Public transportation can be a nightmare.
Late buses, hard to follow route maps and long walks to get to a stop are just a few of the issues commuters and drivers face when trying to navigate a city, which is why a vehicle tracking system can make the whole process easier for both parties.
For example, by monitoring your city’s bus fleet with a vehicle tracking system, you can assist passengers with updates about delays and schedule changes to keep your transit running smoothly and safely while also reducing fuel costs by up to 13.2%
In this article, we will go more into detail about the different types of fleet trackers we offer that can help refine your operations and substantially improve your productivity.
Using A Vehicle Tracking System to Increase Safety
Tracking your fleet is an excellent way to improve safety standards.
Using a GPS tracking system gives you detailed information on what your bus operators are doing and what they can do better — especially with passengers’ safety being your liability. Speeding and hard braking are two major factors that can put people at risk, and both of these behaviors can be monitored and modified with our system.
Our driver score cards can assess your drivers’ performance so you can take the necessary actions to curb bad driving habits.
Utilizing Trackers to Keep Your Passengers Up To Date
GPS can work in tandem with a subscription service or app that will notify passengers of any delays or detours they may experience on the route as well as aid your drivers on their daily routes. The facts are simple – your passengers will be happier about using your buses for transportation if they are confident in your performance. And in the sometimes unavoidable event of a wrong turn or heavy traffic, it is easy to send out a text or email to your subscribers for that route.
Saving on Fuel
Idling engines is a major contributor to fuel consumption that can be effectively minimized with fleet tracking. With your fleet constantly waiting to pick up passengers at multiple destinations, it is preferable they turn off their engines until they are ready to get on the road again. Not only will this save you money on fuel in the long run, it will also help the environment through the reduced emissions from your vehicle. Our systems can immediately notify you if your driver leaves the engine running while at a stop through text or email alert.
What Kinds of Vehicle Tracking Systems Are Available?
Plug and Play Tracking Systems
These models are easy to use and transfer from vehicle to vehicle without voiding the warranty. They come with a full suite of tracking reports just like our hard wired systems and also feature vehicle diagnostics for you to monitor the health of your vehicle with.
Our plug-and-play trackers work with all vehicle models (1996 or newer) that have an OBDII port.
Hard Wired Systems
These systems come with a covert installation that is hard-wired into the engine of the vehicle to prevent any potential tampering.
Our trackers will give you a complete suite of reports and functionality with available integration for 3rd party devices (driver ID’s, Garmin, etc.) Extra features of our hard-wired systems include roadside assistance, fuel card integration and IFTA tax reporting.
Are you ready to take your public transportation fleet to the next level? A GPS vehicle tracking system will be necessary to your business’ evolution in today’s technological age.
Call us at (855) 988-5544 or request a free demo to learn more about our fleet tracking systems. Start saving on fuel and helping your passengers today!