Productivity and Your Business
It can be hard managing a fleet of vehicles. It’s even harder managing a productive fleet of vehicles. So, what does productivity mean exactly? Productivity can be defined as the measure of output from a process or worker. For each unit of productivity, a specific set of costs can be attributed. Few businesses have the luxury of simply adding more resources and the associated costs to reach their productivity goals. In fact, doing more work with fewer resources has become a necessity for businesses of all sizes.
Efficiency and productivity are key fleet management metrics to measure, but when it comes to measuring worker productivity, it can be difficult to track accurately. While having control over what goes on inside the four walls of your office may be fairly manageable, what goes on outside of it, can be a bit more complicated. While enforcing the “honor system” and trusting that your employees act professional is one way of handling your fleet operations, it’s impractical. When you can’t monitor what’s going on out in the field, it’s difficult to identify your unproductive workers.
A GPS fleet tracking solution makes it easier than ever to increase productivity by tracking your vehicles and their status while measuring the performance and behavior of your drivers.
Efficiency and productivity are key fleet management metrics to measure, but when it comes to measuring worker productivity, it can be difficult to track accurately.
Solving the Productivity Dilemma with Fleet Tracking
A GPS fleet tracking solution can help you address the productivity issues mentioned above that interfere with the success of your business. Fleet management technology allows you to properly manage your fleet operations so that you can achieve measurable results. With access to fleet data 24/7, you can identify areas in your operations, like productivity, that need improvement.
When it comes to your employees, you trust that they are doing their job during business hours. With GPS fleet tracking and a detailed activity report, you can monitor your employees’ productivity to make sure that they are arriving on time and that all jobs are completed each day. Are your employees using their vehicles after-hours? By utilizing alerts, the system can let you know when a vehicle leaves or enters a designated area or moves outside of set business hours using email or text messages.
That’s not all. When it comes to your labor costs, you can automate your time-consuming manual processes, enabling you to efficiently manage your business’ operations. Instead of using paper timecards, you can use a simple start/stop report as a virtual timecard to validate the hours your employees have worked for the day or week.
Another key benefit for businesses using a fleet management solution is the ability to create accurate routes. With routing technology, you can plan the shortest route so that your drivers spend less time on the road and more time servicing your customers. Being able to complete more jobs in a day will increase your service revenue and driver productivity, while also decreasing your fuel costs.
All of these benefits add up to the most important element of your business —your customers. By responding quickly to service calls, providing accurate ETAs or dispatching the closest vehicle to an emergency, you increase your customer service levels. Striving to meet and even exceed your customers’ expectations will help you maintain and win new business.
All of these benefits add up to the most important element of your business —your customers.
Your Productivity Solution: The NexTraq Fleet Tracking Platform
Providing the highest value GPS fleet tracking solution, the NexTraq™ Fleet Tracking platform and its applications—Fleet Dispatch, Fleet Metrics and Fleet Mobile— deliver real-time data that’s essential for fleet optimization. The NexTraq platform offers quality solutions, proven to reduce costs, including—fuel, maintenance, worker productivity and insurance—while increasing service revenue and business growth.
With reporting and alerts functionality, you have the ability to measure your fleet operations to see where you are doing well and what can be improved. Use this actionable data to improve your fleet operations in any area, whether it’s an Idle Alert to reduce wasted fuel, a Start/Stop Report to validate payroll hours or an After Hours Alert to reduce unauthorized vehicle use. Once you know how your fleet is performing, you can start managing and setting goals to improve it.
Key features like routing and dispatch, help you gain a clear understanding of where your fleet is and where it is going. With ClearPath routing technology, you can provide your drivers with the shortest routes possible. It’s simple. Our easy-to-use feature takes your driver’s locations and stops for each day and organizes them to create the shortest and most direct route.
Use the Fleet Dispatch application to provide better communication between your dispatchers and drivers in the field. Additionally, you can provide your drivers with turn-by-turn, voiceguided directions to guarantee an accurate arrival time. Improving your business’ quality of service will increase your bottom line performance and profitability.
It Worked for Them. It Can Work for You.
“We have increased service revenue by 9% since using NexTraq GPS technology. Additionally, payroll expenses have decreased 12% with accurate labor costs.”
Chief Information Officer
“Because the drivers know their behavior and workday profiles are monitored, we have increased overall fleet productivity by 35% while reducing fuel costs by 20%.”
President and Owner
Pipe Works Services
“With the NexTraq Fleet Tracking platform, we have streamlined our dispatching and routing processes, increasing our fleet’s productivity by 50 percent.”
America’s Moving Services
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