Fleet management is essential to a smooth operating fleet of vehicles, no matter the size. Tracking the location and condition of the vehicles, maintenance schedules, and fuel usage helps manage costs and keeps the equipment working longer.
The biggest benefit to fleet owners of setting up a fleet management system is a reduction in overall operating costs. Using the data that's collected, improvements can be made in several key areas of operation leading to increased efficiencies, improved productivity, and better route planning and dispatching.
Improved Fuel Economy — Tracking fuel usage encourages drivers to conserve fuel, reducing use by a substantial amount.
Less Engine Idle Time - An idle engine wastes both time and fuel. Tracking idle time allows managers to correct driver behaviors to reduce waste.
Improved Driver Performance - A driver's harsh braking, quick turns, and excessive speed are tracked so these actions can be addressed by management.
Reduced Overtime - Tracking driver's hours in real-time helps avoid unwarranted over-time and HOS violations and extra costs.
Improved Efficiency - Location tracking helps dispatchers and route planners create efficient routes and correct wayward vehicles instantly.