When most people think about commercial applications for GPS, the transportation and logistics industry is the first thing that comes to mind. There’s a good reason for that, as tracking trucks in real-time is a critical component of the modern supply chain.
This is far from the only sector, however, in which the technology can be a boon. In fact, virtually any type of business can benefit from investing in GPS for their fleet. If you’re a tech professional working in an industry outside of logistics, there are plenty of reasons to consider integrating it into your operations.
For example, delivery or service vehicles can be equipped with GPS to let customers know exactly when to expect their orders or appointments. A plumbing contractor can give customers up-to-the-minute details about how soon they can have their leaky faucet fixed. Another advantage GPS can provide your business is how it helps you plan the most efficient routes for your vehicles.
Having optimal routes updated as traffic conditions change saves your company a lot of time and money that would have been spent otherwise. GPS even has the ability to tell you how safe and efficient your drivers are on the road. You’ll be able to watch them drive in real-time and see if they’re exceeding speed limits or taking too long during break periods.
There’s a world of possibilities when it comes to GPS no matter what type of work you do. If you want to learn more about them, take a look at the accompanying resource.