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PinPoint GPS Fleet Tracking Journal: Arrival and Departure Times

September 4, 2013 - by PinPoint

PinPoint Journal By Tim Vezina

CASE STUDY: Arrival and Departure Times at customer location
INDUSTRY: Supermarket Floor Maintenance

 

Summary and Problem: The organization has 35 trucks that service a large Supermarket Chain for Floor Maintenance. The contract was requesting reports for arrival times and departure times of the technicians on a monthly basis for each store. To meet this requirement the client installed PinPoint’s G06 Plug and Play solution, and incorporated the utilization of Geofencing of each location. Reports are generated on a daily, weekly and monthly basis to present – Arrival Times, Departure Times, and total time spent at each location.

 

In addition to this the Service Company has been able to implements many other features to generate significant Return:

  • Reduction in engine idling across the fleet
  • Real time location of vehicles provided ability to dispatch the closest technician for emergency service calls
  • The ability to measure that each store had been serviced during the applicable time period, minimizing missed service dates.
  • Employee performance measurements on length of service calls, routes travelled to minimize kilometres, and driver behaviour metrics on speeding, and rough vehicle usage.

Result: Secured an additional term with supermarket chain with presentation of reports from PinPoints system, and generated significantly more internal visibility to day to day fleet operations. Thus generating more management information to make accurate on the fly critical decisions.


About the Author: Tim Vezina

Tim Vezina has over 15 years’ experience in introducing GPS telematics to help grow small business.  He helped bring AVL to Canada in the late 90’s, and has grown with the evolution of the technology.   His passion for telematics, has given him with the ability to easily demonstrate how the collection of fleet field data will achieve huge payback.  Tim has helped more than 300 companies understand how GPS telematics continues to work from day one of installation.   Tim continues to manage more than 150 customers on a day to day basis.

 

PinPoint GPS Fleet Tracking Journal: Accountability and Timecards

August 27, 2013 - by PinPoint

THE PINPOINT JOURNAL BY Aaron Levy

CASE STUDY: Accountability and Timecards
INDUSTRY: Construction

 

Problem: This organization was looking at fleet tracking to better understand time sheets and where there vehicles were as they were dispersed all over the province. They also wanted to see how many km’s were being used for weekend driving and put in place new policies to help reduce fuel costs and increase driver safety.

 

• PinPoint GPS devices were installed in 40+ vehicles
• Rules were set up to inform drivers in vehicle of speeding infractions based on driving in excess of 120/km/h – in-vehicle audible alert driver to decrease speed
• Rules were set up to inform management of weekend driving km’s
• Policies were put in place to adhere to set rules regarding speed and weekend driving
• Daily timesheet reports were sent up and set to accounting and management to ensure timesheet compliance

 

Results: Client achieved 3 positive results: 1) Speeding over 120km/h decreased 50% over 3 months, 2) weekend driving km’s reduced to only employees who worked weekends eliminating personal driving on weekends and 3) timesheet reports help to eliminate lost paper or ineligible writing

 


About the Author: Aaron Levy 

 

PinPoint GPS Fleet Tracking Journal: Integration to Dispatch

August 19, 2013 - by PinPoint

PINPOINT JOURNAL BY Nicole Winstanley

CASE STUDY: Integration to Dispatch

INDUSTRY: HVAC

Problem: This organization currently had a Fleet tracking solution, but had decided it wanted to revamp it’s IT systems and integrate GPS into a new dispatch system. PinPoints GO6 Plug and Play GPS Tracking provides an open integration interface and allowed the customer to connect the two systems with basic integration expertise.

 

  • PinPoint GPS devices were installed in 20 fleet vehicles
  • Minute by minute location was available to dispatch and service managers, and the two systems worked in unison
  • Client was able to quickly assess driver locations,  assign technicians, and provide customers with more accurate information
  • Reporting of driver activities was simplified so that managers could easily identify and make the necessary adjustments

 

Result: The Customer was happy that the new GPS system provided an enhanced feature set, and integrated seamlessly into their new Dispatch System.

 


About The Author: Nicole Winstanley

Nicole is a BBA graduate from St. Francis Xavier University.  She spent 13 years in the Telecommunications Industry in both Alberta and Ontario, working for national and multinational companies such as Bell Canada and Ericsson.  She joined PinPoint 3 years ago in the role of Manager, Customer Satisfaction and Retention.

Hiring: Professional Services, Project Manager

June 11, 2013 - by PinPoint

Note: Please Apply on LinkedIn or send an email to office@pinpointgps.ca

Overview:

The Professional Services, Project Manager is responsible for the planning, implementing and tracking of specific short-term projects. The successful candidate must have direct relevant experience working with customers and/or systems integrators related to enterprise solution projects.  They will partner with the sales team to evaluate the solution for the customers, manage customer relationships and develop the accounts, including supplementary Sales. The candidate will manage the project and be responsible for overall customer satisfaction.  Depending on the project some travel may be required for this position.

Responsibilities:

  • Define the project scope in collaboration with senior management and all other staff involved.
  • Project pre-qualification including scoping, execution and transition may be required from time to time.
  • Resolve issues and solve problems that develop during the project
  • Track and report all milestones throughout the project and provide status report at closing
  • Develop a detailed work plan identifying the activities needed to successfully complete the project.
  • Determine the resources (staff, contractors, partners and equipment) including costs
  • Provide project schedule to identify when each task will be completed
  • Develop forms and set up files to ensure that all project information is documented and secured
  • Manage the project from initiation to completion and be accountable for project results

Desired Skills & Experience

Personal Characteristics/Attributes:

  • 1-2 years of working as part of a Professional Services or Project Management group
  • Excellent communications skills verbal and written
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent leadership, problem solving, analytical and interpersonal skills
  • Familiarity with project management tools.  Enrolled in PM certificate an asset.
  • Exceptional Microsoft Office skills and an Excel ‘Master’
  • Experience working on cross functional teams
  • Results-oriented, positive attitude and willing to take ownership
  • At ease in working independently in a newly established business premise

Company Description

PinPoint GPS Solutions is a leading provider of GPS fleet tracking and mobile workforce management. With more than 20 years in telecommunications management, we understand the technology requirements to help businesses achieve objectives and get to the next level. We have clients, big and small, across Canada and the United States. We serve various key industries including: construction and trades, logistics, waste management, landscape and snow removal and energy.

Additional Information

    Type: Full-timeExperience: Mid-Senior level
    Functions: Project Management, Sales, Business Development
    Industries: Wireless, Telecommunications, Information Technology and Services

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