Fall is a time for cooler temperatures, falling leaves and a whole lot of organic mess in municipal streets. While those beautiful yellow, red and orange leaves look great in trees, they’re not so great when they fall and end up covering the streets, leaving sweeping crews with a big cleanup on their hands.

Keeping your streets clear of fallen leaves is an important job too. It requires thoroughness, efficiency and dedication. But, when you have a large fleet and a tight budget, it can be challenging. This is where GPS fleet tracking for your street sweeping operation comes in.

How GPS Tracking Can Help Municipal Fleets

Here are some ways GPS tracking can help your municipal fleet during fall lead collection season.

  1. Improving Accountability and Efficiency

GPS tracking technology can help improve your municipal fleet’s efficiency in various ways. It can help you plan efficient routes through the review of location, speed and route data, minimizing this expense.  You can use GPS data for a number of ways, including:

  • Identifying areas that haven’t been swept yet (or those that have)
  • Rerouting around traffic delays
  • Locating and monitoring vehicle activity

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The decision to invest in GPS fleet tracking solutions for your organization can improve safety, cut costs, and build better relationships with your customers and your employees. Before you dive in, though, there are seven questions you need to ask.

  1. Will it be easy to use within your organization?

You need to invest in a GPS fleet tracking system that is not only intuitive and easy for you to use, but one that can be used widely by drivers and other team members to help keep everyone on the same page.

  1. What kind of customer support can you expect as you set up and once you go live?

Many companies offer outstanding customer support through the sales and set up process. Far too many, though, leave businesses, like yours, on their own when it comes to actually using the services they pay for month after month. Make sure you work with a company that offers ongoing customer support, so you have access and assistance when you need it most.

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Today’s fleets involve many moving parts that most operate in harmony to achieve optimal results. When any one of those moving parts is out of alignment, the results can be costly for the entire fleet.

Listed below are a few of the top challenges fleets face that GPS fleet tracking can help fleet managers tackle to achieve more ideal alignment for better results throughout the entire organization.

  1. Out of Control Fuel Costs

Fuel costs at the pump constantly fluctuate. There is nothing fleet managers can to do resolve that problem. However, the fuel consumption of your fleet is something you can manage. You can manage it more effectively, however, with GPS fleet tracking which can help you eliminate fuel waste and manage consumption in the following ways.

  • Reduce idling and eliminate unnecessary idling in fleet vehicles.
  • Plan more fuel efficient routes.
  • Notify management when vehicles deviate from prescribed routes, without instructions to do so.
  • Route around traffic jams, weather emergencies, and rush hour traffic when possible to reduce traffic-related fuel costs.
  • Improve maintenance scheduling to ensure vehicle is burning fuel optimally.
  • Notify management of speeding, hard braking, and other driver behaviors that needlessly waste fuel.

Any one of these things can save your fleet money and GPS tracking for your fleet helps to tackle all of them. The savings simply add up.

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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.