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Improved Fleet Management With Telematics Reports

By Kevin Aries February 2, 2020

Fleet managers have a lot on their plate and, as a result, often lack the time and resources necessary to monitor their vehicles and drivers on a continual basis. Fleet monitoring technology offers a host of features that can help shape your fleet management strategy and improve the efficiency of your team. With extensive reporting capabilities, GPS tracking provides near-real time information that can be pushed to drivers, supervisors, or managers through email, text messaging, or an online dashboard, alerting those individuals to important issues that may arise and allowing for a prompt response and solution.

The Benefits of Fleet Monitoring and Reporting

Fleet telematics captures data related to how your vehicles are operating and then quickly reports on it, helping you manage your fleet and, potentially, your bottom line. GPS tracking software offers analysis on both the operational and business levels of your fleet operations, allowing for better insights into how your business runs. Through monitoring mileage, fuel use, diagnostic engine codes, and other vehicle data, tracking systems assist in creating a fleet that is can be optimized at all times.

With 24/7 access to fleet information, it'۪s easy to track both fixed and movable assets from anywhere. Reports and updates can be received and viewed through an online dashboard using a laptop, smartphone, or tablet, so your fleet data comes directly to you. Once the information is received, fleet managers can then easily generate comprehensive diagnostic reports.

Here are several areas which can greatly benefit from reporting:

Vehicle Tracking

The reporting capabilities of GPS-based telematics provide business owners with a wide range of essential tools to improve fleet performance, both on the road and off. Vehicle tracking not only assists in better dispatching yielding faster arrival times and satisfied customers it can lower insurance premiums and reduce driver overtime, too. By giving managers more insight into their driver'۪s road behavior, reporting can lead to fewer safety hazards, moving violations, and reduced driver distraction, allowing your drivers to do their job more effectively.

GPS fleet tracking users report positive ROI in less than six months. Get more interesting data points from the 2021 Fleet Technology Trends Report. Download now.

Fuel Efficiency

Fuel is a large expenditure, especially when you have a fleet of vehicles to continuously fill up. By allowing managers to track fuel usage through detailed reports, fleet telematics reduces fuel costs and promotes better fuel efficiency. Reports provide an in-depth look at where and how fuel is being used, or in some cases, misused. Certain driving patterns, such as idling and speeding, lead to wasted fuel, which is bad for both your finances and for the environment. With alerts and reports that pinpoint unnecessary or unauthorized fuel use, managers are better able to address these concerns.

Repairs and Maintenance

Your vehicles are crucial to your fleet, and to the success of your business. Advanced engine diagnostics help fleet managers keep tabs on vehicle health and performance through alerts, vehicle inspection reports, and charts that indicate potential risks. This information helps to prevent emergencies, reduce maintenance expenses, and prolong the life of each vehicle.

Some features of diagnostic reporting include:

  • Excessive hard braking and hard stops alerts to reduce wear and tear
  • Vehicle fault codes so engine issues can be diagnosed before a breakdown
  • Diagnostic reports detailing every failure item
  • Current engine status

With accurate engine diagnostic reports, managers are able to receive important information about their fleet, allowing for improved overall efficiency and safety while on the road. To learn more about Verizon's services and how fleet telematics can benefit your business, view our How It Works video now.

Kevin Aries

Kevin Aries leads Global Product Success for Verizon Connect, helping build software solutions that optimize the way people, vehicles and things move through the world.

Tags: Cost control, Dispatching & Scheduling, Field management, Productivity & Efficiency, Routing, Team Management, Vehicle Maintenance

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