News | May 2, 2012

NexTraq Fleet Tracking Helps Food And Beverage Industry Reduce Overtime Costs

NexTraq, the value leader of GPS fleet tracking and vehicle management solutions, announces today that the NexTraq™ Fleet Tracking platform and its Start/Stop Report has proven to help its food and beverage customers automate their payroll processes, ensuring accurate labor costs.

NexTraq’s GPS Fleet Tracking platform allows businesses to use the Start/Stop Report as a virtual timecard to verify hours worked. The report provides business managers with data that indicates start and stop times, time spent in transit, time spent at each stop and the number and locations of stops each day.

“A reoccurring issue among many businesses still utilizing paper timecards is inaccurate labor costs and timecard abuse,” said Mike Scarbrough, CEO of NexTraq. “With NexTraq and the Start/Stop Report, businesses can automate this process, removing any indecision about an employee’s hours while increasing service revenue.”

NexTraq customers have already seen a reduction in overtime costs and time card abuse.

Joe Russo, Director for Accardi Foods, said, “Overtime hours were reduced by 50%, saving Accardi Foods more than $80,000 a year in overhead costs.”

Aside from using the fleet management solution to automate payroll, businesses can also use the solution to monitor driver behavior. Because drivers know that their driving and behavior is being monitored, businesses have seen a reduction in operational costs and an increase in productivity as well as fleet safety.

In fact, in NexTraq’s customer satisfaction survey, the results revealed that 60 percent of NexTraq customers cited increased fleet productivity as the most important impact of their fleet operations while 68 percent cited driver behavior modification as the number one benefit of the NexTraq platform.