Any industry that requires fleet management will realise significant benefits in a very short time when they invest in a GPS tracking system. For small businesses, these benefits should not be overlooked, especially the fact that it allows you to truly know what your vehicles are doing at any time of the day. This is an investment that will prove its worth and continue to cut costs as your small business grows.
Here are six small business industries that can benefit from GPS tracking:
Landscaping designers, backyard renovation contractors and swimming pool builders can utilise GPS tracking systems to improve their overall fleet management. In addition to improving your daily operations by tracking your vehicles and assets, it can also help with optimising scheduling and utilising accurate time tracking by monitoring the dispatching of employees to job sites on time.
The drivers of plumbing installation repair and maintenance services can spend a lot of time on the road every day driving to and from clients. Like many other businesses, this is one that benefits greatly from GPS tracking. One of the benefits is that it can keep your fleet well maintained by notifying you of your vehicles’ needs for routine maintenance. This will help prolong the life of the vehicles, as well as reduce the risk of breakdowns. This is invaluable in an industry where your vehicles are typically dispatched on very short notice. Mention scheduling?
3. Food delivery
One of the biggest benefits of GPS tracking for catering services and other food delivery companies is the fact that it can provide efficient routing for your delivery vehicles. With GPS technology, you can track your vehicles in real time, giving you access to the location and activity of each delivery vehicle from your computer or smartphone. This ensures better customer service by keeping your customers informed of accurate delivery times, and choosing the shortest route for the delivery vans to get to their destination as fast as possible.
4. Pest control
Companies that provide pest control services often have numerous employees working in client homes and offices. Like restaurant delivery services, GPS tracking services will enable these companies to gain valuable insights into routing and employee behaviour in order to improve response times and reach customers faster. This will lead to better customer service, which will make you more competitive with other pest control businesses in your area.
5. Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC)
HVAC companies’ fleets are constantly on the move. Technicians drive to make service calls, perform installations, and even perform routine maintenance on HVAC systems throughout the areas where you conduct your business. Fleet tracking companies such as Ctrack by Inseego have a function where it can assign the nearest available vehicle to any new job, allowing you to efficiently allocate new tasks when they come in. This helps to reduce waiting times to keep your customers always satisfied.
6. Public transport services
The biggest advantage of having a tracking system in your public transport vehicle is that you can monitor the way your vehicles are driven. It will look at driving styles such as speeding, harsh braking and harsh acceleration, as well as harsh bumps, high g-force incidents and excessive idling. Ctrack can provide you with driver behaviour reports so that you can clearly distinguish between good and bad drivers. All of this will make a major difference on your fuel and maintenance costs.
*Ctrack has partnered with the NSBC to give them preferential rates on fleet tracking. Members can get discounts of up to 20% on fleet tracking services. For more information, visit https://www.ctrack.com/za/nsbc-sponsorship/.