In many businesses, there is often a fleet of vehicles in order to provide a service or deliver a product. It’s important to manage those vehicles and ensure they are being driven efficiently and that the vehicles are also being maintained. After all, for many businesses having an unproductive and unreliable fleet could cause huge problems when it comes to logistics.
Managing a fleet is important to keep efficiency high, as Trackershop explains further.
Keeping vehicles on the road
One of the most important factors with a fleet of vehicles is keeping them running and on the road. Without them, your business may start to suffer. GPS trackers are able to offer some insights into driver behaviour and routes, so you can see any anomalies and keep drivers safe. Often if drivers know they are being monitored, it can provide an incentive to drive responsibly and reduce the risk of accidents or breaking down.
In some cases, the driver behaviour may indicate that something is wrong with the vehicle, which can help you get the vehicle into a workshop before it gets any worse. Insights such as a driver idling in a particular location for some time may indicate they are having problems with the vehicle, and gives you a chance to get in touch and make sure everything is fine.
Identify better routes in real time
The dashboard that comes with the GPS tracker app can be crucial in making sure your fleet of vehicles are taking the best possible routes to their destination. This is important particularly if you have clients or partners that are awaiting their arrival at a certain time. It gives you the chance to plan the best route before setting off, but also means you can get in touch with the driver to re-route them if traffic appears up ahead.
The right GPS tracker can alert you of rush hour traffic, temporary roadworks and accidents that can slow down your driver and ultimately impact your service.
Understanding your drivers’ behaviour
GPS trackers can offer a wealth of insights, such as speed, fuel consumption and how long it takes your driver to complete their route. This can help you to identify where drivers can improve their habits, such as reducing time spent idle or where they could be at risk of speeding.
By tracking progress of multiple vehicles, you may be able to identify a pattern for improvement and help drivers to become more efficient in their day-to-day handling of their tasks.
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