Reasons for Fleet GPS Tracking
Welcome to our new blog, we thought for out first post we will give a background on why companies need use our Fleet GPS Tracking
- To Reduce Fuel Costs – GPS fleet tracking identifies inefficient fuel consumption and will help combat rising fuel prices.
- To Improve Productivity – Complete more jobs per day & ensure the most efficient routes are always taken.
- To improve Customer Service -Real-time location data will allow you to respond quicker to your customer inquiries.
- To Reduce Labor Costs – GPS fleet tracking will hold drivers accountable for hours they claim to have worked.
This from Wikipedia:
A study entitled Improving Productivity and Profitability through Service Fleet Management reports on how fleet management impacts on both small and large businesses, was published by the Aberdeen Group, March 2008.
In the report, businesses were grouped together based on the size of their fleet:
1 to 10 were characterized as small
11 to 50 as medium small
51 to 250 as medium
251 to 1000 as medium large
More than 1000 as large
The report also measured the main reasons cited by businesses seeking increased efficiency through the implementation of fleet tracking technology. An intention to improve the customer experience through better response times was listed as a top priority by 73 per cent of fleet respondents.
Other reasons businesses cited for wishing to implement some form of GPS vehicle tracking technology were:
Reduce service response times (57%)
Reduce fleet related operating costs (46%)
Increase service related productivity (41%)
Extend life of service vehicles (16%)
Applications of commercial vehicle tracking solutions in the fields of transport, logistics, haulage and multi-drop delivery environments can include optimised fleet utilisation, real-time operational enhancements and dynamically remote-managed fleets. Fleet tracking is scalable by design and interfaces with the logistics industry’s leading back-office systems.
Rising fuel costs constantly challenge fleet operators to maintain movement of vehicles and monitor driver behaviour to avoid delaying traffic conditions by either, combining deliveries, reconfiguring routes or rescheduling timetables. This aims to maximise the number of deliveries while minimising time and distance. It has been found that even restricting the number of left hand turns can improve on time, efficiency and energy savings.