In-vehicle work has become a normal part of the workday and the days of keeping work to the office are long gone. In the 21st century, most companies are on-demand 24 hours a day and that demand affects employees, especially those who travel for work.
For those working on-the-go, special devices and practices are required for effective and safe productivity. Whether you are a salesman, a technician, or a delivery driver, you need to get as much done in your vehicle as you can.
To reach your goals and satisfy your boss or clients, use these tips to improve your in-vehicle work.
1. Properly mount your equipment
If you've ever used a mobile device in your vehicle, you know how difficult it is to work effectively when your device is propped in your lap or on the dashboard. Instead of struggling with your laptop or tablet’s position, use a mount to hold and secure your mobile device. We sell RAM Mounts because of the high quality and wide variety offered by their products. Get a mount to use for navigation, invoicing, and other work-related activities.
2. Carry power back-ups
Mobile devices run on batteries and batteries die, especially after continual use. When you are on the road, make sure you have chargers that will work with your vehicle’s power outlets. You can also get a power timer that will start your computer when you turn the key and shut it down when your vehicle is off.
3. Get a cell phone signal booster
There's nothing thing worse than finding the time to do your work and realising you don't have a signal. By installing a mobile cell phone signal booster in your vehicle, you can continue to work, no matter where you are. WeBoost boosters offer several varieties of mobile boosters that work with all phones on all networks, so visit our selection to see which works for you.
4. Use an anti-idle system
When in-vehicle work is completed, many drivers like to let the vehicle idle while they work, which can create large fuel costs. To avoid excess idle time, use an anti-idling system to cycle your fleet vehicles on and off while they sit.
5. Install a GPS unit
By installing a GPS unit, you’ll be able to automate the diagnostics systems in your fleet vehicles and monitor driver behavior. Your tracking unit will be able to track the vehicle’s location, send alerts when maintenance is needed, and prevent distracted driving. Be sure to implement a policy to avoid distracted driving, so your drivers will be safe on the road.