Non-Emergency Medical Transport (NEMT) companies like yours serve an important role in large and small communities alike by helping people get to their non-emergency medical appointments safely and on time. It is a need public transportation is unable to fill in smaller communities and often unreliable to fill in larger communities, especially for patients who have special needs. W

hile you probably understand that GPS tracking systems can help you with directions to new facilities and other locations, you may not be aware of the other benefits GPS fleet tracking can offer your NEMT business, like those listed below.

Plan More Efficient Routes

You may be responsible for helping several people make their medical appointments in the course of a day. The more people you are responsible for getting to their appointments, the more money your medical transport business stands to earn.

However, you can improve your earnings without increasing your costs for things like labor and fuel if you use GPS fleet tracking systems to maximize the efficiency of your routes each day. You can even use GPS fleet tracking to provide real time re-routing so that your passengers aren’t late for their appointments due to traffic jams, accidents, road work, and other issues that might slow you down.

Avoid Route Redundancies

One of the least fuel and time intensive things you can do in a day is provide double coverage to an area. What this means is that you have two drivers picking up and dropping off patients for appointments in similar areas at similar times.

Using GPS services to plan these routes can help to eliminate your risks of doing this. Planning better routes and avoiding redundancies means more people have access to the important service you provide without the need for you to increase the costs of providing these services.

Fast Emergency Location When Needed

The patients you are delivering to their medical appointments often have serious medical issues, illnesses, and other difficulties. It doesn’t take much for a non-emergency medical transport to become an emergency situation where professional medical assistance may be required.

GPS fleet tracking provides real time information about your location so that you can get fast access to the emergency services you require – or receive turn-by-turn directions to help you get to the nearest emergency facility to provide appropriate care for your passenger(s).

GPS fleet tracking systems are far more than GPS driving directions and route planning. For non-emergency medical transport companies, like yours, they are essential tools for effective route planning, managing your drivers in the field, and getting your charges to their appointments on time.

Do you own or manage a Non-Emergency Medical Transport (NEMT) Company that has a fleet of vehicles? If so, GPS fleet tracking may be able to help improve the efficiency of your fleet. Contact us at LiveViewGPS to learn more. 1-888-544-0494

The army has a hog problem and not the Harley Davidson variety. Instead, the army is struggling with feral hogs that are tearing up property, hindering conservation efforts, and causing a wide range of problems – including the threatening of endangered species on a large military base in Texas.

To solve this dilemma, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has turned to Clemson University professor and chair of forestry and environmental conservation, Greg Yarrow.

Clemson is currently engaged with the Corps of Engineers on two projects at the military base where the pigs are particularly problematic. One of the ways researches are helping is by exploring the contents of the stomachs of feral hogs to determine what they are eating throughout the calendar year. This helps determine where they are going seasonally. Another aspect is to analyze their locations and habitats.

That is where GPS tracking comes into the picture with researchers using GPS devices which collect an abundance of data, and then used to identify the locations where the feral hogs are getting access to food and where they are gathering. This is intended to help the Army can focus its efforts to curtailing the pig problem in the locations where they will be most effective.

How big of a problem can feral hogs become?

It is estimated that feral hogs cause roughly $44 million in damage to crops, timber, and livestock throughout the state of South Carolina each year. This is in addition to non-crop losses that result from the hogs taking out food plots, cutting off water supplies, damaging equipment, and more.

The problem is proving equally dramatic on the Fort Hood Army base in Texas, which is currently the largest military base in the world. The Army is using what it has learned from GPS tracking information, stomach content, and more to help fuel its research.

The state of South Carolina is watching closely though to use the information gained from this research project to learn more about new ways to curtail the economic damage these beasts cause the state year after year.

Participating in research efforts of this scale provides Clemson students and staff unique opportunities to offer their expertise in projects that are national importance, which is outstanding for the students and the university.

Brake Safety Day 2017 took place on September 7, 2017. Sponsored by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, or CVSA, the event is held in partnership with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (MFCSA) and the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators. The results of this year’s event might give you pause if you spend any time on the road.

During the Brake Safety Event there were 7,698 vehicles inspected in the United States and Canada. Of those, 78 percent of the vehicles passed without violations that would require the vehicles to go out of service. However, there were 1,064 vehicles that did receive violations related to their brakes that forced the vehicles out of service.

One of the purposes of this event is to gather information about how antilock braking systems are maintained. Since braking systems are critical safety features for commercial motor vehicles, proper maintenance is of extreme importance. Failing to properly maintain commercial vehicle brakes could result in accidents and fatalities for commercial truck drivers and other people on the roads.

Brake-related violations accounted for 45.7 percent of all the “out of service” violations issued during another event, Operation Airbrake’s International Roadcheck campaign in 2016.

The Brake Safety Day even inspectors conducted a 37-step procedure to examine vehicle maintenance and driver operations. Inspectors look for a variety of issues including the condition of brake-system components. Specifically, they are looking for parts that are missing or loose. They are also looking for leaks in air or hydraulic fluids, and wear in pads, drums, linings, and rotors. Inspectors also check ABS malfunction indicators lamps. Vehicles that are found to have out-of-adjustment brakes or brakes that are defective are placed out-of-service until they are roadworthy again.

Since the program began, in 1998, there have been more than 3.4 million brakes inspected – all with the goal of making the roads safer for all drivers in mind.

What can you to avoid being caught in a situation like this?

Don’t wait for roadside checks, or an accident, to know whether your braking system is working properly or not. Be proactive and stay on top of regular maintenance with all vehicles in your fleet.

Our GPS tracking systems include scheduled maintenance reminders as well as alerts for a variety of engine issues. This lets you get a good image of your vehicle’s status, so you can stay ahead of violations, avoid breakdowns, and keep your entire fleet operational and on the road.

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About Live View GPS

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