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3 more advantages offered by vehicle tracking technology

27 January 2015 09:00:00 GMT | Fleet Management 3 more advantages offered by vehicle tracking technology

Companies choosing vehicle tracking technology are able to appreciate benefits other than saving fuel delivered by such systems. Here you have a few.

Vehicle tracking technology provides multiple advantages to companies whose businesses depend on driving. Improving fuel efficiency usually motivates a company into investigating technological solutions; eventually realising that vehicle tracking not only helps cut fuel costs but also improves on safety and overall efficiency.
In the long run, companies who employ vehicle tracking will also be able to appreciate other benefits delivered by this technology.
1 – Vehicle tracking helps management analyse company costs
Vehicle tracking technology is a useful aid for CEOs, bosses and fleet managers to analyse company expenditure; highlighting any areas of excessive costs—where expensive materials are being used, how much is being spent on vehicle replacement and when lengthy downtime occurs. The research, and the readily updated information, provided by GPS tracking, help management easily scrutinize costs without having to spend hours researching the data by more traditional methods.
2 – Know where your vehicles are at any time
Knowing where your vehicles are at any time is important for several reasons: updating a customer on dispatch times, checking if drivers are experiencing traffic or are having issues while operating, and even, in the event of a theft, tracking stolen vehicles (and the goods). Vehicle replacement is very expensive and it takes time and money to purchase a new unit, not to mention reconciling any internal procedures that might be involved such as budget approvals. Vehicle tracking, through the use of telematics solutions, allows you to set alerts and check if the vehicle is moving somewhere when it shouldn’t be—assisting you to recover stolen property.
3 – Improving on communication with your drivers
Some might argue (and invariably do) that drivers will not appreciate or tolerate being tracked. This depends completely on how the subject is presented to them, and on how well employees are engaged in discussions on the improving of their driving style and safety—even their career prospects, through further training. Frequently, employees themselves, after knowing their company had implemented vehicle tracking, have asked their managers to share with them and discuss the data provided. This led to correcting or to a better understanding of drivers’ behaviour over certain routes where speeding could be an issue, for example.
Two-way communication is essential and vehicle tracking gradually helps optimise this, with great long term results. Managers should encourage drivers to get involved as it will ultimately benefit the whole company and achieve the best results.
Interested in vehicle tracking? See our blog post: How does a vehicle tracking system work for decreasing mileage?
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Eleonora Malacarne

Written By: Eleonora Malacarne

Translator, linguist, blogger, multilingual content manager, SEO copywriter and content creator, digital marketer and language consultant with extensive experience in tourism, telematics and in the translation and localisation industry.