Managing a fleet of vehicles is never an easy job, and keeping track of heavy equipment can also be quite the challenge. Fortunately, you can use GPS barcodes to track both, which gives you an excellent opportunity to drive efficiency throughout your organization. This tracking gives you access to real-time information from anywhere you are with just a few clicks of the mouse or taps of the screen.
Tracking Vehicles for Fleet Efficiency
One of the biggest elements in the efficiency of your fleet comes down to your drivers. If they aren’t maximizing their efficiency on their own, then your entire fleet – and your business’s bottom line – will feel the effects. A fleet of vehicles that is inefficient affects your finances. Fortunately, some of these things are within your drivers’ control, and you can help them meet their efficiency goals with barcodes and GPS vehicle tracking.
Although your drivers are responsible for operating your fleet, your fleet still belongs to your company. You should view these vehicles as you would any other piece of property. In order to ensure that your drivers are taking the initiative to drive the number of miles required, perform maintenance, obtain repairs when necessary, comply with reporting, and even comply with state and federal laws regarding inspections and registrations, barcodes and GPS tracking can be of assistance. They provide you with information at-a-glance, no matter where you are, even if your vehicles are a thousand miles away. When all of the aforementioned things happen, your business runs more efficiently.
Tracking Heavy Equipment for More Overhead
Your heavy equipment came at quite the cost. In fact, many companies take out loans in order to purchase things like tractors, backhoes, dump trucks, and more. If your company relies on heavy equipment to get the job done, then you’ll need to make sure it’s properly maintained, returned to a warehouse or the business property at the end of the project, and used only where approval has been provided.
Using GPS and barcodes to track your heavy equipment gives you a better idea about where your equipment is, who is using it, where it is being used, and even how often it is begin maintained. When your equipment runs as it should, your company doesn’t experience setbacks that force you to put projects on hold while your equipment is repaired. What’s more, when the equipment returned to the warehouse or storage facility rather than left at the jobsite exposed to the elements, it lasts longer. Being able to use GPS and barcodes to understand the equipment’s location, maintenance history, and use can go a long way toward helping your company drive efficiency with each and every product.
Imagine being able to pull out your smartphone and learn about the maintenance history for every single vehicle in your fleet. Along those same lines, imagine being able to track your equipment’s precise location from anywhere – even if you’re all the way across the world. These things can undeniably drive efficiency, and with GPS and barcodes, it is certainly possible.
Posted on Tue, July 12, 2016
by Todd Penny filed under