Myths about GPS Tracking and Telematics
There can sometimes be a negative attitude surrounding the use of GPS tracking systems when it comes to tracking company vehicles. This is because many business owners, workers, and employees misunderstand the product.
This article aims to disprove those myths and help you see the many benefits GPS tracking can bring to your business.
1. It’s expensive to use GPS tracking systems.
Not all customers will have the same needs and we certainly do not want our customers paying for services they will not use. Some customers want detailed fuel and engine reports while others just want basic GPS tracking; the pricing options vary depending on the customers needs. Also, you can analyze the data and plan your routes accordingly which can help reduce fuel costs helping you save money and get a return on investment.
2. Installation can be complicated and will cost me significant time.
Multiple cables and antennas are long gone. Our latest line of products are not only small and compact but they are also designed to be ‘plug and play’. This means exactly what it sounds like it does. You simply locate the OBD port in your vehicle, insert the device into the port and you’re done! You can begin live tracking your vehicles in a matter of minutes.
3. Why do I need to track drivers? I can just use their service cards and paper logs.
It is true. You can use service call sheets and paper logs to confirm work has been completed. Although, sometimes these can get lost or details can be forgotten. Furthermore, no one wants to be stuck doing paper work when there is a much simpler way. Why not use the automated (and of course, customizable) reports GoFleet offers? These reports can be used to streamline service reports and payroll activities. Also with real time GPS tracking you will have the ability to give your customers accurate information on when a service call will be performed, increasing customer service.
4. I do not need to track my employees therefore I have no need for GPS tracking.
GPS Tracking devices do not have to be used for directly monitoring employees driving. Some customers use the devices for a much more basic use, such as a security measure. If a vehicle (or expensive equipment) is ever stolen, GPS real-time tracking will increase your chances of recovering these assets exponentially. Also, our GPS Tracking devices can communicate with your vehicles computer directly, allowing it to pick up on any potential vehicle faults (through diagnostic codes) so you can perform preventative maintenance before these issues become a big problem.
5. My employees operate in remote locations so I won’t be able to accurately track where they are.
Although our devices do use cellular networks to upload data they also can store months and months of data on the device itself which it will then upload when it comes back into reception.
For more information on these myths or any other information in general regarding GPS tracking please contact us.