Employees Busted Submitting False Timesheets; Labor Costs Immediately Reduced Over 35%
Carlos Contreras, at Sunshine Landscape in Palm Desert, CA, manages 15 employees who had been using paper time-sheets for years. For many years Carlos suspected that some of his workers’ time-sheets weren’t completely accurate.
One day Carlos decided that fleet GPS tracking would help him address these concerns and give him more control over his mobile employees. Carlos selected FieldLogix fleet GPS due to its user-friendly interface, affordable hardware, and extensive e-mail alert features.
Upon installing FieldLogix fleet GPS, Carlos’ suspicions were immediately confirmed, and what he found was much worse than he had ever suspected.
By using the system’s activity reports, he found that his “honor system” was being abused by his employees. By having an accurate way to measure daily work hours, his overtime costs dropped immediately.
****In fact, his overtime costs dropped by more than 2 hours per man per day with no change in the workload. Based on Carlos’ calculations, he paid for the entire first year of the system within the first 18 days. ****
Carlos stated: “Nothing is more troubling than finding out that you have been losing money for years and didn’t even know it. It dropped my labor costs by 35-45 percent. I wish I would have bought a GPS system years ago, but I kept putting it off because it wasn’t a high priority at the time.”
Carlos is not alone in his discovery. A study by the Aberdeen Group reports that companies that have implemented a fleet GPS system see a 13.4 percent average reduction in overtime costs.
With fleet GPS installed, drivers will get to each job site quickly (which makes customers happy) and complete more jobs per day (which makes you happy). You can even use the information gathered by GPS as a concrete measure of performance to reward exceptional employees.
Exactly how much does wasted time cost you? If you could ride with each of your trucks everyday, how much more productive would your employees become?
Workers that arrive late, leave early, or waste time idling cost you money – and the costs add up quickly.
Carlos said he selected FieldLogix due to its user-friendly interface, affordable hardware, and extensive e-mail alert features that helps him to keep track of his workers throughout the day.
FieldLogix GPS Fleet Tracking System helps companies throughout the US reduce many management headaches. It shows companies what their field employees are doing and holds them accountable. By doing so, it removes a number of administrative headaches and allows owners, managers, and dispatchers to use their time more effectively.