What do you want GPS to do for your business?

Dec. 1, 2008
Asset tracking is only one of a long list of GPS-enabled functions that are shaking the slack out of business operations and delivering more to the bottom line for today's fleets

Asset tracking is only one of a long list of GPS-enabled functions that are shaking the slack out of business operations and delivering more to the bottom line for today's fleets. Blend GPS with mobile computing and various management software applications and there seems to be no limit to what fleets can achieve. So what do you want GPS to do for your business?

  • Automate fuel tax reporting

  • Automate driver logging for hours-of-service compliance

  • Communicate with drivers and other remote workers

  • Create specialized routing for oversized and hazmat vehicles

  • Develop time and location-specific risk profiles

  • Enhance security with geo-fencing, remote vehicle lockdown

  • Get real-time traffic information

  • Help protect drivers and other remote workers with “panic button” emergency support

  • Improve customer visibility/service

  • Improve the operating precision of off-road equipment

  • Locate/track mobile assets

  • Monitor driver performance, including speed and out-of-route miles, in real time

  • Move timecard and other worker management functions out to the field

  • Optimize dispatch/real-time routing to improve asset utilization

  • Provide for in-cab computing and real-time transaction documentation

  • Provide turn-by-turn navigation

  • Provide mission-critical alerts in real time

  • Remotely monitor cargo for tampering, temperature, vibration, etc.

  • Remotely monitor field-based equipment

  • Remotely monitor vehicle status including diagnostic fault codes

  • Report on engine idling

  • Use “breadcrumb” GPS trails to enable historical analysis of travel patterns

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