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Get your business ready for the future with telematics

By Holly Dempster February 2, 2020

The modern fleet is more connected than ever. As the digital revolution continues, this level of connectivity is only set to increase.

Your fleet management solution must keep pace with this changing environment. It is no longer enough to simply know where your vehicles are. A GPS tracking solution should be providing you with valuable insight to help you make more-informed, data-driven decisions about everything from scheduling and dispatch to maintenance and driver training. If it's is not doing this, it may no longer be fit for purpose. As more and more fleet-reliant businesses embrace comprehensive telematics systems, those that don’t risk being left behind.

Switch to a comprehensive solution today and as well as seeing the many benefits of a robust telematics system, you’ll also get your business ready for the growing demand for greater transparency and connectivity. 

Getting your business ready for the future with telematics can help you to stay in control of your fleet, reduce waste, decrease inefficiency and protect your revenues in a changing marketplace. Here's how:

Reduce waste

Modern telematics systems can help you spot and decrease wasteful practices which may reduce fuel consumption. As well as potentially saving you money, this approach can also help you to meet increasingly challenging emissions targets.

Reduce idling: Track and coach out idling across your fleet to reduce fuel consumption and emissions. Telematics systems can help to significantly reduce idling.
Minimise excess mileage: Integrate traffic data into your routing to avoid congestion and reduce time spent behind the wheel.
Reduce vehicle turnover: Track behaviours that increase wear and tear, such as late braking and harsh acceleration, to potentially increase the life span of your vehicles.

Improve profitability

A comprehensive telematics system can generate ROI by helping to improve profitability, which could allow you to be more efficient and ultimately protect your business against future market downturns or shrinking margins.

Smarter routing: Optimising your routing with a telematics system could give you back time to fit more jobs into the working day.
Streamlined processes: Data collected on engine-on time and site arrival/departure time can be used to automate and improve the accuracy of key processes such as billing and payroll.
Improve driver behaviour: Tracking and reducing driver behaviours, such as speeding and harsh acceleration, can help to improve fuel economy and lower fuel spend.

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Improve customer service

Today’s customer is more demanding than ever before. As ‘on-demand’ service increasingly becomes the norm, modern consumers will come to expect faster communication and greater transparency from all service providers – including businesses like yours.

Live-tracking: With a telematics system in place, you can track your drivers’ whereabouts in near real-time to provide up-to-the-minute ETAs. This information can also be shared with customers so they can track drivers right to the door.
Faster response: With an at-a-glance view of every driver’s whereabouts, you can respond faster and more accurately to customer queries.
Competitive SLAs: A telematics system can afford you an advantage over your competitors, helping you to offer and meet more competitive SLAs.

A system for today, built with tomorrow in mind 

Of course, nobody can predict the future. What we can do, however, is plan accordingly to protect your business, come what may.

As economies continue to shift, regulations get tighter and customers get more demanding, technology is fast becoming the deciding factor as to which businesses are able to overcome these challenges and which are held back by a lack of connectivity, transparency and flexibility.

With a comprehensive telematics system in place, many businesses are seeing real-world advantages today, in terms of efficiency and cost-control, along with the peace of mind that they are ready for tomorrow. Read our Case Studies 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: Customer service, Productivity & efficiency, Team management, Safety

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