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4 tips for a smooth introduction to a vehicle tracking system

4 tips for a smooth introduction to a vehicle tracking system

A "vehicle tracking system" has many advantages for our fleet. But drivers are not always willing to be monitored while they work. That's why today we want to tell you about these 4 tips for a smooth introduction to a vehicle tracking system.

 

Why do drivers not want to use a tracking system in the vehicle?

When we talk to our employees about the introduction to a vehicle tracking system many do not want to use it in their vehicles. This is mainly because "they don't like the feeling of being continuously monitored". They believe that a GPS tracking system is only there to follow them and punish them when they make a mistake. They think their superiors do not trust them and need to watch over them. The idea of Big Brother always appears in this subject.

 

Tips for a smooth introduction to a vehicle tracking system

 
1. The information is your friend

The first step to a smooth introduction to a vehicle tracking system is to educate yourself. This education must begin with the fleet manager. They should be able to explain exactly what the system is and what it is intended to do for them. Once the system is understood, the fleet manager should take the necessary steps to give drivers the same understanding of GPS tracking system.

 
2. Ask and Answer

Once explained on the use of a tracking system in the vehicle, the fleet manager should know what problems he faces. The information on the system helps to dispel doubts about surveillance and the concept of Big Brother. But studies show that drivers are much more concerned about the battery life of their phone and the additional costs on data that can cause this implantation. At this time, the fleet manager should be able to solve these problems or give the appropriate explanations so that the drivers feel a liking with the "introduction to a vehicle tracking system".

 
3. Talk about the benefits

Once the problems are solved, it is time to show the strengths of the introduction to a vehicle tracking system. GPS tracking brings many benefits in the form of savings to the fleet manager. But drivers also get good things from this implementation. For example, salaries can be adjusted to the amount of work each one does. In the same way, it is possible to "create a gamification system" to "reward outstanding employees". In addition, "GPS tracking helps protect drivers" from baseless complaints from customers.

 
4. Explain that monitoring is done only during working hours

One of the biggest concerns for drivers when it comes to implementing a fleet tracking software into your vehicles is that employees feel monitored after their workday. Tracking an employee 24 hours a day is illegal, and it is important for drivers to know. Explain to them from what time until what time the monitoring is done. Let them understand that the system benefits employees and the company, and is not a tool of personal control.

 

These are our tips for introducing a vehicle tracking system in the smooth and proper way. We hope they are useful to make this change in your fleet. Start to enjoy all "the benefits of vehicle tracking as soon as possible".

 

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