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Success Stories

How could one of our solutions help you?  See below how our customers have benefited from using VGM Fleet Solutions!

HME/DME

Spectra Med

"Our major savings has been in overtime. With three drivers we are saving $120 per week or $516 per month. That's a savings of $172 per truck per month. We are able to audit actual time versus reported time once the drivers get home." - Dan Strayer, Owner

South Texas Medical Supply

"Our fuel went from $9,500 to $8,200 per month. That's a savings of $144 per truck per month in fuel alone. Our customer service representatives (CSR's) use the On-Board map to call the correct truck for new deliveries that occur during the day. By finding the right truck rather that the first driver to answer the phone, we are saving miles.

Prior to On-Board, it took 30 minutes to find a truck and hear all the reasons why the driver could not make the delivery. We can now see the each driver's actual progress and select the correct truck for the event in just 5 minutes. With the trucks are running more efficiently, we've been able to reassign ½ a driver position to warehouse duties.

Every company is different and every company has different needs. The one thing that is for certain is that On-Board works for me ". - Dennis Bartos, President

Naples Oxygen

"On-Board Communications has really improved our delivery efficiency. Our total miles driven are down by 10%. We can dynamically find trucks during the day to reroute for pickups and deliveries. We have also decreased the time that it takes to get deliveries done. The system gives management the ability to monitor the routes that the drivers have traveled. Corrective action is then taken to ensure that the drivers are taking the most efficient routes in the future. The second big intangible is peace of mind of knowing the status of the day" - David Amico, General Manager

Freeman Home Care Services

"Now that we have installed On-Board, the day has "tightened up". Our drivers are back in faster and available for additional deliveries. We have experienced a decrease in our miles, along with a decrease in our overtime. An added benefit is that additional duties around the office are now being performed, because our guys are back in a more timely manner. When we do have an issue, the documentation is available to show exactly what happened." - Connie Beam, Warehouse Manager

Upstate Home Care

"We have made a lot of changes to our operation since we installed On-Board so it is very difficult to put an exact financial number on our bottom line improvements. But I can tell you however that our productivity is up significantly and our overtime is down as a result of On-Board. The drivers are definitely back faster from runs, and there are no more excuses." - Greg Lopresti, VP/ COO

Reliable Medical

"The first thing customer service does in the morning is open up the On-Board map. From here, they use On-Board to manage the events of the day. When orders come in, they pinpoint the location of the drivers and assign the closest driver to the need. This has decreased our miles driven. We also use the system to monitor the daily activities of our employees. For example, just recently we found that one driver took an unauthorized trip to his home during the middle of the day. Without On-Board we would not have known.

Having a years worth of On-Board data has also helped us with understanding our costs. This allows us to have the proper information as we negotiate with insurance companies, and major customers." - Nick Hulsing, Owner

St. Mary's Home Health Care

"After installing the GPS unit in our prescription delivery vehicle, we soon realized that our driver was spending most of his "delivery time" sitting in his own home. We now make deliveries in less than half the time!" - Frank Straub, Owner

Businesses

Wulf Consulting

We needed a solution at Wulf Consulting to track our billable activity at our client's sites. We bring IT management solutions throughout the Pittsburgh market and we are constantly on the move. FleetTraks, with the help of its Custom Location Activity Report has relieved management of the tedious task of documenting arrival and departure times. We now have a concise documented report that ensures us and our customers that we are billing for the correct amount of time at clients location. The low cost of entry into FleetTraks™ GPS tracking system made this decision a “no-brainer” for us.

We like dealing with local DTEGPS representation. The fact that DTEGPS is backed by the strength of On-Board Communications ensured us that we chose the right GPS solution for our needs. - Carl Kunzmann, Principal

Trucking

Beemac Trucking

“In this competitive market, we have to separate our selves with excellent customer service. Some time ago, we equipped several of our company trucks with Qualcomm but could not justify the cost of equipping additional trucks with traditional satellite tracking. We still needed a way however to be able to determine the exact position of our other road trucks. So to ensure our standard of quality customer service and still watch our bottom line, we have purchased FleetTraks™ from DTEGPS. With this GPS tracking system, we know every 5 minutes where our trucks are. It is certainly priced right and would be a good product for any trucking company that has been unable to afford the cost of satellite tracking for their company trucks or owner operators. Our shop was able to install the first unit in under an hour and FleetTraks™ started reporting instantly when our driver left the yard.”

Equipment

On-Board AssetTraks™ came through when LoJack couldn't!

A Nevada Landscaping and Maintenance contractor had luck on their side on Wednesday, December 13. In early December, the company began installing On-Board Communications’ AssetTraks™ units on their equipment to remotely monitor engine hours. Eight days after installing a unit on a Caterpillar 416C Backhoe, the backhoe disappeared from a job site. Although the backhoe was also equipped with LoJack, the police were unable to locate it. On-Board was then notified and asked if they could locate the backhoe. Within minutes, the On-Board Help Desk was able to provide both the location and specific GPS coordinates where the backhoe was located. On-Board immediately placed the AssetTraks™ unit in stolen mode, which sends an email to designated individuals if the unit moves. At 2:43 P.M., an email was received indicating that the backhoe was moving. On-Board immediately called the contractor, and learned that the contractor was hauling the backhoe back to their job site, a success of the system.
“We never thought that our investment in On-Board AssetTraks™ units would pay for itself in less than a month.... The $50,000 dollars we saved in quick recovery of the backhoe more than pays for the investment in AssetTraks™ for our entire fleet.” 

Controller, Nevada Landscaping & Maintenance contractor

“When our rental customer arrived at their job site Friday morning, September 8th they found that the backhoe they had rented from our office was gone. Although we could have logged on to the On-Board equipment tracking web site, we opted to contact On-Board directly. On-Board sprung to action and located the unit on a ranch about ten miles from the construction site. On-Board faxed several maps indicating the route of the backhoe and the location where it could be recovered. Our rental customer contacted the police who, within two hours, recovered the backhoe from the ranch. 
Had we not invested in On-Board AssetTraks™ technology, the backhoe would have been lost, costing our rental customer over $32,000 plus the hassle of filing multiple insurance claims forms. On-Board helped us locate the unit and saved our customer thousands of dollars.” 

Rental Manager, Texas Equipment Rental Company

Thursday, November 2, was an exciting day for the founders and owners of this Electrical contractor located in Fort Worth, Texas. When workers arrived at the company’s secure facility, they found the gate open and the security system compromised. Employees noticed tools, several rolls of wire and a Ford van missing from the lot.

Fortunately, they had AssetTraks™, GPS tracking devices by On-Board Communications, installed in their vehicles. The contractor logged onto the company’s AssetTraks™ web page and was directed to the location where the vehicle had stopped at 5:21 AM. They drove to the address which was a local motel. The missing van was sitting in the parking lot. The company contacted the police who dispatched a special theft task force. The contractor and the task force waited until the alleged thieves exited the motel room.

One person was apprehended immediately, the other tried to run. Both men were captured and now face felony vehicle theft charges.

The depreciated value of the recovered truck and equipment were valued in excess of $20,000. Using the system, detectives noticed the stolen van had made one additional stop before arriving at the hotel. They went to that location and found another stolen vehicle, along with several stolen tools. One AssetTraks™ unit, two vehicles recovered….. Not bad for ˝ day’s work!

Contractor – Fort Worth, TX

“Thanksgiving weekend someone stole one of my 12 Bobcats. We immediately contacted LoJack. They were unable to find my unit. We called On-Board Communications, whose units were installed for tracking engine hours, and they went to work. Within minutes they had located our unit and the police were dispatched. The unit was located in Leon Valley, a suburb of San Antonio. The Leon Valley police department was not equipped with the LoJack equipment necessary to find my stolen Bobcat unit.”

“Thank-you On-Board Communications!”

President and Owner, Construction Company, San Antonio, TX

“We installed On-Board in place of Qualcomm, our previous provider. Our investment in On-Board Communications OBC9000 has been less than half the price of our previous system, and the service price is one fourth the investment.”

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