GPS Insight is honored to be the sponsor of the 2018 Fleet Management Guide conducted by Lawn & Landscape Magazine. The purpose of this report is to enlighten landscape contractors about where the fleet management technology industry is today and how it is impacting businesses both small and large throughout North America.

The findings of the report indicate that the landscaping industry’s adoption of GPS tracking technology to manage fleets of vehicles, trailers, and other mobile assets mirrors the adoption rate of other industries with fleets. This shows that landscaping businesses are also understanding the value of the technology and realizing that it is no longer a nice-to-have tool, but a necessity to manage daily operations, reduce costs, reduce risk and increase revenue. It is expected that within a few years, the majority of fleets will use GPS tracking as a core piece of their fleet management puzzle.

Although landscape businesses are continuing to grow, there are still many challenges they face. The top 3 challenges are labor costs, fuel costs and consumption and vehicle acquisition/replacement. Any one of these can take a big chunk out of a business’s bottom line. It is recommended that contractors fully evaluate these expenses and risks and look for solutions to control these challenges.

The results of the report also identify the top ways GPS tracking helps improve fleet management. It is great to see that about 88% of respondents using GPS tracking today find that it helps most with increasing accountability, which addresses, directly or indirectly, all of the top challenges faced by the landscaping industry.

Landscaping businesses rely on the performance of their trucks and crews to drive revenue and stay competitive. This is why so many business owners and managers are looking for a tool that will answer the unknowns about their workforce and provide insight on where to make improvements. GPS tracking helps solve the most problematic fleet challenges so that landscaping businesses can get back to what they do best, serving customers.

We hope you find the information in this report helpful in understanding how fleet management technology can reduce or even eliminate many of the operational challenges landscaping organizations face every day.

Ryan Driscoll, VP of marketing, GPS Insight