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4 Essential Ways to Improve a Hardscape Business with Fleet Management Software

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Time is money. Every minute you save by avoiding getting caught up in manual, low-tech business hassles is one you can be dedicating to doing what you love—building hardscapes, satisfying customers, and growing your revenue. Brittany Auman of Auman Landscaping in Carroll, Ohio learned that the hard way. In the early days, she and her husband followed up long days in the field with hours of paperwork and other time-consuming manual processes. “We were great workers, but we were bad business managers,” she says. “We were making money, but we weren’t doing the things as business owners should be doing—like setting the vision, setting the goals, and hiring the right people in the right places to help us achieve our goals.”

But by pivoting to using fleet management software like GPS Trackit, the Aumans were able to free up time to supercharge their hardscaping business. With the same tools, you can make it happen for your business too. Use these four features to take control of the busy summer season instead of letting it control you.

  1. Real-Time Location Tracking
  2. Get the most out of your assets by knowing where they are and how they can best be deployed. GPS Trackit offers real-time location tracking that gives you a bird’s-eye view of your fleet’s location. This tool allows you to monitor the location, speed, and performance of your vehicles to ensure that your teams are on the right track. An easy-to-use dashboard lets you dispatch the closest crew, optimize your routes, and save on fuel costs.



  3. Asset Tracking and Management
  4. Have valuable equipment? With GPS Trackit’s asset tracking and management tools, you can get real-time updates on the location of your equipment, safeguarding your assets with geofence alerts, providing you with the peace of mind that your devices remain precisely where it needs to be, and protect it against theft. GPS Trackit’s solution not only tracks bulldozers, graders, scrapers, backhoes, trenchers, excavators, and more, but also lets you schedule maintenance, anticipate downtime, and keep track of warranty information, ensuring your equipment stays in tip-top shape.



  5. Driver Behavior Monitoring
  6. Instead of reacting to problems, why not reduce or eliminate them before they happen? With GPS Trackit’s Smart Dash Cams, you can use forward-facing and cab-facing cameras and using artificial intelligence, monitor your drivers’ behavior while on the road. The system predicts potentially distracted driving and warns the driver with in cabin voice alerts in time to correct the issue. And by collecting information on reckless driving, harsh braking, speeding, and other dangerous driving habits, through the driver behavior monitoring feature, you get the guidance you need to provide appropriate training and ensure the safety of your team. Better yet, by improving your team’s driving habits, you can reduce fuel and maintenance costs and minimize the risk of accidents, ensuring your team remains safe while on the road.



  7. Mobile Timecard Management
  8. With the very precise data from your fleet management platform, you can track your team’s productivity and confirm that you’re paying your team accurately. This tool enables you to track the amount of time your team spends on each job, monitor breaks, and ensure accurate timecard management. You can stay on top of your team’s productivity, and take the necessary steps to make sure your team’s efforts translate into profitability. Have a crew that performs especially well on particular kinds of specialty installations? This tool lets you see exactly how their time is utilized, so you can schedule and price those jobs appropriately.

Get the most out of your hardscaping teams by talking to an experienced GPS Trackit fleet manager today for a free, customized demo.

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