February 26, 2014 08:00 ET

Maid Brigade of Chicago Increases Efficiencies With NexTraq's Job Schedule Board

Green Clean Industry Leader Validates Employee Hours, Provides Accurate Client Billing and Improves Communication With the NexTraq Fleet Tracking Solution

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - Feb 26, 2014) -  NexTraq®, a leading GPS fleet and asset tracking company, today announced, its customer, Maid Brigade® of Chicago, has increased efficiencies with the NexTraq Job Schedule Board and Fleet Dispatch™ application. Tammy Dunbar, Manager for Maid Brigade of Chicago, said, "Our field employees would have to call their supervisor to check their schedules and confirm any changes or issues with their appointments. We didn't feel this was the most efficient way to handle the scheduling, and needed a solution to streamline the process."

Dunbar looked at several GPS fleet tracking solutions to automate their processes, and eventually selected the NexTraq® Fleet Tracking solution. Dunbar said, "NexTraq is a preferred vendor for Maid Brigade. That and the functionality its solution provided was the ultimate deciding factor."

Maid Brigade of Chicago uses the Job Schedule Board, an easy-to-use, drag-and-drop interface, every day to streamline its scheduling. Dunbar said, "We have increased our efficiency by automating our job scheduling process, and the benefits have been three-fold."

Besides improving its efficiency, Maid Brigade of Chicago was able to increase the accuracy of labor hours and hold employees accountable. Dunbar said, "We could provide job validation to both the employee and client by comparing the paper work to the Jobs Schedule Report in the NexTraq system." Additionally, once employees knew that hours were monitored, any falsifying paper work stopped, eliminating inaccurate labor costs.

Dunbar also states that the Fleet Dispatch™ application and Garmin® personal navigation devices have improved accurate ETAs. She adds, "Many of our employees drive long distances in between appointments. The improved communication and elimination of double work has made us more effective."

Mike Scarbrough, President of NexTraq, said, "With our Job Schedule Board feature, our clients can easily assign, schedule or defer jobs, simplifying a once time-consuming process. Our goal is to make our customers' jobs easier by providing technology that automates their business operations for improved customer satisfaction."

For more information on the NexTraq Fleet Tracking solution and Job Schedule Board, please visit or call us at 800.358.6178.

About Maid Brigade of Chicago
Established in 2003, Maid Brigade of Chicago is the only house cleaning service that is Green Clean Certified®. Maid Brigade is the green cleaning industry leader and has a longstanding legacy of providing quality customer service and consistent, thorough cleaning using the most advanced techniques and equipment. The company has also implemented a consumer advocacy program in response to reports from the Environmental Protection Agency linking chemicals in traditional cleaning products to a wide range of health risks.

About NexTraq
Established in 2000, NexTraq provides the leading GPS fleet tracking solution in the telematics industry. The NexTraq® solution is a cloud-based application that enables service and distribution businesses to optimize fleet operations while reducing operational costs and maximizing revenue. Based in Atlanta, NexTraq customers achieve ROI in as little as one month. For more information, please visit

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