Every truck fleet manager knows that if one of the trucks gets stolen, it would be much faster and easier to locate it if it is equipped with a tracking GPS device. The chances of your trucks getting stolen mostly depend on the type of cargo they are transporting. Throughout this article, we will discuss some of the most important reasons, as to why you should use GPS for foods trucks.
If your truck company works for the government, on a contract to make and deliver all kinds of foods to various military bases, all around the country, your food trucks could be at a risk of getting stolen or robbed, while on the road. If such a thing happens, it would be imperative to locate and retrieve the truck, or trucks, as soon as possible, preferably before the food becomes stale. On the other hand, if your contract involves transporting popsicles and toothpicks, the speed of retrieval might not be that important. However, it would still matter to your business, in terms of financial value.
The main reason why you should equip your food trucks with GPS devices is the speed of retrieval of stolen trucks. However, there are also other reasons, which can also be quite important to your food business and you, as a business owner. Some of these reasons are the following:
With truck GPS devices, you will know the exact position of every food truck at any time of day and night. If you are the kind of business manager, who cannot rest easy without knowing that his food trucks are safely parked, in the middle of the night, in some remote part of the country, with GPS-equipped trucks, you won’t have to impatiently wait for phone calls. If delivery timings are important, you can keep track of expected time arrivals and timely inform your customers if a truck is behind or ahead of schedule.
With a food truck GPS device, you will know exactly why it takes so long for your truck drivers to get across town or local area, to deliver the foods, when, for example, it takes you no more than 20 minutes to cover the same distance. Maybe some of your truck drivers have some secrets of their own. Maybe they are intentionally taking the slowest and longest possible routes, in order to reduce their workload. A GPS device will let you know the exact route a driver has taken, and allow you to prove if he/she has taken an unplanned route.
GPS-equipped trucks will also allow you to keep a close eye on their performance and closely monitor their maintenance requirements and needs. This will greatly help you, in case you receive a warning that one of your food trucks is in a poor shape. This way, you will spend less money on detecting and fixing the issue, much less than it would have taken you if the truck was stranded off the road, in the middle of nowhere.
Lastly, GPS devices will allow you check the driving habits of your food truck drivers. You can also use them to help those with bad habits and receive timely alerts, that will help you determine habitual speeders.So better invest on a GPS and might needing to also include helmets, buying a good one can save your life.