Although GPS tracking is becoming more popular on fleet vehicles, some business and fleet managers still aren’t sure if it’s an investment worth making. Not all trackers are worth it, but the right one can make a huge difference. Here are a few of the most common concerns about implementing GPS tracking in fleets debunked.
The budget is already stretched tight.
Fleet managers who are concerned about the cost of GPS trackers can start small by testing just a handful. With the helpful data collected, managers will have a better idea of the cost/benefit ratio and can begin to adjust the budget accordingly to purchase more GPS tracking systems a few at a time. Seeing the long-term savings of the tracking systems will also help quiet any fears that the budget won’t be able to support the purchase.
GPS trackers won’t really help.
Some people who are unfamiliar with new GPS tracking systems aren’t aware of how much information they can provide. Fleet managers can now see if fleet drivers are obeying traffic laws, speeding, how long they’re idling, and how many miles they’ve driven. The devices can also be used for scheduling reminders, maintenance reminders, and overall efficiency.
There are too many to choose from.
There are dozens if not scores of GPS tracking to choose from, and it’s important to find the right one for the business. First, decide what’s most important. Is it mileage tracking? Maintenance reminders? Fleet organization by vehicle? It will take some research, but the right tracker is out there and when in use, GPS tracking can help business perform efficiently and save money.