Truck couriers across the country are being held more accountable for deliveries with GPS tracking. Chances are, you’re already familiar with the Global Positioning Satellite system on an array of different applications. From the navigation systems in our vehicles to the maps on our cell phones, we’re surrounded by GPS in today’s world. In fact, last year more than 40 million people relied on GPS to track their workouts. But what does this mean for your deliveries?
The tracking process
Relying on a transmitter, GPS tracking devices work by communicating with satellites through the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS). A signal is sent from the device to one of 24 satellites in space, which, in return, will transmit back a signal containing information. The more satellites that respond to the signal, the more information that is available to the end-user. The information that’s provided helps to determine where a package is located, and even the estimated time of arrival.
Benefits of a GPS with truck couriers
GPS tracking devices are installed into a vehicle to monitor a variety of different factors. Elements such as speed, ide time, route, and ETA are just a few pieces of information that are provided. Depending on the position in which you sit, GPS trackers provide an array of benefits to the courier world. Below we’ve broken down these benefits by category:
- Real-time tracking
- Asset protection
- Security when accepting a package
- Uninterrupted production with accurate delivery times
- Asset protection
- Accurately monitor and track your fleet
- Improve route efficiency
- A tool used for cost-effective management strategies
- Opens the door for training opportunities
- Superior customer service with up to date tracking information
Two types of trackers
As with anything, there are options. When deciding which type of GPS tracker is best for your business, you’ll need to choose between an active real-time or passive tracker.
Active real-time trackers are the more expensive of the two options, but provide data using real-time data. This means that users are enabled the power to have up to the minute, accurate tracking on the precise location of their packages. On the other hand, passive trackers require data to be downloaded before utilized. Passive trackers don’t allow users to follow the exact movements of their fleet. However, the advantage of a passive tracker is that there is generally no activation or monthly fee for the service. Thus it’s a budget-friendly solution.
Here at Fleet Couriers, we only use real-time delivery tracking. By doing so, we enable our team to provide customers with precise information on our truck couriers. You’ll know where your package is every step of the way, from order submittal to delivery and even who signed for your package.
For peace of mind that your deliveries are in the best hands, contact our team today and experience the difference of a premier courier service for yourself!