GPS Tracking for Taxi Companies
Taxi cabs make up a large part of the transportation system in major cities. Major cities, such as Chicago, can have as many as 6,000 taxis operating on the road. Today, many taxi fleets owe their easy operations and flow to a GPS tracking system. Taxi customers do not have to wander around aimlessly trying to find a cab or wait forever for one to arrive.
Taxi cab companies are faced with the challenge of reducing fuel consumption while improving the efficiency of their vehicles. A customized real-time GPS tracking system provides the greatest control level over a taxi fleet.
Since punctuality is a major concern for taxi customers, the GPS tracking system needs to be able to locate the cab closest to a given destination to dispatch a cab for quick pick-up. It can also be used to provide the customer with a real-time estimate of when the taxi will arrive at their location. This results in much happier customers.
There are many advantages to GPS tracking for taxi companies including:
- Improved taxi dispatch and route management
- Improved customer service
- Real-time updates
- Greater driver activity control
(regardless of the driver’s distance from the hub)
- Increased profitability
- Historical mileage logs
- Theft recovery
Taxi companies are now realizing that real-time GPS tracking is the best method for managing their taxi cabs. Companies will know exactly where each taxi is 24/7, providing better control of their operating costs and profit management. Making more informed choices about the business will make the taxi company more competitive.
GPS tracking systems are a must for all taxi cab companies in order to properly manage their taxi fleet. Owners will not have to worry that drivers are taking unauthorized brakes or routes. Real-time tracking can help taxi businesses make more money by improving customer service, improving productivity and reducing costs.
For more information, contact a fleet consultant.