Philippines LTFRB Calls for GPS on Public Buses By April 30th
Manila officials are attempting to control excessive speeding among public transportation officials through fleet tracking. Calling for GPS tracking devices in all provincial buses before the end of April, officials hope to utilize the GPS trackers and GPS tracking software to determine which buses are habitually speeding to improve the transportation.
ULA Launches New GPS Satellite on February 5
The United Launch Alliance completed a successful launch of a new GPS tracking satellite on February 5, 2016. This launch was the final of 12 new satellite launches, collectively known as the Block II-F series. Built by Boeing, and monitored by the United States Air Force, the launch of the $131-Million GPS Satellite is intended to improve GPS tracking, including fleet tracking and covert tracking, worldwide. 30 of 50 orbiting satellites remain active, with the first launched in 1978.
GPS Tracking Software Art
Here’s a new twist on the many uses for GPS tracking software. Creative fitness enthusiast have begun creating GPS tracking art via their outdoor fitness running and biking routes. By planning an exact route, the resulting GPS software display will appear in a desired shape, likeness, or pattern.
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GPS tracking software is used by a number of different businesses, but some businesses are able to benefit from its use even more than others. The ones that stand to enjoy the biggest gains from the software include those that operate a large fleet of vehicles on a daily basis. For instance, those that operate mail delivery vehicles as well as corporations that provide company vehicles can benefit tremendously. In addition, it is used by many local, state and even federal agencies, as several municipalities use it for the vehicles operated by first responders such as fire, paramedics and police.
More specifically, mail delivery companies use it to ensure that their drivers are on the correct routes and that they are operating the vehicles as efficiently as they possibly can. The entire idea is to get the packages to the customers as quickly as possible while simultaneously minimizing the amount of fuel that is consumed throughout the day. The same is basically true for those companies that provide vehicles for their employees, although it may not seem as pertinent at all times. When it comes to municipalities that use the software, there are a number of potential benefits. First responders have to get wherever they are going as quickly as they possibly can. Therefore, they have to choose the right course of travel at all times. It also allows dispatchers to know exactly where they are in case they find themselves in trouble and in need of immediate assistance.
When the software is used, everybody has the opportunity to benefit. Employees are kept safer, knowing that they can be rescued if they have a mechanical problem with the vehicle. Companies have the chance to save money because automobiles are driven fewer miles and less money is required to pay for maintenance and fuel. The company then has more money to pay employees better wages or provide more comprehensive benefits packages. When it comes to the specific types of businesses that have been mentioned, the benefits are often the difference between success and failure.
Whether your business relies upon hundreds of big rigs for shipping, or a small handful of vehicles for errands around town, GPS tracking software provides many valuable benefits with technology offers great peace of mind, and may save your company a considerable amount of money in the long run.
Protect Your Investment
Since employee drivers know vehicles are being tracked, they’re more likely to drive with greater care. This improves the safety of employees, makes your vehicles less likely to be involved in accidents, and adds another layer of protection to your cargo.
Close monitoring also aids in risk assessment, discouraging theft, and enhancing overall security of both hard assets and personnel.
Improve Cost Management
GPS tracking software keeps tabs on fuel efficiency, oil consumption, and general wear and tear of vehicles, enabling you to better manage maintenance costs.
Data on the fleet, including driver operation and the mechanical status of each vehicle, can help mitigate potentially hefty costs. Driver behavior analysis can translate into targeted training for drivers. This improves the life of your vehicles, and increases driver retention through ongoing training.
Assessing the condition of the engine and key components of each vehicle can flag each rig for preventative maintenance to avoid expensive, service-interrupting repairs. And, GPS tracking software may even improve your insurance rating or lower your premiums.
Enhanced Customer Service
Knowing where individual vehicles are at all times improves accuracy in shipment updates to customers. GPS tracking allows your central office to redirect vehicles in real time, should routes require sudden alterations. This enables your business to quickly adapt to changing needs, and makes day-to-day scheduling operations a breeze.
Vehicle diagnostics, safety assessments, and real time tracking can all improve your bottom line. Companies large and small have much to gain from GPS tracking software systems.
A bill proposing a pilot GPS tracking program for state vehicles is moving through the Michigan state legislature. If approved, the bill would approve a pilot program for approximately a hundred of the state’s vehicles. If the pilot program were proven to be successful, GPS tracking could then be installed on all state vehicles at an approximate annual cost ranging from $500K to over $1M. The bill was drafted in part due to suspected misuse of state time, vehicles, and resources, including one case where state time and vehicle privileges were abuse on 84 occasions. If enacted, officials expect the vehicle tracking devices and GPS tracking software to save fuel, eliminate mileage reporting, and assist in monitoring employees.
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A New Mexico school district is investigating a claim made by a parent that a district school bus was speeding when it passed her on a local highway. School district officials said all buses in the district have GPS tracking devices installed, and with the use of GPS tracking software it is possible to pinpoint the speed and location of any bus at any time. While the district did not disclose what details were revealed via GPS tracking, they cited that the speeding bus incident will be handled internally as a personnel matter. GPS tracking software also has been used in the past to protect drivers from false accusations.
TrackingTheWorld recently announced the availability of private label websites for those interested in launching their own GPS tracking businesses in 2015. The private label websites are specifically designed for resellers who want to provide their own customers with subscription-based GPS tracking services.
“Our private label websites offer both recurring income potential and profits from GPS tracking hardware sales, and we are able to get them started quickly,” said Gilbert Walz, CEO of TrackingTheWorld.
The private label websites allow the owner to use TrackingTheWorld’s GPS tracking software under his or her own business name. Site owners then are able to offer subscriptions for GPS tracking services. “Our reseller sites allow owners the ability to set their own profit margins,” said Walz.
According to Walz, the need for GPS tracking services continues to grow. “Nearly every business and many individuals have an ongoing need for GPS tracking services, ranging from tracking company vehicles to personal protection,” he said.
Other uses for GPS tracking software include employee monitoring and security, fuel conservation, private investigations, vehicle tracking, teenage driver monitoring, and child safety. “As a private label reseller of our GPS tracking software, there are many options for specializing in a single market or a larger general market,” said Walz.
TrackingTheWorld’s GPS tracking software private label sites are highly customizable, offering owners the option to upload company logos, choose from multiple color schemes, and operate under their own business name .
TrackingTheWorld has exclusively specialized in GPS tracking hardware and tracking software since 2003, and has been nationally featured in publications such as Newsweek, Popular Science, and on CNN. For more information on the firm’s private label GPS tracking websites, or product distribution opportunities, please visit http://www.trackingtheworld.com.
The end of summer and back to school season mean only one thing to football fans everywhere–the much-anticipated start of the 2014 NFL season. The New York Giants are perhaps a step ahead of other teams for their use of GPS tracking software and tracking devices to monitor players during practice. The program, now in its second year, delivers personalized data for each participating player,which could include precise movement data and fatigue levels.
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Portage Township Schools on the southeast side of Lake Michigan recently installed GPS trackers on all 110 buses in the school’s fleet. Added as a measure of convenience for both parents and administration, the program was given a “test drive” during summer school to prepare for the beginning of the 2014 school year.
Using GPS tracking software on computers or smart phones, parents and faculty are able to see the exact location of any bus at any time–even on field trip days– While the new GPS tracking system will most assuredly offer parents peace of mind that their child made it to school safely, officials also hope it will be an added convenience for parents of children whose buses are running late. With tracking software, parents will have detailed information on when the bus can be expected, hopefully eliminating the need to call the school officials.
School administration also hopes to use the system to conserve fuel and maintain efficiency by rerouting buses when traffic incidents occur.
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With a market projected to surpass the $26M dollar mark by 2016, tracking devices and GPS tracking software are more in demand than ever. If you’re considering GPS equipment for your business, or if you’re interested in becoming a reseller, here are just a few of the types of businesses and organizations that are using GPS tracking software every day:
Heavy Construction: As scrap metal prices rise, construction companies are protecting expensive building materials, salvage materials, appliances, and heavy equipment with GPS tracking software. In many cases, covert tracking devices have led to the swift recovery of stolen construction materials and equipment.
Your Neighborhood School: Public and private schools are now relying on tracking software for everything from tracking school buses to tracking the locations of teachers within school buildings for improved safety in the event of an emergency. Tracking devices on school vehicles also help in conserving fuel and assuring that school vehicles are not abused by staff.
Delivery/ Service Providers: From your local pizza joint to home repair crews, service providers are tracking the location of their fleet vehicles using GPS tracking software. Not only do tracking devices provide for added driver security, they allow businesses to respond more efficiently to incoming calls for service.
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Whether you’re interested in starting your own GPS tracking business, or purchasing tracking services for your business, here is a brief explanation of some of the most common features of GPS tracking software.
GeoFencing: Essentially a virtual boundary, a geofence allows GPS tracking software users to set an approved area of travel for a GPS tracking device. When the tracker leaves the predetermined area, a series of alerts are set into motion, which may include cell phone calls and/or emails.
Smart Phone Integration: As with many other aspects of our daily lives, using GPS tracking software doesn’t require sitting in front of a computer continuously monitoring the locations of tracking devices. Most software programs are now accessible via cell phone applications, and as mentioned above software alerts may be sent to your mobile phone.
Mapping Options: GPS tracking software mapping options are continuously improving. Today’s mapping options include satellite views, street level views, traditional mapping views, customized mapping options, and even hybrid views. Based on the specific needs of your business or your customer, it’s easy to find a mapping option that works for you.
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