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By Holly Dempster October 19, 2020

Current COVID-19 restrictions are expected to stay in place for several months and whilst life has returned to something approaching normal for many of us, this news makes clear that we remain some way from business as usual.

This is now the new normal. And while it may be unconventional, there are plenty of ways to stay productive while operating in these unusual times – whether that means meeting increased demand, streamlining operations, or getting more from your mobile operation. Here’s how:

Get smart with scheduling

The simplest way to increase productivity is to do more with the resources you already have.

With smart, automated scheduling, you can be sure all jobs are planned efficiently, considering a range of factors from customer requirements and vehicle type to traffic and weather conditions.

As well as potentially reducing unnecessary mileage and time spent behind the wheel, this approach may also allow you to accommodate more jobs into the working the day.

Never miss a thing

Visibility is vital to the successful running of a fleet business. But for many, visibility of their operation extends only to vehicles.

To help you quickly spot and rectify inefficiency, you need total visibility – of your vehicles, mobile workforce and all powered and non-powered assets.

A comprehensive management solution brings data from every part of your fleet into one place, allowing you to view vehicle location, driver behaviour and performance, asset utilisation and more in a single portal.

Get extra eyes on the road

With teams more disparate than ever before, it’s easy to feel like you’re not in control. Implementing an integrated video solution puts you back in the driving seat.

With a video solution in place, you get eyes on the road, with automatic alerts whenever an unsafe driving event occurs.

Video evidence gives you context around key events and gives you and your drivers additional peace of mind in the event of an accident or dispute.

Go mobile

With teams working from home for the foreseeable future, you need the tools to manage your fleet from anywhere. Every member of your team must have remote access to the information necessary to do their jobs.

Bringing all fleet data together – job, driver, location, performance, maintenance, tacho data and more – into a single management system is a great way to do this. Many comprehensive fleet management solutions also incorporate mobile apps, allowing you to monitor and manage your teams on the go.

Verizon Connect’s Spotlight mobile app allows you to view vehicles and assets on a live map, locate a driver, see vehicle activity and route history, and receive alerts on driver behaviours.

Bring your fleet together with Verizon Connect

There’s never been a better time to bring your fleet together. Connect every function of your business – from scheduling and dispatch to maintenance and job management – into a simple, intuitive, and easy to manage system.

Click here to find out how. 

Holly Dempster

Holly is the Marketing Specialist for UK & Ireland, Verizon Connect. With 4 years' experience in the IT Sector and a Journalism degree, her passion lies in the power of content. Holly's focus areas to date include, Digital, Channel and Consultative Marketing.

Tags: Cost control, Customer service, Data & analytics, Dispatching & scheduling, Payroll, Productivity & efficiency, Safety, Team management

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