There’s just no way around it. As hard as you try as a fleet manager, as much as you try to avoid it, sometimes there is no alternative. In order to keep a valued customer happy, sometimes you have to pay overtime.
But, with GPS Fleet Tracking, costly overtime can be cut to the minimum. This is just one of the many ways in which GPS tracking of your fleet minimizes costs and pays for itself.
Here are Five Ways to Use GPS Fleet Tracking to Cut Overtime and Reduce Fleet Costs:
- Logistics and Distance. When a valued client calls with an emergency order GPS Fleet Tracking lets the Fleet manager or dispatcher locate the nearest vehicle and dispatch the driver to that location via the tracking system’s two-way communication system. This means the client’s rush order can be completed as quickly as can be and the fleet owner incurs as little in overtime costs as possible.
- Checking Time Sheets.Using GPS Fleet Tracking Systems, the manager or owner can confirm that overtime hours were indeed legitimate by verifying the driver’s time sheets. This reduces unnecessary overtime and also cuts down on driver errors on time sheets.
- Finding the Most Efficient Route: GPS Fleet Tracking devices allow dispatchers, fleet managers, fleet owners and/or fleet drivers to select the most efficient route for that day’s deliveries. This means that drivers can complete their routes in the least amount of time—thus reducing the need for overtime as much as possible.
Moreover, re-routing is possible in case of construction, accidents, unusual volumes of traffic or other unforeseen problem. The right GPS Fleet Tracking System will reduce fleet costs by saving hundreds of dollars annually in reduced overtime and decreased in fuel consumption.
- Driver Checks: With a GPS Fleet tracking system, the fleet manager can follow the driver’s route and verify that he/she did not deviated from the predetermined route to make an unauthorized stop. Moreover, if tablets or smart phones are used in fleet management, it is even feasible to discover if the driver left his/her vehicle during the route.These stops cost a fleet owner time and fuel.
- Driver Behavior: A good GPS Fleet tracking device tracks driver behaviors such as: speeding, excessive braking, or jack-rabbit starts and stops. The right system can also monitor any power take offs to ensure that they are in use on heavy equipment. Being able to monitor these things helps change driver behavior that could result in unnecessary overtime or fuel costs.
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