We sometimes get questions from prospects or customers like the following "We are concerned about our employees feeling a 'lack of trust' by implementing GPS. Any advice on how companies have handled this successfully in the past?
We understand how employees can be concerned with the introduction of a technology that gives the business owner greater insight into the activities of their employees without context. I'd like to explain why employers should use GPS tracking in ANY commercial fleet and how this benefits the employee.
One, it has less to do with trust and more about a growing necessity for companies that own vehicles operated by employees.
Some jurisdictions in North American require companies with commercial fleets to have active monitoring to perform work, to gain access to the job site, or even to be insured. In fact the DOT (Department of Transportation) is requiring more and more commercial fleets to have this technology. So, although it’s not a broad spectrum legal requirement for every commercially insured vehicle right now at the time of this writing, it is growing.
We feel there is also a moral obligation for any responsible company to know that their fleet is being driven