- Category: Vehicle Tracker
GPS In The Northwest
Urban Port City & Vehicle Tracker Technology
One of the most culturally diverse cities in the state of Washington is approximately 30 miles southwest of Seattle. Tacoma, a port city that has recently made a name for itself by reinvesting in culture and the arts, received it’s name from the neighboring Mount Rainer, one of the largest mountains in North America and originally labeled Mount Tacoma. Fueled by the local commerce and industry stemming from the local port, the city of Tacoma is discovering how GPS trackers can play a pivotal role in the growth of the northwestern city.
Tacoma is making headlines for all the right reasons, with the city receiving accolades for being one of the most livable places in the entire country by the Partners for Livable Communities. Tacoma offers residents a revitalized downtown area that offers tourists America’s Car Museum, Museum of Glass, a popular Theatre District and a thriving gay and lesbian community. With the majestic snow-capped Mount Rainer as the cities’ backdrop, Tacoma is truly one of the more beautiful places to live, and it is GPS tracking technology that is helping spark the growth by assisting local businesses in increasing profit.
Many people’s first thought is that GPS fleet trackers help the transportation industry in Tacoma, however, the city is actually very advanced in offering residents alternative transportation. Tacoma has multiple bus stations, ferries, a commuter rail and light rail services. Many of the transportation services offered by the city of Tacoma are free to the public.
How GPS tracking devices help the city of Tacoma is by providing the port city with a method to monitor the shipping and distribution of the local commerce and industry. For example, U.S. Oil and Refining, a privately owned company that employs many people in the Tacoma area, currently refines approximately 40,000 barrels of petroleum every 24 hours. The company, which operates a refinery in the tide flats, gathers and the ships natural resources all across the United States. Real-time GPS trackers give companies such as U.S. Oil and Refining and other shipping/distributors the opportunity to improve management by keeping all mobile assets networked, whether they be buses, boats, trucks or freight.
By having 24/7 access to where a vehicle is at and what their estimated time of arrival is on deliveries, businesses all across Tacoma can improve productivity and increase profit that they can reinvest into the local economy.