How GPS Vehicle Tracking System Supports Oil and Gas Industry

Thursday October 5, 2017


The fleet management of oil and gas industry is found to be the riskiest and daring one, when compared to other transportation fleets.

Nevertheless, the vehicles will be carrying petroleum oil and gas fleets, which is extremely hazardous and require extra alertness to safely transport them from one place to another.

Presumably, the oil and gas fleets not only transport products, but also assist to move extraction supplies such as sand, pumps, tubes, and other resources to drilling location.

Hence, extractions can be performed efficiently and timely manner.

The prime goal of oil and gas companies is to enhance operational efficiency and security to meet production goals and thereby lower revenue loss and delays.

Furthermore, such companies continually researches for ways that augment their routine operations. Installing a fleet tracking system can be the finest solution for improving their routine operations.

Here follows the ways by which the GPS vehicle tracking system support oil and gas industry:

1. Enhanced routing and scheduling

 Oil and gas fleet safety depends on choosing the right route and maintaining the schedules properly. However, this can be accomplished by avoiding travel through busy roads or damaged roads.

Without proper monitoring of fleets, you will not be able to recognize the location and status of each vehicle, and whether they adhere to the proposed schedule and has chosen the right route or not.

With the support of a GPS tracking system, you can swiftly and effortlessly validate whether the drivers follow the routes and schedules properly or not.

Consequently, this lowers the collision risks and helps for on-time delivery of products.

2. Recognize the undesirable driving behavior for rectification

For ensuring a safe transportation, drivers should oblige to certain strict rules and regulations.

Conversely, today’s drivers exhibit careless and unsafe driving habits. Of course, in this rising traffic, it is impossible to avoid undesirable driving behaviors completely.

Hence, it is wise to be aware of the consequences of hard braking and hard acceleration, and the way it increases the collision rates and leads to wastage of fuel. Oil and gas fleet managers can monitor the activities of each driver by utilizing the GPS vehicle tracking system.

And henceforth, the recurring issues due to bad driving habits can be identified and resolved instantly. This, in turn, enhances the security and competence of the vehicle fleets.

3. Upgraded vehicle maintenance scheduling

Efficient management of oil and gas fleets can be an immense challenge for the fleet managers. Performing routine vehicle inspection can be an excellent solution.

But, still issues can happen. The GPS fleet tracking system tracks vehicle’s on-board  and provide you real-time remote diagnostics for each vehicle.

With the above data, you can instantly recognize the maintenance issues and thus, perform proper repairs at the right time. And the expense for such repairs will be comparatively lower than the breakdown expenses.

4. Theft prevention

 The GPS tracking system reduces the number of thefts. The greatest loss that can occur in oil and gas industry can be the hijacking of semi-trucks and trailers, which ferries oil and gas.

Whenever a vehicle is stolen or theft attempt, you can forward the GPS data to the relevant authorities to recover it swiftly. However, this avoids the loss that occurs to you due to a vehicle theft.

 Furthermore, GPS trackers can also prevent fuel theft. At times, driver utilizes the company fleet for their personal purposes. During such situations, you will receive instant alerts from the tracking system which can avoid unnecessary dilemmas.

Ultimately, the dominant benefits of GPS vehicle tracking system in the oil and gas industry include augmented safety, enhanced operational efficiency, lowered theft risk, and superior maintenance.

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