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Why You Need GPS Asset Tracking
Losing visibility into critical assets can mean losing money, time, productivity, safety, sanity…
Not sure if you could benefit from GPS asset tracking solutions? A complete and accurate picture of your assets can not only increase the productivity of your field operations – it can also help maximize revenue and reduce potential liabilities for your business.
While making the investment in asset tracking will be an additional cost upfront, the value that it adds to your operations will quickly pay for itself. Learn more about the ways asset tracking solutions can help you streamline your field operations, protect operator safety and more, then talk with your company’s key players to make it a part of your asset management processes.
Keep Track of Your Assets with GPS Trackers
Without GPS asset tracking solutions to provide a complete picture of your assets, it’s easy to lose track of equipment, mistakenly dispatch unavailable assets, and not be able to account for lost time and money. You might even have to answer to disgruntled customers whose bottom-line was also impacted by the mismanaging of your valuable assets.
By adding real-time asset tracking for non-powered and powered equipment to your operations, you’ll know which assets are currently in use, en route, and available for dispatch. This will allow dispatchers to route equipment to job sites and other locations with speed and efficiency – reducing costly downtime and keeping your operations on schedule.
No cell towers nearby? No problem. GPS devices that communicate via satellite ensure that your asset tracking information is accurate and current, no matter where in the world your field operations are located. Invest in devices that are built to match the rugged nature of your operations – from sub-zero Arctic weather to explosive environments and beyond.
Manually Tracking Assets Wastes Resources
If you’re relying on manual processes to keep your field operations moving, the time, money and other resources being used could be better invested in the growth of your company. From constantly checking in with operators to see pace and progress, keeping track of rented out equipment or other asset utilization on spreadsheets and other means – manual methods are not only time-consuming, they also leave room for human error.
Pairing smart asset tracking software with your GPS tracking devices will provide your dispatchers with a digital dashboard with up-to-date information about all of your assets. With features that enable them to find and route the nearest equipment or vehicle, verify delivery and billing, receive customized data reports and more, all with the click of a button. The best asset management software can also be accessed on phones and other smart devices for better control of your field operations, from virtually anywhere.
Receive Important Vehicle Data
If your assets include vehicles, GPS asset tracking solutions can provide you with in-depth vehicle information and advanced reporting capabilities that you can use to your advantage. Choose vehicle tracking solutions that have the features you need, without the hassle – including a GPS tracker that plugs directly into the vehicle’s OBDII Port (or can be easily adapted to fit other data interfaces and vehicles) with the ability to apply firmware and configuration over-the-air during install.
With a tracking device that can perform fault diagnostics, the device will be able to automatically detect and diagnose vehicle faults. Equipping your operations with alerts for vehicle maintenance will help keep your vehicles properly serviced and contribute to the longevity and safety of your investments.
ELD/Hours of Service
GPS asset tracking devices can be used as electronic logging devices on your vehicles to track hours of service for your vehicles. This can help you increase driver productivity and the overall efficiency of your operations.
Advanced Data Capture
Capture advanced data with vehicle tracking devices that provide useful vehicle information, improve driver safety, and more. Look for a GPS tracking solution that gathers data from the engine, drivetrain, and other vehicle subsystems to give your operations visibility of trip distance and time, engine idling, and speed. This data can be used to streamline operations and reduce downtime. Being able to track harsh braking, acceleration, and accident data will also help you protect the safety of your most important asset – your team members.
Trust Geoforce Solutions
Now that you know about some of the ways that GPS asset tracking will benefit your field operations, it’s time to take the first step to modernizing your operations!
Geoforce is ready to help. Learn more about our rugged asset trackers for all types of assets, Trace and Trace software and our 24/7 support team by contacting us today! Our experts are happy to answer any questions you may have.
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