GPS Fleet Tracking For Pool Companies

GPS Fleet Tracking For Pool Companies

When many people think of fleet tracking they think of fleet vehicles -a legion of small white trucks 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 pool companies have vans and trucks-usually wrapped with their logos. Read about many of the benefits that we offer to our current pool companies and what we can offer to you.

Pool companies have three main service offerings

1) Building a pool

2) Maintaining and Cleaning

3) Emergency Repair of any Pool

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 Fleet Tracking allows you to gain valuable data on driver behavior. An authorized user can pull reports as well as see real time activity and gather business intelligence. How long is a person at any respective job site? Is their an average time among your drivers? What is an acceptable time in which someone can do the job efficiently? Are your drivers lollygagging or are they earning their wages? GPS fleet tracking gives you these insights.

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 pool 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.

Idling Control

In climates with large pool communities it can often be blazing hot summers- 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.

Customer Validation

Occasionally work is done when no one is home. If you receive a complaint that no one showed up or work wasn’t done 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, pool companies have increased their bottom line and stay with us. If you would like to be the next pool 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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Fleet Tracking In California

Fleet Tracking In California

California, The Golden State. The home of the highest and lowest points in the contiguous US (MT Whitney and Death Valley,) Hollywood Stars and the busy traffic in San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego and others.

Anyone that works in some of the busier California locations understands the challenge of reaching the destination on time.  Any fleet manager knows that the traffic is often the biggest issue in getting the vehicles in your fleet where they need to be.

California is diverse and is a titan of industry and InTouchGPS is fortunate to work with many business owners and fleet managers from San Diego to San Francisco and everywhere in between.

California has very specific challenges in regards to when you are managing a fleet. Here are two challenges and how GPS fleet tracking helps solve them.

1) High Fuel Costs

Due to the sheer size of California and the congested traffic, trips may have many miles between destinations. Make sure that you are routing as efficiently as possible by utilizing our dispatch tool to give a driver the most direct route (and you send a closest driver from the job). Monitor speeding to ensure that the vehicle is being driven in accordance to company guidelines. Playback the route the driver took to verify that the customer was reached as fast as they possibly could be. Discover an accident or heavy traffic (well, heavier then usual) and dispatch can find a new route.

2) Wear and tear on vehicle is expensive

The frequent change of pace in traffic and stop and go means that your fleet vehicle takes a beating. While we can’t do anything about the traffic in California, we can help make sure that all of your required PM. and scheduled maintenance doesn’t fall through the cracks. Our maintenance feature allows you to schedule maintenance tasks based on date, run time or accrued mileage. You can also decide if you ( or whoever is responsible for the usage of the system) wants to receive text or email alerts when certain tasks are schedule or coming up or even past due.

California is a great state and we are one that are proud to work with in such strong numbers. Whether in California or any other great state in our nation, if you are interested in GPS fleet tracking contact us today for a no pressure quick demo or to answer any questions you may have.

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Company Image

Your Drivers Influence Your Company Image

Have you ever been driving down the street and all of the sudden a car comes out of nowhere and cuts you off? You are quite angry and as the vehicle speeds by, you notice that on the side is a sign that reads “XYZ pest control”. You have heard their name before, but knew else of their company.

What is your immediate thought?

If you are like most people, you automatically think badly of the company. In fact, you probably think “I would never use them” simply because of that one experience and the perception of how their workers acted in that one brief moment. It’s so said that in less than 5 seconds a company can lose business for no justifiable reason.

Now what if that is was your company?

You would hate to let the actions of one careless and selfish employee spoil the the image and brand that you work so hard to create and maintain. You owe it to yourself to verify that things like that, which are completely unnecessary and avoidable, don’t happen.

Using GPS Fleet Tracking technology, you are able to eliminate that type of behavior by tracking your employees speeds. You are able to know exactly how fast they are going and where they are when they travel at certain speeds. The key is that you are able to make sure that when you set a speed threshold, your employees won’t travel above it because when they do.. you will be immediately contacted. Moreover, by holding your employees accountable to where they are during every second of the day, their vehicle can be accurately tracked so that your employee can never say “it wasn’t me” or “I wasn’t there” should someone call to complain about their driving. Hopefully this will make them think twice when they wonder if they will be “caught”.

You now have the ability to easily and effectively maintain your company brand and image using our GPS Fleet tracking technology. Call us today for more details on how we can help you!

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4 Benefits of Reducing Your Drivers Speeding

What If Your Drivers Reduce Their Speeds?

Benefits of GPS Fleet Tracking | Controlling Speeding

Have you ever thought about all of the different effects of having your drivers reduce their speed out on the road? Drivers are more apt to control their speeding when things are more efficiently ran and when they can also be in trouble for speeding higher than authorized speeds.

Here are a number of benefits:

1. This will eliminate high-speed more expensive tickets being issued by law enforcement. Anything over 14 mph can be considered reckless driving and even have the vehicle towed.

2. This will force your drivers to be more responsible when passing other vehicles on the roads, as well as swerving in-between vehicles.  This will help to ensure your drivers are protecting your company image while out on the road.

3. You hopefully will avoid higher speed accidents, and at least hopefully minimize the impact of the accident when traveling slower

4. Your fuel economy will increase.  Did you know that every 5 miles that a vehicle travels above 55mph can decrease your fuel economy about 12%.  Driving at lower speeds will help to decrease your fuel usage.

Holding your drivers accountable  to driving slower has a pretty amazing effect, huh?  We have reports and alerts to know when, and at exactly the time, that they speed.  Contact us today so we can tell you more!

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Payroll Irregularity

Payroll is a huge expense. Many companies across the United States still rely on paper timesheets. One of the issues with paper timesheets and this type of record tracking is that people aren’t always accurate- sometimes accidentally and sometimes deliberately.
You trust your drivers- if you didn’t, you wouldn’t keep them working for you. Truth be told, most businesses don’t have drivers that are directly stealing from them, just maybe adding a few minutes here or there or rounding up or down o suit the situation.  One of the most common ways this is done is with their supposed time worked:

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Fleet Tracking In The “For Hire” Industry

Taxis, Limos & Tour Buses 

When we hear the term “fleet tracking” we often think of company trucks or vans. While this is accurate, it is not the full picture of what a fleet vehicle is and therefor what fleet tracking entails. Limos, Taxis, Tour Buses and other vehicles for hire are all a company’s “fleet” of vehicles.

The appropriate term for this group of for-hire vehicles is called livery. And just like other fleet vehicles these limos, taxis and tour buses can greatly benefit from fleet tracking.  Increased driver accountability allows for improved customer service and comfort, while ensuring safe practices and proper utilization of your vehicles.  Managers and business owners now have an easy to use technology to:

Verify client pick-up and drop-off times
Reduce fuel costs costs by monitoring idle times and speeds
Eliminate side jobs (Also allowing the driver to not be pressured to “stop the clock” since it is out of his control
Proper activity tracking if customer dispute ever comes up
Enhance  customer experience by providing accurate ETA’s 
Dispatch drivers with directions  send vial email or text on the fly to customer pick-up locations

The livery industry is the first step of tourism and commute for travelers and in many places,like NY for example, a necessity for things to run smoothly. Separate yourself from the pack and discover today what GPS fleet tracking can do for you.

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GPS Fleet Tracking For All Businesses

Any Size Company. Any Industry.

If you look at things from an investment stand-point, businesses with a fleet of vehicles have a serious dilemma: they spend a ton of money annually on their drives and vehicle, but don’t know for sure what they are doing throughout the day!
Presuming that there is only one driver per vehicle, a company can EASILY invest $50,000 per year for a driver and vehicle wear/tear. If you have a fleet of 10 vehicles, that is a half -million dollar investment annually!

If you were going to spend $500,000 annually…. would you want to know where those investments are during the day and what they are doing?

That is the beauty of Fleet Tracking….. now you are able to know exactly what that investment is doing all day long.

By tracking and monitoring your fleet with GPS, you can reduce costs by saving on fuel cost, eliminating unearned overtime and become more productive with the time you already use.  In this uncertain economy, every dollar matters.  GPS fleet tracking can help your fleet entric business regardless of niche or vertical

Contact InTouchGPS Today For More Information Or A Quick No Pressure Demontration

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3 Important Facts About Fleet Tracking & InTouchGPS

3 Important Facts About Fleet Tracking & InTouchGPS

Fleet tracking has become the norm, not the outlier for fleets across the country- regardless of niche or size. So the decision to implement fleet tracking is often a foregone, now the real challenge arises- Which provider to choose? Here are three things you should know about IntouchGPS that could influence that answer.

1) No Contracts….Ever

We believe in a simple philosophy- if they are happy and seeing ROI the customer will stay. And we are right. We have one of the highest year over year retention rates in the industry, all without a contract. We don’t want to hold someone accountable for something they aren’t making use of or especially keep them giving us money, simply because a sheet of paper tells them they have to. We want our customers to be ecstatic and realize our worth and value and feel like a priority. You are never a number on a list to us- we take your company’s business personally.

2) Affordable

We offer top of the line devices and an in-house custom built application. We have been in business for many years and with the sheer volume of customers and products we work with we have negotiated special rates between us and our suppliers and pass those savings onto you. We believe in the value of a long relationship, both professionally and financially and would rather have a low margin over many years than a one time big hit.

3) We are Fanatical About Customer Service

We have a dedicated onboarding team- they will test devices remotely to make sure everything was installed correctly, train you on best practices and ALWAYS be there if you have a question about our application. No matter whether you have one device with us or thousands you are treated equally and we do everything in our power to make your fleet tracking experience an incredible one.

To discover what fleet tracking can do for your company, contact us today with any question or to schedule a no pressure demonstration of our system.

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Fleet Tracking Improves Fleet Safety

Fleet Tracking Improves Fleet Safety

Safety is of the utmost importance to companies that operate fleets. Driver safety has to be taught, enforced, supported (and perhaps even rewarded) Damaged vehicles, injuries to your drivers or other people can spell disaster for a company.

So, how can businesses ensure that their drivers  are operating their vehicles as safely as can be?

GPS Fleet Tracking.

While GPS Fleet Tracking can’t prevent all accidents from happening, here are three ways that GPS  fleet tracking can help businesses increase driver safety.

1. Historic and Real Time Reporting

Our system allows managers to pull a multitude of reports and to also set alerts. Want to know if a vehicle is exceeding the limit? Set an alert and be notified real time. You can also look at historic data and identify trends and patterns and see if there is remediation, training or termination necessary for the good of your fleet.

Want to be able to give a lost driver accurate directs? Our system can do that to. We have dashboards built in that allow you to define what metric is important to you and be able to identify drivers who are outside of your expectations. All these reports allow an owner to have validation and proof of how their driver is operating.

2. Ridealong…Virtually
A business owner or manager has the ability see in real time where their vehicle is at as well as pulling any historic data. Since drivers know they are being watched they are much less likely to attempt a side trip or not do what they aren’t supposed to be doing. This leads to less road time and also reduces fuel costs. InTouchGPS hears stories all the time of even the most trusted driver being caught going somewhere he shouldn’t have been or doing something he wasn’t supposed to once fleet tracking was implemented. In one case a business owner saw that his driver was taking a three hour lunch. He had been with the company for over a decade- how many times did he do that before and how much profit was lost on just that one driver? Fleet tracking offers peace of mind.

3. Keeping Your Driver Off The Phone

Dealing with the hazards of the road already require diligence without the addition of a manager calling your cell phone just to see where you are at. With IntouchGPS, any authorized user can log in to the application to see exactly where you are at. This not only improves the customer experience, but also the safety of the driver.

One accident avoided and the system has paid for itself.

Contact IntouchGPS to integrate GPS Fleet Tracking as part of your safety protocol.

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How Do You Like Our New Website?

Launching Our New GPS Fleet Tracking Website

Technology advances.


So do best practices in regards to design and development, especially in today’s mobile rich environment.

At IntouchGPS, we have been successful because we provide an incredible service at a low price and offer the most cutting edge GPS fleet tracking possible. We wanted to redesign our website to reflect that professionalism and to provide an easy to navigate and understand description of who we are, what what we do and what that means to you. You can learn more about our products, our devices, the application features and benefits and even learn a little about us.

Contact us today with any questions you have about navigating the website or GPS fleet tracking in general. We offer a no pressure, quick demonstration of our system.

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