Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+


• Sponsored Content •

Why HVACR Companies Are Using Vehicle Tracking Systems

Originally published: 04.01.18 by John Miller


Vehicle tracking is not just about pinpointing your vehicles on a map — it can also provide insight on your mobile workforce and highlight where improvements could be made to save you money.

HVACR contractors are adopting vehicle tracking solutions because it does not only offer convenience and cost savings, but it also helps improve customer service and employee recognition.

An independent report by Frost & Sullivan indicates that vehicle tracking data can be used to reduce fuel consumption by up to 25 percent, decrease idling by up to 30 percentand reduce employee overtime by up to 15 percent.

Cost Savings through More Accurate Timesheets, Overtime Pay, and Fuel Claims

With online timesheets and data on shift time, driving time, time at a work site, mileage, and fuel usage, office managers can process pay, overtime, and fuel claims faster and more accurately than ever before. Figure 1 highlights key data accessible with some vehicle-tracking solutions available today.

Figure 1: Data from vehicle-tracking solutions can provide actionable insight on vehicle movements, engine usage, driver behavior, and fuel consumption.

Tracking data also provides a better picture of how long certain jobs typically take, thereby helping office managers


improve quoting, optimize staff allocation, and decide whether to accept or refer service requests based on available resources and potential profit.

Managers can also reduce false overtime and fuel claims, while at the same time reassuring employees that they will receive the mileage and overtime due to them without having to fight for it.

Safer and Less Costly Travel with Driver and Route Analysis

Some solutions also offer tools for digging down into the details of a vehicle’s routes travelled and driving metrics (speed, acceleration, braking, and idling) — key factors influencing both safety and costs.
Using vehicle data, driving can be scored and safety and reward programs can be established to incentivize better driving. With improved driving, not only are employees safer, but insurance costs can be reduced due to fewer traffic violations and accident repairs.

Savings can also be attained through reducing fuel-costs by:

  • Optimizing driving routes
  • Eliminating personal use of vehicles
  • Restricting travel to designated areas
  • Reducing speeding
  • Cutting back on unnecessary idling

All of these benefits of vehicle tracking eventually trickle down to customers via:

  • More accurate arrival time and cost estimates
  • Faster emergency response by properly equipped vans
  • More precise billing
  • Safer roads in the community

Despite its benefits, adopting vehicle-tracking technology may still seem daunting to an overworked business owner or manager. Luckily, solutions are available that are both easy-to-use and reasonably priced.
One provider — Quartix — has delivered real-time vehicle-tracking and telematics solutions for over 17 years.

Nearly 10,000 businesses have chosen Quartix because it offers:

  • Tiered pricing options that let them select the level of functionality they need
  • Shorter contracts that don’t require multi-year commitment
  • Contracts that do not auto-renew
  • Customer service by experts invested in their success

To learn how Quartix can help you better serve your business, your employees, and your customers, visit quartix.com or call 312-800-9883.

 




About John Miller

John Miller is head of operations and sales for Quartix US, a vehicle tracking provider for fleet management. For additional information, visit quartix.com or call (312) 800-9883.




Articles by John Miller

• Sponsored Content •

Why HVACR Companies Are Using Vehicle Tracking Systems

HVACR contractors are adopting vehicle tracking solutions because it does not only offer convenience and cost savings, but it also helps improve customer service and employee recognition.
View article.