4 Ways GPS Tracking Can Improve Overall Fleet Maintenance


Image result for truck mechanicFew people truly understand the importance of routine vehicle maintenance the way fleet managers do. When a company relies on fleet vehicles to do business, even one day out of service can have a serious impact. Although some managers are hesitant to use telematics and GPS tracking, in the long run the right kind of system will save the company both time and money.

  1. Shorter Idling Periods – Although leaving a vehicle running for 30 seconds here or a minute there might not seem like much, every second a truck is idling it’s also burning fuel.  Managers can use GPS tracking system to gather idling data and find a productive way to reduce idle times.
  2. Less Driving – Vehicle tracking systems can not only provide the most efficient directions from point A to point B, they can reroute drivers based on traffic, hazards, and driving conditions. Ultimately, this adds up to less overall driving and more time between servicing.
  3. Regular Reminders – It’s easy to forget about basic maintenance requirements or to repeatedly postpone and oil change. Vehicle trackers can routinely remind both drivers and managers about things like oil changes, brake checks, and tune-ups. Staying on top of maintenance will prevent little problems from becoming costly problems down the line.
  4. Better Reporting – With a vehicle tracking system, specific and significant data is provided to managers, no guesswork required. This gives managers an accurate overview of each vehicle and provides a way to track efficiency and savings.