A recent article I wrote for a national HVAC/Plumbing Magazine:
While this is not a typical, everyday use, it certainly demonstrates the wide-ranging flexibility and potential of
Improved vehicle routing
Reduced vehicle costs
With rising gas prices, ensuring maximum fuel efficiency and keeping vehicles in top condition is critical to controlling expenses. Vehicles that consistently exceed the speed limit use more fuel, experience increased tire wear and require more frequent maintenance. GPS allows businesses to monitor their vehicles maximum speed. In addition, enforcing safer operation reduces the likelihood of accidents and can lower insurance premiums.
With GPS, service providers not only save fuel through improved routing, but also because employees are less likely to use service vehicles for personal use.
Reduced employee idle time
Time is money. Monitoring mobile employees helps to eliminate unauthorized idle time. Comparing daily reports to service logs and time cards will immediately increase productivity and generate more revenue per employee.
One of our largest clients, Hiller Plumbing, has more than 70 GPS units in service. According to President Jimmy Hiller, the biggest benefit to his company has been the ability to verify the length of time their technicians stay at a location.
Reduced vehicle idle time
Monitoring overall vehicle usage helps you determine how best to deploy your mobile resources and right-size your fleet. More jobs per vehicle and more jobs per day with fewer vehicles reduce operating costs.
Recovery of goods and services
With so many benefits, the question is why wouldn’t a company use
Some companies are hesitant to implement
The next revolution of
These hard-wired systems, often covered by a tamper-proof “conceal box,” enable service providers to ensure accurate monitoring 24 hours a day, seven days a week. With handset-based systems, accurate monitoring ceases when the device leaves the vehicle. While the conceal boxes and hard-wired technology debuted with a higher price tag, they are becoming much more affordable and will soon be the industry standard. At NationLink Wireless, we are launching a complete
It is only a matter of time before