Why Use GPS Fleet Tracking To Save Money?

The Global Positioning System (GPS) is an accurate airborne and vehicle navigation application introduced by the military years ago. It is a viable system all by its self. But when you add an innovative GPS database it becomes more valuable asset. It becomes an important contribution to a powerful fleet tracking system that helps business enterprises access to large cost savings within the activity of running the company. This new combination allows for the creation of a great variety of effective tracking systems. New uses are constantly emerging.

Smart Cities Start With GPS Tracking School Buses.

The use of a GPS database combined with appropriate fleet tracking software can be used by local governments and individual business owners to keep track of buses and other vehicles, while providing drivers with important information to safely speed up the trip. The technology pays for itself in the long run by reducing fuel usage, maintenance and the number of accidents.

A municipality might even need fewer buses if the routes are designed via computer, rather than by a human. The computer’s memory can be filled with historical data concerning traffic patterns and accidents at specific times of the day. A person’s memory cannot store all of that information.

Embedded City Maps Stream Helpfully On Screen Monitors.

Maps of the city can be easily uploaded, as can maps of the entire country. A single dispatcher can keep track of more vehicles and help drivers find an alternate route when necessary. Some of the fleet tracking software comes with built in maps and additional features concerning fuel usage, maintenance records, tire inflation and other safety information.

Today’s GPS database for business owners and governments makes use of the same technology developed for military applications. The accuracy is unquestionable and the number of applications is practically unlimited.

Business Delivery Routes Made Less Costly For Customer Deliveries.

Fleet tracking software can be used by owners of service vehicles to record information concerning the amount of time spent with customers and to verify the driver’s route. One company reported a savings of $40,000 annually by reducing the amount of time wasted by drivers, either from being lost or simply from “hanging out”. So, regardless of what the system costs, it will pay for itself in a very short period of time.

One of the more unique uses is in the area of auto finance. Vehicles can be easily located and recovered with discreet devices that the borrower will never be aware of. It makes repossessions safer for the drivers. The small dealership can rest easy about its ability to recover the vehicle if necessary. Fleet tracking software equipped with a GPS database can be used to keep track of large inventories or a small group of buses. The more vehicles you have, the more your savings will be.


Efforts to improve tracking systems is an on going activity that is growing even bigger when you consider the introduction of RFID and Bluetooth systems. The description of GPS enhancements, as described above, is only the beginning of merging into smart cities that soon will become a part of every community. The GPS database is the first step in a growing technology that will probably become more efficient.

Tom Gruich

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