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New e-book helps introduce vehicle tracking to staff

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Fleetmatics has launched a new free e-book which breaks down the process of introducing GPS fleet tracking into five steps.

The e-book explains how sharing the company's plans with its employees can be key to successfully introducing the new system. Initial resistance by the workforce towards the new system can be driven by misconceptions as some employees can be unfamiliar with the technology and its purpose.

As suggested in the guide How to Manage Change by the UK’s Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS), careful communication can facilitate the introduction process.

Once staff understands how the implemented change can help support a successful and sustainable future for the company and for them, they can be more likely to support it, according to ACAS.

The GPS tracking system enables organisations to gain a more accurate insight into the movements of their fleet and this information can be used to improve workforce management, gain greater efficiency, reduce environmental impact, increase productivity and use resources more effectively. Some of these benefits are directly transferable to staff. For example, after the installation of the monitoring system, many Fleetmatics customers report that their employees benefit from a reduced amount of paperwork, more evenly shared workload and fewer delays with less unwanted overtime.

Richard Brooks, Fleetmatics marketing director for Europe, said: “Openness and honesty can help cement the mutual understanding required to reap the full benefits of the system. With the support of the guidelines provided in this e-book, managers can help employees understand the benefits of the new system and encourage them to see the installation as an improvement, not an obstacle.”

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