How The Best Dispatchers Use GPS Tracking Data

Even good employees slack off sometimes. No one spends 100% of their time at work actually working. Every now and then, an employee will turn to a co-worker and chat for a few minutes. Sometimes, people will put aside the spreadsheet they’re working on to see what their friends are up to on Facebook. This turns into a bigger problem with unsupervised employees. When the boss goes away on vacation, for example, production usually slows down significantly. GPS tracking can help you in this problem.

Most employees waste time every single day. A 2014 survey found that 69% of workers admit to wasting at least some time daily. 31% say they waste about an hour a day. Drivers tend to waste more time at work because they’re almost always unsupervised. They’re not inherently lazy. They just have more opportunities to get away with slacking off. Drivers can take an unsanctioned break at a cafe or even stop by a friend’s house to hang out. No one is there to catch them in the act.

Payroll is one of your biggest expenses, so your drivers wasting hours of paid time every day is unacceptable. You need a way to monitor what your drivers are up to while they’re on clock.

GPS tracking is a dispatcher’s best friend. You can actually see what your drivers are doing in real-time. With GPS tracking, you’ll always be able to check in on your drivers, even if they’re hundreds of miles away. You’ll know if they’re falling behind schedule or not following a route for some reason, so you can give them a call and find out what’s going on.

GPS tracking improves driver safety, too. In addition to knowing where your drivers are, GPS tracking will also reveal how fast they’re going. You can use the GPS tracking to stop your drivers from speeding.

About author: Dominic Walker

Dominic Walker works as a content marketer as part of Route4Me’s worldwide remote workforce. A teacher of over 15 years, Dom knows how to break complex ideas down to the very basics and explain them in a digestible way. He loves answering questions, so if you’re wondering about route optimization, jazz guitar, or how to land a fat bass, Dom is your guy.