Holiday Travel and Fleet Tracking

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As we discussed recently, Thanksgiving is the holiday that ushers in the unofficial start to the end-of-year holiday travel season. And it’s no secret that, particularly during this exceptionally busy travel season, you can expect to pay a premium when it comes to air transportation. This year, travelers can expect to pay nearly $400 for domestic round-trip airfare, a pretty steep price to pay (especially this time of year) when budgets are stretched thin by the spirit of giving. So it should come as no surprise that many travelers choose to seek out alternative modes of travel during the winter […]


The Benefits of Integrated Technology

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The businesses of today rely on technology to power their workforces, especially if they’re mobile. Without solutions for managing remote operations, it’s difficult for companies to optimize efficiency and maintain a competitive advantage over other organizations in their industry. The problem, however, lies in the fact that these businesses often times use multiple different applications to handle their various inefficiencies. In doing so, they can end up paying much more for a laundry list of different software licenses, and still not have the same kind of control that a single, end-to-end business application would provide them with. Instead of buying […]


How Fuel Efficiency Can Affect Your Bottom Line

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When it comes to gas prices, unpredictability is an inevitability. Any number of factors can have a direct impact on the cost, causing it to dip or increase without much warning. Because of this, it’s important for fleet-based business owners to pay careful attention to the amount of fuel their drivers are consuming while behind the company wheel. Of course, it doesn’t matter whether the cost per gallon is at an all-time low or skyrocketed to an all-time high; you should always be mandating that your drivers follow safe, efficient driving practices since, regardless of what the actual price is, […]


Industry Spotlight: Actsoft Solutions in Healthcare

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Much like the public sector, healthcare is often times a mission-critical industry. Mere minutes and seconds can have life-saving implications, especially when it comes to emergency response. Because of this, organizations that provide medical services need solutions that can keep them better in tune with their mobile employees. Crucial situations that call for clear, open lines of communication are more easily managed through Actsoft’s workforce management applications, and we take pride in being able to assist organizations that help those in need find greater efficiency. Fleet Tracking Ambulance fleets that are monitored using our solutions’ GPS tracking capabilities are better […]


Superheroes, Assets, and the Benefits of Tracking

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In the last couple of weeks, fall premieres began to steadily flood into television sets around the country. After months of agonizing — that may be too strong of a word, but just go with it, okay? — over the futures of beloved characters in the wake of season finale cliffhangers, we’re finally able to move forward with plotlines and find out what happens next. And not a moment too soon. As a big fan of superhero shows, I was especially excited to see the return of some of my favorites on the CW network, learning what was to become […]


Industry Spotlight: Actsoft Solutions in Transportation

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In the wake of a brutal natural disaster, supplies are in critical demand. Before power restoration and rebuilding comes the provision of emergency aid to those in need, which often times comes in the form of bottled water, medicine, and food deliveries to shelters, and the transportation industry plays an essential role in accomplishing this. Bringing goods to areas that have been hit hard by a volatile weather system isn’t always easy, as road blockages, flood waters, felled power lines, abnormal traffic patterns, and other obstructions can impair efficient delivery. However, transportation companies that offer assistance in scenarios like this […]


Useful Tips for Avoiding Traffic

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As a regular factor for many commuters, heavy traffic can put a strain on mental health, car lifespans, and time management abilities. It can also end up costing drivers significantly more on fuel over time. At Actsoft, we’ve realized that these negative factors of roadway congestion can hinder operations for companies with mobile workforces in particular. And while dealing with traffic is inevitable at times, there’s plenty of cases where it could’ve been avoided entirely by simply taking a better route, or getting equipped with smarter tools for planning ahead. Here’s three ways that our solutions can help businesses like […]


Protecting Your Equipment with Innovative Software

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For many businesses, the security of high-value equipment is essential to making sure that operations run smoothly on a routine basis. One particular cause for concern, however, is how exactly these important and often costly assets are being kept safe during non-working hours. While mobile employees are in the field, it’s easy to keep tabs on the equipment they’re using in near real-time with the assistance of an adequate solution. But what happens to the tools a workforce uses once its workers have clocked out for the day? How exactly are these assets being protected against theft, misuse, and damages? […]


Three Essential Tips for Improving Time Management

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Time is the one of the few resources that can’t ever be gained back once it’s been spent. This statement particularly resonates in the workplace setting, where optimized productivity and the acquisition of true efficiency are essential to success. Because abundant surpluses of wasted time can be detrimental to high motivation, ensuring that your company’s time management skills are adept is vital. Every single second that passes by is a moment that’s filled with opportunity, and by making the most out of the time you spend in the workplace, you can even gain more out of your leisure time away […]


5 Tips for Improving Your Fleet’s Safety

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When you’re the owner of a business with a fleet of vehicles, whether it’s a local delivery service or long-haul trucking, safety is always a primary concern. Safe driving factors in big to your company’s bottom line, including brand reputation. But when your drivers are constantly on the go, how do you keep on top of these practices? Here, five tips to help you do just that. Perform Regular Maintenance As we’ve discussed before, consistent maintenance is essential for keeping your fleet, no matter the size, in tip-top shape; it helps you avoid bigger, costlier fixes down the road due […]