In today's dynamic trucking industry, a GPS tracking system allows the company to get a real-time, pinpointed view of the location and condition of every vehicle, no matter where the are.
While it is important for the dispatcher to know where all of the vehicles are geographically, there is much more in the way of information that can be very helpful, if not vital to a more profitable and efficient deliver of the truck's contents.
A GPS tracking system tracks and monitors vehicles by satellite which will display whether the truck is moving or static, and many other types of information as well. The system can also monitor such items as fuel efficiency, time of travel, length of time of stops, routing of vehicles if there are incidents of trouble or accidents along the way, and mechanical details of importance.
By utilizing up-to-date dispatcher to driver communications, the driver can see a map of an assigned route with voice communication in most instances. If there is a hazard ahead, the system can alert the driver, and offer an alternative route. This can help save time and provides a safer situation for the driver and the shipment.
The system can also offer a totally electronic logging system to eliminate paperwork and keep track of the driver's mandatory rest periods and miles driven in order to meet the new compliance requirements.TIGTrack's GPS fleet reporting also offers a composite of the entire fleet of truck in a real-time environment so that everything that is going on in the entire fleet. Everything from vehicle diagnosics, arrival-departure times per vehicle, vehicle maintenance reports, time carding solutions, PTO and non-PTO reports, speeding reports and many other types of data that are pertinent to an efficient and well-run fleet.
Accountability can be enhanced with historic playback features which cannot lie as they are created from real time monitoring conditions. Either a driver is speeding or he is not. Either he is driving in a safe manner or he is not.
Reports can be scheduled for specific times so that different managers and fleet consultants can view them a a prearranged time so they can be evaluated as a team and the analysis can be broken down to the point when the team is together.
There is no doubt that knowledge is power when it comes to running an efficient and profitable trucking business, and a good GPS tracking system is a big help in making that happen.
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