3 Vehicle Tracking Tricks and Treats That Will Put a Spell On You
When using vehicle tracking solutions, there are both tricks to watch out for and many treats to enjoy.
So, with Halloween approaching, it seems the perfect time to discuss a few. The only difference is, with vehicle tracking, trick-or-treating goes on all year long.
Before you get busy carving pumpkins and lighting jack-o-lanterns, let’s dive into some vehicle tracking tricks and treats that can make a true impact on the success of your business.
Yes, using a vehicle tracking system should be easy. The interface should be friendly and intuitive. You should be able to get started quickly with an easy-to-use system that provides a snapshot for you to view, monitor and track the performance of your fleet in real-time. If the interface for all users (admins, managers ), isn’t simple and efficient – it’s a trick!
Theft is a major issue nowadays. You need to use technology in your favor and if you are already implementing a tracking system, be sure to implement one that will help when the time comes. You need to be able to remotely kill the truck’s starter engine. You need a system where you can define geofence boundaries and receive alerts by sms and email if your truck exited a defined area. Just like leaving candy outside for tricker treaters – you need to be on watch if someone comes to steal the whole bucket!
It’s important to know what’s under the hood. Not all tracking solutions are the same. There is a reason the cheap gps tracking devices are priced so low. They usually don’t support many features and only provide basic GPS tracking. That might fit 5% of the companies but most companies need a tracking solution that can provide added functionalities. So, ask questions first and find out who is behind the mask. If you can’t get access to features such as FSMA & Canadian DOT ELD compliance, driver behavior and more – then this is a vehicle tracking trick! Take off the mask and run!
The Treats - Because it’s not really Halloween without them...
While you want to have candy for every trick or treater that comes to your door, you don’t want to end up paying for a lot of extra candy that nobody eats. In the same way, you shouldn’t have to pay for functionalities that you don’t need. So, choose a vehicle tracking solution that is modular so you can pick the functionalities that YOU need. Just like Halloween candy, the right amount is less costly but just as sweet…
Vehicle Tracking devices are one thing. But a completely integrated fleet management solution is a whole different ball game.
With a complete integrated solution, such as the one that Wireless Links offers, you should be able to integrate temperature monitoring, fleet management, GPS tracking, driver safety and more in one unified platform.
You should be able to improve your fleet’s productivity with visibility into your engine data, driver behavior, vehicle route history and vehicle maintenance alerts.
And finally, you should be able to enjoy a truly automated solution, relieving you from guess work and from bill shock.