, it’s good to know that your GPS system may also be used as a fuel management system, allowing you identify routes that are more efficient, driver behavior that may be costing your business money, and by reducing the number of driver hours logged in a day through greater efficiency.

While GPS fleet tracking cannot solve all the problems busy fleet owners and operators face on a given day, it can resolve many of them allowing your uniform pickup and delivery services  business to enjoy higher profits, greater customer satisfaction, and more money in the bank.

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