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December 4, 2015 admin

Managing By Exception- Real Time Alerts

One of the greatest benefits of InTouchGPS is that the GPS fleet tracking we offer allows you to manage by exception.

Management by exception (MBE) is a practice where only significant deviations from a plan or guidelines are brought to the attention of management. The idea behind it is that management’s attention will be focused only on those areas in need of action.
One of the ways we do this is by having real time alerts. You define the thresholds and the parameters of the alerts and also the delivery method ( text or email) These alerts are powered by GPS tracking give you some insight into any problems with your vehicles and drivers. While there are many different alerts you can receive, these three can be the most helpful for your business.

1) Speeding Alert
The first important alert that you get with fleet tracking is the speeding alert. There are two reasons you want to have the speeding alert for your fleet: safety and fuel consumption. The alert will let you know if your drivers are going over the speed limit and when they are doing so. When your drivers speed excessively it is always burning fuel unnecessarily. Speeding is also bad for your reputation, and most importantly dangerous to your driver and the public.

2) Excessive Idling Alert
Our system reports every two minutes when the vehicle is on and hour when the engine is off. If there are three consecutive readings as “engine on” but they all have zero speed our system will report and previous readings as idling. Other a complete waste of fuel, it is horrible on your engine, requiring more maintenance.

3) Working Hours
Our system allows you to define when that vehicle is authorized to be moving. To prevent or stop moonlighting or theft this alert is great if you have a quick response rate.
There are other alerts that we have. To learn about these and other features that our application has and how those benefit you, contact InTouchGPS today.

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