GPS tracking isn’t just for long haul drivers and taxi cab companies. Almost any business that has vehicles on the road stands to enjoy the benefits offered by the right GPS tracking technology.
Waste management companies are no different. You have so much to gain by making the move to install GPS tracking system on your waste management vehicles—and absolutely nothing to lose for doing so.
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These are just a few ways you, as a waste management company, can benefit from GPS tracking services.
Ensure Proper Employee Use of Vehicles
When it comes to waste management vehicles, the trucks are larger than the average vehicle on the road, and the liability risks are high when drivers act irresponsibly behind the wheel.
While no business wants to believe drivers are behaving erratically behind the wheel, GPS tracking gives you the opportunity to monitor closely what is going on with your vehicles and accusations of excessive speed or recklessness are levied against your drivers.
Not only does GPS tracking work proactively to encourage safe driving, but it also works defensively to defend your drivers and your company against false accusations. Finally, it may help lower your insurance costs as this reduces risks to insurers.
Verify Efficiency of Routes and Compliance of Drivers
Laying out the most efficient route possible for all drivers helps your company save fuel. Of course, this is only possible if drivers follow the routes set out for them.
When savings don’t add up to what you think they should, it’s a simple matter to verify whether or not drivers followed the routes assigned to them, taking into account any traffic driven detours or accidents.
The main goal is to ensure that drivers are taking care of company business, rather than personal, on company time, and that your business is making acceptable use of its resources.
More Accurate Pickup and Delivery Estimates
While this is not a business the average person associates with pickups and deliveries, you know all too well about the many deliveries made throughout the course of the day for waste management companies.
The ability to provide a narrower window of time for deliveries and pickups is something time-crunched customers of your business appreciate immensely. It will give you an edge over the competition and will make you a household name when it comes to waste management.
While getting costs down is the number one benefit for many businesses, there are other benefits that make these devices well worth the investment. Explore your options today and see what a difference it can make for your waste management company.