GPS Tracking News

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Albuquerque Workers Caught Ripping City Off – Busted By GPS Tracking System

In 2010, the Solid Waste Management Department in Albuquerque, NM, wanted to improve the efficiency of the city’s garbage routes. So the city installed GPS tracking devices in each of the city’s garbage trucks.

Chief Operations Officer John Soladay said the City saved over $750,000 in fuel and maintenance costs, by taking data from the GPS devices and re-routing existing routes.

The city became much more efficient, all right – plus a whole lot more.

Two drivers were even caught operating side businesses with their garbage trucks – all on the taxpayer’s dime.

GPS Tracking System & Pay-As-You-Drive Insurance Can Reduce Auto Premiums

A GPS Tracking System Combined With a Pay-As-You-Drive Auto Insurance Programs Are Becoming Very Popular Because They Save Drivers Money

Usage based insurance, also known as pay as you drive (or PAYD), is a type of automobile insurance whereby the costs of auto insurance premiums are calculated based on the amount you drive. Pay-as-you-go insurance can provide drivers big discounts, up to 54% according to GMAC.

VA House Passes Bill to Make GPS Tracking Illegal

The House voted 88-10 to pass Delegate Joe May’s bill. May introduced the legislation at the request of a constituent who was shocked to discover that a private investigator hired by his estranged wife had legally installed a GPS tracking system on the undercarriage of his car.

The bill, currently on its way to the Senate, would make it illegal for anyone to use a GPS tracking system to monitor a person’s location without his or her consent. The bill carves out exemptions for police with warrants, parents tracking their kids, any legal representative of an incapacitated adult, owners of fleet vehicles and electronic communications providers such as OnStar and cell phone companies.

Fleet Tracking System – Top 5 Benefits

Fleet tracking systems are designed with one primary goal: to save time and money. There many benefits to using a fleet tracking system, here is a list of the Top 10:

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.

Top 4 Reasons to Use a Fleet Tracking System

Thousands of vehicles across the US have a GPS-based fleet tracking system installed. Why? Because a fleet tracking system can help you cut costs, improve customer service, and take more control of managing your employees and fleet vehicles.

GPS Tracking Ruling May Effect CA Arson Case

A Supreme Court decision limiting GPS tracking for law enforcement could stall a controversial arson case.

The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled last month that police can’t install a GPS tracking system on a suspect’s vehicle without first obtaining a court-ordered warrant. Now this decision is being used to support a man accused of arson in Butte County, CA, according to KRCR-TV.

Fleet GPS Tracking System Solutions

Thousands of companies across the U.S., from corporate giants like FedEx and UPS, down to small businesses like Conway’s Flowers, are using GPS tracking technology to cut costs, become more efficient, and improve customer service and vehicle maintenance.

A GPS fleet tracking system can help to monitor workers, reduce fuel consumption, navigate shorter or better routes for drivers, track stolen vehicles, obtain discounts on insurance and offers other features such as time sheet reporting and mileage claims to enhance customer service and satisfaction.