Cities in the U.S. are now using GPS fleet tracking systems to monitor city vehicles in an effort to increase efficiently and save money on fuel costs.
Online PR News – 30-October-2013 –Cities across the country are now installing GPS fleet tracking systems in all city vehicles to increase efficiency and save on fuel. Tracknet, GPS fleet tracking specialist, offer money-saving ways to manage public buses, garbage trucks, and other municipalities that utilize fleet vehicles.
“There are so many applications for GPS fleet tracking systems,” said William Cahill, VP of sales and founder of Tracknet. “We have seen our products and services save many businesses money. We are excited to see these systems being adopted by local cities and municipalities as well as federal offices.”
There are several cities across the country making use of this technology. In Columbus, 2,000 devices were installed to monitor the city’s fleet. While the investment cost the city $1.5 million, they discovered an excess of 5.6 million miles that could not be accounted for. In the Long Island city of Islip, the city saved over nearly 14,000 gallons of gas over a three-month period by making sure that their staff was using municipal vehicles for work-only purposes. In Indiana, six employees working within the Fort Wayne-Allen County Health Department were fired after the systems caught them out shopping, going to the gym, eating out, or spending time at home.
Aside from ensuring the accountability of municipal staff members and reducing overall fuel costs, GPS fleet tracking systems can also help communicate emergencies in real time. Because of this, the U.S. Bureau of Prison Systems plans to install GPS tracking devices in their prisoner transport buses. This will help keep a closer watch on prisoners in transit and ensure the safety of staff drivers should a problem arise.
Municipalities and government offices are invited to learn more about Tracknet products and services by visiting http://www.tracknetonline.com. Managers in both the public and private sectors can also call them directly at (866) 654-2226 or (504) 568-1599. TrackNet’s offices are located at 1215 Prytania St. Ste 403, New Orleans, LA 70130-4382.
With a national presence, Tracknet offers GPS fleet tracking with proven results to positively enhance the productivity of its customers. With more than 10 years of design innovation and industry firsts, TrackNet gives you the tools to manage your fleet and achieve measurable results. Designed for reliability and easy implementation, TrackNet applications give clients the information needed to efficiently manage fleets and maximize revenue. The goal is to provide clients with the highest-value GPS fleet management solutions to drive real benefits, resulting in real savings.