There are many challenges involved in running a large fleet. The way you manage your vehicles, the routes used and how your drivers behave can all have an impact on costs.
The good news is that technology has helped to improve efficiency. We believe that GPS tracking allows for more efficient fleet management which will ultimately save your business money.
Here are our top 10 reasons for recommending an investment in GPS.
We know that one of your key objectives is to reduce vehicle downtime and operating expenses. A good GPS tracking system helps to keep vehicles on the road and that it’s being used efficiently whilst it’s on a delivery, minimising fuel costs as well as driver overtime.
If your vehicles are stuck in traffic that has an impact on delivery times and your driver’s working hours. GPS vehicle tracking enables your fleet manager to track vehicles in real time and help drivers to avoid traffic.
GPS tracking also tracks deliveries automatically meaning less paperwork for your staff.
GPS tracking allows your managers to monitor vehicle statistics to enable them to improve fuel efficiency and identify times when the engine is idling.
Equally, your managers will be able to see when a vehicle is standing idle and allocate a new delivery via GPS.
If you’re relying on your drivers to plan their routes, vehicle tracking devices can tell you whether those routes could be more efficient.
GPS enables you to plan routes that are both time efficient and money saving.
You already know that GPS vehicle tracking can help you to reduce your fuel costs and optimise your vehicle use.
It can also save you up to 35% on your insurance premiums. When you multiply that across your fleet that could be a significant saving.
GPS tracking lets you monitor driver performance to make sure that their driving is up to your standards. The data will enable you to identify areas for improvement in an individual driver or across the workforce and intervene to improve performance at an early stage.
GPS tracking allows you to deliver great customer service. You’re efficient so you can be competitive on cost. You can also be predictable in the best possible way.
Vehicle tracking allows you to keep your customers updated so that they know exactly when their delivery will arrive.
GPS doesn’t just tell you where your vehicle is and how it’s being driven. GPS vehicle tracking also allows you to identify any issues and schedule maintenance effectively. Your vehicles spend less time in the garage and more on the road, reducing overall downtime.
Your fleet manager can access all of the data via fleet management software that’s available wherever they need it. You can even get text message alerts if a vehicle goes off track or is involved in an accident, allowing you to respond quickly.
You know how much an accident can cost your business. Using GPS allows you to help your employees improve their driving and communicate with them effectively when they’re on the road. GPS vehicle tracking data also allows you to provide your insurance company with accurate information at an early stage.
Whether your fleet is made up of thousands of vehicles or just a few, investing in GPS vehicle tracking can assist your business moving forward. It can be one of the best investments your business could ever make.
If you would like to implement GPS tracking in your business or to learn more about how GPS vehicle tracking can benefit your business, do not hesitate to get in contact with us.