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77% of fleet managers in the New Zealand find GPS vehicle tracking ‘very’ or ‘extremely’ useful to managing their fleet

By Verizon Connect Team March 6, 2023

The local Fleet Technology Trends Report in New Zealand is now live. We ran a survey with 150 fleet managers in New Zealand. These business professionals shared crucial insights into what helps them overcome daily fleet challenges, get the most out of every day and improve fleet performance, safety and sustainability.

Businesses can build resilience with a great ally like GPS fleet management technology

New Zealand’s economy faces many challenges following the recovery from the COVID pandemic. According to the Government, New Zealand's strength and resilience to global forces are about to be tested again by the combination of a global economic downturn (1). That means they have to operate in a highly competitive marketplace that requires efficiency, competitiveness and sustainability in order to meet customer needs and differentiate themselves from competitors.

The good news is, they can do just that with the help of GPS fleet management technology. 

Challenges fleet managers face in New Zealand

Fleet managers and business owners face important decisions daily. These include planning the safest and fastest routes so they can ensure their team’s safety and reduce fuel consumption. Furthermore, they also need to make sure that customers are provided with technicians who are nearby. All these day-to-day decisions have a direct impact on a business’s bottom line.

In our latest report, the top 5 most important challenges identified by fleet managers in New Zealand defined as ‘extremely’ or ‘very important’ were increased costs (69%), followed by fuel (68%), meeting customer demands and expectation (59%), not enough quality drivers/technicians to meet business demands (57%) and labour costs (57%).

Discover the top 10 challenges identified by fleet managers in New Zealand by downloading the Fleet Technology Trends Report here.  

Goals achieved by businesses since implementing GPS fleet tracking solutions

According to the Fleet Technology Trends Report 2023, GPS fleet tracking solutions are helping businesses to address the most relevant challenges they face whilst working on each specific KPI to keep daily operations as efficient, resilient, and competitive as possible.

Here are the results achieved in New Zealand according to respondents of the survey:

  • 63% improved EWD/ regulatory compliance
  • 52% decreased fuel consumption
  • 52% improved customer service
  • 47% improved routing
  • 47% improved productivity

Discover all the goals achieved by New Zealand businesses since implementing a fleet management solution. Download the Fleet Technology Trends Report 2023 for Australia and New Zealand.

How fleet management can help improve your business

Fleet management technologies can help streamline fleet operations by promoting safety, improving productivity, and reducing fuel cost and CO2 emissions. It can also help with efficiency in other areas of the business. 

Increase your vehicle visibility: improve your bottom line by tracking all vehicles in near real-time. This includes a detailed view of all your fleet’s operations, so you can adjust and improve in certain areas. 

Analyse your fleet’s performance: enjoy a clear and detailed overview across your entire fleet including distance travelled, idle time, vehicle activity and engine hours, so you can analyse activity and trends, and uncover any unused potential.

Promote team safety: be prepared for any eventuality and remotely accompany your team in their daily operations thanks to GPS vehicle tracking. This way, you can provide quick and efficient help and still attend to your customers’ needs.

Make compliance easy: a digital tachograph and a fleet management system can help HGV drivers manage compliance and regulatory requirements. It also gives fleet managers a detailed overview of driving hours and rest periods. The ability to remotely download tachograph data can also help to keep your HGVs and business compliant. 

Monitor driver behaviour: retain a clear overview of driver behaviour, including harsh driving, fast cornering and speeding to minimise the risk of accidents. This can help boost driver safety and ensure that your drivers are coached in the necessary way.

Discover more technology trends to advance your fleet

The Fleet Technology Trends Report 2023 for Australia and New Zealand addresses the most important challenges that businesses are currently facing and shows how fleet management technologies can be instrumental in managing them. Discover how our technology can help businesses become more efficient, resilient, and competitive.


Verizon Connect Team

The telematics industry is moving at a fast pace. With new developments, use cases and feature sets emerging every day, it can be challenging to make the right decision for your fleet business. Verizon Connect Staff is conceptualized to be a partner for your business and help you make smart choices based on useful content.

Tags: Cost Control, Customer Service, Productivity & Efficiency, Revenue & ROI, Routing, Safety, Vehicle & Asset Security, Vehicle Maintenance

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