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Fleet Tracking & Social Responsibility

What Does Fleet Tracking Have To Do With Social Responsibility?

Actually, a lot.

Going green, a practice where companies do their best to reduce their environmental impact, is only a part of “the social contract”. In today’s world people expect businesses to operate a certain way. GPS Fleet tracking from InTouchGPS can help ANY company be more environmentally ethical and at the same time, reducing expenses. It is a Win-Win for all parties.

Here are three of the ways GPS fleet tracking can help:

Reduce Fuel Usage

While no tool can completely eradicate fuel usage, GPS fleet tracking ensures that you are aware if a vehicle is being driven in a way that is not in line with your idea of best practices.  Excessive speeding, long term idling and unnecessary miles through inefficent route planning should all be things of the past. Less fuel being burnt is better for the environment, but think about how many gallons saved multiplied by how many vehicles you have, the savings really start to add up.

Customer Appeal

“Is this organic, locally sourced, GMO free?” – This is a real question I heard from a fellow customer at the grocery store to a clerk. In today’s age the customer has a lot of options in almost every purchase so they can be much more discerning. There are people that want to work with companies that care about the environment and their community. Merely acknowledging you utilize GPS fleet tracking can be the difference between a customer choosing you or your competition.

Reduction of Maintenance

The GPS Fleet tracking tool from INTouchGPS allows companies to schedule maintenance tasks and to see the status of these tasks. Keeping a close eye on when something is due and following that regimen means there should be much less unexpected maintenance costs. You can also do manpower and vehicle planning by forecasting when a vehicle is going to be out and how long.

Discover how GPS fleet tracking can benefit both you and the customers that you have and want to have, today.

 

GPS Fleet Tracking and The Lawncare Industry

The Ides of March-

Unless you are a Roman Emperor, this date may not mean much to you. However, now that clocks are forward, spring break is here and across most of the nation snow is melting and we are seeing our grass again, many lawn service companies are smiling. Time to get back to work.

InTouch GPS works with lawn service companies across the nation. Every company is unique in how they work, but typically as lawn service company grows, many vehicles and teams are dispatched at once. Jobs are all different because all lawns are a little different. This team is servicing a school, this team an entire golf course, this team just a quick home. Managing and dispatching multiple teams can be a challenge. That’s where GPS fleet tracking can come in and have a huge benefit.

3 Benefits of Fleet Tracking To The Lawn Service Industry

While there are numerous benefits of fleet tracking, there are two that are particularly strong to the lawn service industry.

1)Reporting- Timecards

You trust your person on the street to give accurate times about how long a job took. Timecards allow you to validate that time reported is true time at location. With experience you should be able to estimate how long a job may take. You can look at timecards and know that a vehicle didn’t take enough time at a particular location or that they took too much at a different one. While ensuring customer expectations are met, you also make sure that you are paying only for true time worked.

2)Route Replays

Where did your team go? What route did they take? Using route replays allows you to see where the various jobs were and to make sure that the dispatch and routing were as efficient as possible.

Proof of Service

Ever get that customer call saying “Your driver wasn’t here?” In hand with reporting above you can give accurate times of service to the client. We have a few customers hat proactively send these times in the monthly billing to show how monitored their teams are.

There are many other cost saving benefits to GPS fleet tracking for the lawn service industry. Dominate your competition through the help of our GPS fleet tracking.

To learn more about what InTouchGPS can do for you, please fill out the contact form to the right or call us at 1-800-746-5170.

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