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Myths Surrounding The Implementation Of Vehicle Tracking Systems

Jul 15, 2008
The relatively new technology that comprises GPS vehicle tracking systems has become a popular business tool in many industry sectors. Many business owners are introducing these systems for increased efficiency and better management of their fleet. Some may see this utilisation of vehicle tracking solutions as yet another invasion of the private sphere but largely these fears are unfounded. Hopefully this article will help those who are new to the world of vehicle tracking to understand the process and find truth behind some of the myths that surround its implementation.

Many business managers feel that by introducing a vehicle tracking system they are in effect telling their staff members that they simply do not trust them. This is a common misconception; these systems are not a way for managers to keep tabs on their employees but to instead increase the efficiency of a business and reduce overheads that come hand in hand with owning a fleet. Fundamentally they can do this by reducing maintenance costs, increase fuel efficiency and also decrease the time spent on the road by operatives.

It is not just managers who believe that a vehicle tracking system is an invasion of privacy. Staff members will be understandably concerned with the introduction of a system but as long as the reasons behind its implementation are explained effectively, there is no reason for these concerns to become a problem. In the beginning drivers may be sceptical but once they realise that a vehicle tracking system will make their lives easier by reducing time spent on the road and limiting the amount of paperwork, they will soon see the benefits.

Some companies still believe that a vehicle tracking system will be next to impossible to implement. This myth is common but easily debunked; while there is an element of high technology to these systems, after installation by a trained professional the interface is usually as easy to use as a regular computer. In addition, during the installation process full training will be given to the drivers and system operators meaning that everyone will have at least an elementary understanding of how it works and how it will make the business easier to run.

While the cost of a vehicle tracking system can be considered expensive, the rewards are certainly there. Those managers who are unwilling to implement GPS technology are normally happy to carry on using their current system of mobile phone contact. Using this method however is notoriously unreliable, phones can be left in cars and workers can easily lie about their whereabouts. With GPS the manager is given real time data on any worker's location, giving a reliable solution to finding the whereabouts of all drivers at any particular time.

Another myth concerning vehicle tracking systems is that many managers believe that the costs will not be outweighed by the benefits. This is simply untrue, many companies who have implemented these systems have found that after a period of six months the system has paid for itself and is then actively working towards increasing the profitability of the business.

It is hoped that this information has given mangers that run a fleet of vehicles ample reason to look into the implementation of these systems. The efficiency and reduction in running costs is plain to see and as fuel and maintenance costs increase in the current climate, having a tool that can curtail these increased prices is vital for any business.
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Technology expert Thomas Pretty looks into the most common misconceptions surrounding the use of vehicle tracking systems.
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