In an effort to improve the efficiency and provide more commuter-friendly services, fleet GPS tracking technology will be installed in about 12,000 buses.
This recent decline in gas prices has led some to suggest that we may be at or at least near to the peak price for the season. But history say otherwise.
In real-time, the GPS fleet tracking system tells the Department of Public Services where trucks are located, how much salt the trucks are using, whether truck plows are up or down and how fast the trucks are going.
Gas prices have topped $7 per gallon on Santa Catalina Island, a gorgeous island off the coast off southern California.
Gas prices on Catalina Island have been averaging more than $7 a gallon for the past two weeks.
Robert Crawley, owner of Robert’s Coffee and Vending Service in Longview, TX, told the Longview News Journal his firm operates a fleet of about 20 delivery trucks and service vehicles.
Crawley said, “compared to this time last year we’re spending about $500 more a week on gasoline. So far, we’ve absorbed the expense and haven’t had to pass it along to our customers.”
Fleet tracking systems are designed with one primary goal: to save business managers time and money.
1. Increased Profits and Performance
Access to vehicle efficiency and driver productivity data helps a company manage the costs related to fleet operations. There can be a significant reduction in employee overtime costs and driver down-time; reduced maintenance costs directly affect the bottom line. Plus improved route efficiency and fleet metrics allow for expanding customer base. Fleet tracking saves approximately $5,484 per employee annually.
Supervisors secretly placed GPS tracking devices on the county-owned cars that the engineers drove, and were shocked at the abuse they uncovered.
Despite this year’s record high gas prices, a GPS fleet tracking system can absolutely help to reduce your fuel costs.
At first Albertina Kerr Centers was unsure if a fleet tracking system would really help him cut costs, but he quickly realized how valuable the tracking system is.
According to Keil Southworth of Albertina Kerr Centers, “Our fuel usage dropped by 1,100 gallons the first two weeks after installing the FieldLogix fleet tracking system. The following two weeks our usage went back up 400 gallons but still was 700 gallons under our average.”
gps tracking blackberryNYC Employee Busted by Cell Phone’s GPS Tracking System. Caught Falsifying His Time-Records.
When he accepted a cell phone from his employer in 2005, John Halpin never guessed that a perk would get him fired.
John Haplin worked for the NYC school system as a carpenter supervisor for 21 years. According to city officials, he was falsifying his time-records.