“The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.” — Malcolm X
For every business, last minute fire drills can sometimes be unavoidable. Employees get sick with the flu, a client cancels on the last minute, or vehicles can get stolen. But what you can do prepare for the worse now, so that the consequences can be less severe and costly?
It’s also hard to plan for emergencies when so much of us are focused on the day-to-day tasks. But planning for the worst doesn’t have to be incredibly difficult or time-consuming. A one-time installment of fleet management software for your business will give you tools to gain valuable, proactive insight into your fleet necessary for emergency preparation.
Here are 3 emergency preparedness actions you can take with GPS fleet management:
- Update & Digitize your records
It’s important to maintain your paperwork not only for billing purposes, but to record important customer information, especially notes or photos on past customer services. Your customers will appreciate your crew remembering their previous unique service issues. Also, digitizing your paperwork will make all records readily accessible to you and you crew.
- Dispatch Management
An unexpected absent employee or traffic jam prevent your customers from being serviced on time and throw off your scheduling. GPS fleet management will give you a bird’s eye view of the most efficient routes and let you locate the nearest available vehicle. By efficiently dispatching your workers, you can make sure jobs are completed and customers are satisfied.
- Safeguard your Vehicles
Stolen vehicles are a common problem among fleet businesses. In fact, Tutle & Tutle Trucking Inc. was losing two to three trailers every year, with each trailer worth an estimated $60,000. Since using Spireon’s FleetLocate, Tutle & Tutle has seen dramatic improvements in theft deterrence and recovery, and the company’s project manager, Brian Gannon, had this to say, “People don’t touch equipment that they know is being tracked this well.”
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