How GPS can help you

Have a vehicle? You might want to track it. No, no, not in case your kids go out on a joy ride (although it would be handy then, too), but in case of theft. You might find that your insurance company will give you a discount for having one installed.

Then there is family – something you might want to keep an eye on. We’re big fans of these personal GPS tracking devices from Brick House Security. They’re small enough to fit inside a school bag or even a purse, and will keep you in the look as to why your kids aren’t home – they’re at the playground down the road – or even a little insight into where that bag, with all that homework, is. Pocket Finders are also great because they stick to their name and quite literally fit in a pocket. They’re even small enough for pets, but we’ll let you look that up on your own.

GPS for business

The video above comes from GPS Tack It, one of the leading providers of fleet management services. In their own words, “If you could sit in the passenger seat all day with your mobile workforce, would they be more productive?”

We sure think they would. But it’s not just about keeping an eye on every move your workforce makes. It’s also about keeping them safe but helping them avoid unpleasant areas and situations, and streamlining your business operations.

Imagine this scenario:

Your drivers are all out for the day, and one of your best customers calls with a frantic order.

Instead of telling your customer there is no way you can get their delivery to them today, you check your system, see that one of your drivers is near the depot and that the delivery address is actually en route to their next stop off. Now you’ve saved time and a relationship with a customer.

What’s more, by using a GPS management system you’ll be able to analyze your spending at the end of each month to see where you can potentially cut down or optimize your processes. You’ll know if your team is taking the long way round, doing the same routes, speeding (and costing you money in speeding tickets) or having to make repeat trips because of poor planning. Sound great? We thought you might think so.

Ready to get started with a GPS system or find out more about how we can help you and your business? Head over to our contact page to set up an appointment with one of our trained consultants.