If your company owns a large fleet, you will understand the importance of knowing everything about the vehicles that you own. Fleet vehicles can be expensive, so you will want to look after them as best you can. This article will explain how vehicle tracking can improve your business by tracking all fleet vehicles so you know exactly what you need to know about each vehicle and its driver.
So, what is vehicle tracking? Put simply, vehicle tracking uses GPS technology to give you real time access to the location of your vehicles, where they are going, how fast they are going and how far away they are from the next point.
The first thing you will want to know about your fleet is which driver is driving which vehicle. Vehicle tracking software can give you real time information about which driver is driving which vehicle. This information can be used in many ways, including some features such as monthly speed reports so that you can identify high risk drivers and weekly timesheet reports to verify times driven by each driver. This will mean that you will have an idea of the drivers’ performance and his driving styles, enabling you to choose certain drivers for certain jobs.
Location of vehicles can also be tracked, ensuring that you know exactly where your vehicles are at all times. This can be useful if you need a driver for an unscheduled job because you can use real time information to find out who is the closest to where you need them to be. Location tracking can also be used to decide the fastest or most economical routes by using data from each driver to look at their driving patterns in an area.
Tracking a vehicle can also improve the safety of others on the road; by tracking how well your driver is driving they will start to be more cautious improving not only their safety but the safety of other road users.
Vehicle tracking systems can be expensive, but in the long run can definitely prove cost effective, improving route times, costs and length can ensure that your business is running in the most efficient way and enable you to control how many vehicles are out at one time. Utilising real time data from vehicle tracking systems will mean that you can record almost everything to do with the vehicle, enabling you to make decisions that will improve your business.
This article was written by Brad Warmbold on behalf of Navman Wireless UK