Optimizing Fleet Performance Through Tracking

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(Newswire.net — June 28, 2019) — In the past two decades, more and more SMEs and large corporations are adopting the use of Global Positioning System (GPS) trackers in their business. With each year, technology advancements makes it cheaper and more efficient for more GPS applications. This is can be seen, especially in the past decade, with a drastic increase in GPS applications for private and commercial use. 

Many companies that use GPS tracking devices for their fleet report an overall increase in performance of their staff and lower costs regardless of the industry. Research has shown that a GPS tracker can be used to increase safety at work, cut costs, monitor assets and optimize efficiency.

Increased Efficiency

One of the benefits of a modern Personal GPS tracker is that it’s advanced reporting system records distance travelled, driving habits and real-time location of your fleet. Having all this information allows a manager to be proactive with resources and reduce downtime. A manager is better able to reallocate resources in order to serve the customer better, plot more efficient routes with less traffic and keep other partners/third parties informed with real-time reporting.Making it a win-win situation for everyone.

Cut Costs

One major way to cut costs is to make sure when a decision is being made that all the necessary information is provided, such as information that highlights redundancies and inefficiencies. Tracking provides vital information like distance and time. With streamlined efficiency of routing and resource allocation, a business is able to cut fuel and labour costs. Real-time tracking also means that a business can cut communication cost, as there would be no need to have drivers calling to check-in at every checkpoint. 

Workplace Safety

Safety is a primary concern for everyone. As mentioned earlier, GPS tracking eliminates the need for a driver to use their phone to communicate their current location while driving, eliminating the need to subvert any road safety laws and allowing drivers to stay focused on the road. A driver feels safer knowing that their location is also being monitored, especially with early morning and late night trips, where the chance of something happening such as an accident or theft is usually higher. With tracking help can be sent immediately and all of these play a role in improving driver performance and overall productivity. 

Asset Management

For companies with a large fleet, asset management can quickly become overwhelming. A modern GPS tracking device works with a resource planning system that allows for easy management. With the management system, a manager is able to schedule maintenance without disrupting the flow of business. Better invoicing can be done with more accuracy, as a result of precise GPS reports on how much time is spent on any particular job. Human assets (drivers) are better monitored for reward or punishment. Finally, theft can be easily reported with plenty of information to help the authorities recover the vehicle quickly. 


The use of a GPS tracking device in optimizing fleet performance should be an essential investment strategy for any business looking to streamline. GPS satellites work 24 hours a day, year round with little to no interruptions. As long as a GPS device is functional, you can be sure to take full advantage of its capabilities for your business.