Fleet tracking is a concept that is often associated with retail or other industries concerned with reducing shrinkage or loss. However, at Elite Medical Transport, we understand that our patients literally trust us with their lives. That’s why we have teamed up with Fleetmatics to incorporate fleet tracking technology into all company-owned vehicles, including our service vehicles. It’s part of our commitment to ensure maximum safety for our medical transport patients and for the general public – while maximizing value.
Here’s how it works.
Fleetmatics GPS tracking technology allows Elite Medical Transport to dispatch the closest available transport vehicle to the site of an emergency. Fleet tracking technology also provides real-time monitoring of vehicle speed, location, and the posted speed limit of the driver’s location on a computer or mobile device. Tracking technology posts all hard driving events, including hard stops, rapid accelerations, or sharp cornering, as well as speed limit violations.
Each driver must check in at the beginning of a shift and check out at the end of a shift. As a result, driving behavior and incidents can be accurately traced to individual drivers. Safely score cards are also maintained for each driver.
Installing fleet tracking technology has not only increased the safety of our patient transports, but also the safety of our drivers. GPS technology provides live alerts and reports that allow our drivers to avoid many hazards, which they would otherwise know nothing about. Fleet tracking technology also translates to more efficient operation of our vehicles, which allows us to keep our operating costs down, and we pass those savings along to our patients.
Incorporating fleet tracking technology into our vehicles is just one way that Elite Medical Transport demonstrates our mission of providing the safest and most efficient service possible for our patients.