How Water Utility Companies Can Benefit from GPS Fleet Tracking

25 Jul 2016

 

Water utility companies face a few challenges that other businesses do not face in their operations. One of these is managing a fleet of vehicles to take care of your daily needs. From reading meters to monitoring delivery, turning on services, and checking other interests in the field, it’s important to find new ways to make your fleet more efficient and effective. GPS fleet tracking offers numerous methods for doing just that.

Plan More Efficient Routing

This is one of the primary reasons businesses begin to consider GPS fleet tracking services. However, fleet tracking goes well beyond the obvious routing and scheduling. Because it operates in real time, GPS fleet tracking can reroute vehicles in order to avoid traffic issues, accidents, and more. This helps you avoid lost time sitting in traffic, inefficient idling, and still save money on fuel for your water utility fleet vehicles.

Extend the Life of Fleet Vehicles

This is another big winner concerning GPS fleet tracking that far too few people are discussing. You can set your GPS tracking system to monitor and automatically schedule routine vehicle maintenance. Why is this so important? Vehicles cost money. Preventative maintenance is far less expensive than costly repairs. That’s the first win. Second, routine preventative maintenance can extend the life of your vehicles by years. Adding just one extra year of service for one vehicle can save your company money. Doing it for multiple vehicles can save your business a lot of money.

Encourage Safer Vehicle Operation

It is human nature to be more cautious when being observed and monitored. GPS fleet tracking systems can be set up to notify you whenever any vehicle exceeds the speed limit or operates in a number of ways you designate. This helps you to conduct the appropriate disciplinary action against speeding drivers and encourages them to drive safely in the future. These types of actions help you keep your insurance costs lower, result in fewer traffic citations, and help improve the reputation of your business and your drivers in the community.

Improve Customer Response Times – And Satisfaction

People don’t like to wait. It’s a given. We have drive-thru banking, pharmacies, fast food, and even dry cleaning because people don’t like the idea of getting out of their cars and waiting in line. What they really hate, though, is waiting on service people to show up and then having them not show up during the “appointment window.”

GPS fleet tracking allows you to schedule these appointment windows more effectively to make meeting customer expectations easier than ever before. The real time monitoring allows drivers to redirect, on the go, in order to avoid costly traffic delays that might make them late for their appointments. It’s a real win for the business and for customers that are waiting not-so-patiently for you to turn their water on, check for leaks, or make repairs to their water lines.

For water utility companies, GPS fleet tracking services can make a world of difference to your profit margins (without raising customer rates) and your image in the community. Now is certainly the time to invest in GPS fleet tracking.

If you own or operate of utility company with a fleet of vehicles, give us a call here at LiveView GPS at 1-888-544-0494 to learn more about how GPS fleet tracking can benefit your business.

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