Fleet Tracking Systems give your landscaping business an edge

Fleet management for landscaping businesses

Spring and summer are busy months for landscaping businesses, but it can still be challenging to make your business stand out above the competition. Safety Track offers the fleet management solutions you need to set your landscaping business apart from the rest. 

Our Fleet Management Systems give you the tools you need to increase fleet efficiency while saving you money and protecting your investment. With our GPS Fleet Tracking and Fleet Dash Cameras, there are many ways we can help your landscaping business thrive: 

  • Monitoring driving behaviors, routes, and idle times
  • Keeping up with costs for fleet operations and maintenance
  • Modifying routes in real-time to account for traffic 
  • Reviewing vehicle accidents for liability and training purposes

Let’s take a closer look at how fleet tracking can give your landscaping business that extra edge. 

Grow your landscaping business with GPS Fleet Tracking

The Safety Track GPS Fleet Tracking System allows you to easily grow your landscaping business by helping with cost efficiency and logistics. 

Tracking your fleet gives you insight into how much gas your vehicles are using and the amount of time spent at each location. This can help you better understand the overall costs of your fleet in order to make essential budgetary and strategic changes.

Our GPS Fleet Tracking Technology also helps with logistics. Safety Track uses a Google Powered Map to help you re-route drivers in instances of traffic or roadblocks, increasing your fleet efficiency, saving you money on gas, and keeping your customers happy. 

In addition to growing your landscaping business with the help of GPS Fleet Tracking, our fleet management systems can also provide a layer of protection for all aspects of your operation. 

Protect your investment 

Your landscaping vehicles are always on the move between job sites. You want to make sure that your drivers, passengers, and equipment remain safe. Safety Track Fleet Tracking Systems provide maintenance reports for your fleet to help prolong the life of your vehicles and ensure they are operating safely.

Protect your drivers

Safety Track’s Live Streaming Fleet Dash Cameras also allow you to see and hear everything going on in your vehicles and on the road around them. You can record the live streaming video and use it to address bad driving habits, like speeding or distracted driving, before these behaviors cause an accident. 

Another way Safety Track can help increase safety and efficiency for your landscaping business is with the ADAS System for Fleet Application. This automated system corrects driver behavior for you by using a camera to track the driver’s eyes and monitor for possible distractions. It emits an audible alert to let the driver know when they are making an infraction that could be putting them at risk. 

Protect your reputation

As a landscaping business, your vehicles are a crucial part of your marketing strategy and often carry your branding and contact information. You probably get a fair amount of your clients from people who see your vehicles on the road or in their neighborhoods. Being able to view and correct driving behavior before it becomes a problem is crucial to protecting your brand and your 5-star rating. 

The Live Stream Fleet Cameras can also help you if an accident does occur so you can sort out exactly what happened and who is liable, further protecting your reputation and your bottom line. 

If you are looking for a way to stand out in the landscaping or tree services industry, Safety Track has the fleet management solutions you need for success. 

For almost 20 years, Safety Track has been providing companies with a complete line of fleet & trailer tracking solutions along with (elogs) for DOT compliance. We offer the best tracking solutions and applications to fit you or your landscaping and tree service company’s needs. Contact us at 1-888-286-9829 to find a tracking system that works for you!

Solutions for fleet management at a distance

Fleet management at a distance

As more and more people find themselves working from home, installation services, such as those provided by cable companies and other home service providers, are working harder than ever. Additionally, due to the coronavirus outbreak, these companies, which normally rely on person-to-person interactions, are having to find solutions for fleet management from a distance. 

Many installation and home service companies have already implemented telecommunication solutions as a way to interact with customers, but how are the managers of these fleets of installation vehicles conducting training and ensuring safety without direct interaction with their employees? The answer is a combination of telecommunication, Fleet Dash Cameras, and GPS Tracking Systems. 

Remote fleet management with Fleet Dash Cameras 

Live-feed Fleet Dash Cameras add safety by providing fleet managers with an in-the-moment feed of their drivers’ behaviors. They are able to see and hear everything going on in their drivers’ cab and on the road around them so that they can correct driving behaviors before an accident can ruin a company’s reputation or make them liable. 

Another way these fleet cameras are keeping people safe is by providing a way for managers to monitor each driver without face-to-face interactions, which is essential to everyone’s health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. The live-feed fleet cameras, as part of Safety Track fleet management solutions, allow fleet managers and drivers to connect in real-time safely. The driver doesn’t have to make unsafe use of cellular phones or computing devices to communicate about routes and assignments, and the fleet manager can make immediate changes and decisions for their fleet without distracting them. 

Safety Track GPS Tracking Systems ensure fleet efficiency and safety from a distance

Fleet cameras with GPS tracking can be used to see driving habits, such as speeding or whether a driver is on route, and they show real-time information about how effectively and safely a fleet is operating. GPS Fleet Tracking Systems allow managers to monitor timing and help keep their installation and home services employees on schedule as they provide much-needed services. 

Web-based interface with remote playback, live streaming, and immediate event notifications

Safety Track’s Fleet Camera Systems offer the ability for live-streaming, which means fleet managers can view and record a live-feed, via wifi or 4G LTE networks, without having to interact in person with drivers in their fleet to retrieve the video from an SD card or other device. Thus, all of the hard-working installation and home services workers can operate entirely at a safe distance from others. 

ADAS system for fleet application and training

Another option for efficiently maintaining a safe distance and managing a fleet is to use the Safety Track ADAS System for Fleet Application. This system uses the Safety Track live streaming system to notify fleet managers when drivers are distracted. A camera faces the driver and focuses on their eyes. If any distraction events take place, such as smoking, texting, or taking their eyes off the road, an audible alert will be announced to the driver over the in-cab speaker, letting the driver know to stop the infraction. Also, a snapshot is taken of the event and sent to the server software and stored for reference later. This system is a great training tool that managers can use without being in the cab with their drivers. 

Safety Track wants to say thank you as we strive to provide solutions to keep fleets safe during the COVID-19 crisis

While many of us are struggling and some of us are fortunate enough to be able to work from home, installation and home service companies continue to risk their health to provide the essential services that keep our utilities going and America running. Solutions like Safety Track’s GPS Tracking and Fleet Cameras make it easier for these heroes to stay safe as they continue to work for all of us. We want to say thank you to these brave Americans who keep our lights on and our modems running so that we can look forward to a bright future on the other side of this crisis. 

Safety Track is a one-stop source for GPS Tracking and Fleet Cameras for fleet management at a distance. 

Since 2002 we’ve been providing companies with a complete line of fleet & trailer tracking along with (elogs) for DOT compliance. Safety Track provides the best solutions and applications to fit you or your company’s needs. Reach out to us at 1-888-286-9829 for more information.

FAQ: An Overview of Fleet Life Struggles

Managing a fleet of drivers can come with its own set of challenges. Not only are fleet owners having to manage multiple drivers at a time, but they also have to manage timing, their drivers’ safety, and the safety of their shipments. What if your driver falls ill while driving? What if you have a refrigerated truck malfunction? There are several factors fleet managers have to consider at all times. 

Jeff Stoker is the owner and operator of Safety Track. He has heard and seen almost every type of situation possible when it comes to GPS tracking and fleet management. Being in his position he has also encountered several frequently asked questions related to GPS tracking technology, fleet life, and what it means to manage a fleet of multiple drivers. “I think there’s a lot people don’t consider [about fleet life],” he says.

All About the GPS Tracking

Stoker says he mainly receives questions about GPS tracking and how it relates to fleet management. “I think some of the things we’re hearing more are on the camera end of it because of the ability to see live and all of the things using cameras can do for you. People have a lot of questions about that.” Stoker says that a common misconception made by the drivers themselves is that the cameras installed infringe on privacy. “We aren’t infringing on anyone’s privacy. We’re just making sure our trucks and our drivers are representing our fleet in the best possible way. If they aren’t driving right, that causes a number of issues for the fleet.”

Lately, a number of questions have been posed regarding the ELD Mandate. Stoker says the mandate “confuses people a lot.” “There’s a lot of questions on this subject, yes,” he says. The mandate simply states that operators of commercial motor vehicles will be required to monitor driver activity and GPS tracking with electronic logging devices such as GPS trackers and live fleet cameras. “It just helps keep the fleet on track and makes sure that everything is operating as it should. I think people get scared when they hear it’s a government-issued mandate but there’s a lot of resources out there that can educate people on it.”

What are some big misconceptions?

Stoker says another big misconception is that anyone can be a fleet driver. The reality, however, is there is a large amount of education and training that goes into it. Drivers are trained before taking on the job and go through consistent training throughout their careers to make sure they are up-to-date on new software, protocol, etc.

Sometimes, Stoker says, fleet managers are forced to acknowledge some drivers are better learners than others. “An example would be you have a fleet of about 20 drivers and cases show maybe 15% of the drivers are the problem child while the other drivers are doing their job diligently and not causing any problems. You then have to figure out how to fix the problem. You can either give them more training or find other ways to make your drivers more effective. Usually, we provide more training but in some cases you just have no choice but to let someone go.”

Fleet management is a heavy job with multiple responsibilities. Stoker’s comments show just how much care and planning goes into managing a fleet of multiple drivers. The respect given to fleet managers is reflected in how they handle their team members and how effective their fleet is at completing their mission. As Stoker pointed out, there are several things people do not consider when they think about what goes into managing a team. To the people out there living and breathing fleet life, just know that Safety Track respects the work you do and we support you and your team. 

Safety Track is a one-stop source for GPS tracking and fleet cameras. Since 2002 we’ve been providing companies with a complete line of fleet & trailer tracking along with (elogs) for DOT compliance. Safety Track provides the best solutions and applications to fit you or your company’s needs. Reach out to us at 1-888-286-9829 for more information.

Top 3 benefits of using a front and rear Dash Camera

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Considering whether front and rear dash cams are good investment for your fleet? Not only can they save your business thousands of dollars, they are also recommended by the National Transportation Safety Board. Read how fleet managers are saving thousands of dollars and improving driver safety

Front and rear dash cams have become a highly adopted technology across the commercial transportation industry due to a wide range of benefits that they offer business owners and fleet managers. Not only can they save your business money and improve driver behavior, they are also highly recommended by the National Transportation Safety Board.

If your business is evaluating whether the installation of front and rear dash cams across your fleet is a good investment, consider some of the specific ways these devices can save your business significant money in the long term.

They Provide Accident Evidence

Accidents can happen fast. Rising insurance premiums and liability claims as a result of a commercial vehicle accident can have a devastating impact to your business’s P&L. With so much at stake, you don’t want hearsay to be the determining factor in deciding accident liability involving one of your commcercial vehicles.

Front and rear dash cams can solve this problem by serving as an eye-witness in the event of an accident. They can capture entire accidents and be used as evidence to protect your drivers and your business from liability. Even when another party is liable for an accident involving one or your commercial vehicles, visual evidence from dash cameras can help speed up the insurance claim process.

Being able to capture the events that led to an accident can also help prevent insurance fraud. Scammers who purposely cause accidents often target commercial vehicles with the intention of settling for a large sum of cash. Video evidence can help protect against these fraudsters when liability questions arise.

Some insurance companies may be willing to offer discounts for fleet-wide installation of front and rear dash cams.

They Improve Fleet Efficiency

Most front and rear dash cams are equipped with GPS technology, which has significantly changed the way companies manage the efficiency of their fleets. Fleet managers are able to monitor driver speed, ensure vehicles are on-schedule, and pinpoint vehicle locations in the event of an accident.

These capabilities allow fleet managers to optimize routes and prevent idling which can result in decreased fuel costs. They also allow delivery times to become more predictable, which can optimize the scheduling process and lead to less downtime and happier customers.

Fleet managers can use footage and driver data captured in dash cameras to improve the efficiency of their entire fleets. Some cameras are equipped with an SD card that can be inserted into a computer for analysis. Others are able to transmit data to fleet management software that managers can leverage in real time.

They Improve Driver Accountability

Even though employee trust is an important part of any business, having a little extra protection can go a long way especially when it comes to expensive vehicles. Front and rear dash cams can help ensure all drivers are following company policy. When drivers are aware of dash cameras, they are more likely to drive defensively, pay attention, and stick to protocol.

Fleet managers can’t enforce company driving policies when they’re not present in the vehicle. Dash cameras can be relied on to monitor employee behavior and enforce speed restrictions or no-phone policies. Better driver behavior means fewer costly accidents and better safety records. Fleet managers can also use driving footage to reward employees for safe driving, which can help instill good habits and driving practices across the fleet.

Improved driver safety, fleet efficiency, and accident evidence are three ways your business can save thousands of dollars each year through the use of front and rear dash cameras. While there may initially be driver resistance, this technology will soon become standard for the commercial vehicle industry.

Why Fleet Managers Should Continue Evolving

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Experts trace the beginning of the digital revolution all the way back to the 1950s, but it wasn’t until recently that technology became so disruptive. In the years following the financial crisis of 2008, industries across the world saw exponential growth — so much so that the ability to adapt to innovations in tech became one of the key factors for success. Some companies famously took advantage of technology to become giants in their industries, while some famously flopped, and even more have been steadfast in attempting to stay afloat without adapting, confident that their brands can survive on old business models.

Regardless of how disruptive technology may be, there is no denying that it plays a vital role in keeping a company or an industry afloat and thriving. A post on Medium reiterates how technology helps companies gain a competitive edge and provide better products and services through reduced costs, reduced time, and efficient processes. More often than not, distinctions are even given to institutions or companies that have been able to exemplify great adaptability to and utility of technological innovations. For instance, in the field of education, Maryville University notes that Apple has distinguished schools for their technological leadership, branding them as among the most innovative schools in the world. Across industries in the US, any manufacturer, designer, engineer, or promoter who has shown exemplary innovation in delivering products is given recognition through the Consumer Technology Association CES Innovation Awards. Brands who are recognized by the CES Innovation Awards often report a considerable increase in profits, as the award often increases visibility and is seen as a symbol of trustworthiness.

Despite the established benefits of keeping up with—or maybe even innovating—technology, the very act of doing so can still be a challenge to many, especially smaller brands. Green Fleet reported that 38 percent of managers still find it hard to stay updated with the latest developments in the fleet sector. Even though the industry is being changed by technology, as seen in the emergence of driverless vehicles as well as data and smart infrastructure, fleet managers are still having a hard time leveraging technology to stay competitive and promote efficiency. Nonetheless, as technology shows no sign of stopping anytime soon, fleet managers need to evolve and adapt. Here are some more reasons why:

Encourage road safety

Accidents are inevitable, especially when one’s safety on the road doesn’t solely rely on the way an individual drives, but also on the other drivers around them. Fleet managers can encourage safety through the use of GPS tracking that locates road hazards and car crashes, and applications that update drivers through text-to-speech features. Through innovations such as our Live Streaming Fleet Camera System, fleet managers will also be able to see their drivers in real-time. Among the many ‘Benefits of Fleet Cameras’, the most important is that camera systems can help manage risks by allowing fleet managers to monitor driver behaviors that could lead to accidents, as well as tailor training programs that will address these. Improved safety can help prevent accidents, which, in turn, can help reduce insurance claim costs and expenses.

Greater coordination and communication

It’s a well-known fact that technology has completely changed the way people communicate. However, it is even more crucial for fleet managers to have access to technologies that allow for easier communication, given that the people they handle are all in different locations at the same time. Through technology, fleet managers can keep in touch with drivers and better coordinate them, no matter how big the fleet may be. Ease in communication, for those in the fleet industry, also translates to better services as it enables them to answer to schedule changes immediately and adopt last-minute changes.

To save money and time

Operation costs take up most of a company’s income, especially for small businesses. Entrepreneur noted that for small fleet management businesses, when expenses increase, investments towards new technologies and systems that are instrumental for the business’ survival decrease. Luckily digitalization can help in achieving objectives despite limited resources. By embracing and understanding technology, fleet managers can employ and make use of applications that will cut costs and save time. For instance, fleet managers can use applications that locate traffic and suggest faster routes, as well as those that track working hours and delivery accomplishments.

By: Aria Victoria

How live fleet camera solutions bring positive change to fleet teams

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Keeping track of everything we do as business owners and managers can be difficult and especially stressful. It’s important to make sure you are keeping track of your drivers and your drivers’ safety. 

Why should I use live fleet cameras?

Do you worry about your drivers driving with the safest habits? Is the communication between driver and client effective? Is my driver safe? What happens if we have an accident? These are just a few worries that keep fleet owners up at night. Having that link between business owner and driver can be the key to successful deliveries, responsible driving, and efficient communication.

Using live fleet cameras gives business owners their own sense of safety. Having access to things such as travel logs, maintenance, driving habits, and speeding incidents can ensure your business is running efficiently and safely. When your drivers are out on the road, they are representing your company and your brand. Making sure that your company and brand are being reflected in the best way possible is key to a successful business – and live fleet cameras help you achieve that success. 

What should I look for in a fleet camera solution?

There are several different models of fleet camera solutions available that can fit your individual needs. If your main concern is safety, it’s best to find a live fleet camera that monitors driving habits such as speeding or whether or not your driver is alert. If you’re looking more towards monitoring timing, find a camera that has a GPS fleet tracking system so you can make sure your drivers are where they say they are and on schedule. Ideally, the fleet camera you choose should be able to show you real-time information about how effectively your fleet is operating. 

Safety Track has an extensive line of live fleet cameras that can help keep you in the loop of your drivers’ activities, your fleet’s maintenance needs, and also provide you with a sense of security. Live streaming cameras can help you cut unnecessary costs, correct issues with your fleet, and protect your company. 

Below we have outlined a few of the cameras we offer and how they can reduce owner liability and help your fleet become effective. 

UCIT Fleet Camera 

This camera features a low startup cost with HD quality video that gives you the ability to see how efficiently your fleet is performing. It also includes Integrated GPS Fleet Tracking so you’re able to make sure all drivers in your fleet are performing based on their assigned schedules. With the UCIT Fleet Camera, you’re able to monitor when they leave to hit the road, what stops they make and at what time, and when they arrive at their assigned destination. Our real-time camera can also be used to track driving behavior and reduce the drivers’ speed. If you’re able to track your drivers’ behavior, you’re able to monitor the safety of your fleet and the safety of your drivers as well. This effectively reduces the chance of accidents or other mishaps almost in half, saving you money and worries.

UCIT Dash Camera Solution

This solution allows you to keep track of the individual driver’s behavior behind the wheel. With this solution, business owners can make sure their drivers aren’t taking part in any reckless driving habits that could endanger your fleet. When drivers become distracted or start to fade in alertness, this can cause accidents, delayed deliveries, or even decreased communication. Using a dash camera gives you the reliability of your drivers being alert and distraction free. This camera solution keeps track of all driving conditions and simultaneously records interior and exterior views so you’re able to monitor their personal behavior and how it impacts your fleet as a whole. 

UCIT WIFI Camera Solution 

Our 2 Channel WI-FI Live Streaming Fleet Camera System is perfect for any size fleet. The WIFI Camera Solution records a long and continuous track to make sure you’re getting constant streaming of your fleet’s progress. Having access with this type of solution can help you figure out what kinks need to be worked on the most. Is your fleet hitting traffic at the wrong time? Is there a problem with the fleet’s time management? These are just two of the questions this camera solution can help answer. 

When you’re able to look at your fleet as a whole, you can see what your strongest and weakest points are and that can help you improve your safety records and ultimately reduce your liability.

Safety Track is a one-stop source for GPS tracking and fleet cameras. Since 2002 we’ve been providing companies with a complete line of fleet & trailer tracking along with (elogs) for DOT compliance. Safety Track provides the best solutions and applications to fit you or your company’s needs. Reach out to us at 1-888-286-9829 for more information.

“A Life Saver”: A Testimonial of the Importance of GPS and Fleet Sweeper Technology

Managing a fleet team comes with several risks. What if my fleet isn’t running as scheduled? Is my driver operating at the best of his/her abilities? Is my machinery being taken care of? These are all questions that arise in the mind of a fleet manager. Since most people aren’t able to be in multiple locations at once, most fleet managers are left without answers to these questions. Due to the increase in fleet sweeping technology, such as GPS monitoring and live streaming cameras, today’s modern fleet manager can rest easier. Using this technology gives managers the peace of mind of knowing exactly what’s going on with their fleet. President of Northwest Sweeping, Brady Costelow, has been using fleet monitoring technology from Safety Track for the past few years and he says, “it’s a lifesaver.”

The Joys of Technology

Costelow says he’s managed fleets for around ten years and says the sweeper technology has made his job much easier. He says he uses the app regularly, and it keeps his mind at ease. “I have a $100,000 piece of equipment that I can watch anytime I want with multiple cameras…it also keeps the guys honest because they feel like someone’s watching them and if there’s a wreck, we can download the video from an SD card and see what happened.”

Costelow usually monitors five or six trucks at a time and uses the app to keep track of the things that matter. “With street sweepers, we’re watching the performance of the truck, not just the driver. We’re able to have a record of how the truck is performing so if clients give us a hard time, which they don’t, but if they did, we’d be able to show them a video of it sweeping.”

Personal Experience

Recently, Costelow says using Safety Track’s technology saved a very important piece of equipment from being destroyed by a disgruntled employee. “We had an employee that was always wanting a raise and…he was denied this raise and I decided to watch him that night just to make sure he was doing the job right because sometimes they get disgruntled. I caught him on video driving a street sweeper at about 10-15 miles an hour over speed bumps over and over again.” While this type of behavior isn’t very common, Costelow says without the technology provided to him, he wouldn’t have known exactly what happened. “He was driving it in a way that would have made it more difficult for us to know exactly what happened to the equipment. Without Safety Track we would have never known that he was doing that.”

Why Safety Track?

Northwestern Sweeping uses all of Safety Track’s technology and, Costelow says, it’s included in every truck in his fleet. “It’s part of every truck now. I would put one in my vehicle if I could…the coverage is good and the cellular seems to work just about everywhere.” Costelow adds that he loves the reliability of Safety Track’s technology and insists his business is better because of it. “I use the app on a regular basis. It’s never failed me and I appreciate that so much.” 

Costelow says he prefers dash cams “specifically because it keeps everyone honest. We can watch the drivers and see where they’re going and make sure they’re doing what they’re supposed to do.” Monitoring employees’ actions behind the wheel can also mean GPS monitoring. If a manager can keep track of their drivers’ speed and their location at all times, that leaves very little room for error. This can save your business money and can help bring in more clients. “It’s changed everything. I wish I had it a decade ago,” says Costelow. “I would have been able to bring in other investors more easily if they knew they could look at that asset and see it anytime they wanted and see how it’s functioning and make sure it’s on the road. There’s nothing bad about the system. It works great.”

Brady is just one of the many people that have benefited from Safety Track’s technology. The ease of managing your fleet is literally at the touch of a button. If you would like to know more about Brady’s testimonial or find out more about how we can help your business, check out our website at https://safetytrack.net/contact-us/. We would be happy to bring you the same peace of mind we brought Brady Costelow and Northwestern Sweeping. 

Safety Track is a one-stop source for GPS tracking and fleet cameras. Since 2002 we’ve been providing companies with a complete line of fleet & trailer tracking along with (elogs) for DOT compliance. Safety Track provides the best solutions and applications to fit you or your company’s needs. Reach out to us at 1-888-286-9829 for more information.

How GPS Tracking can benefit your tow trucking business

From efficient dispatching to equipment monitoring to overall business integrity, there is a lot to stay on top of to maintain a reliable reputation as a tow truck company. GPS tracking makes fleet management for tow truck companies more manageable and assures managers their business is being represented positively. Here are a few main reasons you should consider GPS tracking for your tow trucking business. 


Having GPS tracking allows you to make sure your fleet is running as efficiently as possible. GPS tracking keeps you in the loop of which drivers are using their time to your benefit. Not only does the GPS catch drivers who are taking roundabout ways or who are wasting the company’s time, but it also shows managers the drivers who are efficient and working hard. If a driver makes frequent stops or takes a roundabout way to get to a location, that can cost you a pretty penny. Using GPS tracking allows you to make sure your drivers are using their time wisely and are representing your company to their best ability.

Equipment Monitoring

Depending on the company, tow truck drivers can manage ten trucks, and sometimes many more than that. Using GPS tracking allows managers to monitor each of their trucks out on pick-up duty. If there is an issue that arises involving one of the trucks, using GPS tracking can alert the fleet manager to the problem immediately. GPS tracking also monitors driving habits, such as speeding. Managers can monitor their drivers and make sure pick-ups are on time.

Monitoring so many trucks can leave managers drained. Worrying about all the various factors that go into a single pick-up is one thing, add on another five or ten trucks out at the same time, and that can add up to some serious stress. GPS tracking relieves managers of any worries they may have because they’ll be able to have their eyes on each individual truck. GPS tracking provides assurance that your drivers are representing your company in the best possible way.

Business Integrity

Let’s look at a scenario: A tow truck manager isn’t able to get a hold of one of their drivers. They’ve been informed there is a delay in a pick-up time, and yet, for some reason, they aren’t able to communicate with the driver. GPS tracking would allow the manager to check where the truck is located and whether or not the driver has encountered a traffic detour such as a wreck or construction zones. 

Using GPS allows you, the business owner, the ability to monitor your fleet and to make sure your drivers are representing your business in the best possible way. This can boost your customer service quality considerably and ensures client satisfaction.  By using GPS tracking business owners are guaranteeing satisfaction to their clients and their business. 

GPS tracking is a smart move that will save you time, money, and stress. If you’re ready to implement GPS tracking in your own tow trucking business, call Safety Track today!

Safety Track is a one-stop source for GPS tracking and fleet cameras. Since 2002 we’ve been providing companies with a complete line of fleet & trailer tracking along with (elogs) for DOT compliance. Safety Track provides the best solutions and applications to fit you or your company’s needs. Reach out to us at 1-888-286-9829 for more information.

Tracking Your Fleet Using GPS

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GPS fleet tracking can cut costs and headaches while improving customer service and productivity, regardless of the size of your company.

The technology, which continues to evolve, gives businesses the ability to monitor drivers’ speeds, optimize routes, monitor temperatures of refrigerated units, create elogs, and integrate with Google maps. 

Safety Track has GPS solutions to fit any business, regardless of the fleet size or tracking needs. Here is a list of the ways GPS tracking can make fleet management more manageable and more profitable for your company

GPS tracking can save money

Whether your company has 10 or 10,000 trucks, unauthorized vehicle usage, and excess fuel usage can add up.

Bad driver habits such as extra-long lunches or detours off the route also can lead to unhappy customers and more safety incidents. That’s why a smart GPS tracking system makes sense.

Also, GPS tracking can save money on insurance, fuel costs, and lawsuits.

Safety Track offers several Asset Tracking System solutions to match your business needs. Below, we have outlined a few.

The Simple Tracking System

Safety Track’s Simple Tracking System is perfect for smaller businesses that want an easy-to-install system that can deliver real-time data like more expensive systems.

Reports include custom maintenance schedules; engine hours; start/stop times; speed; and vehicle location in real time with multiple mapping view options.

The Complete GPS Tracking System

The Complete GPS Tracking System was designed as a universal solution for visibility 24 hours a day, seven days a week,  and continuous tracking. This system includes internal antennas, full reporting capabilities, and integrated Google maps. It also provides maintenance, speeding, and idling alerts that are sent directly to a phone as well as a full year’s history on each vehicle.

The Advance GPS Fleet Tracking System

This system is 100 percent Web-based and the most popular fleet management tool among Safety Track clients. It includes the same reports as the Complete Tracking System; alert notifications via phone or email; dispatch capabilities including itineraries, rerouting; and job and status filtering. In addition, the mapping capabilities include real-time updates with live traffic feeds and Google street view.

The Enterprise Tracking System

This system allows larger fleet or logistics companies to users to track, communicate, and monitor vital critical information such as real-time engine diagnostics and electronic driver logs. 

The Connected Car Enterprise Solution, meanwhile, can transform any passenger car into a fully connected car. That means it has a full GPS tracking suite that monitors driver position, speed, heading, and driving behavior.

Other valuable GPS tracking features

Live trailer tracking is a crucial feature for logistics companies in the competitive commercial trucking business. For instance, tracking can provide refrigerator trailer temperature monitoring for cold hauling. 

Safety Track’s electronic driver log system, meanwhile, ensures drivers comply with federal and state regulations regarding rest breaks, restarts, and sleeper berth provisions. An advanced alerting system also notifies users before issues occur.

An effective GPS system can ultimately help you prevent labor fraud, reduce speeding, lower excessive idling, and unauthorized vehicle usage. 

Safety Track is a one-stop source for GPS tracking and fleet cameras. Since 2002 we’ve been providing companies with a complete line of fleet & trailer tracking along with (elogs) for DOT compliance. Safety Track provides the best solutions and applications to fit you or your company’s needs. Reach out to us for more information.

Fleet Tracking: Getting Buy-In from Drivers

Fleet Tracking: Getting Buy-In from Drivers

As a business owner, it’s easy to see the advantages of launching a fleet camera system. The benefits might not be as readily apparent to your drivers, however.

Getting driver buy-in is a crucial part of launching dash cams, fleet cameras, and GPS tracking. Drivers are naturally concerned about cameras capturing everything they do on the job. They may think you don’t trust them or you are looking for reasons to let them go.

That’s why it’s important to communicate the reasons behind your newest safety solution and how it can help your drivers. Here are some tips on talking to your drivers about dash cams and GPS monitoring systems for your fleet.

Don’t surprise your drivers

Tell your drivers before the installation of the cameras. Don’t let them discover your tracking system after the fact. Be transparent about the fleet GPS cameras’ capabilities and how you intend to use the data.

Educating and training employees will help garner support and prevent potential issues down the road.

Explain why the company needs cameras & tracking

If you are concerned about lawsuits because of the increase in staged accidents, tell your drivers. Be honest about your concern about distracted driving. To pinpoint bad habits that need to be corrected to improve efficiency and productivity, spell out what you see as problem areas.

Tie the systems to specific company goals, like decreasing accidents, improving delivery times, or increasing efficiency.

You want your drivers to understand you are investing in this system for the company’s well being — not to violate their personal space.

Outline the benefits for drivers

Make sure your employees understand how the camera and tracking systems work and how they can protect drivers as well.

When a fleet truck is involved in an accident, other involved parties may try to blame your driver. Cameras can provide real-time proof to exonerate a driver who is not at fault.

The company may also use data from the systems to improve driver training. Educating your drivers so they understand expectations and can respond appropriately in certain situations helps reduce risks. For instance, some Safety Track customers create an incentive system using the driver scorecard, which scores a driver’s performance based on alerts.

Provide written guidelines for drivers

When you launch a tracking system, make sure you provide your drivers with guidelines on how the equipment works, what will be recorded, and who can access that data.

It’s one thing to talk with your employees and drivers about these tools and how they fit into company culture. It’s another to provide them with written guidelines that they can refer to in the future.

The guidelines should spell out your expectations of your drivers and any activities that are prohibited. Make sure you also specify disciplinary actions drivers could face if they fail to abide by the guidelines. Also, be sure to provide company contact names and numbers in case drivers have questions about the equipment, driver behaviors, or driving incidents.

If you have questions about rolling out your fleet tracking solution, please contact us. We can help you successfully integrate the technology without any missteps, employee pushback, or loss of service.

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