GPS tracking technology has made massive strides in the industry and having them installed on your vehicle has become something of a given. These vehicle tracking devices are especially helpful where businesses are managing a fleet of vehicles that their business depends on. But what few companies realise is that there are fantastic additional reasons to have them installed in a fleet, besides the obvious of having the vehicle recovered if it is stolen.
In this article, we explore some of the other money and time-saving factors that your tracking device can offer you and how these features can benefit your company as a whole. Here are our top seven picks of reasons to install tracking units in your fleet.
With a user interface that you can log onto from anywhere you might find yourself, you will be able to view and track every vehicle at the times of your choosing. Real-time tracking will give you the opportunity to actually see the vehicle move on the map, where past movements will be logged and saved for your perusal at any other date.
Some vehicle tracking companies will keep their clients up to date with all developing trends like hijacking hotspots and areas you should avoid for the safety of your cargo and drivers.
Having your trips logged and converted into manageable data allows you to use accurate costs when it comes to doing your tax returns or mileage claims.
Tracking units not only track the whereabouts of the vehicle but also its speeds. Transgressions, like harsh braking and speeding, are red-flagged to allow the owner or manager of the business to correct the driver’s behaviours in a bid to protect their investment as well as the other users on the road.
Most insurance agencies offer a discount on their fees when tracking units are installed as the chance of total loss due to hijacking, or otherwise, becomes less. This will apply if an active tracking device is not a compulsory requirement on your policy.
You can indicate the areas that you do not want the vehicles to travel in and you will receive immediate notification in case a vehicle enters one of your blocked off areas.
In the event that a vehicle is stolen, your vehicle tracking agency can work in conjunction with the South African Police Service to recover your property, even if it crosses our borders.
Given the rate of reported hijackings and vehicle theft, having tracking devices installed into your fleet should be something you should seriously consider. With many other user-friendly applications and interfaces, it efficiently help you to hone your business’ productivity so that you may focus more on other aspects of your business, instead of worrying about the whereabouts and safety of your fleet and cargo.
TrackNetics makes use of telematics information to trace all our clients’ vehicles. The team at TrackNetics believe that there is a great demand for vehicle tracking, especially with the current number of reported stolen vehicles nationally. TrackNetics has worked towards establishing a business that is reliable, innovative and that is driven to give each of our clients the best personal service we have to offer and to create custom solutions for their vehicle tracking based on their needs. Contact TrackNetics today for a quote or if you have any questions, we are looking forward to hearing from you.