How Can Telematics Help Fleet Managers?

04/02/2016

The better you understand your business, the better equipped you will be to manage it. This is especially true when it comes to fleet management, where knowing how your vehicles are being used will help you make informed decisions and reduce your overheads. That can give your business a crucial competitive edge in what is a highly competitive market.

With Telematics tracking systems this has become a far more streamlined process. They provide real-time updates on your fleet’s location using GPS, and deliver other benefits, like setting vehicle parameters and getting data and information on your fleet activity, that put you in control of how your business performs on and off the road.


The Benefits Of Telematics To Your Fleet


While your fleet was previously beyond your control once it hit the road, you now you have a wealth of information at your fingertips, from a vehicle’s current status and location, to their speed and behaviour (such as harsh braking or acceleration using risk and efficiency scores). This allows you to make fully informed decisions on the running of your fleet. For example, giving you the ability to identify drivers that may require retraining in a specific area, or the insight that certain vehicles-are no longer cost effective. Telematics gives you the information to be able to make better decisions about your fleet and if necessary improve your operational efficiency.

It allows you to be more proactive. The option to view the traffic feeds allows you to amend your routes and alter plans at short notice when unforeseen circumstances arise. Similarly, real-time vehicle updates mean you can provide customers with accurate and up to date ETA’s, enhancing customer service and productivity. This also allows you to be more efficient when selecting the nearest driver for a job, giving you the capabilities to react more quickly to changing circumstances.

Fleet managers will also benefit from the use of geo-fencing. This allows you to set geographical boundaries and help restrict a vehicles use to certain times or places. With this in place, you will receive bespoke reports and alerts should a boundary or curfew be broken. It is particularly effective to help reduce the use of company vehicles for personal journeys on your time and money.


RAC Telematics


RAC Telematics, combines these benefits to provide a comprehensive fleet management solution that works for all sizes of businesses- whether you’re running a small fleet or a large operation. 24/7 tracking provides complete control at your convenience, whether you’re operating locally or dispatching drivers across the country. 

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