As business owners and managers, we often find ourselves focused on pumping up our sales to add to our bottom line. More jobs, more customers, more hours, more…more…more. It makes sense after all. It’s what we know.
It is because of this mindset that we are resistant to entertain outside solutions. We are just too busy “getting things done” to have time for anything else.
Stephen Covey, author of the book “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”, told a story of a lumberjack, sawing away at a tree, hour after hour, sweat rolling off of his face. When a co-worker saw his immense effort and minimal progress he suggested that the lumberjack sharpen his saw. The lumberjack laughed dismissively and informed his friend that he was too busy cutting down the tree to waste time sharpening his saw.
My question to you is…”How dull is your saw?”
Perhaps a more relevant question is this one. If you were fueling your vehicle and happen to notice that the gas tank was leaking fuel onto the ground as you were pumping it, would you continue to pump fuel? Maybe decide to pump it faster or more often to make up for the leak? Or, maybe you would stop and get the hole fixed first?
When we interview our clients about their experiences prior to implementing a GPS fleet management solution like Fleetlog, they all pretty much share the same story. What they tell us is that they knew about GPS tracking and were fairly convinced of its usefulness. They even admitted knowing that some of their people were probably misusing their vehicles and wasting company finances. The problem at the time was, they were too busy to deal with it and it seemed like another expense that they just couldn’t afford. What they felt they really needed to focus on was increasing sales and putting more money in the bucket (read: fuel in the tank).
The problem is though…they had a huge hole in their bucket.
What these clients eventually realized is, “expenses” or investments like GPS tracking weren’t actually costing them money. They were saving it. Fleetlog vehicle tracking and monitoring plugged the hole in the bucket. “I saved over $2000.00 in fuel expenses in the first month alone after implementing our GPS tracking system. These things pay for themselves in weeks, not years” reported a GPS tracking client.
Fleetlog GPS based fleet management systems are designed to give you complete control over your company fleet. Know where they are, what they are doing, and how they are getting there.
And for heaven’s sake, plug that hole.
You can find more information on how we can start saving you and your company money TODAY by looking us up at www.fleetlog.com.au