Monday October 9, 2017
One of the most irritating experiences that a vehicle owner encounters is the breakdown of the vehicle. The worst part of it is that a breakdown can happen from anywhere at anytime.
Towing trucks are the saviours of those hours. Consequently, towing trucks are supposed to assist you irrespective of the place and condition of the broken down vehicle. For a vehicle owner, it is not merely towing away from the stranded place.
Bringing the stranded vehicle to the nearest auto garage is often a Herculean task for the vehicle owners, but not for the towing trucks. Moreover, GPS enabled tow trucks offer added advantages in finding the exact location of the breakdown and charting out the best optimal route to the garage for towing.
Often the vehicle owners will be anxious and seek the services of tow trucks in emergency. Satisfying a diffident customer is often hard and requires an enormous effort.
1. GPS enabled tow trucks can reach the breakdown location in limited time.
GPS enabled vehicle tracking systems enable you to identify the location of the breakdown and allows you to send the nearest vehicle for towing. Also, tow trucks often find it hard to tow away partially damaged vehicles through narrow alleys and roads. Busy traffic is also hindrance for towing.
With a vehicle tracking system enabled with fleet management software, it is easier for the tow truck drivers to plan the route of towing ahead. As a tow truck fleet manager, you can also calculate the time needed for dispatching the towing vehicle.
2. GPS based fleet management systems assists in scheduling and maintenance of tow trucks.
Advanced software features now allow the GPS enabled tow truck owners to schedule the routes and services and thereby obtain maintenance records with details such as fuel usage, breakdown history etc.
Fleet managers can also deduce driver behavioural patterns. Offensive and dangerous driving practices such as over speeding, vehicle idling, unsafe driving, sudden lane changes, changing planned routes, etc. can be monitored in real time and action taken appropriately to rectify it.
Furthermore, you can also calculate the ideal time required for the tow truck to reach the site and communicate the same to the customer.
Nevertheless, a sense of anxiety and stress can be avoided by simply providing the accurate time for pick up. This will surely support you to maintain your company’s reputation among the local community which you serve.
3. Fleet management software based on GPS allows you to efficiently plan the route according to conditions.
Ordinarily, a GPS enabled fleet management system in a tow truck allows the fleet managers to efficiently calculate and plan the routes based on criteria such as shortest distance, traffic volume, the nature of the vehicle to be towed away, weather conditions etc.
You can also check the tow truck nearest to the mishap site and schedule accordingly. Recovery vehicles are usually different for different types of vehicles and weather conditions.
For example, a jeep stranded in a forested lane would need tow trucks, which are flexible enough to drive on muddy roads in the forest and through the thick canopy.
Conversely, a vehicle stranded in the middle of a desert road would need accurate GPS positioning equipment since there would be fewer landmarks to guide.
Also, the type of vehicle needed for recovery varies according to the nature of the vehicle which broke down. However, a GPS vehicle tracking system can also reveal unauthorized usage of the vehicle by drivers and can aid in efficient monitoring.
This assists you in checking fuel expenses, thereby earn considerable savings over a long time and a quick return of investment for your business.
As a matter of fact, a stolen or lost truck can also be identified with accuracy and the vehicle’s last location identification can provide significant clues to the police in recovering the vehicle.