If you are going to invest in a telematics solution to track your trucks, it is crucial to install GPS tracking devices properly to get accurate fleet data. It may seem like it will reduce upfront costs and save time to have one of your guys do the install in-house, but what you may not realize is that self-installations are not free in most cases, can end up taking more time, and may be done incorrectly causing a huge headache down the road. Proper installation of GPS tracking devices is critical to the software working the way it is supposed to, so make sure that you get them set up the right way the first time to ensure that you see the full benefits of fleet tracking sooner.
Most common misconceptions about self-installing devices:
- It will reduce upfront costs– It may seem like having an employee install devices will help save money, but you need to factor in true and opportunity labor costs, and what it will cost you down the road if your installation is not warrantied or covered for accidental damage.
- All installs are the same- Installations are not universal and can vary by vehicle year, make, model, and tracking device type.
- It will take less time- Professional installers can get the job done in half the time or less in most cases. By going with a professional, save time and get your fleet back to work faster.
For more information, read the “3 Most Common Misconceptions about Installing GPS Tracking Devices” blog post or contact GPS Insight.