GPS Tracking ROI Calculator

GPS Tracking America’s GPS tracking solutions will result in payback in as little as 1- 2 months. In addition, it alerts both management AND the driver of harsh braking, rapid acceleration, engine idling and speeding, while it improves maintenance scheduling and provides an audit trail of driving activity as required by management and government.

Target 10%-15% Fuel Cost Savings

What does a mile of driving cost your operation? Use the calculator below to find savings by reducing distance driven.

Don’t Idle when stopped. 1 gallon of fuel is burned when an engine idles for approximately 1 hour at rest (900 RPM).

Watch your speed. At speeds above 60 mph, the fuel loss is about 1% for each mile per hour increase in speed.

Don’t drive erratically. Driving a pickup truck effectively can use less fuel than driving a compact car erratically.

Keep your vehicle tuned. Proper tuning not only increases fuel economy by up to 10%. Use the GPS tracking system maintenance.

Labor Cost Savings

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Labor Cost Savings Per Vehicle Per Month ..................................................................

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A GPS tracking system saves you money on labor because:

  • Employees are more productive when they know they are being monitored by a tracking system
  • Automatic emailed time sheet reports help verify handwritten or verbal time sheets, punch clock time cards, or employee controlled smartphone apps.
  • Overtime costs are reduced when there is a tracking system that independently and accurately records the time worked

Fuel Cost Savings

Reduce distance driven by route monitoring, more efficient dispatch and reduction in personal trips

Increased Fuel Efficiencies

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Fuel Savings Per Vehicle Per Month ..................................................................

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A GPS tracking system saves you money on fuel because: 

  • Engine idling is reduced with a system that alerts drivers and management
  • Erratic driving is reduced which affects fuel consumption
  • Speeding is reduced
  • You are able to dispatch the nearest available vehicle 
  • Route optimization allows for you to schedule the most efficient route for deliveries

Engine Idling Savings

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Engine Idle Hours Per Vehicle Per Month:

Estimated engine idle hours are based on average miles driven per month (listed above) divided by average 31 mph speed.

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Vehicle Type

Light Duty

Medium Duty

Heavy Duty

Engine Size

2L

3L

5L

Gallons/Hour Used While Idling*

0.29

0.39

0.84

Idle Savings Per Vehicle Per Month ..................................................................

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Savings Summary

Per Month: Estimated Savings For Each Vehicle

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Per Month: Estimated Savings For Entire Fleet 

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One Time Hardware Cost For Entire Fleet

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ROI Savings

Year 1 – Estimated Gross Savings

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Year 2 – Estimated Gross Savings

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Year 3 – Estimated Gross Savings

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Estimated Gross Savings in 3 Years

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This Return On Investment Calculator is a business tool to identify possible areas of savings for a fleet in fuel cost reduction and the resulting improvement in productivity and customer service. This document is not a guarantee of payback. Payback results must be achieved through driver behavior modification and with proper and consistent management use of the GPS tracking system to meet business objectives. 

*Statistics and percentages are available from https://afdc.energy.gov/ 

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