No employee is more remote than a commercial driver and staying in touch with their whereabouts is critical.
Rick Malchow - Industry Business Advisor, J.J. Keller & Associates, Inc.
May 11 , 2020
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Global positioning system (GPS) vehicle tracking has been around for a while. And with good reason. It is a powerful tool that you can use to improve your business, especially when most of your employees don’t work in the office.
No employee is more remote than a commercial driver. By definition, commercial drivers are remote workers:
To make matters more critical, these types of workers aren’t just out there with a modem and laptop. They have your equipment – expensive equipment. Each day you send the worker out, you’re likely committing over a half-million dollars of assets between the vehicle, equipment, driver pay, driver benefits, and maintenance.
It’s not a situation where you should hand them a work assignment, send them out the door, and hope for the best. You need to ensure a return on your investment.
Every day you probably wonder: How do I know they are productive? How do I manage their productivity and workflow? Do I trust when they say they hit a snag and weren’t able to accomplish the assigned tasks?
The answer? GPS.
GPS data can be used to measure productivity and manage risk in numerous ways:
If you aren’t using GPS to track your vehicles, talk to one of our compliance specialists today to learn how Encompass® Vehicle Tracking can help you improve your driver productivity, and manage your vehicles. Or visit JJKeller.com/VehicleTracking.
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