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2023 trends in government fleet management

By Verizon Connect May 4, 2023

As fleet-based industries and organizations navigated the last few years, preparedness, connectivity and resilience became more critical than ever. This holds true for government agencies, which rely on large numbers of vehicles to serve constituents and complete critical public service tasks.

According to the 2023 Fleet Technology Trends Survey, GPS fleet tracking technology or telematics has helped government fleets address everyday challenges and unique obstacles.

The survey, conducted for Verizon Connect by Bobit Business Media, found that 72% of government fleets have implemented a GPS fleet tracking solution. The survey also revealed that, of all fleets using GPS technology, 75% of respondents said GPS fleet tracking is extremely or very beneficial.1

In addition to GPS fleet tracking, government fleets have also seen the value in deploying in-cab video and asset tracking technology to provide additional benefits for drivers as well as organizations.

Let’s take a deeper dive into how government fleets are using GPS fleet tracking, AI-backed video telematics and asset tracking to help boost productivity, lower costs, protect drivers and reduce response time.

Government fleets see reduced costs and increased productivity

According to the 2023 Fleet Technology Trends Report, when asked to rank the biggest impact that telematics technology has on their operations, improved productivity stood out as the top benefit, with 50% of all fleets reporting that they were able to achieve better productivity. 

When asked how much fleet management software helps reduce costs, fleets answered that their average fuel cost reduction was 9%, their average accident cost reduction was 17% and their average labor cost reduction was 12%. 

It’s clear from these results that GPS tracking can help support fleet management and ROI. From smart dashboards to optimized routes and reduced idling, government fleet managers are empowered with the ability to address their most critical fleet operations issues and protect their drivers. 

Learn more about how the right fleet management technology can help government organizations improve vehicle ROI.

Fleet safety and security

In addition to fleet tracking technology, the 2023 Fleet Technology Trends Survey highlighted how government fleets are relying on in-cab video telematics and asset tracking to promote driver safety and secure assets.

AI-backed video telematics with driver-facing and front-facing cameras is reshaping safety and efficiency for fleets. Fleet businesses can see how smart video can serve as an unbiased witness, an incomparable driver training tool, and a goldmine of data.

The ability to do more with the vehicles and assets they already own is critical for government fleet management, especially as they deal with competing factors like reduced budgets and increased fuel and oil prices. Asset tracking solutions provide visibility into how, when and where vehicles and equipment are being used.

The right tools for government fleet management 

Preparedness, connectivity and resiliency will continue to be cornerstones of success for government fleets well into 2023 and beyond. Fleet tracking technology gives government fleet managers the tools they need to help improve fleet operations and better address the critical needs of the customers and constituents that they serve.

It's clear from the results of the 2023 Fleet Technology Trends Survey that those government fleets which have implemented telematics and asset tracking solutions are already reaping the benefits.


Verizon Connect

Verizon Connect Staff represents a team of professionals passionate about everything telematics. Get to hear about the latest trends, product features and industry best practices from the desk of Verizon Connect Staff.

Tags: Cost control, Data & Analytics, Productivity & Efficiency, Performance & Coaching, Team Management, Vehicle & asset security, Safety

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