- Category: Fleet Tracker
Managing Small Fleets With GPS
The strength of the United States economy is based on the many small businesses throughout the country that supply goods and services to consumers. These companies aren't corporate giants with stockholders and shareholders such as Google, Apple, Coke Cola or ExxonMobil, but rather locally owned and operated businesses that offer heating & air services, organic produce, automotive repairs and so much more. Companies that don't need a massive fleet management strategy for vehicle monitoring, only a few simple real-time GPS tracking devices capable of offering driving reports and live glimpses of where drivers are located. This is exactly what one business in Henderson, Nevada needed and found through the use of SilverCloud GPS trackers.
Most businesses located in Henderson, Nevada operate locally and in the surrounding Las Vegas region. They are small to medium-sized businesses that transport goods, offer services and do the little things that help the local economy through job creation. That is why it was not a shock when a mattress company headquartered in Henderson contacted GPS Tracker Shop to discuss the option of using GPS tracking devices to oversee the driving activity of employees. The goal of this mattress company was to use GPS to gather information about drivers operating delivery service vehicles. Although the mattress company in Henderson only had three delivery vehicles, none of which traveled outside a 45 mile radius of the Las Vegas area, the manager felt it was important to have a better pulse on the activity of mobile assets.
"Our drivers deliver mattresses to consumers who purchased goods from our store, but even though we don't have the same fleet concerns as most big companies we still felt GPS tracking could reduce inefficiencies", explained a representative for the Henderson based company. "We opted to move forward with SilverCloud GPS trackers because the devices not only offered us real-time GPS locational data, but also provided speed alerts and extended stop alerts. This was important because we certainly do not want our employees driving aggressively or taking too much time on deliveries."
GPS tracking devices are now so affordable and easy to operate that they can fit into any businesses' vehicle management plans. This is because even the smallest of service-based businesses could benefit from mileage accounting, auto-theft security, real-time locational updates and a system that will alert managers if employees are driving company vehicles aggressively.