GPS Tracking for HGVs is employed by many businesses who wish to improve the performance and efficiency of their vehicles. Alongside tracking the location of your fleet, GPS Tracking provides reports on important fleet management data, for example, Driver and Vehicle Performance, Miles Per Gallon and Idling. Having access to reports like this is fantastic for every Fleet Manager as they can then take decisions to reduce costs and improve performance.
What is GPS?
The Global Positioning System (GPS) is what powers Vehicle Tracking and Telematics systems. The system is a combination of 27 satellites that provide signals to receivers across the globe. The signals are able to provide information about the location of any devices that is equipped with a GPS receiver. In regards to fleet management, GPS Tracking is used to provide fleet owners and fleet managers to quickly view data and information about their vehicles.
Why use GPS Vehicle Tracking?
Improving Customer Experience
In every industry, customer satisfaction is vital to success. With GPS Vehicle Tracking, you can keep your customers updated on the location of your vehicle. You can provide your customers with accurate ETAs allowing them to prepare for your vehicle to arrive. This can be done using the Tracking Link feature, a link that shows the real-time location of a vehicle. The link expires after the vehicle has reached the destination and is only accessible to those who you send it to.
The most well known feature of GPS Tracking is the ability to view the location of your vehicles at anytime. Having access to this feature can help to enhance the security of your fleet. If your vehicle was to be stolen you could speed up the recovery by tracking the real-time location of the vehicle. A second feature that helps to enhance security is Geofences. A Geofence is a virtual boundary that can be created wherever you chose. Once you have selected your location you then choose which Alerts you wish to receive. You can be alerted when a vehicle enters, leaves or enters and leaves your Geofence between certain times.
Another reason why GPS Tracking for HGVs is beneficial is that you can use the system to improve the performance of your drivers. As mentioned above the system collects Driver Performance data on each individual driver. If a driver is scoring poorly in one area, you will be able to spot this and provide them with training to improve their performance. Not only do you upskill your driver, but your company also benefits. For example, if the driver had scored low in the Miles Per Gallon report, as their score increases you will be purchasing less fuel, which in turn reduces your costs.
Kinesis GPS Vehicle Tracking
Kinesis Telematics is the perfect GPS Tracker for HGV vehicles. With powerful insight and data into a range of fleet metrics from driver behaviour to vehicle performance, it provides a platform to help you enhance your business, increase security, improve productivity and reduce your fleet costs.
One of the key features included with Kinesis is Fuel Card Integration, which can reduce your annual fleet costs by up to 20% per vehicle.
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