How to improve fleet productivity with telematics

Fleet companies have relied on telematics solutions to track and monitor vehicles, improve safety and enhance productivity in the last couple of years. According to a survey by Bobit Business Media, fleet businesses that have deployed telematics technology witnessed a decrease in accident costs and fuel consumption by 21% and 10%, respectively. Further, the telematics industry projects to grow by more than $62 billion by 2025.

Now let’s share some tips to improve your productivity with telematics:

Job schedule and paper work

Fleet managers typically spend 80% of their work time on phone calls matching drivers to jobs. It can be exhausting to understand which drivers are available, which are closest to the job destination, and where they are currently. 

Companies that bring in a telematics solution should use it to tap into information on historic journeys, real-time traffic status, and other crucial highlights that can be used to find the closest vehicle available. By effectively planning and dispatching jobs, fleet businesses can also offer accurate ETA (estimated time of arrival) to customers and team members, ensuring smooth operations.

Optimized routing

Optimized routing works with job dispatching to complete more jobs in a day. Using GPS tracking, drivers can get information on road congestion, unexpected traffic, roadblocks, and much more. The telematics system can then recommend the best alternative route, circumvent delays, and ensure timely delivery to consumers.

Eliminate idling time

Many transportation companies worry about fuel and maintenance cost concerns due to fleet vehicle idling. Traffic, breakdowns and unexpected repairs are common reasons for this issue. Not only does idling cause fuel waste and pollute the air, but it also increases the wear and tear of the fleets.

Telematics systems can be used to deliver vehicle location, performance, and engine information. As a result, fleet managers can also check when a vehicle is on but not running, which can help them take necessary steps to reduce idle time. That can save a significant amount in repairs, while minimizing CO2 emissions and improving overall fleet productivity.

Investments in efficiency-driven solutions like telematics systems have one final and significant benefit: They can ultimately help to improve the customer experience, increasing business revenue and profitability.

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