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At GPS Insight, we see a wide variety of customers from just about every industry. Our typical customers are from the service and trucking industries, and here is a list of industries I’ve been compiling recently in order to detail the specific advantages GPS Tracking (aka Vehicle Tracking) will afford each of them. They are in absolutely no order than what order I started typing them, which is somewhat based on how typical they are of our customer base at GPS Insight.

  • HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning)
  • Plumbing
  • Garage door repair
  • Auto Glass
  • Roofing
  • Telecommunications (Cable, Phone and Internet providers)
  • Street Sweeping
  • Landscape Design and Construction
  • Landscape Maintenance
  • General Engineering
  • Energy/Fuel/Gas Companies
  • Construction (General)
  • Construction Supply
  • Excavation
  • Automotive (parts delivery, demo & courtesy vehicles, dealer vehicles)
  • Construction trades (drywall, flooring, painting, bricklaying, tile, electrical, lighting, etc.)
  • Trucking, Long Haul (OTR)
  • Trucking, Local Delivery
  • Security firms (patrol, dispatch)
  • Courier and package delivery
  • Beverage distribution & coffee service
  • Fuel & Oil delivery
  • Military
  • Federal and State, Municipal Government
  • Retail delivery (furniture, appliance, office supplies, medical supply, floral)
  • Installation firms (satellite, broadband, home audio/video, water treatment, basement systems)
  • Limousine, Taxi
  • Concrete Placement/Pumping
  • Agricultural (farming and produce delivery)
  • Boat rental
  • Sales (business equipment, pharmaceutical, company representatives)
  • Police
  • Concrete
  • Vending firms
  • General Services (Pool maintenance, Janitorial, Pest control, Carpet cleaning)
  • Solid Waste (Commercial, Residential, Subcontractors)
  • Personal usage
  • Marketing vehicles
  • Mobile advertising
  • Education (campus plant operations, etc.)
  • Towing
  • Tire delivery/service
  • Mobile Car Wash
  • Mobile Shredding / Document Management
  • Rental companies
  • Catering, food delivery
  • Medical transport
  • Moving

The primary benefits of GPS Tracking to most service industries are:

  • Dispatch: Know where your vehicles are at all time using real time mapping
  • Fuel: Save a lot on your fuel bill by curbing off-hours usage, excessive idling, speeding, and fuel-card fraud
  • Labor: Your drivers will stop reporting time worked that they didn’t actually work. This typically provides instant return on investment (ROI) well past the ~$1.50/day the typical GPS Tracking product costs when the hardware is leased or built into the monthly cost
  • Billing: Prove to your customers your hours at their facility, which helps avoid “goodwill” credits where they’re not deserved — likewise, it helps you to get on top of problem drivers who are claiming to work longer than they did — this cost you more than hours paid to your workers. It will cost you your customers as well!
  • Risk: When you implement and enforce a speeding policy, your drivers will stop speeding within a week. We have seen it so many times, and it is simply impossible for your drivers to avoid speeding detection with GPS Tracking. Additionally, you can establish and enforce an off-hours driving policy for your vehicles which will lessen the likelihood of an accident in a company vehicle, particularly a drunk-driving accident after hours when used to drive to the local bar.
  • Maintenance: Our GPS Tracking product talks to the engine’s diagnostics port, which means we know when your engine light is on and why. You get instant email alerts that there are “critical” problems with your vehicle such as transmission & brake issues, low oil pressure, and other major engine issues. Less critical problems come in a nightly email as well as on demand via the web interface. Very few GPS Tracking providers give this information and it is a key differentiator for GPS Insight typically.
  • Routing: By utilizing intelligent and optimized routes, your fleet’s efficiency will be significantly increased. Fewer miles driving to customers in the wrong order, less fuel, less labor, less maintenance, happier customers — they all add up to a significant advantage for your company after installing GPS Tracking devices.
  • Reports: Most GPS Tracking companies provide detailed activity, summary, stop, idling, speeding, off-hours, and landmark/geofence reports. Some companies provide more custom (or completely custom) reports such as State Mileage reporting (for fuel tax reporting), route compliance/deviation, etc.

As more and more benefits warrant detailing here, we will do so — there are many other lesser reasons for using GPS Insight — call several companies and ask their salespeople for more information (us included…). Some of the lesser reasons: Idling, immanence logs, mileage reports, etc.

Rob