How Transportation and Logistics Can Be Succored By GPS TrackingBy CIOApplications Europe
Businesses highly rely on technology nowadays and Global Positioning System (GPS) technology has completely changed the traditional aspect of the logistics & transportation industry. Using GPS gives business owners an unprecedented level of control over their business. They can easily track their products or packages without being physically present on the location. They can do it from anywhere using a Smartphone and the Internet allows them to manage several operations and plan driver’s assignments in an efficient way. GPS provides satellite tracking services which carry distinct benefits like competitive advantage, on-time delivery by showing the quickest route and saving on fuel overheads. They can track a fleet of trucks in real time from a central dispatch location. The delivery personnel can be located too so that they don’t take advantage of company assets.
Companies can use GPS to improve their suite of services or develop completely new services to solve customer needs. For example, a coupon company can use GPS to provide useful coupons to customers in their close proximity.
Benefits of Vehicle GPS Tracking
The inception of GPS monitoring technology has assisted logistics & transportation businesses to offer high-quality mobility solutions to the customers. Using monitoring software, companies can save a lot of dough by targeting the right audience. Let’s look at the benefits in detail.
Boost Fleet Management
Advanced GPS can help in locating the current whereabouts of company assets. It provides effective two-way communication where the manager can notify the driver about the change, cancellation and even update the delivery location within a fraction of minutes. Earlier it used to be a long process with multiple calls but now it can be done with flexibility and cost-efficiency.
Improves Driver Safety
Drivers are the real backbone of transportation and logistics business. It is an owner’s duty to ensure their safety. A GPS tracking software will give the owner the exact whereabouts of the driver in real time. In the case of brash driving or excessive idling of the vehicle, the driver can be warned.
GPS monitoring devices can inform the business owner about the exact statistics of the vehicle. It can be done manually but it is tough to derive exact statistics without GPS. Switching to a vehicle monitoring software can save manpower overheads and unnecessary paperwork.
Reduced Risk of Theft
Stolen vehicles are a loss for a company. Plus, this results in an employee’s inability to work. If an expensive vehicle is being stolen, the owner can get an alert as soon as the vehicle is being moved. Timely action can be taken because the tracker will still be transmitting and the vehicle can be retrieved in time.