When you invest the capital in a fleet of vehicles it is only prudent to take steps to make sure your fleet vehicles are being driven correctly when they are in the field.
As a fleet operator obviously it’s not the best thing to do is assume everything is okay with your drivers and that they are operating the most efficiently and productively with your vehicles.
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GPS tracking devices can give you the important information to monitor your drivers and the way they are driving your fleet vehicles.
Observe driving habits with GPS tracking devices
Not only is tracking data sent from the GPS tracking devices to a Live Tracking system – lots of other useful data can be sent automatically too.
This can include the calculated speed of the vehicle, g-force triggers if the vehicle accelerates or brakes harshly, RPM, fuel levels and other vehicle and engine data.
When these conditions are over the preset levels they can either be sent as an alert to the fleet office, or just recorded along with the tracking data (with day and time stamps).
This means the fleet operator can run reports from the Live Tracking system for each fleet vehicle and see if any of those poor driving habits appear on the reports.
GPS tracking devices allow you to monitor your vehicle’s engines and avoid unnecessary wear-and-tear and possible damage by encouraging proper driving.
When your fleet vehicles are sitting still in the field they are not earning money for your company and wasting valuable fuel resources. You can monitor your fleet for excessive idling using GPS tracking devices and contact the driver to have them return to the fleet base.
Idling and long stop periods (engine off) can also be obtained from Live Tracking reports.
Daily, weekly and monthly reports can be generated to show idle times for each vehicle providing the trip data is recorded via cloud-based live tracking system.
For examples of reports that can be generated from Live Tracking view this fleetminder report page of their Live Tracking system.
Various fleetminder Live Tracking reports
Monitor driving speeds with GPS devices
GPS tracking devices can monitor driving speeds while your fleet vehicles are in the field and notify you when drivers exceed legal limits. Speeding also wastes valuable fuel and put your fleet vehicles at risk of preventable accidents.
GPS tracking device fleet vehicle alerts give you the necessary tools to monitor and protect your fleet vehicles while they are in the field getting work done for your company and customers.