Managing your corporate fleet is undoubtedly an expensive business. From sourcing to purchasing and maintaining, keeping your company cars or vans in top form can be one of the largest expenditures of any business. Protecting them from theft is often an added complication. Regardless of the types of vehicles, from field sales cars to executive cars, they are vulnerable to criminal activity. Monitoring a large fleet is therefore a time consuming and costly business. Exploring the option of using tracking technology could be the answer. There are many vehicle tracking and GPS tracking devices on the market that allow you to keep an eye on your fleet. It may be a large investment for most businesses but the advantages of using a simple tracking device more than compensates the initial outlay.
Installation of the GPS car and vehicle tracker is straight forward and could be handled by in-house fleet managers. Once your fleet are fitted with their tracking devices you will have instant access to real-time information. Most systems work on mobiles and tablets as well as PCs and the devices can be inconspicuously placed in any vehicle unseen by the driver as well as the prospective thief. Giving peace of mind to yourself and your employees who will know that their vehicle can be tracked and located by the authorities in the event of it being stolen.
For most organisations, being able to keep track of the company fleet and the movements of their team would be valuable. Supplying a team with a company car or van involves a great degree of trust, especially when it comes to fuel consumption. Though your insurance company will favour the investment in a tracking device system, organisations will need to know the benefits are worthwhile. When the devices are installed, the route of the vehicle can be tracked and scanned to show the comparison of mileage vs fuel consumption which allows the organisation to verify the fuel costs being charged back to the company. Not only that, devices also record the several days tracking history so routes can be substantiated.
Not just for vehicle safety and protection, GPS tracking devices help improve organisations’ operation and logistical efficiency. Routes can be managed through monitoring journeys and fuel consumption enabling current processes to be improved upon. Tracking devices provide data that can be analysed regularly to ensure operations are run to optimal efficiency, improving productivity, reducing operating and capital costs resulting in an improved bottom line.
It’s not only corporate fleets that can benefit from the installation of GPS vehicle trackers, they can also be used to protect your own car from criminal activity. We can become extremely attached our cars so if you are unfortunate enough for it to be stolen there is little you can do. Apart from your insurance policy which will cover your loss, there are some things are irreplaceable. It’s even worse if you have a classic car. Enthusiasts spend not only months but years on a project restoring a vehicle. Getting it stolen after all that work would be unthinkable, however, installing a tracking device could be the answer. At least you and the authorities will be able to track and locate your car before it gets damaged or sold on.
The use of tracking devices is no longer seen as a vehicle added extra, they have become an essential especially for protecting and monitoring corporate fleets. For those vehicles that don’t come from the manufacturer with a system already installed, there are a good selection of systems on the market offer various functions to suit the requirements of any corporate fleet or individual car owner.