According to AAA’s 2013 Your Driving Costs study, the cost of owning and operating a vehicle in the United States has risen by 1.96% in the last year (which may seem minuscule but when tailing a 14.8% increase from the year before is really just the cherry on top of a massive and expensive sundae).
When you take into consideration that Atlanta vending operators today operate entire fleets of vehicles these rises in costs to maintain necessity vehicles are alarming. In an attempt to minimize this loss, vendors are beginning to implement GPS fleet tracking solutions, integrated with personal navigation devices (PNDs) to increase driver productivity and reduce fuel costs/wear and tear on trucks.
Here’s how they think these tracking systems can help:
· Appropriate Usage – This system would allow mangers to make sure vehicles are being used correctly (i.e. are at the right locations, are going the correct speed, aren’t idling for too long, etc.).
· Routine Maintenance – GPS fleet tracking systems can be used to implement maintenance scheduling, which could help extend vehicle life and reduce repair costs (preventive work being cheaper than repairs).
· Geofences – These virtual fences can be set for individual routes throughout Atlanta, alerting managers if drivers are off their designated route.
You may be wondering why this matters to you. You really just need to make sure your Atlanta vending provider shows up when scheduled with the product you want. But in addition to learning other methods for saving costs (a think tank per say) it’s good to know that your Atlanta vendor strives to find new ways to save money because a person who saves money values money and if they value their money there is a good chance they will value yours. Furthermore, if costs are saved in other areas there is a lesser chance of a price increase on the products you love. To learn more about what Eagle Vending is doing to reduce waste, save money and save time feel free to contact us today at (770) 426-1969.