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The Benefits of Fleet Tracking

The Benefits of Fleet Tracking

Whether you own just a personal car or manage an entire fleet of company vehicles out on the road, if you are yet to deploy fleet GPS systems you are missing out on several benefits. But why has fleet tracking become so important and beneficial to forward-thinking businesses in 2019?

The rising cost of fuel, increasing concerns regarding traffic levels, noise, and pollution are just some of the reasons why fleet operators are looking to reduce their impact on the environment, as well as save on costs. Fortunately, GPS fleet trackers can help you achieve both of these things, as well as provide a whole host of other fantastic benefits.

Reduced Costs

For the last year, the price of diesel fuel has hovered around $3.00 per gallon. Multiply this by the number of company vehicles on the road, and you see the issue. With a rising tide of fuel costs, saving money on fuel has become a priority for all companies with fleets.

No matter what your business, GPS tracking systems can give you real-time feedback, as well as build an overall picture of where your costs are at their highest in your on-road supply chain—important information for making changes that will reduce costs overall.

Improve Driver Behavior

Roads are busier than ever and driving is stressful. The professional driver is under increasing pressure to deliver on time, every time, but also shoulders higher expectations as to the standard of their driving behavior.

While your drivers are no doubt professional and responsible, small changes in what they do can produce significant savings and improvements across your fleet. When they know their driving is being monitored through a GPS system, drivers are much likelier to operate safely and productively while out on the road.

Manage Your Fleet Better

Servicing, repairs and breakdowns, and registration renewals are hard to track, and even more so when you have a fleet of vehicles running out of different locations and depots. Even when you have all your vehicles parked in one yard, keeping on top of everything is difficult.

A GPS fleet tracking system is the tool you need to avoid the hassle of vehicles missing services and vital repairs, as they can alert you when a vehicle is overdue for servicing.

Essentially, this kind of detailed tracking system extends the lifecycle of your busy fleet of company vehicles by ensuring that essential maintenance and the like are not missed. In effect, it brings with it increased efficiency in so many ways.

Improved Business Efficiency

Companies and organizations that rely on company vehicles to deliver the product of their business will know just how important efficient logistical operations and transport are. When a cog in the chain stutters or breaks, the impact is significant.

A GPS tracking system doesn’t allow you to avoid breakdowns completely, but it minimizes them with reminders for servicing and other important mechanical overhauls. It allows you to track, in real-time, where vehicles are. Additionally, it allows you to monitor the efficiency and costs involved with opening up new contracts in new geographical locations.

In effect, it brings a more streamlined and efficient approach to running a business, regardless of how many company vehicles you run.

Customer Satisfaction

Freeway traffic jams and frustrating roadwork on city roads sometimes seem to be conspiring to thwart your deadlines.

Customers usually understand that due to our busy roads, some deliveries can be late.

Now imagine calling your customer and informing them that their delivery will be late, what the problem is, where their order is and providing them with a new ETA—and then consider the impact receiving this information will have. Better communication means improved customer satisfaction.

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by Rebecca Jones // Contributor to Businessing Magazine.

Opinions expressed by contributors are their own.