That was the finding of one of our customers after searching for ways to lower his overall business costs. After making all of their deliveries, his drivers come back to their headquarters and dock their mobile computers to synch all the data collected that day. Mind you, that’s could be dozens of additional miles every day that our customer was paying each of his drivers for.
At our suggestion, he began a pilot project with one of his drivers who had to go really out of his way to come back to base at the end of the day. These drivers are paid .$48 per mile to drive their own vehicles. As a result, that turned out to be $20 per day just to have this particular driver come back to base to synch his data. Compare that to when he would just go home after making his deliveries and synching wirelessly: less than 35 cents a day. Needless to say, this company is going the data plan route.
At RACO, a 3 mB data plan costs just $10 per device per month. With gas peaking at over $4 a gallon, doesn’t the data plan sound like it might be worth a closer look? Call 1-800-446-1991 to see if a wireless plan is right for your company.