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Anyone using GPS in the truck?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by jhook, Oct 4, 2008.

  1. jhook

    jhook Senior Member
    Messages: 375

    So I am looking into getting gps units for my trucks and wondered if anyone was using them and had any feedback. My goal is to get accurate records of when we serviced a property and so on. Thoughts?
  2. ServiceOnSite

    ServiceOnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 928

    fleet madox is the name of a company that keeps calling me for a gps system for tracking my company trucks. this year was pretty crappy for me so i ony had three truck on the road and not worth it for me.
  3. Bruce'sEx

    Bruce'sEx Senior Member
    Messages: 873

    We also plan this year to use gps / computer records, to keep a time stamp / location of when and where our salters are turned on. Alot more reliable then hand written sheets for time that a lot is salted. likely going with the same company that installed our gps anti-thief in our machines.
  4. salopez

    salopez Senior Member
    Messages: 873

    check out Field Force Manager by Verizon wireless. its great
  5. jhook

    jhook Senior Member
    Messages: 375

    I had been looking into a setup by Advance Tracking (ATTI) that looked pretty good. I was just wondering if other guys were using similar technology and if they liked the idea of it. Seems to me like you should end up with pretty accurate records of where you were and when. In the reports, it would identify the vehicle and so on as well.
  6. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,030

    Saw the Pinpoint demo and it is worth looking into.
  7. jhook

    jhook Senior Member
    Messages: 375

    Looks interesting, thanks, checking it out.
  8. deere615

    deere615 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,919

    Ya I have the boulder phone, seems pretty neat, but I don't need it. I know you can use it like a walkie talkie, send directions to employees and alot more
  9. salopez

    salopez Senior Member
    Messages: 873

    yep you can geofence your guys...timesheets, auto site check, route, inventory, send messages, and more.

    I love it.
  10. 84deisel

    84deisel Senior Member
    Messages: 696

    we have been using fleetmatics for over a year now and dont know how we did without it. Not only can I see where the trucks are instantly but also can check driver speed and routing. We had a truck stolen from a property this summer and found it within a hour with no damage or missing equipment.