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Fleet Tracking For Small Businesses

The small business is the epitome of the American Dream. People have and are continuing to take risks and start their own company to provide much needed services to their community. The people that take these risks see a need and have an idea on how to solve it and use resolve and dedication to make it happen. The challenges of a start-up are different than a second stage company and completely different than a large enterprise.

The largest difference between the stages these companies are in is often cash flow. While profitability is always incredibly important, the compliment to it- reducing costs- is equally as important.

Fleet vehicles are the backbone of so many types of companies- from service industries, to construction, energy, telecommunications and so many others. Cutting costs related to these fleets is a quick way to increase your bottom line. GPS Fleet tracking from InTouch GPS has proven itself over and over again in helping companies do both.

Benefits of GPS Fleet Tracking for Small Business

GPS Fleet tracking provides real-time and historic data which allow for actionable decisions about fleet vehicle driver behavior. Some of the things that are reported on include speed, location, vehicle idling and so much more!! GPS fleet tracking allows you to truly know what your vehicles are doing at any part of the day. Just knowing you have the ability to monitor their behavior often results in drivers doing exactly what they are supposed to be doing at most times.

Fleet tracking software is an investment that will prove its worth and continue to cut costs as your small business or startup grows.  As you grow, the ROI of fleet tracking grows as well- often exponentially instead of linearly. Here is some of the business intelligence that GPS fleet tracking can provide. Can you answer with 100% confidence any of the below aren’t happening without GPS fleet tracking?

  • Timesheets are accurate?
  • Vehicles are not being used for any purposes or places not authorized?
  • Employees are at where they are supposed to, when they are supposed to be?
  • Employees are not speeding or driving aggressively in order to make up for lost time?

Now, GPS Fleet tracking is not just about stopping negative fleet activity. It is also about ways to help your business.

Benefits of GPS Fleet Tracking to Small Business

  • InTouch GPS increases productivity in a myriad of ways. Here are just a few of the ways we have seen GPS fleet tracking help business increase profits and become more competitive.
  • Help lost drivers get to a destination, avoid vehicle congestion or simply route them quickly to a next job.
  • Inform customers of ETA’s without having to interrupt the driver
  • Showing your customers that you invest in the company to serve them better can separate your company from those that don’t.

At InTouch GPS we work with all kinds of companies in all sizes. Whether it is 1 driver or several thousand our platform was built to help you make a more efficient use of time, reduce costs and increase profits and safety. Contact us today to learn about our services and what we can do for you and your business.

Fleet Tracking For Cable Companies

It seems that almost all of us lead busy lives. We are juggling more and more tasks and we are quickly draining our most valuable commodity-Time. As consumers, we have grown to expect service companies to do an incredible job and do it in a quick manner so we can get back to our lives. When I bought my first house, I remember the cable company telling me that the service man would be there between 8 am- 5 pm.

Wait, what? So I will just be sitting by idly waiting over such a long period of time?

Fast forward to present day- dispatchers and service technicians can give you a much smaller time window or near exact ETA and start the consumer/business relationship on a positive note right from the start.

InTouch GPS works with a myriad of companies-all kinds of business vertical, all sizes of fleets. While our platform is industry agnostic the fleetcentric nature of service companies mean that we get a lot of call from fleet managers, department managers and business owners of cable and other telecom companies.  We work with some of the major cable and telecom players as well as smaller companies that may have as few as one vehicle.  We support cable companies across the United States and while each business is unique, there are often broad sweeping challenges or practices that GPS fleet tracking can help with.

Cable companies usually have a morning muster ( or other shift muster) then the cable technicians, linemen and other service operators hit the road.  Read about many of the benefits that we offer to our current cable companies and how we can benefit you.

Cable Industry

Cable companies have two main service offerings

1) New Service Installation

2) Escalated Technical Issues

Regardless of which service the company is being utilized for the benefits of GPS fleet tracking run the gamut for them all.

Improving Efficiency 

GPS Vehicle Tracking allows you to gain valuable data on driver behavior. An authorized user can pull historic reports as well as see real time activity and gather business intelligence.

  • How long is a person at any respective cable job?
  • Is there an average time among your drivers?
  • Are they going directly from jobsite to jobsite?
  • What is an acceptable time in which someone can do the job efficiently?
  • Are your drivers timecards an accurate representation of their work?

GPS fleet tracking gives you these answer and insights about so much more.

When a person knows that the boss has the ability to monitor their activities they are much more likely to be doing what they are supposed to be doing.

Speed Control 

As discussed many of the vehicles in cable companies are often branded and are ambassadors of your company as they drive through residential neighborhoods. Are they speeding?

Heavy coax cable, materials, tools, T1 systems, servers and high speeds are not a good combination.

You can use the system to see how fast people are going- of course safety is paramount, but the potential damage to your reputation of unsafe drivers is also a key factor in being able to tracking this (and many other) aspects of their driving. Not only can you easily pull a dashboard and see current and historic data, you can also choose to be sent real time alerts to immediately be able to correct the problem.

Idling Control

Often cablers have to crawl through attics or appropriately named crawlspaces in order to fix an issue. They may have to brave the elements- rain, heat, snow – are your drivers using the vehicle as climate control? Are they keeping the vehicle on when they shouldn’t be. You can see how long a vehicle is idling to learn the answers to these questions and ultimately save money on fuel costs. We suggest having a driver policy meeting to set expectations about each of these events and what is authorized and what is not. Sometimes it may not seem like much- a few dollars saved here or there, but when you multiply it across the total

Customer Experience

In today’s tech driven world, customers are often inpatient to fix a technical issue or raring to go when they move into a new place to start hitting on all cylinders. With the ability for dispatchers to manage expectations of ETA and be able to route the closest driver for any technical “emergencies” the customer is happier and more likely to stay a customer. With all the choices that your customers have, every drop in the bucket matters.

With these and many more benefits, cable and telecom companies have increased their bottom line and stay with us. If you would like to be the next cable company (or any service company) to start increasing ROI while reducing costs, contact us today for a quick no pressure 10 minute demo about what we can do for you.

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