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Benefits of Integrated Fleet Telematics

By Verizon Connect December 13, 2021

It’s never been more important to get the most use out of your resources while simultaneously seeking to cut costs without sacrificing high-level customer service. 

The power and simplicity of a single integrated telematics platform can help. Here are some ways you can help boost business efficiency while improving customer service and your bottom line. 

Benefits of using one program to manage your fleet

1. Gain visibility with near real-time vehicle tracking

With your entire fleet on a single dashboard, you'll be able to see a near real-time, comprehensive view of your daily operations. You gain efficiency when you always have all vehicle locations at your fingertips. This also allows you to provide quick and precise information to customers and dispatch the closest available vehicle to a job, while watching for trends across your fleet and bolstering service consistency.

2. Implement a smart maintenance schedule

Another way to increase efficiency and save money is through advanced fleet management software, which can generate vehicle maintenance alerts and help improve the accuracy of your preventative maintenance program to control costs. This can mean less vehicle downtime, improved fuel tracking and economy, and greater mileage on warranties overall.

3. Achieve greater cost control

Small expenses can have a big impact on a business's bottom line, and mounting expenses are often caused by small inefficiencies left unchecked. A fully integrated platform can help reduce these inefficiencies related to fuel management, vehicle wear and tear, and driver behavior.

4. Identify under-utilized assets

Fleet tracking technology provides you with the information you need to optimize your fleet. Tracking where vehicles and assets have been, when they arrived and how long they were idle helps you identify under-utilized vehicles or machinery. In the long term, you can determine how those assets are impacting your fleet in order to make more effective business decisions.

5. Work toward improving driver behavior

With additional features that fully integrate into your fleet tracking platform, you can help your drivers improve and correct negative driving behaviors such as harsh braking or stopping. With in-cab and driver-facing integrated video, you can capture and automatically classify harsh driving events in near real time. This can also provide video evidence in the event of a false claim or accident that wasn’t your driver’s fault.

6. Help simplify your fleet’s compliance

Using GPS fleet tracking technology in conjunction with an electronic logging device (ELD) can help improve the accuracy of trip scheduling to keep drivers within legal hours of service (HOS) limits, while boosting fleet performance. It can also bolster safety goals by rewarding good driving behavior and help to prevent major breakdowns through better maintenance tracking

Looking toward the future of your fleet

The fleet technology landscape continues to evolve through developments such as smarter sensors, more intuitive software and artificial intelligence. This makes the availability of near real-time and historical data greater than ever before. 

Those businesses that implement the right technology will rise above the pack by using data to glean critical insights that guide informed operational decision-making. Download the full version of our eBook to learn more. 

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Tags: Cost control, Data & Analytics, Dispatching & Scheduling, ELD & Compliance, Field management, Fleet utilization, Performance & Coaching, Productivity & Efficiency, Routing, Safety, Team Management, Vehicle & asset security, Vehicle Maintenance

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