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4 Ways to Improve Your Fleet Operations in 2014
Posted on 12/30/2013 by Adrienne Sallerson | 0 Comments
With 2014 right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about what you’d like to improve and accomplish in the upcoming year. To help kick-start your business goals for the New Year, here are 4 ways to take your fleet operations to the next level and make 2014 your best year yet:
- Monitor Vehicle and Driver Activity: It’s important to have a clear understanding of where your vehicles and drivers are throughout the day. Unfortunately, this can be hard to monitor when you can’t be in the passenger seat. By utilizing a fleet tracking solution, you can use your computer or mobile device to see where your drivers are heading and where they have been. This helps to ensure jobs are being competed on time.
- Provide Your Drivers with Efficient Routes: If your drivers have multiple stops in a day, it’s crucial that they have the most efficient routing plan. With a fleet tracking solution, you can take all locations and stops and order them to create the shortest routes. This means your drivers can get more jobs done in a day and helps to reduce your fuel spend. You can also re-route your drivers on the fly if they get lost or struck in traffic.
- Make Driver Safety a Top Priority: When your employees spend most of their time on the road, you need to make sure they are driving safely. Aggressive driving not only puts your employees at risk, but the reputation of your business as well. Fleet management technology can help you monitor aggressive driving behaviors such as speeding, harsh braking, harsh acceleration and sudden cornering. You can also use a distracted driving solution to prevent your employees from talking, texting, emailing and surfing the web while driving.
- Automate Your Maintenance Schedules: When you have multiple vehicles in your fleet, keeping track of maintenance can be time-consuming and difficult. To help simplify the process and prolong the life of your vehicles, you can utilize automated maintenance schedules, logs and reports. You can view details of services performed from your computer or mobile device and receive instant alerts if needed repairs are overdue. This helps to keep your vehicles on the road and out of the shop.
Happy New Year from the NexTraq team!