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5 Ways Fleet Tracking Can Improve Your Business in 2015
Posted on 12/16/2014 by Adrienne Sallerson | 0 Comments
We’re only a few weeks away from ringing in the New Year. For business owners, this is the perfect time to reflect on the past and develop new goals and strategies for greater success in 2015. To really give your business the boost it needs, you might want to think about implementing a technology solution like GPS fleet tracking. For a better idea of the benefits you can experience, we have compiled a list of 5 ways fleet tracking can improve your business in 2015.
Automated Job Scheduling & Dispatch: Scheduling jobs and accurately dispatching them to drivers can be time consuming. Using a fleet management solution, dispatchers can assign and view jobs with a drag-and-drop scheduling tool. This allows dispatchers to automate the scheduling process and view all jobs on one screen. Drivers can also update their job statuses on Garmin devices, which then sends an automatic update to the dispatcher.
- Efficient Routing: Determining the quickest routes for your drivers can be difficult, especially when you have multiple drivers going to various locations daily. Fleet tracking solutions can take all locations in a driver’s itinerary and order them to create the shortest route. They also allow dispatchers to pinpoint traffic congestion or road delays and re-route drivers on the fly. This allows your drivers to get to jobs quicker and get more done in a day.
- Driver Safety Monitoring: Speeding and aggressive driving not only puts your drivers and other motorists in danger, it can lead to expensive accident claims and a damaged reputation. Fleet tracking technology allows you to monitor behaviors such as speeding, harsh braking, sharp cornering and rapid acceleration. It also ranks drivers based on their performance, so you can easily determine if you have employees who need more coaching.
- Comprehensive Fuel Management: Fuel is a major operating cost for any business with vehicles in the field. With a fleet management solution, you can take advantage of a variety of fuel-saving features. Not sure if you have idling drivers? You can setup Idle Alerts that notify you when drivers are excessively idling their vehicles. Fuel card integration also allows you to keep track of fuel spend, monitor purchases, and get better deals on fuel prices.
- Metrics Dashboard: When you have employees in the field, it can be difficult to determine how your drivers are performing individually and as a team. GPS solutions allow you to view high-level fleet activity or drill down for specific driver info - all on one screen. You have the ability to set goals and track them by fleet or driver. This gives you a snapshot of your fleet’s performance quickly and easily and provides you with the data you need to improve your operations.
Have a happy and safe New Year from all of us at NexTraq!