The Dollars & Sense of GPS Fleet Monitoring

The Dollars & Sense of GPS Fleet Tracking

Fleet Monitoring ROI Calculator

If you have been thinking about adding GPS Fleet Tracking to your organization, sooner or later you are going to have to justify the cost.

Installing a GPS Fleet Tracking system costs money, so what are you going to get back as a return on your investment?  Good question.  For starters, you get peace of mind knowing where your vehicles are and where they have been 24/7. There are also a lot of real operational efficiencies and productivity gains involved.  For example, a lot of bad behaviors simply go away the minute that the added layer of GPS supervision goes live.

But how do we estimate the monetary value of GPS Tracking? The cost to benefit analysis will vary depending upon the details of your particular business.  We’ve posted a new online calculator that can help you understand the potential Return On Investment opportunities the right system can provide.

Here are a few of the key parameters that our calculator considers:

  • Fleet Size: How many vehicles are in your organization?
  • Vehicle Type: Sedans, Pickup Trucks, and Semi Trucks all have different operational costs.
  • Employees: How many employees to you have in each vehicle, and what is their hourly rate?
  • Excess Mileage: How many miles a week do you think each vehicle is being driven unnecessarily?
  • Wasted Time: How many hours a week do you think your field staff is goofing off?
  • Engine Idle Hours: How many hours a week is the vehicle’s engine being left running without need?
  • Insurance Savings: Does your insurance company provide a discount for fleet monitoring?

Using just a handful of parameters like these, you can quickly see the savings opportunities a professional-grade GPS fleet tracking system can provide. Want to see for yourself? Please check out our Online Calculator and let us know what you think!

And, as always, feel free to give us a call if you want to discuss the specifics on your organization’s fleet monitoring needs.

About Don Sesler

Don Sesler is the Owner and President of Sageplan Technology Consulting. While being the "company quarterback" does take up some of his time, Don still prefers the role of technologist, helping his customers improve the efficiency, security, and productivity of their business.

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2 thoughts on “The Dollars & Sense of GPS Fleet Monitoring

  • Javier Mendez

    would you have a GPS monitoring device small enough to track bicycles? We are having problems with theft of our public bike rentals.

    • Kay Stockley

      Hi, Javier. Great question! You might consider our SageTracker device. It is certainly small enough, and it might be a good fit for your bike rentals. We would probably need to talk out the details to be sure that this device will work in your application. Here’s a link to the SageTracker page:

      Give us a call if you would like to discuss this option!