GPS Technology has made planning, scheduling and job dispatching less time and effort intensive. Case in point is the integration of the Garmin DriveAssist 51 with ArmadaGPS tracking system for a job scheduling system that reduces fuel costs with less vehicle downtime.
You can communicate with drivers directly via their hands-free Garmin unit mounted to the windscreen to dispatch jobs straight from the ArmadaGPS map. This provides all the necessary customer job details such as arrival times, what to do on arrival and who to meet to organise customer jobs in the most efficient way possible, saving your business (and drivers’) time and delighting customers with speedy service.
How Garmin and ArmadaGPS work together
ArmadaGPS already provides GPS tracking, shows vehicles’ current locations and offers a slew of useful alerts to drivers. With the Garmin DriveAssist integration, your ArmadaGPS tracker goes further with live Gramin traffic updates and hands-free messaging to improve driver safety and business efficiencies.
Together, Garmin 51 Assist and ArmadaGPS streamline job planning for enhanced efficiency and safety. Fleet managers can search or find addresses easily using the ArmadaGPS Live Map for scheduling visibility. The Garmin will take it from there with hands-free messaging from the fleet manager to the driver as well as provide timely updates on the fastest route, weather conditions, traffic alerts, nearest fuel stations and parking information. Reducing drivers’ on-the-job stress that tends to occur when they have to fulfil multiple commitments across various locations, drive during peak rush hour or travel long distances to unfamiliar locations.
Key features of Garmin DriveAssist 51
The Garmin DriveAssist provides detailed street maps and live traffic updates to help drivers' make informed decisions on the fastest routes to take. Garmin’s free lifetime map updates and, real-time traffic reports offer drivers the assurance of accurate information no matter where their daily job tasks take them.
It is impossible to predict delays along the route. The next best thing is to be alerted to traffic jams, construction and other situations before drivers find themselves in the thick of things. Here’s where Garmin Traffic comes to the rescue, stating how many minutes of delay to expect and possible detours that can be taken for the fastest route ensuring downtime in traffic and vehicle idling is kept to a minimum.
There is the option to download the Smartphone app, which connects the Garmin with a compatible smartphone. Upon nearing the destination, drivers can view parking availability and pricing for on-street public parking. Other than live traffic, drivers can also access up-to-date weather forecasts. All these features are useful in planning routes, parking and any weather-related delivery decisions correctly and proactively saving time and money by ensuring drivers are focused on the job in hand. Get in touch to find out more or arrange an ArmadaGPS Demo.