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It’s hard enough to run a traditional business, where all your employees work in the same place at the same time.
But many businesses aren’t run like this. There are courier companies, propane delivery services, and other organizations that send employees out to meet with their customers. They don’t have the convenience of having their customers come to them. It can be difficult for these businesses to manage their employees, and they need to deal with additional expenses, such as gas, insurance, and vehicle maintenance.
Here are five reasons why these businesses should start using a GPS tracking app:
1. Keep An Eye On Your Employees
Employees on the road are out of sight. They might be working hard, or they might be slacking off while they’re on the clock. You can’t see them, so how do you know?
That’s where a GPS tracking app comes in. It allows you to see where your drivers are in real-time. Whenever you want, you can check in on a driver and confirm that they’re doing exactly what you’re paying them to do.
2. The Big Brother Effect
The beautiful thing about using a GPS tracking app is that you don’t even need to look at the tracking data for it to have an effect on your drivers.
When your drivers know they’re being watched, they won’t make any time-wasting personal stops. They’ll also drive slower and more carefully, which will save you money on gas.
3. Save Money On Fuel
The Big Brother effect isn’t the only way GPS tracking saves you money on gas…
A GPS tracking app collects data you can use to understand your business better. For example, it’ll help you see exactly how much gas your vehicles are using, so you can determine whether your gas saving techniques are actually working or not.
4. Recover Stolen Vehicles
According to the FBI, over 700,000 vehicles in the US are stolen every year.
A stolen vehicle could cost tens of thousands of dollars to replace – and then there’s the cost of whatever you were transporting in that vehicle, which might be even more expensive.
Can your business afford an expense like that?
With a GPS tracking app, you’ll have a good chance of recovering any vehicle that’s stolen, so you can avoid the cost of losing a car.
5. Reduce Your Insurance Premiums
Many insurance providers have programs that reduce premiums and deductibles for businesses that track their vehicles.
In addition to showing you where your drivers are, a GPS tracking app will show you how fast they’re going. You can use this data to prove to your insurer that your drivers are following the speed limit. This data can also confirm that your drivers aren’t making any sudden stops or accelerations.
Your insurer will know that your drivers are less likely to get into an accident, and therefore less likely to file a claim. That’s how they can afford to charge you less for your insurance.
In short, GPS tracking improves productivity and reduces expenses. It’s an asset to any business.