Choosing the right GPS Tracking solution

If you are running a business, especially a transport business, time really is money in all senses. You must really think before you look when it comes to purchasing a GPS car tracking system.  A lot will be determined by your budget, as in anything, but you will be able to get a system you can afford. and will suit your needs. The more you want it to do, the more it will cost you in initial outlay. List the needs of your system in importance, and then look back at it. After you have double checked your list, you should start to do your research on different products and what it have to offer. If you can, buy the best you can afford, quality is worth it.. The system will end up paying for itself again and again when it saves you time and money, it is an investment. Also, it will almost certainly be a tax deductable expense for any business.

Why use GPS Tracking System

There are many different types of businesses that may want to consider the use of a GPS tracking system. Medical personal, transportation companies such as buses, trains and even taxis and fleet companies may especially be interested in tracking their drivers and additional expenses.

You are able to get real-time reports that you can print out to have for company records and you also have the ability of being able to watch where your drivers are as they are on the road.

With these benefits, you may find that your entire fleet and all of your employees should have one installed on the vehicle that they drive. Your company will be able to reap the benefits of a financial savings with a GPS Tracking System and your employees may become more honest.

What will GPS Car Tracking System do for you

Well, if you are a fleet owner, it will track every vehicle you have, day or night, regardless of the weather or the situation of the vehicle. An example of this might be a built up area or in a tunnel, the GPS will still track it. If you have a firm that picks up people from various airports and then takes them to hotels in another part of the country, having a GPS tracking system can ensure that they are on time and you can have worked out the quickest route for your driver to take. It can keep an eye on them at all times throughout the journey and tell you that the drop off has been made. If one of your drivers gets lost (which if you have fitted a GPS navigational system in their car for them, they should not) they can ring you and you can inform your client that they may have to wait a short time.  We have often determined that the biggest problem when dealing with people happens when they are not kept informed.

When you are choosing a system for your vehicles, one thing to consider is installation.  With many passive systems, you will have to physically remove it in order to look at the data on it and this process is expensive and laborious especially on large fleets, then to connect the unit via a USB cable to your computer in order to look at the information from the system. With the GSM enabled systems (active GPS Trackers) , this information can be downloaded over GPRS from the GPS car tracking system straight to your computer without removing the unit from the car.

Historical data collection from GPS car tracking systems

When you bought your GPS car tracking system, you will probably have chosen a subscription to one company or another for the host of the software, which is where you go if there are any questions or problems. They will also be updating the host system all the time to ensure accuracy for their customers. When you have collected the information from your entire GPS car tracking system you can begin to analyze the data.

Now, you can check everywhere you vehicle has been, when, how long it was there, if it was stationary, trip distances, route deviation.  Are there are any unaccounted for trips? If there were deviations you can ask why. It can also tell you how much fuel had been used. Which routes were used by which drivers? In fact you should be able to tie up every pick-up and drop-off and once you have done this, any discrepancies will soon show-up. This will, in time save you money and rise your business, you will find better routes, cut out wasted time and cut down on fuel usage.

There are lots of ways these new GPS car tracking systems can help the taxi firms, the chauffeur services, delivery drivers, or any business which relies on its vehicles and in turn the vehicles are a major cost of running the business. However, due to the major costs running a business can incur GPS should be given due consideration. It really is worth taking some time to research the market and look around to see what is out there. Whichever system you may decide upon, you must ensure that it fulfills your own criteria. As this is going to be a major purchase, you want it to save you money in the medium to long term. Also, this is a good time to think a little ahead and consider what the company has in the pipeline, and if it will it is compatible with the system you intend to purchase if it will need to be hardware upgraded. They may only be able to give you ballpark figures but at least you know what is coming up. You should consider whether you will need to upgrade of GPS car tracking system , and if you do will it fit into your intended system, or do you need to spend a little more now with an eye to the future.