Vehiclepath, A State of the Art GPS Fleet Tracking System, Improves Employee Accountability

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Vehiclepath customer uses GPS tracking to maintain employee accountability. This is important with more than 250 trucks and operating across Texas.

Sun Coast Resources, Inc., the largest woman owned business in Texas--specializing in the wholesale distribution of petroleum fuels, lubricants and transportation services--with a fleet of 250 delivery vehicles--relies on Vehiclepathâ„¢ GPS fleet tracking to optimize their logistics and distribution operations. Their goal is on time, every time delivery service, and with more than one million gallons of fuel dispatched daily, it is critical customer orders are delivered to meet that goal, and that their drivers are following safety procedures.

"Vehiclepath allows us to see where all our drivers are at all times. This permits our Dispatch and scheduling personnel to effectively and efficiently project delivery times and the shortest routes available throughout the day. It also permits Sun Coast an opportunity to keep an eye on their fleet 24/7/365, without relying solely on the logs prepared by each driver. Trust through verification is the way I view it," says Stratton Williams, Safety Director for Sun Coast.

"We looked at competitive units and Vehiclepath delivered more of the features we needed at the most reasonable price. Some units charge every time the unit pings the truck, while others were charging more than a thousand dollars just to get started. We appreciate the fact that Vehiclepath was very clear in what they offered, and at what price," Williams continued.

The features Sun Coast uses to help manage their fleet include:

  • Google Maps - they are able to drill down and know the driver's exact location.
  • Groups - they group their vehicles so dispatchers can see only the vehicles they need to manage. With offices throughout Texas, it can be challenging to view more than 250 trucks at a time.
  • Geofences - they set up geofences around areas where drivers are not supposed to be traveling with hazardous materials, and are alerted if a driver enters that area. For example, a freeway where transportation of hazardous materials is not allowed.
  • Speed Alerts - they are alerted if a driver exceeds a pre-set speed limit.
  • Landmarks - they set specific locations on the map such as customer locations, competitors' locations and their offices so they can easily see whether a driver has made a delivery or not.

Vehiclepath is offering a free download of a recently released research white paper on GPS Truck Tracking. The report is available at http://www.vehiclepath.com.

About Vehiclepath
Vehiclepath is a leader in helping companies with the management, location, tracking and recovery of their mobile assets. Based in San Diego, CA, the Vehiclepath tracking system and VP300 Vehicle Tracking Units offer unique advantages with ease-of-use/install, functionality, and scalability that is not found in other commercial tracking products. This includes the ability to manage diverse mobile asset portfolios, receive real-time tracking data from a variety of vehicles/devices, and to operate over a variety of networks and countries. Additional information and a live, hands-on demonstration of the tracking capabilities are available at http://www.Vehiclepath.com.

Vehiclepath is a registered trademark. All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders. Prices and specifications are subject to change without notice. © 2008 Vehiclepath Inc. All rights reserved.

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