The disadvantages of not tracking fleet service vehicles

November 24, 2020 5:54 am

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Vehicle fleet management can be a tricky business. There are always pros and cons to a business, but it is always a good idea to research both before choosing a particular service.

This article focuses on the disadvantages to a vehicle fleet service and, to be more precise, how these corporations can be at an even further disadvantage by not placing GPS trackers in their vehicles.

 

Technology is always advancing, day by day. GPS tracking has become a necessary tool in both security and control. One of the disadvantages to not tracking a vehicle is driver accountability. Without tracking the driver, the service has no way of holding the driver accountable for anything that happens in the field. If the drivers know their behaviour is monitored, they are more likely to be more productive, practice safer driving, and waste less time.

 

Another disadvantage is fuel cost. For bigger businesses and corporations, it has become difficult to track company costs manually. Without GPS tracking, it can be hard to understand why fuel costs are so high. GPS tracking can be handy as it makes it easier to monitor and reduce fuel costs.

 

GPS tracking can also help monitor labour costs. Fleet services may pay out more than is needed for labour. Through tracking, companies can keep a track of when drivers start and finish their day, how many stops were made during their shifts and how long the stops were. This can help drivers and employers have a more reliable timesheet and pick out those who may be adding on extra hours for pay or unproductive on the job.

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