You’ve worked your way to the position of being a fleet manager and sometimes it is hard to keep making a positive impression on your business’ owner. The owner would surely love an opportunist to suggest fresh ideas about how the business can improve employee productivity, increase driver safety, save money on fuel costs and make business better all around. GPS trackers are a simple solution to solving all of those business obstacles and making you, the opportunist, look like a manager of great worth.
Before presenting the idea of using GPS trackers in your company vehicles, it may be a good idea to do some research about which GPS trackers would best suit your business needs. As the common saying goes”knowing is half the battle.” You should keep in mind what business challenges you have the most. For example, if keeping up with vehicle maintenance is difficult, look for GPS trackers with reminder alert capabilities. If keeping up with payroll is a chore, your human resources department could benefit from your company using GPS trackers to automate clock-in and clock-out times. The possibilities are practically endless, so decent research will be vital.
Business owners will want to know that you are choosing a GPS tracking provider that is willing to give customer support. A reputable fleet tracking provider will help you identify areas that your fleet can improve, reduce costs, and increase productivity. OPAL Solutions offers support before, during and after the sale. Having the support will be helpful for you to have an idea of how you could use the software and provide the data needed to present GPS trackers to your business owner.
Finally, look for GPS trackers that report live data back to the company as it’s happening back. Anything slower than a 10-second updates will only show the company a mere fraction of its mobile fleet picture. You will also want GPS trackers that are 3G compatible. The GPS tracking industry has been able to grow on over the years with older generation technology, but now wireless data service providers are updating their networks which in turn requires the newest GPS tracker devices. Keep in mind; a better network means stronger connectivity and more accurate data.