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Vehicle Tracking Solutions’ Customers See Savings in Fuel Costs After Implementing Fleet Tracking System

March 21, 2008

DEER PARK, NY– According to a recent study by theAberdeen Group, the implementation of a GPS system provides an average 13.2percent reduction in fuel costs. The same study found that nearly one-third ofservice companies are using GPS-based location data to improve service responsetimes, workforce utilization, and service profitability.

 

John M.Cunningham Jr., president of VehicleTracking Solutions (VTS), a New York-based fleet management company,has seen an increase in interest in GPS tracking from companies that operatefleets.

 

“Fleetoperators can minimize the impact of rising fuel prices by installing a VTStracking system in their vehicles. Our customers realize an average of 11percent to 13 percent savings in fuel costs after implementing our system,”Cunningham said.

Sourcesstate that an hour of engine idling results in the consumption of one gallon offuel. GPS tracking provided by Vehicle Tracking Solutions allows fleetoperators to monitor engine status, to ensure vehicles are not wasting gas byidling. Vehicles are most efficient at 50-55 mph; exceeding these speedsexpends gas at an increased rate. The VTS system provides exception based textnotifications that can alert fleet operators when a vehicle exceeds set speedlimits, as well as when it starts moving or enters a designated area.

Althoughreducing fuel costs is a major factor in purchasing a fleet tracking system,the VTS solution also provides benefits such as reduced overtime pay andincreased deliveries or service calls. The Aberdeen Group reports thatimplementing a GPS system reduces overtime costs by an average of 13.4 percentthrough increased efficiency and driver accountability.

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