In the past, fleet managers have a hard time figuring out exactly what their fleets and drivers are doing on the road. Thanks to the advancements in technology such as GPS tracking, business owners and fleet managers alike are now able to track every single detail of their fleet’s activities on the road. With that said, you certainly do not want to get caught up with any technical glitches that could cause a GPS tracking nightmare. In the data-driven fleet management world, hiccups can lead to lost time and money. Here are some possible scenarios you would want to keep in mind, and avoid!
Current IT Infrastructure Isn’t Compatible with the GPS Tracking System
GPS tracking is just one of many software solutions for many businesses out there. Businesses that wish to incorporate GPS tracking into their daily operations must make sure that they can integrate the tracking software into their current IT infrastructure. If successful, they will be able to improve processes such as dispatching and accounting.
There are cases where a business cannot integrate GPS tracking with their existing IT infrastructure. In such a scenario, the business has to use two separate systems instead of one that’s seamlessly integrated. This increases the risk of lost data, which can mean lost money and wasted time down the line. Before you choose a GPS tracking system, you need to make sure you can integrate it well into your current IT infrastructure.
Sending Wrong Directions to Drivers
It is common for both personal and business vehicles to be equipped with GPS tracking. The GPS maps are incredibly useful – well, that’s when they work. If you fail to maintain or update these systems, however, they can cause problems such as giving wrong directions to the drivers. Apart from making drivers miss their destinations, faulty systems can also place drivers in dangerous situations. For instance, there is an infamous case of a driver who nearly drove into the Pacific Ocean due to inaccurate directions suggested by the map. As the driver failed to drive down the road, he ended up getting stranded in mud and had to be pulled out by a tow truck. The moral of the story is that you should always install the latest and reliable GPS vehicle trackers for your route planning needs.
Data Inaccuracy Caused by Outdated GPS Tracking Systems
Traditional GPS tracking systems run on outdated 2G networks. This means that their tracking signals can be disrupted by black holes in certain areas with towering buildings. If you are working in an organization that provides emergency services, you cannot risk allowing dispatchers to receive outdated data. The wrong data might cause your dispatchers to send emergency vehicles out inefficiently instead of the closest one. That’s why, you need to opt for systems that provide users with real-time information.
At Btracking, we provide industry-leading GPS tracking solutions that suit a wide range of industries. With over 90% GPS coverage of the Earth’s surface, you can expect our systems to provide highly accurate data, as well as driving directions for you and your drivers. What’s more, our GPS tracking units have been certified and tested by notable carrier networks to give our customers complete peace of mind. If you would like to schedule a live demonstration of our GPS tracking systems, do not hesitate to call us at 1-866-233-0953 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.