Trucking companies have large expenses, but with GPS trackers these costs can be minimized.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (PRWEB) June 24, 2015
Many companies big and small have given in to the fact that GPS trackers save them time and money. There have been several trucking companies that have decided to implement GPS trackers for their fleets and once they do they don't know how they ever lived without them. Some companies in the trucking industry are still on the fence about choosing GPS trackers to save them money, which is why US Fleet Tracking is providing tips on how truckers can gain summer savings with GPS trackers.
1.) Fuel savings: The first way truckers will save money on fuel is that with GPS trackers, managers will know when a truck is idling for an extended, unnecessary period of time. If they find that a driver has a habit of idling for more than a few hours a day, this matter should be brought to his or her attention. Another cost saving feature of GPS trackers is that drivers are not as likely to waste valuable time getting lost, or taking a time consuming route as dispatchers have the ability to see the exact location of drivers as well as the best, most direct route to his or her location. This makes travel time shorter, which reduces fuel costs.
2.) Improved scheduling: Every day, truckers navigate an obstacle course of traffic, stoplights and road construction. By making short- and long-term modifications to each driver's route, dispatchers can help the trucking company to improve on fuel efficiency and reduce vehicle wear and tear. Planning out scheduled routes is a great way to make this possible. GPS trackers also allow for programmable, scheduled alerts to remind staff of important things like vehicle maintenance.
3.) Logistical efficiency: Without a product to haul what would delivery truckers do? That's why what goes inside the trucks for distribution is important. It makes sense to want to know where drivers are at in order to keep your truck, trailer and product assets safe and delivery times on target. GPS trackers make for better shipping with the possibility of keeping an active, digital list of all inventory while tracking when and where it goes. It's easy to monitor everything with as few as 1-second updates in some cases.
4.) Compliance with hours of service: Being a trucker means long hours out on the road, but even the trucking industry has regulations to follow as presented by the Department of Transportation. Motor carriers operating in interstate commerce and drivers of commercial motor vehicles need to comply or companies can face hefty fines. GPS trackers can act as an automatic time card showing start and stop times of a driver's work day. It couldn't be much easier than that to make sure drivers comply with the hours of service laws and make sure the trucking company isn't responsible for paying fines which would bring down the bottom line.
Trucking companies have large expenses, but with GPS trackers these costs can be minimized. As reviewed, trucking companies can use GPS trackers to save money this summer on fuel costs, improve scheduling, improve logistical efficiency and comply with hours of service laws. Without a doubt, GPS trackers are a return on investment due to all their benefits.
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