Pests– Roaches. Ants. Rodents.
Some people abhor the mere mention of these. Others make eradicating them from your home or business their business. 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 pest control companies. In today’s blog we are going discuss some of the benefits to the pest control industry. We work with hundreds of pest control 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.
When many people think of GPS fleet tracking they think of fleet vehicles -a legion of trucks and cars ready to go out and service customers. While this is accurate, we define a fleet as any assemblage of vehicles that a company uses. Often pest companies have vans and trucks-usually wrapped with their logo or if you are lucky like we are in Florida you may even see a vehicle modified to look like an insect or bee. Read about many of the benefits that we offer to our current pest control companies and how we can hep your company.
Pest Control companies have two main service offerings
1) Routine Pest Control and Prevention
2) Emergency Situations Involving Pests (termites, bee swarms, etc)
Regardless of which service the company is being utilized for the benefits of GPS fleet tracking run the gamut for them all.
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 spray site?
- Is their an average time among your drivers?
- Are the 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.
As discussed many of the vehicles in pest control companies are often branded. Ambassadors of your company as they drive through residential neighborhoods. Are they speeding?
Caustic chemicals and high speeds don’t mix…
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.
Often warm, muggy environments are a perfect habitat for pests. In these areas where pest control serviceman go it, there are often hot and humid temperatures- walking around, in attics and crawlspaces- are your drivers using vehicles for 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
Occasionally work is done when no one is home. If you receive a complaint that no one showed up or no one sprayed this week/month you can verify or refute the accuracy of that statement through tracking. Many customers set up frequent recurring job sites as landmarks and send customers reports to show them the times they were there in advance. GPS Fleet Tracking allows you to verify exactly when the vehicle arrived at the site and when it left.
With these and many more benefits, pest control companies have increased their bottom line and stay with us. If you would like to be the next pest 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.