The benefits which a GPS tracking system could offer your business are vast and that is why so many businesses which rely heavily on fleet management are looking to implement such technology.
The key to ensuring that businesses are able to get all of the benefits from such technology is that the implementation is managed in the right way, ensuring that this happens is of paramount importance.
A GPS tracking device will help a company to better manage their staff and their behaviours, it will increase security for both vehicles and staff and it can also provide key metrics which can help to provide a better service for clients and customers. As mentioned, implementation is key, and are 5 tips to ensure that it is successful.
Out in the Open
Although keeping this a secret could help you discover how your drivers are handling themselves on the road, it is a bit of a trap which you should not set for them. What you should be doing is announcing to everyone what is happening. Beyond anything else, this is illegal in many states, the implementation of a tracker without telling employees, so ensure that you remain transparent.
Focus on Safety
Drivers are naturally going to be suspicious that a GPS tracker is there to manage them and it is important that you are able to also stress the security measures which you are taking through this installation. Whilst those metrics will help you, and drivers are of course aware of it, the key is for you to stress the additional benefits in order to win hearts and minds.
Another important aspect of this is that you describe exactly how the tracker is going work, in detail. There will be natural ‘1984’ theories out there, and through proper information sharing and describing the use of the tracker, you will be able to dispel these myths.
Talk About The Business
Employees may look to make this about them but it is essential that you are able to discuss how this is going to help the business on the whole. If you are a shipping business then explain how much more efficiently you will be able to deliver, food transportation companies can discuss the increased speed from A to B, and other logistic companies will benefit by doing more miles for less money, allowing the business to find higher levels of success.
There may very well be some kinks when you get started with this software and everyone in the business needs to understand that this is a very real possibility. This could be a simple glitch to misreporting of data, and it is important that the baby is not thrown out with the bathwater when it comes to this brilliant technology. Deal with the issues, learn from them and move on, very soon they will no longer be an issue.
Ultimately the key here is absolute honesty and an implementation process where you are able to actively discuss the wide range of benefits which both the business and the employees are going to see thanks to tracking devices like these.