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How real-time location tracking helps trash collection


Real-time location tracking is an important tool for managing trash collection effectively. Vehicles fitted with GPS system are at the core of the logistics. As more zilla parishads, municipalities, businesses and homeowners take sustainable approaches to the way their waste is managed, it’s become more necessary to utilize tools to make the process as efficient as possible. GPS tracking is a prime example of this. Such tracking services benefit both the homeowners, municipality / zilla parishads and the waste management service providers. Waste management and garbage collection services need to run well organized, with productive fleets. GPS tracking encourages the drivers to be on schedule and do their job efficiently, which means a better public service. With a more efficient fleet, people are served better, and waste is managed more effectively. Here are a few reasons why GPS tracking is keeping waste collection efficient.

Improved public service

Public service is significantly improved through GPS tracking. People are more satisfied with a pickup service that’s prompt and monitored. GPS tracking on waste pickup vehicles encourages a quicker response time. People utilize the GPS system to see which pickup vehicle is nearer. Proper tracking software helps in better routing and dispatching increases the number of jobs that can be achieved in one day, which benefits the people. As daily scheduled pickups are managed productively through real time data, new pickups can be added instantly which means more people can be served in one day.

Route optimization to eliminate wasted time and fuel

GPS tracking and real time data allows for better route planning. As the waste management service provider can see the location of every vehicle, the most ideal route can be sent to the driver to avoid traffic and delays. This prevents wasted time, improving the service for the people, and reducing fuel costs for the service provider. Having this ability to track and optimize driver routes allows to compare alternative directions to guarantee people are getting the quickest service. This enables to train the drivers to be aware of any issues and make decisions which will save both time and fuel, improving the overall service to people. Detailed route planning is the only way to reduce the travel time between each pick-up location. The more routes planned for drivers through GPS tracking, the better the service provider will be able to analyze the data to determine which itineraries are the most efficient. And the more kilometers reduced in a day translates directly to fuel savings.

Enhanced safety

Tracking systems allows drivers to be monitored on the job and encourages any concerns to be addressed instantly. This includes any drivers going above the speed limit for the area; the GPS tracking device will alert if this happens, reminding the driver to slow down and be safe. With the route plans and better management for waste removal jobs, there is no need for the drivers to be in a rush to get to the next location. This safety requirement keeps everyone happy and promotes a better working environment for all.

More than a Dot on a Map

Historically, GPS tracking was about identifying the position of a vehicle on the map in real time. However, the technology has allowed us to put in place a range of reports that assist the various stakeholders. Reports and playback history of past trips help the service provider as proof of the service provided.

gtmobi® Services can offer you the most reliable and cost-effective GPS based real-time tracking services and be the technology partner to waste management service providers. Contact us today to find out how we can help with your waste management services