In addition to safety and savings, fleet tracking plays a vital role in fleet management. Let's see why.
1. Route optimization
Route planning alone is an important part of fleet management. When calculating the route from point A to point B, additional information such as traffic information for different parts of the day or for the days of the week, as well as traffic direction information and other traffic patterns, helps fleet managers find better and faster routes to their destination , which of course increases productivity.
2. Fuel efficiency
Fleet managers know that fuel represents an important management cost, so optimizing fuel consumption is crucial. Fleet-friendly tracking systems usually show clearly how the fuel is consumed compared to the mileage. Tracking systems that display this kind of data allow us to act in a timely manner when fuel consumption is out of the expected range.
3. Driver safety
Telematics enables fleet managers to capture data more advanced and, consequently, improve overall fleet safety.
Some tracking systems also provide driver behavior information (braking and acceleration), crash notices and similar. Based on such information, fleet managers are able to take timely action and reduce hazards that affect driver safety.
Vehicles with tracking systems are easier to track in case of theft or unauthorized use.
Proper and timely maintenance of the fleet allows us to achieve the highest efficiency. As we already know, well maintained vehicles are also the most productive vehicles. With the help of a good tracking system, fleet managers can monitor the condition of the vehicle and also take timely action based on the notifications received from the tracking device.
Whether it is a larger or smaller fleet, good tracking systems offer many benefits. Read more about fleet management options here.