Many advancements in technology have aided the vehicle recovery companies who work on behalf of the banks and finance companies repossession divisions. Few have brought more value or return on investment than the portable GPS tracker. In the past, once they located the vehicle they had to have a staff member keep an eye on it while they called in their tow truck to pick it up. This tied up their staff and made the recovery process slow. With portable GPS trackers, once they locate a vehicle on their recovery list they could put a tracker on it and move on to locate the next one. The tow truck personnel would have their mobile app with them showing the location of the vehicle to recover and if it moved they could follow it or simply pick it up at another time. This both reduces personnel costs and increases the potential number of vehicles recovered daily.