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Benefits of GPS tracking systems for New Zealand businesses

By Verizon Connect Team December 2, 2022

Why do 69% of fleets surveyed in New Zealand use GPS tracking systems for their daily operations?

According to the last Fleet Technology Trends Report Survey conducted for Verizon Connect by ABI Research reported that the number of fleets using GPS tracking technology is 69% in 2022, showing that it is a consolidated and growing solution for businesses in New Zealand.

Concretely, the GPS tracking solution utilised by small businesses in New Zealand are 53%, 73% for medium businesses and 80% for enterprises. Regardless of business size we can see that GPS tracking technology is widely used throughout all businesses.

There are many reasons for the increased use of GPS trackers by small, medium, and enterprise businesses in New Zealand. Fleet managers and business owners are facing a highly competitive market where fuel prices are volatile, rising operating costs, meeting customer needs as well as improving productivity and efficiency are essential. 

Let’s dive into the top 10 challenges that fleet managers surveyed rated as ‘very impactful’ or ‘extremely impactful’ for their daily operations and businesses:

Download the complete 2023 Fleet Technology Trends Report for Australia and New Zealand and discover how fleet management technologies can help your business

How can a GPS tracking solution help face daily operational challenges of your business?

  1. Promote safety: Monitor driver behaviour that might affect their safety. Hard braking, quick starts, and harsh cornering are reported and rated as moderate or severe. Speeding, out of hours driving, and unauthorised stops in a given location are also monitored.
  2. Monitor fuel consumption: Measure the fuel efficiency of vehicles by comparing fuel purchases against speeding, idling, and harsh driving events. Receive a better overview and breakdown of fuel purchases for each vehicle or excessive idling. Measure the carbon footprint of vehicles to help improve fuel efficiency and the sustainability of your business by reducing CO2 emissions. 
  3. Help boost daily operations: Smart scheduling and dispatching provide suggestions for technicians based on availability, skill set, and location. This technology can help improve productivity and provide better daily time management for technicians. Keep track of job statuses, jobs scheduled, and track your vehicles in near real-time from a central hub. This makes it easier to assign the nearest technician to the next customer. 
  4. Improve customer experience: Automatically alert customers of ETAs and delays using GPS tracking data to offer an innovative and high-quality service.
  5. Help improve routing: Choosing the safer and faster route can help avoid extra kilometres and promote fuel efficiency, reducing the overall cost of daily operations.
  6. Plan an effective vehicle maintenance program: Maintain your fleet vehicles and keep on top of maintenance schedules. This not only helps to keep drivers safe, but also can help to keep vehicles in use for longer, which in turn enables your business to stay profitable.

To learn more about how fleet management technologies can help you and your business, download the complete 2023 Fleet Technology Trends Report for Australia and New Zealand

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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, Dispatching & Scheduling, Field Management, Productivity & Efficiency, Revenue & ROI, Routing, Safety, Team Management, Vehicle & Asset Security

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