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Common Myths About GPS Tracking

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GPS Tracking is becoming more and more demanded, needed and used by any size of businesses with fleets and as the users grow myths about GPS tracking grows as well.

Here we have a list of common myths – and clarifications – about GPS tracking:

#1 – IT’S TOO EXPENSIVE!

Is it?

The right GPS fleet management system will help reduce your fuel and maintenance costs while improving your operations efficiencies and also will provide you with real-time visibility into your field worker productivity; meaning: optimized operations.

These are just some of your immediate benefits gained by using a GPS tracking solution.

According to a study done by Driscoll & Associates “Two-thirds of the fleets using a GPS fleet management system reported that they have recouped their investment. The average time required to recoup the investment was 12-13 months*”.

 

"It was always seen as the kind of technology that larger companies would use. We had seen it at trade shows and it seemed like something too costly for a small fleet. When we saw the ROI, we knew it was something we needed to try… the cost/benefit factor was definitely there,"

- Louisa McAlpine , President at Snowbird Transportation

#2 – IT’S ONLY FOR BIG COMPANIES

What is your definition of “big company”? For us, all companies are big companies. Nobody says it better than one of Fleet Complete customers:

“It was always seen as the kind of technology that larger companies would use. We had seen it at trade shows and it seemed like something too costly for a small fleet. When we saw the ROI, we knew it was something we needed to try… the cost/benefit factor was definitely there.” – Louisa McAlpine, President, Transportation Company.
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#3 – EMPLOYEES ARE GOING TO QUIT

No one complains about being safe or will quit a company that is taking care of their safety and security.

GPS Tracking Systems are designed to help you keep your mobile workforce safe. By communicating the safety features, efficiency benefits and sometimes government regulations of vehicle performance reporting, obstacles of personal opinion are soon forgotten.

As many businesses are adopting GPS Tracking Solutions, the system usage will seem commonplace to employees and at some point a must for some industries.

 

#4 – A FLEET TRACKING SYSTEM IS COMPLICATED, HARD TO INSTALL AND DIFFICULT TO USE

GPS tracking devices vary in size and capabilities. Entry level devices are as simple as plugin-go, but if you require additional features and more information tracked from your vehicle, a professional install may be required (which still is very quick).

Our user-friendly software has been designed to provide you the information you need when you need it. Our customizable software connects to your systems and is tailored to your requirements, on top of that, our industry leading training team and technical support staff will enable you to quickly start experiencing the benefits of GPS tracking.

At Fleet Complete, we offer complementary training, which supports your on-boarding, customization and ongoing usage of your mission-critical GPS solution.

 

#5 – WE DON’T HAVE TIME TO IMPLEMENT THE SYSTEM

It’s a 2 steps process:

Decide and Install – Once a company has made the decision, the Fleet Tracking System can be installed quickly. The learning curve can be shortened by doing basic application training, again, our top on its class training team will support you.

 

#6 – ALL FLEET TRACKING SYSTEMS ARE THE SAME

Not all Fleet Tracking Systems are created equal. The offerings in the market range from systems that show dots on the map to solutions with comprehensive functionality as well as the customer service assistance which is key to your satisfaction with the solution overall.

The ideal system will be the one that provides you the highest functionality and most efficient customer service, at the lowest price. Cost/Benefit analysis is essential to make sure a system is a good fit for any organization.

 

#7 – I CAN TRACK MY EMPLOYEES THROUGH THEIR MOBILE PHONES

Are you sure of that?

While mobile device tracking can give you the basic location of your vehicles, it is not designed to measure other variables that are mission-critical to businesses.

Just as one example, tracking driver behavior like harsh breaking, fast acceleration, and idling, all contribute to fuel waste and they are variables that cannot be tracked through mobile devices alone.

As you know, there are many myths, we are only mentioning and clarifying some of them.

Do you have any “GPS tracking system myth” on your own? For sure we can clear them up! Contact us at 1-800-220-0779.

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