1. Improved Fleet Operations
GPS fleet tracking systems enable real-time decision making plus enhanced accountability of drivers and assets. Fleet managers will no longer have to rely on driver log sheets, service forms and truck maintenance records to keep track of fleet vehicle operations. Instant access to vehicle efficiency and driver productivity data can help a company better manage the costs related to fleet operations.
A fleet tracking system allows companies to add more jobs to each work day. Companies typically see a 25% increase in work orders completed after implementing a GPS fleet tracking system.
2. Reduced Insurance Costs & Liability
Most insurance companies offer a discount to businesses utilizing GPS tracking devices in their fleet vehicles. Verifiable vehicle data will help to protect your business against frivolous lawsuits. Fleet management systems can also reduce your liability from accident claims and worker’s compensation costs.
3. Prevent Unauthorized Vehicle Use
Unauthorized and after-hours use of company vehicles can be identified and controlled with real-time data gathered from a fleet management system. Ending unauthorized vehicle use will also reduce unauthorized fuel consumption.
4. Increased Employee Safety
Fleet managers can access important data about driver behavior such as speeding, unnecessary idling and the number of times the vehicle was put in reverse which can be dangerous. Fleet managers can reward their safest drivers and train their worst drivers to use better driving habits. In case of an accident, GPS location data can also be used to contact emergency assistance.
5. Automation of Record Keeping
Fleet tracking systems take record keeping to a whole new level. All data relative to the fleet operations is recorded and can be easily organized exactly the way you want it. Fleet managers can schedule and verify vehicle and equipment service intervals; track service locations, equipment drop-off locations and routes used; plus maintain electronic records of employee hours and vehicle mileage. This information is invaluable in annual planning and in case of an audit.