The Benefits of GPS Tracking for Your Van
GPS tracking is a useful tool utilised by countless businesses around the world. Not only does it allow drivers and their managers to track the location of their commercial vehicles, but it also provides access to a wealth of data that can be used to improve overall performance.
Whether your company has an extensive fleet or just a few small vans, installing a GPS tracking system is sure to benefit your business in a number of ways. Read on to discover some of the main benefits GPS tracking can offer you.
Reduced Fuel Costs
With rising fuel costs and the ever-increasing cost of living, it’s understandable that businesses throughout the UK are now looking to cut costs wherever possible. With GPS tracking, you can gain insight into driver behaviours such as speeding and harsh acceleration, which can reduce fuel efficiency and, therefore, increase costs.
Additionally, GPS tracking can tell you exactly when your vehicles are in use and alert you to out-of-hours journeys completed using company-bought fuel. With these insights, you can take steps to prevent such incidents from happening in future and, as a result, reduce your company’s fuel expenses.
Increasing the efficiency of your journeys will save your business both time and money. GPS tracking allows you to monitor the length of time spent at various locations, such as job sites, loading bays, laybys, and more. From this, you can make efficiency-boosting changes – for example, introducing digital signature capture or reducing the frequency of rest breaks.
GPS tracking systems also allow you to plan the most time- and fuel-efficient route to your destination and ensure that jobs get assigned to the nearest vehicle. This can maximise productivity, increase overall daily output, and reduce costs.
While it’s easy to get swept up in the money-saving benefits of GPS tracking, the importance of driver safety should never be underestimated. Ensuring that you and/or your drivers remain safe on the roads is key to the success of your business, so you should always make safety a top priority. As well as keeping your vehicles in good working order, you should also provide adequate training for all of your drivers and put a suitable maintenance scheduling and reporting system in place.
A GPS tracking system can also help you gain insight into driver behaviours that might affect their and others’ safety, such as speeding, harsh braking, or reckless driving. With this information, you can then take action to rectify this behaviour and remind your drivers of safe driving practices.
Greater Theft Protection
Van theft is consistently on the rise, so it’s no wonder commercial van drivers are keen to maximise security. There is a wide range of security measures available for vans, but many don’t realise that a GPS tracker can act as a great theft prevention tool.
‘GPS Tracked’ stickers on the vehicle will often deter would-be thieves from even attempting to steal the van. Even if your van does get stolen, GPS tracking systems provide real-time geo-location data, meaning you should be able to track it down in mere seconds and alert the police of its whereabouts.
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