The Global Positioning System (GPS), has found its way into most of our everyday applications, to make them much more useful, user-friendly and effective. It has reached an extent wherein it has become an inevitable part of many lives. From helping us find our way to places on the maps, to ordering food on Swiggy, the GPS is now being used variedly. One other sector where the GPS is now used is fleet management.
Fleet management involves managing the fleet in proper condition, hiring reliable drivers, being responsible and answerable about the goods, customer service, customer satisfaction, and many such tasks. In order to make a few of these tasks easier and make the fleet manager’s work efficient, GPS trackers are installed in the vehicles so that the vehicles can be monitored.
Via the installation of a GPS tracker, there can be more than just one usage. First of all, the GPS tracking system provides route optimizations, also does it reduce response time enabling improved customer service, improves productivity and reduce the number of calls to the driver, ensures fast vehicle recovery, gives automatic theft/ unauthorised use notifications, reduces administration paperwork and has other productivity benefits, maximises your vehicle assets and also helps cut down on fuel costs.
Unlike the traditional ways, wherein the driver has to know the route to the destination while on a journey, which might be risky and inefficient, with the aid of the installed GPS tracker, the driver has the ability to know his positioning, and also is provided with an optimised route displayed on the GPS tracker. Since the route is all already optimised, the chances for the vehicle being held due to traffic, climate or any other issues is very minimal. Thus this also helps cut down the unnecessary extra travelling time that might often have to be dealt with.
Also, monitoring the vehicle on road, the administrator would have easy access to the vehicle’s location, and thus would have an easy time dealing with the customer, with a greater probability of enriched customer service. The GPS tracker also would indicate the manager in case of any theft or unauthorised use, thereby reducing the losses due to theft that might be huge in the absence of such an application.
In case of theft, due to the presence of the GPS tracking system in the locomotive, the vehicle’s recovery is very easy and fast. It also reduces insurance costs. Due to the route optimisation provided, the installation of the GPS application in a vehicle also cuts down fuel consumption and fuel costs.
Hence, conclusively, monitoring a vehicle with the GPS app, is indeed extremely beneficial. It doesn’t only serve the purpose of tracking the vehicle, but additionally serves so many such purposes that automatically get served in the course of solving the soul purpose. Thus, the GPS application or in general fleet management software, in addition to aiding in many cases, does not fail to be of excellent use in this case too.