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How much easier would it be if you had Vehicle Tracking Systems?

Thursday, November 25th, 2010

Vehicle Tracking Systems

If you employ drivers in your business and would like to enhance the efficiency of your business then you should really consider installing  vehicle tracking systems.

What are vehicle tracking systems

These small black boxes are designed to track the location of your vehicles at all times. The main reasons why many business owners are installing vehicle tracking systems is to help keep on top of the business. V-SOL systems use GPS technology and sophisticated software to collect and analyse all your vehicles movements both in real time and historically.

What will  vehicle tracking systems acheive

This allows you to find out the exact position of their vehicles anywhere, anytime. The mapping software in the vehicle tracking systems allows everyone with access to help keep things running smoothly. This along with the reports on your computer allows you to monitor speeds, mileages and fuel consumption along with productive working time!  All this can be done after hours if necessary so you can make any changes to the business.  Not having vehicle tracking systems can really put you a disadvantage over any of your competitors that do as you can be sure they will tell all of their customers they have it.

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If you would like V-SOL to help you please either call us on 0800 093 9034 or email at info@v-sol.co.uk for more information on our vehicle tracking systems.

Vehicle Tracking Technology comes of age.

Friday, April 9th, 2010

It is amazing just how quickly we become accustomed to new technology. Mobile Phones, Email, Text messaging and now even Vehicle Tracking Systems are all now so embedded into our lives both from a business and a personal point of view it seems that most drivers could not contemplate being without them all.

With tracking it seems that for those that have it manual record keeping is no longer required. It does not matter what the vehicle is used for the information recorded can pretty much answer most questions. The thought of using diaries for noting addresses, time spent on appointments, mileages for each and every journey seems archaic. If you were to ask drivers who have had a tracking system for more than a year if they like to go back to the old way you generally get a resounding NO! The fear of big brother has all but disappeared. If you still don’t have vehicle tracking and need more convincing have a look around the V-SOL Website for more examples of how much help vehicle tracking systems provide or call us on 0800 093 9034 to discuss your requirements.

Staying Safe in the Field

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

This week’s Labour party conference highlighted the growing concern over anti-social behaviour and crime – something most people can relate to. But in business it can cause its own range of problems, particularly for employers who have the security of their personnel to account for.

Many of us with a mobile workforce are all too aware of the safety issues that can be faced – from dangerous drivers to theft, it’s important for a business to take control of the security measures to help protect its staff.

But other than giving them a mobile phone, what else can be done? Plenty if you know where to look. Today’s vehicle tracking systems offer some of the most advanced technology available to help protect your workforce and your equipment. From incorporating panic alerts, to location tracking and anti-theft solutions, a good system can be tailored to your requirements so that specific security issues can be tackled.

If you want to find out more about safety for your workforce, why not get in touch?

Always on the Radar

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

Often when I first talk to businesses about implementing tracking, they can see the benefits of the system, but believe that they don’t need to install the technology because they are in regular communication with drivers via mobile phones.

Now, mobile phones are fantastic and have become such a huge part of our lives that it is hard to imagine how we coped before them, but when it comes to keeping track of your mobile workforce, there’s no replacement for tracking.

Firstly, while mobile phone coverage is much improved on what it was, it still has a way to go – compare this to GPS, which receives strong signal in both city and remote locations. Secondly, many vehicle tracking systems have voice communication built in, so you needn’t worry about drivers running up huge phone bills – you are in control of the calls.

Finally, while many companies will rely solely on mobile phones for communication, remember that just because someone tells you they are in a certain location, doesn’t necessarily mean that they are.  Vehicle tracking can tell you exactly where they are, when they arrived, and a lot more besides, helping manage your business more effectively.

Vehicle tracking offers you accurate, real-time reporting, with the ability, if required, to contact drivers at any time, knowing exactly where they are. So, if you’re fed up of patchy portable mobile phone coverage, vehicle tracking communications could be your best solution.

Where is everyone?

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

Do you ever wonder just what your team is doing? They’re out on the road, making deliveries, supporting customers, performing their daily tasks, but how do you know what’s really going on?

The truth is that generally you won’t – unless you have some sort of sixth sense you’re unlikely to know they’re doing what they say, and that it’s taking as long as they say.

But, as a growing number of companies are discovering, this is changing. GPS based Technology has come on in leaps and bounds over the last few years, and now vehicle tracking systems that 10 years ago would have simply told you where your vans were, can now also tell you where they currently are, when the vans are opened, how long your people have been driving for, help with driver security and more.

The technology today is incredible, helping not just the companies manage their staff more efficiently, but also helping support the staff with everything from proof of working hours to fighting parking tickets. If you’ve missed out on the developments being made in vehicle tracking why not find out more – you’ll be in for a big, and very pleasant, surprise!

Tracking to help you grow…

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

I still find it hard to believe, but over the past 10 years the price of vehicle tracking systems has gone down by around 70%! Much of this is due to the advances being made in technology, but with the lowering prices you also find that the companies that provide them now lack the margins necessary to be able to provide the advice and support that enable a business to take full advantage of the technology.

The truth is that tracking technology is one product where the quality of the equipment and support from the provider really does count. The cheapest option may look like unbeatable value, but you can be sure if the provider has only a tiny margin to work with how can they provide you with the opportunity to maximise your business on a day-to-day basis, or indeed the ability to grow your business.

As prices have come down, tracking technology has come on in leaps and bounds and can now do everything from telling you when a van was opened, to helping monitor fuel usage and drivers’ pay. The key is to take time to understand how you can use the information to support your business and help it develop for the future.

Source a tracking system from a company that will help you grow, by providing the advice and support that will help you make the changes to your business that will make a real difference. Avoid buying your tracking systems from companies that sell it like a mobile phone contract, as you may struggle to see results.

Do the numbers add up?

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

Some of our customers have been with us for over ten years now and the number of vehicles they have had fitted with vehicle tracking has risen steadily during this time. However, initially they started with having the system fitted in just one or two vehicles and have gradually built on this.

The point I’m making is that vehicle tracking systems aren’t reserved solely for companies with an extensive fleet of vehicles. Any company with a mobile workforce – whether this is one, two or twenty – can benefit from installing a tracking system.

Equally, if your company does have a large number of vehicles, then don’t think that vehicle tracking is only an option if you commit to a system for each and every vehicle. The benefits of vehicle tracking can be seen in just a single system, so if you’re tempted to investigate how tracking systems could help improve your business, then why not install one system to start? You can then see first-hand how tracking can help you save time and reduce costs, and make an informed decision about further additions.

If you’re considering tracking for your company, but are deliberating any of these issues, why not share your thoughts, as I’m sure you’ll find others in the same boat…

Don’t turn a blind eye

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

If you’ve made the decision to fit a vehicle tracking system then you must have recognised the potential it offers. Whether your motivation is to cut operating costs, increase productivity or improve customer service levels, no doubt you will be looking forward to seeing the benefits of the system.

However, one thing people seem to forget is that the vehicle tracking system, no matter how good it is, isn’t responsible for improving your business – you are. Vehicle tracking systems will provide customers with real-time data, which has the potential to reveal a whole new world of information about a company, but that’s of little use if it’s not acted on.

You wouldn’t buy a Ferrari and then only drive it in first gear – that’s only the tiniest glimpse of its potential. The same is true for vehicle tracking. Fitting the system is only the first step, to really benefit you have to look at what the data is telling you and adjust your business accordingly.

So, don’t be afraid to act on what you find. It may seem daunting at first, but once you start seeing the benefits these changes bring to your business, it’ll be worth it.

If vehicle tracking has allowed you to improve your business, why not tell us how you did it?