VALENCIA, Calif., April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With gas prices breaking the $4 a gallon mark in many parts of the country, most business owners are searching for ways to reduce fuel costs, and many are turning to GPS systems for assistance, says LiveViewGPS, a leading GPS tracking company.
"With gas as expensive as it is now, every drop of gas you can save helps," said Mike Miracle, LiveViewGPS representative. "GPS fleet tracking from LiveViewGPS helps business owners keep track of employees driving company vehicles and target inefficiencies that may be driving up fuel use, such as excessive idling, poor driver routing, speeding, and unauthorized vehicle use."
For every hour a vehicle idles it will use on average one gallon of fuel. This may seem like a trivial amount, but if five company vehicles each spend an average of 60 minutes a day idling, the numbers add up. Five hours per day of idle time multiplied by five days per week at $4.00 per gallon is equivalent to throwing away $500 worth of fuel every month, or over $6,000 annually. And this is only one of the ways that vehicle tracking systems save money.
GPS car tracking software allows users to see the entire status of a company's fleet from one screen, allowing dispatchers to send nearby trucks to service calls instead of routing trucks that are further away. This software also offers the ability to set speed thresholds for company vehicles for optimal fuel usage.
"In addition to reducing fuel costs, GPS software can also help uncover 'hidden' costs, such as employees starting work late or leaving early, excessive lunch breaks and moonlighting," said Miracle.
Recently, a LiveViewGPS business client reported that within a three-week period, one of their employees had submitted over $3,000 in bogus overtime claims. The GPS tracking system revealed these discrepancies to the client who then took immediate action.
LiveViewGPS's fleet tracking systems sell for as little as $259, with real-time live fleet tracking service starting at just $1 per day per vehicle. For additional information, call toll-free 888-544-0494 or visit www.liveviewgps.com/.
Full press release available here: http://www.liveviewgps.com/businesses+fight+rising+fuel+costs+with+gps+from+liveviewgps.html
LiveViewGPS, Inc. is located in Southern California and is a Location Based Service Company (LBS). They provide wireless location products and services for small and large businesses, law enforcement, and family safety.