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Five Ways Trucking Companies Can Benefit From Using Tracking Equipment

No matter what business you’re in, chances are good there are a lot of operational expenses, including fuel, manpower and maintenance.

Since being introduced into automobiles in 1996, GPS has changed the way drivers navigate on the road. Drivers use GPS for directions and it can also be used to track a person’s whereabouts.

While navigation is one of the biggest uses of GPS, it can be used in other ways too. When it comes to the trucking industry, GPS and tracking equipment can help trucking companies run their businesses more efficiently. GPS can track the locations of various trucks in the fleet and can also keep drivers safe.

But there are other benefits too, including:

  • Lower fuel and maintenance costs: Maintenance costs associated with idling trucks can average about $2 a day for diesel, normally aspirated engines; $2.20 a day for turbo-charged diesel engines and about $2.30 a day for gasoline engines. Added up over time, that leads to a lot Continue reading