When everyone talks about fleet management technology, vehicle tracking and similar tools that can definitely make life easier for fleet managers in a number of ways, people often focus mainly on the financial savings and less on the precious insights made newly available via this technology.
It is quickly apparent to most who start working with a fleet management solution that there are obvious substantial savings to be made, but the software should also be respected as an authentic intelligence tool due to the insights it provides—let’s focus on this aspect, and you will learn why these tools are just so incredibly useful if your business is to step up!
Through technology you can easily be informed about work carried out and if there is scope for modifications, if some changes can be implemented in workflows and resources used differently in order to maximise productivity. This is a huge benefit for any business, but especially those looking specifically into increasing their activity.
2. Asset utilisation
Are vehicles underused, overused or is there a gap in terms of vehicle acquisition? Would you need more vehicles, more specialised vehicles or maybe just better utilisation of the assets already at your disposal within the company? Chances are that you wonder if some of these actions can be taken, but do not have the necessary data on your fleet activity to act decisively. With the help of a fleet management solution, your asset utilisation is right at your fingertips.
3. Area of business
With some companies relying on commercial vehicle usage, employees are required to travel so as to develop business prospects or visit customers. This activity might be concentrated in specific areas, while leaving some other locations untapped. Seeing this highlighted on a map or in a series of reports differs markedly from merely having customers’ addresses available—it provides an immediate feedback of new areas to explore.
4. Human resources
With a complete suite of reports informing on vehicle status (on and off), people coming onsite and leaving and hours worked, it’s much easier to optimise time and workforce, and learn if everything is proceeding as it should. With technology it is easier to get straight to the valuable data and grasp real, genuine information with a simple click.