Nearly any industry faces criticism from time to time. Sometimes, public doubts are well founded. Often, however, these criticisms are born out of misconceptions about an industry’s work, intentions, or character.
When it comes to GPS fleet tracking, telematics companies in particular often face harsh judgment. Fleet leaders, drivers, and other parts of the transportation industry make sometimes inaccurate assumptions about what GPS tracking does for a business fleet.
Once and for all, we’d like to dispel some common myths about vehicle tracking and telematics companies. Once the record is set straight, perhaps more fleets will embrace this useful and innovative management technology.
Common Myths About GPS Fleet Tracking
Myth #1. It’s Not Necessary
Technically speaking, your fleet will continue to operate with or without GPS fleet tracking. However, with this innovative technology, you’ll enjoy in-depth information about routes, fuel consumption, vehicle maintenance, driver safety, and more. In other words, GPS fleet tracking may not be needed to keep your business where it’s at, but if you’re hoping to make your company more efficient, tracking is definitely necessary. And, as other companies embrace GPS fleet tracking to become more competitive, can you afford to not change with the times?
Myth #2. It Damages Manager-Employee Relationships
Too often, individuals see GPS fleet tracking as a sign that managers don’t trust their drivers, or that they want to control drivers’ every move. In reality, GPS tracking is more about giving drivers greater control and access to information than it is about micromanaging. Many drivers come to rely on GPS trackers for more efficient dispatch and proof of work. With real-time tracking, everyone can do their jobs better, which fosters accountability, trust, growth, and prosperity throughout your team.
Myth #3. My Company Is Small, So Tracking Is A Waste
Every big business started out as a small company like yours. Investing in tracking to be better informed about your own team is a great way to aim for growth and success. Even small companies can save money with tracking– unnecessary idling, for example, can squander $780 per year for every truck that idles two hours daily. A fleet of only four trucks can rack up thousands in waste quite quickly. Even if you don’t hope to grow your small business, trackers can still help boost your profits by maximizing efficiency and minimizing waste.
The new technology of all kinds can get a bad reputation, especially when the general public doesn’t fully understand its purpose. Don’t believe these three myths about the GPS services offered by telematics companies. Armed with the facts, an advanced tracking device, cloud-based software and mobile app, your team will find faster routes, safer methods, and greater efficiency to get the job done.