Lucky Neighbors!

by jscott
20. June 2011 19:46

A friend of mine owns a pool maintenance company with a few technicians.  As the owner, my friend is constantly putting out fires throughout the day. Sometimes customers call about the strangest things. 

One particular lady called two weeks in a row, complaining that her pool still looked dirty.  When questioned, the technician who serviced the pool showed his paperwork that clearly outlined detailed chemical levels and even a check list of services performed.  What was this lady talking about?  

Luckily my friend was smart enough to place a GPS vehicle tracking device called DashTrac into his service vehicles.  Turns out the woman’s neighbors were enjoying a free weekly pool cleaning!  The guy was cleaning the wrong pool.  

I couldn’t help but laugh, since I just imagined the neighbors sitting there watching this kid clean their pool each week - and wondering: "What's up with that?"

DashTrac helped solve the mystery.

Four Essential Reasons to Track Your Fleet

by jscott
9. June 2011 22:32

Whether your fleet consists of a handful or hundreds of vehicles, a GPS tracking solution is essential in today’s market. Be advised: Your competitors are already tracking their assets in some way, giving them a distinct advantage. Still not convinced? Here are some reasons to start tracking…

1. Truth is, a monitored employee is a more efficient employee. GPS tracking devices enable business owners to maintain a bird’s eye view of their assets so that they can hold employees accountable while off-site.

2. Safety First! Monitoring driving habits is a large reason employers track their drivers. It’s never a good thing to have a company vehicle recklessly speeding down the highway. DashTrac monitors excessive speed, hard stops and jackrabbit starts. All cause unnecessary wear and tear on vehicles.

3. Maintenance is essential. DashTrac is equipped with an easy-to-use tool for calculating and managing common vehicle maintenance requirements such as oil and tire changes - with reminders. A great tool for fleet owners.

4. Stop Thief! Insurance companies are fans of tracking devices, especially when it comes to a stolen vehicle. Having something stolen is a horrible feeling, but the burden can be less if it can be tracked and in some cases recovered using GPS technology.

5…6…7 the list goes on and on. The day has come when some sort of GPS tracking solution is a must. When looking for the right device, make sure you choose one that is both user-friendly and robust enough to keep up with your fleet and your growing business.

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GPS tracking for elderly drivers? ummmmmm?

by Courtney
7. October 2010 05:38

I just want to preface that I have the upmost respect for my elders.  However, I do not think that every elderly person should be driving.  We are all aware of the frustration that some "white head" drivers can cause on the road. Erratic stops, speed changes, need I mention weaving in and out of the lanes?  Today I was driving down my street  just about 50 yrds or so away from my driveway when I noticed my 90yr old neighbor's car at a complete stop in the middle of the road.  As I pulled up behind her and waited what seemed like an eternity, I realized she had over shot her own driveway and was trying to figure out how to reverse back enough into her own driveway.  I finally drove around her car and waited in my car to make sure she had everything under control.  As I watched I could see her tiny frame snap back into reality and remember how to get back to her into her driveway.  As the evening went on, I continued to think about how dangerous it is to have this woman on the road.  I truly have the deepest respect for her as she is a very sweet woman and not to mention had a very sucessful career in the military.  But, does that mean she should be driving?  I think not.  I also began to think about her family and wondered how they feel about her driving.  Maybe if she had a GPS tracking device in her car that reports where she is going and how fast she got there. Would help alleviate some worries for her family?  On second thought, shouldn't we all have those devices in our cars?  Something to ponder...

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Concerned adults

DashTac makes life easier!

by Courtney
5. August 2010 19:26

Anyone who owns and runs a business out of their home knows that it is not all fun and games.  Oh, and add two small children under the age of 5yrs and it's a whole new ball game.  Helping to run a business and a household leads me to find ways to make life easier.   For us it's keeping the chaos down to a minimum or trying to anyway.  Since my husband and I own a pool maintenance company with now over 200 accounts, it is imperative that each and every pool is in tip-top shape. 

We are VERY lucky to have two great service technicians who do a great job, but we still have to monitor accounts.  So how can we stay sane and make sure all the accounts are being serviced correctly and on the right days?  If we could only track the guys while they were in the field.  Knowing where they are and how far into the route they are would be so helpful.  That is when we found a lifesaver in a product called DashTrac.  All we did was plug it into the truck under the steering wheel and BANG we are off to the races.  We quickly found that it does so much more that track the trucks.  We can tell how long the guys spend at each house, exactly where they are on the map, bread crumb trails of where they have been and even tells us when maintenance on the truck is due!  Now if I could just figure out a way to have it help me clean the house Smile

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