By Anthony Capkun
October 19, 2011 – NexTraq—a player in GPS fleet tracking and vehicle management solutions—promises that, by implementing the NexTraq fleet tracking platform into operations, electrical service companies can provide more accurate arrival times, lower fuel costs, create productive drivers and lower insurance premiums. NexTraq’s CEO, Mike Scarbrough, explains it is imperative to empower current employees and invest in employee productivity. Fleet Dispatch, an application within NexTraq’s platform, leverages the in-vehicle Garmin device to provide NexTraq customers with added productivity and profitability through two-way messages, instant route creation and improved driver efficiency. Dispatchers can monitor job start time, driver speed and aggressive, unsafe driving, as well as unauthorized vehicle usage. In addition, the application allows dispatchers to extend the technology to the field, enabling drivers to create instant routes to new service requests; change routes to avoid traffic; message dispatchers about job status, and more.