How to Enhance Productivity with GPS Tracking Devices
16 Jun 2018
A business can only grow if it is using all its resources efficiently & effectively. In order to maximize the profits, a business must explore new ways where it can improve itself. Fleet companies want more workload as it is the only way to maximize their profits and GPS technology can help them to do so by using their resources efficiently & effectively.
There are 3 ways to enhance the workload with the help of GPS Tracking Device:
- Optimizing the routes
- Increasing the productivity of driver
- High task productivity
One of the best ways to improve workload is to optimize the route with the help of a GPS device. Optimization of the route means planning out the best route & that can lead to increasing the number of jobs per day. There are a number of factors that need to be considered before planning out the routes, including factors like traffic, customer preferences, weather & distance from jobs. Letstrack GPS devices are smart enough to calculate the routes based on these factors. As a result, the management can squeeze more jobs out of a day.
Increasing Driver Productivity
Another way to enhance the workload is to focus on job efficiency. A business should know that whether a driver is productive on their current routes or not. This will give businesses an opportunity to understand & evaluate the work productivity by measuring the amount of time a driver spends on the road compared to time spent off the road, number of breaks taken by drivers and how long those breaks were. With the help of GPS tracking devices, a business can eliminate the unproductive drivers that take long breaks and don’t start their jobs on time.
Increasing Task Productivity
The last way is a crucial one as it focuses on task productivity, a business needs to understand how much time an employee spends time on a task that generates revenue for the business. Logistics business depends on number of deliveries their employees do in a day & with the help of GPS tracking device a proper evaluation can be done by logistics business in order to recognize how much a whole process of delivery consumes time & which task, in particular, consumes the most time, for example, it could be that inspecting or completing the delivery paperwork consumes way more time than it needs.
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Letstrack Asset Tracking GPS Device
11 Jun 2018
Keeping track of business’ assets whether its vehicles or employees has become a mandatory practice for every business. Business owners & management admit the fact that tracking assets benefit them a lot not only in terms of saving costs but also in formulating strategies as well. Letstrack GPS tracking devices have simplified asset tracking with its advanced software technology and now businesses can monitor all their valuable assets no matter what the size, from huge fleets to monitor shipments of the smallest items like jewellery, pharmaceuticals etc. Being able to track the whereabouts of an object all around the world offers incredible benefits for businesses, from improved efficiency to streamlined operations.
What is Asset Tracking?
It is defined as monitoring the location & movement of an object of value by using GPS devices & a management can use this device for number scenarios like tracking high-value items, safe storage, unauthorized movement of asset & etc.
Which Assets Can Be Tracked?
Assets of all kinds can be tracked using GPS tracking devices. Some assets commonly tracked are listed below:
- Cargo containers
- Art and artefacts
Basically, anything that needs to be tracked, can be tracked using GPS tracking device.
Devices to Track the Assets
While it's true that GPS trackers are getting smaller in size, they are still moderately sized in order to hold a battery and a communication antenna. We offer a variety of devices that come in different sizes, form factors, and functionalities. Some of these are detailed below:
Letstrack Prima Fuel device is designed for vehicle tracking, including fleet management in remote areas. Some additional features that this device is equipped with engine cut and full vehicle monitoring along with analogue inputs for fuel detection.
LETSTRACK Premium Fuel device is widely used for fleet management in unstable network areas. Additional features it possesses are engine cut and full vehicle monitoring also you can see 60 days history via web.
How to choose a GPS Tracker?
25 May 2018
The popularity of GPS tracking devices has increased in the past decade. The technology has found a multitude of its applications across the industries. The main utility of a GPS tracking device is to gather the real-time location of an asset. Nevertheless, the difference between a good quality & low-quality GPS device is the way it transmits the data to the server & how & what type of data reaches to the user.
There are a number of factors to keep in mind while choosing a GPS tracking device, the choice of a device will differ according to a user’s requirement. If there is a need track to more than one vehicle, or if you want to monitor the movements of an individual or an object, a portable GPS device would be ideal. A few factors that need to be considered when choosing a GPS device are:
Cost - The Prime Factor
There are multiple GPS devices in the market & a lot of them offer more or less similar features but some brands’ GPS device tend to be more expensive than others, though compromising the quality of device for low cost is a bad idea because your personal safety or business depends upon the quality of device’s functioning. A low-quality device might end up providing you with irrelevant data, so go for the device not by just its cost but also the quality & features it possesses.
Alerts & Notification Feature
Another factor that plays a crucial role when buying GPS device is how a device user receives the alerts & notifications. In case of emergencies, this feature turns out to be very important as a real-time alert can help in saving life & money both. The GPS system must allow the management to track the vehicle even when they are not online.
The quality of mapping is crucial as it allows you to zoom to street levels, also providing multiple views such as satellite, bird’s eye & street maps. A quality GPS Tracking system must have must provide quality mapping, as accuracy & up to date mapping is very important especially in case of businesses.
Prevention of theft
Another important factor that needs consideration is the ability to prevent theft of a GPS device. A device that provides real-time tracking is suitable to prevent theft as it continuously updates you the location of the vehicle, hence making it easy to keep your vehicles safe and protected from theft.
3 Hidden Costs of Manual Fleet Management
19 May 2018
Technology has taken businesses to new heights & businesses that have been rigid with regard to adopting new technology have faced multiple issues, consequently having to shut down. No matter what the business size is, big or small, every business needs to adopt automation in order to maximize its performance and profits. A lot of businesses never realize the hidden costs of manual fleet management and how switching to automated systems can actually reduce their costs by quite a margin.
So, here is the list of 3 hidden costs of manual fleet management:
Cost & Time of Book-keeping
Fleet bookkeeping is a tedious process which involves tasks such as transport register, checklists or log books etc. All these activities require an extensive amount of print and maintenance work, which comes out to be very costly.
Since everything is recorded on paper, imagine the volume of documents a business has to deal with and the amount of time taken to file and access it. Imagine being able to do all of the aforementioned tasks with just a few clicks on your screen.
To deal with a huge volume of documents and records, the cost of administering it will also be high and the possibilities of errors are no less.
Converting Bulk Information into Data
This is the most time consuming & frustrating task for any business that manages their fleet manually. The task of collating all the information from multiple books and compiling them into data without any error sounds impossible. Even the minutest of mistakes can lead to an inaccuracy in data and the formulation of strategies on the basis of such data. Resultantly, the business suffers.
Manual Fleet Management is the old school now & switching to automation is very important for business nowadays in order to survive in a competitive environment. Switching to automation of fleet management is very crucial, especially for small businesses where they need cost-effective methods but it still seems that smaller businesses, in particular, tend to look at these systems as only suitable for bigger businesses with huge fleets. But it’s the small businesses that need to automate their fleet management in order to work efficiently & maximize the profits. Letstrack GPS Tracking Device opens the door of new opportunity with its advanced technology & helps you in saving cost & time, rendering the manual records of each and every vehicle in your business obsolete.