Many industries have sizeable mobile workforces which represent a high cost to the business. Using vehicle tracking to monitor and control that cost can make the difference between making a good profit and a loss.
Vehicle use is open to abuse, and it is challenging for business owners to know how their vehicles are used, especially out of work hours. There are other less obvious benefits like to be able to monitor if employees are speeding. Business owners can be held responsible for the accidents caused by their employees. Companies must take reasonable steps to ensure the safety of both the employee and other road users.
Vehicle tracking solutions
With a vehicle tracking solution, it is possible to see when a vehicle is started and stopped and gives very accurate tracking of every journey as well as the speed of the vehicle. It is possible to see a vehicle is delayed in traffic, and when it is somewhere, it is not supposed to be. In the event of needing to know where everyone is to decide how to service an urgent customer call, all vehicles whereabouts can be seen simultaneously in real-time.
Vehicle tracking works by installing a Global Positioning System (GPS) in each vehicle which transmits data at regular intervals using mobile phone technology to a tracking centre. Tracking data is stored and viewed online. There are different solutions available, most of which use web browsers.
Atomik.biz has planned two vehicle tracking solutions for clients, and the benefits to the businesses have been staggering.
One driver made a habit of driving well above the speed limit on London roads. Another who worked in Central London was going home to Stevenage for lunch. One employee lent his company car to a friend who drove it to Scotland and then abandoned it there. These are extreme examples all discovered with trackers.
Common daily uses are being able to work out the split of business and personal mileage. Verifying overtime payments for out of hours calls. Knowing that a driver arrived on a contract call when they said they did. Knowing when the staff finishes work for the evening. Tracking technology will reduce mileage costs and overtime payments. Trackers can also be used to find stolen vehicles.
Tracking vehicles might all seem like big brother but the abuse of the freedom of being mobile, costs business dearly.
Atomik.biz will help with the choice of the right solution and help your business get the best use from that investment.
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