Today, the sector of transportation has grown in terms of numbers, demands, processes and even technological advancement. While there are a lot of positive things that occurred in the transportation system, it is undeniable that there are also some downfalls in the sector. With continuous hike of the inflation rate in the global economy, due to the continuous increase of prices of different commodities across the globe, political factors, imbalance between the supply and demand in the market, and other critical factors, truly, the transportation sector is also facing a lot of challenges. But thanks to the continuous advancement of technology and other modern devices that we have now in our modern generation, not only the transportation sector but also the other industries is now experiencing myriad of benefits and advantages in improving and enhancing its management aspect. One of the greatest inventions of the human kind brought by technology is the GPS or Global Positioning System. This kind of technology has changed the way each sector utilize their devices, services and businesses in a drastic way. In the sector of transportation, vehicle tracking devices have helped a lot in improving the management system and productivity of the entire processes.

What is GPS?

Of course, before we get down to anything else, let us define first what GPS is. Technically speaking, GPS stands for Global Positioning System, which is a satellite navigation system, utilized to know the positional ground of a particular object. This kind of technology was first used by the US military in the 1960s. Today, GPS has been prevalently used by majority of people in the world through their smartphones and other electronic devices. It has also become a big tool for commercial products like automobiles, watches and GIS devices.

So how does GPS help fleet productivity?

Certainly, there are a lot of ways GPS improves and develops the fleet management system and productivity of the transportation sector. From vehicle GPS tracking to route guidelines, GPS has expanded its functions to better serve the society. Here are some of the ways GPS devices enhance fleet productivity.

GPS boosts fleet management system

Due to the impacts of heavy traffic consumption, businesses and our economy has been affected largely. Studies found that millions and millions of money are being lost everyday in the business because of traffic consumption in some business centers areas. In old times when GPS was not yet existing, it was difficult for taxi drivers to locate passengers or simply look for new passengers. As a result, they tend to go to places and places making the traffic congestion heavy and uncontrollable. This brought loses of money in the business sector. Additionally, without GPS, drivers would be having a hard time going to their destination which will cost them fuel consumption, time and energy. So we owe the benefits and advantages we are experiencing now to the GPS. It is now easier for us to go to our destined location when driving, saving us enough time, energy and fuel.

Rise of ride Services Company

Today, ride services companies are one of the booming businesses in the industry. Grab and Uber are just some of them. The app that these companies use utilize GPS to better serve their customers. For the customers, it is now easier for them to look for a ride and manage their transportation system. Through GPS, vehicle tracking is now easier and the delays are being avoided.

Driver Activities Management System

For businesses owners of transportation services companies, managing their driver activities are now easier with the help of GPS. Since all vehicles are registered under one system, management can easily track down the location, activities, and productivity of drivers. Studies also claim that drivers tend to be more productive when they know that they are being monitored. Not only it will better serve the customers or the riders but it will also have a great impact to the revenues of the business in the industry, contributing for the betterment and increase in the economic performance of the industry. Thanks to GPS, not only the transportation sector but almost every industry in the economy are now on their way to growth and development.