GPS tracking devices can bring a number of significant benefits to fleet management operations.
Most of these benefits are efficiency related assisting businesses to reduce costs and improve profitability. Five benefits of GPS tracking devices for fleet management include:
#1 GPS tracking devices provide route optimisation
With GPS trackers installed in your fleet vehicles you will have real-time data on the location of every vehicle in your fleet allowing you to send the ideal route for your fleet vehicle to take to avoid delays due to construction, traffic jams or accidents.
#2 Decrease response times for improved customer service
Installing tracking devices in your fleet vehicles will improve your response times in dealing with customers by allowing you to select the vehicle closest to the customer location to provide prompt, responsive service.
(the above online map shows the current live location of the fleet vehicles)
#3 Reduce fuel costs
Fuel costs are one of the biggest expenses when it comes to fleet management but GPS tracking devices can help cut these costs and save you valuable money.
GPS tracking devices allow you to reduce the idle time that your fleet vehicles spend sitting in traffic or not in use by providing the most efficient route for your fleet drivers to take when they are on the road.
(above is an example idle report – engine on)
#4 Improve safety for fleet vehicles
Another major benefit to tracking devices in fleet vehicle management is improving the overall safety of your entire fleet.
GPS tracking devices allow you to identify a problem with a driver before you’re hit with an expensive repair bill due to poor driving habits.
When drivers know that their driving habits are being monitored then they will not take unnecessary risks and put wear and tear on your vehicles.
(above is an example over speed report)
#5 Reduce losses due to theft
When thieves know that vehicles are being tracked by tracking devices and that they have the chance of being caught then they tend to move on to another vehicle. GPS tracking devices work to deter thieves and in the event that your fleet vehicle is stolen give you a means to recover your vehicle and reduce potential losses.
GPS tracking devices have many benefits in fleet vehicle management and can help reduce expenses that your business incurs while increasing customer satisfaction.