Technology can be an invaluable aid to streamlining your fleet and decreasing global fleet costs. It is also useful to invest some time and resources into looking for a comprehensive fleet management solution—the cost in terms of time needed and of the tool itself is soon amortised thanks to the substantial savings you will undoubtedly make by gaining complete control of your fleet.
Despite all of this, there are still a number of managers that hesitate to acquire a GPS tracking device or software. Here is a short list covering some of the more common excuses. If one or more of these sound familiar to you, consider how this attitude is actually preventing you from saving money and optimising your fleet operations!
#1 - “I don’t need GPS tracking, I trust my drivers”
The first thing that comes to mind when discussing this technology is that its primary use is to control drivers by snooping like “big brother”, but the actual function of the technology is to optimise routes, save fuel, reduce fleet costs, comply with delivery times, promote safe driving and avoid fines.
#2 - “Fleet management software is complicated to install and use”
This is everything but close to reality! Equipment installation is done by specialised engineers or you can even do it yourself and the software platform is ready-to-use—being very easy and quick to learn.
#3 - “I don’t need GPS tracking systems, I can use a mobile phone to manage my fleet”
Traditional communication systems such as mobile phones cannot deliver the shear breadth of information that fleet management solutions or GPS tracking systems can provide, including real-time location, history, map view, fuel consumption, door-opening activity and so on. However, if you acquire such technology you can still use a mobile phone to manage your fleet, since such applications are accessible from all devices, 24/7.
#4 - “Fleet management solutions are all the same”
If you have to select a GPS tracking provider, you will see that there is not only technology to consider, but also customer service, follow-up, technical support—you can count on the SynX team for all of these!
#5 - “I cannot afford this technology”
The amount of money you need to invest in order to get on board with a GPS tracking device and gain access to the software platform and data, as mentioned previously, is completely affordable and will be more than amortised as soon as you start reaping the benefits of the technology.
Are there really any more excuses not to get GPS tracking? We hope not, and we sincerely look forward to hearing from you!