Not to be confused with Satellite Navigation, GPS Tracking is an Automated Vehicle Locator device installed in your vehicle. This logs movement, records the data, transfers the data via cellular and global satellite networks to the provider’s servers where you can log on to the User Interface via your internet connected smartphone/tablet/laptop/desktop and view your fleets driving history.
While the richness of data varies between suppliers, GPS Tracking AVL systems can record the vehicle’s location, past locations visited, speed traveled, idle time, fuel consumption, driver behaviour, check engine lights, vehicle trouble codes landmark visits, length of visits and set boundaries crossed. With that information, you can assess needs, efficiencies, liabilities, and abuse.
When your child comes home saying they went “nowhere”, but a half tank of gas is missing, you’ll get the real story. You won’t worry when your child is late coming home from work in winter, and you’ll know your spouse isn’t really working late…they’re picking up your Christmas gift! Always know where your car, truck, SUV or motor home is. Set up “Geo-Fence” boundaries, so you are notified if your vehicle crosses a boundary (or provincial border). Record speeding infractions and be notified when limits are being pushed. Connected to your Remote Start system to lock, unlock, or start your car from anywhere your smartphone can connect.
Record every kilometre you drive your vehicle for business purposes so you can submit a comprehensive report to your employer, or Revenue Canada. Show your boss reports that display your true speed, mileage and fuel consumption without dispute. Make sure you get the proper tax credits you deserve at tax time, and back up your claim with monthly reports of the details you want CRA to see, and not the parts they don’t need to know about.
Good help is hard to find. With that in mind, you may wish to know if your employee is taking an extra 5-10 minutes on their lunch break, but you probably don’t care. You may believe that using the company dump truck to pull a stump out of a good employee’s yard on a Saturday afternoon is no big deal, as long as he pays for the fuel, or that may be an infraction to your Code of Conduct. Taking the service van to the grocery store on the way home may be admissible, or it could be a contract violation. Claiming 15% personal usage on the company car may be exactly what your salesman is submitting, but is it accurate? Does it matter? But…Do you know the truth?
We have all seen the taxpayer funded Fire Truck sitting outside of the grocery store. We have all seen the construction company supervisor truck dropping his wife at WalMart on Sunday. We have all watched as people on site, seemingly not working, the side of the road with company vehicles idling. These could be your employees. You may care about company policy violations, and if you have a good GPS system, you’ll know. You probably are more interested in efficiencies, logistics, and customer service delivered on time.
Did they get the oil changed on time? Has the vehicle been serviced recently according to its maintenance schedule? Is the vehicle crossing into competitor’s territory violating supply contracts? Is the vehicle the closest responder to a service call? Is the vehicle idling unnecessarily? Is the “Check Engine” light on and if so, why? Is the vehicle crossing paths with another vehicle on your fleet inefficiently? Who is the closest to respond? How can mileage be reduced? How can fuel be better used? How can man-hours be better spent? These are the Dollars of Your Business, and being able to analyze this information at a glance may save you thousands of dollars each year!
Monitor your employee, and manage your company! Know that your company is GREEN, and your vehicles are not idling. Know your driver obeys the speed limit. Know that each penny spent on your fleet vehicle was justified, and print the report that proves it! Get the tax benefits you deserve for your efforts. Know why the delivery 10 minutes away took 3 hours.
Currently we recommend 3 companies for these needs. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions, or click the links below to see what options you have.
Sub Prime Car Loans / Pay-As-You-Go GPS
Some people have bad credit. The reason is none of our business. They still need a vehicle.
We offer offer Subprime AVLs which:
If you’re a car dealer, you CAN sell a car to the person that is hopelessly declined by including this program in your sale.
In no time, a GPS immobilizer AVL system is installed in the vehicle prior to purchase and if the weekly loan payments aren’t made, the vehicle is tracked and recovered.