GPS Tracking for
Reducing Risk and Liability
To help reduce the risk and liability, government organizations are turning to GPS tracking to enhance their safety protocols by monitoring driver behavior and enforcing safer driving habits. GPS tracking technology provides a wide range of information and analysis to help improve fleet safety performance across the board, from driver safety to vehicle safety, to reduce accidents, injuries, and fatalities.
Displaying Accountability to Constituents
Building Strong Community Leadership
Demonstrating strong community leadership has always been a focus for the public sector. In the current landscape of government fleet management, technology is playing an important role in taking important initiatives to the next level, particularly in developing environmental and sustainable-living strategies. Government is using GPS tracking, along with other fleet and transportation technologies, to impact their sustainability efforts and the future of smart cities.
Using GPS tracking to improve fuel efficiency, take optimized routes, and keep vehicles well-maintained limits the harmful effects of excessive Green House Gas (GHG) emissions.
Impacting Smart Cities
One development in the field of smart cities is the increased use of GPS tracking, providing new insight to developing the smart city through vehicle and driver data collected. This includes collecting carbon measurements, fuel usage, and other metrics that can be used to support better urban sustainability.
Functionality and Customer Service
When researching GPS tracking providers, it’s crucial to ensure the software has the functionality needed to solve your business challenges, and the provider offers you resources to help you successfully use the technology. At the end of the day, the investment in GPS tracking will not be worth it if the provider doesn’t meet these key requirements. That’s why it’s important to test software functionality and the provider’s customer service before procuring a system.
How Do They Secure Their GPS Tracking Devices and Software?
With cyber-attacks on the rise, it’s becoming increasingly important to ensure the provider you choose has the best security in place to protect their software and GPS tracking devices. Government organizations typically have confidential information that needs to be protected, so it’s crucial the provider has the right security process and protocols in place.
Departments in your organization that typically use GPS tracking data:
Housing & Urban Affairs
Parks & Recreation
Get Procurement Involved Early
Along with including other departments that will use the technology, a best practice for government organizations when researching potential technology partners is to include their procurement department early in the process. Connecting with procurement at the beginning allows you to understand important aspects of how they procure technology. Not to mention, their office will not likely be happy to receive a purchase order on their desk from a new vendor if they are unaware of the project. It’s not advised to spend time researching and testing technology to find out after it doesn’t meet the requirements of their department.