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How Enterprises Can Benefit From Fleet Data?

By Logistics Tech Outlook | Friday, June 12, 2020

By coupling a telematics device in combination with a third-party navigation tool, fleet managers can offer drivers with optimized route data. Therefore, drivers will be more dynamic in their workdays.

FREMONT, CA: Given the present economic climate and the competitive nature of the logistics sector, the use of a GPS tracking device for the fleet is essential for any company. The tool not only facilitates firms to monitor the vehicles and drivers but also offers them with different types of data like fuel consumption and poor driving habits. All the features enable fleet managers to derive insights into operations and run the fleet more efficiently. Below are six benefits of how firms can benefit from fleet data.

1. Locate Vehicles and Drivers

The most basic role of GPS vehicle tracking is to show one which vehicle is in motion and the direction it is traveling. With this function, firms can ensure that their drivers are not running personal errands on company time.

2. Better Fleet Utilization

By coupling a telematics device in combination with a third-party navigation tool, fleet managers can offer drivers with optimized route data. Therefore, drivers will be more dynamic in their workdays.

3. Enhanced Driving Habits and Safety

Another significant feature of employing a fleet management system is that it enables enterprises to monitor the fleet’s idling times because drivers often speed to compensate for time lost at a customer. Additionally, studies have shown that incident rates and speeding events are significantly reduced by vehicle tracking.

4. Improved Customer Response Time

GPS vehicle tracking warrants managers to competently dispatch fleets to meet customer demands. Using the information from the web-based fleet management software, fleet managers can effortlessly locate vehicles closest to a customer and auto-dispatch them.

5. Reduced Fuel Expenses

Researchers predict that idling from heavy and light duty vehicles waste over six billion gallons of fuel yearly. Fleet managers can decrease fuel costs by obtaining detailed reports on fuel consumption and poor driving habits like speeding and idling. The data can be used to notify drivers on how to drive more efficiently.

6. Keeping Up With Regular Fleet Maintenance Schedules

According to a study, 51 percent of drivers operating vehicles with a fleet management system depend entirely on the network to alert them when the vehicle requires servicing. Fleet data enables fleet managers and drivers to ensure that their vehicles comply with suitable maintenance schedules.

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