How GPS tracking can benefit your fleet

25/04/2018

When it comes to running a productive, responsible, and profitable freight and transportation company, knowing the accurate location of every vehicle in your fleet will not only save you both time and money, but it will also allow you to deliver an exceptional standard of customer service.

Perfect for driving your business forward in the right direction, a GPS tracking system will allow you to effectively and efficiently manage your fleet, whilst reducing operational costs and optimising the productivity of the vehicles you have out of the road.

What is a GPS tracking system?

 A GPS device is short for Global Positioning System and is used across a diverse range of industries as an efficient navigation structure to keep track of your fleet so that you are always able to identify the precise location of any person or vehicle.

Using a satellite modem, the GPS tracking unit records the date and transmits the information to a central server, which you can then access and review.

But how can GPS tracking benefit your fleet?

Keep track of your employees

One of the main advantages of using a GPS device is that you will be able to keep track of your drivers, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This means you will be equipped to track performance, journey times, downtime and the headway.

Tackle bad driving habits

Before the invention of GPS, it was extremely difficult to keep track of vehicles and drivers out on the road.

However, with a GPS tracking device, you will not only be able to pinpoint the exact location of your drivers, but you will also be able to monitor and improve driving habits.

After all, when your drivers are out on the open road, they are representing your brand, so it’s crucial that they drive in a safe manner and timely manner.

Improve customer service

Being able to provide your customers with delivery updates in real time will do wonders for your customer service. This is because you will be able to provide accurate updates instantly, and if your customer’s delivery is late for whatever reason, you will be able to advise why.

Obtain key metrics

Finally, a GPS tracking system will also allow you to access, track and monitor key metrics that would otherwise have remained unseen. One of the key advantages of this is that you will not only be able to streamline your day to day business operations, but you will also be able to constantly evaluate your business decisions in order to optimise performance, efficiency and efficiency.

Here at OSE, we offer transport solutions that are tailored to suit all industry sectors, providing a flexible and efficient approach to all logistics.

Our expertise and experience allow us to offer an industry-leading service to meet the needs and specific industry demands of all our customer, especially when it comes to fulfilling any time-sensitive operations. All of our consignment processes have been developed to provide a smooth and dynamic journey, ensuring your goods arrive exactly as expected.