How Charter Bus Companies Can Benefit from GPS Fleet Tracking System
Charter bus companies often have busses that run the same route day in and out – or at least that are supposed to. At the end of the day, you’re taking your drivers’ words for it that they are sticking to the prescribed routes and making all the necessary pickups, pit stops, etc.
That is unless you have GPS fleet tracking with real time GPS navigation. Then, there is a whole world of benefits available to you, including those listed below.
Monitor Driver Activities
This goes well beyond ensuring that drivers do not deviate from their designated routes to take care of personal business and more. Knowing how your drivers behave behind the wheel can help keep your drivers on the straight and narrow while reducing your risks of lawsuits related to driver activities including:
- Aggressive driving
- Reckless driving
- Skipping Stops
- Erratic Driving
- Making Unscheduled Stops
You can even set your GPS fleet tracking system so that it emails you when these types of behavior occur.
Another way GPS fleet tracking with navigation is beneficial to charter bus companies is by ensuring that your passengers are safe. GPS systems can be set up with panic buttons that provide lock/unlock services and that disable the starter remotely so that the bus cannot continue on its path. These same tools can be used to prevent and deter vehicle thefts as they ensure that the vehicle can be disabled leaving the thief/thieves, locked inside. GPS tracking devices also provides up to date GPS information about where the vehicle is located to aid in a faster recovery.
Improve Maintenance Records
Proper vehicle maintenance keeps your busses on the road longer. It saves money by requiring fewer replacements and it reduces the likelihood of maintenance related breakdowns, accidents, and injuries. This can save your business a lot of money over the years by reducing repairs, replacements, and potentially higher insurance premiums if accidents related to maintenance were to occur.
Maintenance alerts can be set for routine maintenance and you can use diagnostic tools to help identify when specific mechanical problems arise so that you can take care of small problems before they become major problems for you.
Create Satisfied Customers with Timely Arrival Estimates
Sticking to the schedule is important for charter bus companies. Especially companies that are interested in satisfied customers, repeat business, and recommendations. GPS tracking helps you to stick to your schedule so that you can make timely arrivals, pickups, and deliveries time and time again.
Gas costs a lot of money these days and, next to labor, is likely to be one of your biggest expenses. GPS tracking can help you plan more efficient routes that will reduce labor, fuel consumption, and idling time. It’s a win-win for your business.
With so many compelling reasons to invest in your business by purchasing a GPS fleet tracking system with navigation, it’s a small wonder that all bus companies haven’t made the leap already.