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Old 12-05-2011, 06:16 PM
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GPS Tracking

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Anyone using GPS tracking for their trucks, trailers or mowers? I'm trying to find a GPS tracking company that deals with smaller fleets, less than 5 trucks, but no luck so far.

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Old 12-11-2011, 12:29 PM
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http://www.brickhousesecurity.com/gps-gsm-tracker.html not a very cheap solution buy it might be worth a shot?
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Old 12-11-2011, 01:47 PM
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Be cheaper to give every employee or truck a company Cell Phone with GPS Location Tracking and monitor it that way....
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Old 12-11-2011, 03:39 PM
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Be cheaper to give every employee or truck a company Cell Phone with GPS Location Tracking and monitor it that way....
True, but your crew could "accidentally" forget to charge the phone and go off your route and mow a few of there own.
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Old 12-11-2011, 03:52 PM
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Make it mandatory all phones be brought inside the office after the completion of each day, and equipp all trucks with chargers and make it a company policy that phone be on and functional throughout the entire work day...
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Old 12-11-2011, 05:54 PM
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Yes, I use Shadow Tracker from Advanced Tracking Technologies. Love it! Was about $200 in equipment and then only $20 or so a month. Can't imagine living without it.
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Old 12-11-2011, 06:09 PM
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I've heard of www.fleetboss.com but have never used any...
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Old 12-12-2011, 08:14 AM
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True, but your crew could "accidentally" forget to charge the phone and go off your route and mow a few of there own.
These tracking programs do so much more than prevent employee theft.
I'm putting an app on my cell so my wife/office manager can track me in real time.
So when a customer wants to know when I'll be on their property, where to have a mower part delivered, when to start my dinner, she'll have the info.
I could do it myself but it'll be nice to have some help. How much of your day is wasted on the phone?
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Old 12-12-2011, 08:55 AM
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i cant remember who we sue, but it is less than 5 trucks, even though wehave more than that. we dont gps each of them cuz they are not always used
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Old 12-12-2011, 09:59 AM
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i dont have employees yet. but i did work for a company thats used them for 6 yrs.. of my 10 year employment ,i hated it. i was trust worthy.. did not steal nor would i. slowly but surely we are loosing freedom in this country. if you cant trust your employee... dont hire them. i am sorry if this offends...... but i, myself think it is bullshyt. i found the place i worked.. guys started screwing the company... after these were installed in our trucks. for feeling like they were not trusted. good luck
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