Fleet tracking systems are designed with one primary goal: to save time and money. There many benefits to using a fleet tracking system, here is a list of the Top 5 Benefits:
1. Increased Profits and Performance
Access to vehicle efficiency and driver productivity data helps a company manage the costs related to fleet operations. There can be a significant reduction in employee overtime costs and driver down-time; reduced maintenance costs directly affect the bottom line. Plus improved route efficiency and fleet metrics allow for expanding customer base.
A fleet tracking system saves approximately $5,484 per employee annually.
2. Better Customer Service
Real-time fleet tracking data can be used to verify driver deliveries and the amount of time spent at each location. Dispatching will be able to re-route drivers at a moment’s notice which will allow you to respond faster to customer inquiries.
3. Reduced Fuel Costs and CO2 Emissions
Poor driving behavior such as speeding and unnecessary idling wastes fuel and can be identified with a GPS fleet tracking system. Fleet vehicles can use up to 800 gallons of fuel per year due to unnecessary idling alone, which costs approximately $2400 per vehicle per year. Every unnecessary mile you eliminate will reduce your carbon footprint and can make your entire fleet more productive and environmentally responsible.
4. Efficient Routing & Dispatching Support
Fleet tracking technology enables dispatchers to use real-time driver locations for time-sensitive dispatching. Dispatchers can easily select and navigate the nearest vehicle to a specific location which will help to improve customer service as well. Fleet tracking technology can help dispatchers to identify service and delivery route overlaps, and to avoid difficult traffic areas that cause driver to be delayed or get lost.
5. Reduced Maintenance Costs and Vehicle Wear & Tear
Without a fleet tracking system, vehicles are usually serviced at regular intervals, regardless of whether the vehicle is actually in need of maintenance. A fleet tracking system will monitor each vehicle and send alerts to notify you when a vehicle requires repairs or maintenance. This can help to reduce excessive tire and engine deterioration which will extend the life of your trucks and equipment.