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5 ways to optimise your fleet

By Holly Dempster April 1, 2019

When you’re fully aware of what’s happening in your business, you can identify more ways to improve safety, cut costs and boost productivity.

Optimising your fleet’s performance to keep business booming and your customers happy should be top of your priorities list. With GPS vehicle tracking, you’ll have full transparency into your fleet’s operations. Tracking will also allow you to gain control over your workforce and help highlight areas you could make improvements and save costs.

In this blog we are going to look at five ways to optimise your fleet so you can ultimately make more, do more and provide excellent customer service every day.

1. Reduce fuel costs

With a fleet tracking solution, you can significantly reduce the amount of fuel wasted by your vehicles. Identify speeding events per driver and set-up alerts that are triggered when a member of your team breaches a specific speed threshold.

Further to this, you also have the ability to integrate your fuel cards with the software and run reports that show total fuel spent per vehicle along with the location it was filled up. Having all of this reliable fuel transaction data will help you spot discrepancies and enforce cost-saving habits, which in turn, should reduce your fuel bill.

2. Monitor driver behaviours

You can’t be in the car with all of your drivers – as much as you’d probably like to be. However, you can utilise a tool that helps you measure driving behaviours, identify how well your vehicles are being driven and also improve safety within your fleet. With a GPS fleet tracking tool at your fingertips, you can monitor speeding, heavy braking and harsh driving – all of which can lead to accidents and unnecessary fines. Make small changes to gain a higher level of reassurance that everyone is getting home safe at the end of the day.

3. Improve vehicle security and safety

When a vehicle is stolen, it affects everything – productivity and your bottom line to name a few. With the help of a GPS tracking solution, stolen vehicles and equipment are easier to find and can assist the police with a quicker recovery, which means you don’t have to spend thousands of pounds on replacements.

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Also, knowing when your vehicles are due for any maintenance work with reports that pull up all this information, removes guesswork, keeps your fleet running smoothly on the roads and allows you to service more of your customers. Keep your fleet healthy and your customers happy 100% of the time.

4. Optimise routing and dispatch

Do you want to get to your customers faster and more efficiently? With the map feature found within a fleet tracking solution, fleet managers and dispatchers can easily identify the location of each tracked vehicle within their fleet. This is not only helpful day-to-day, it’s useful when an urgent job come in and you need to send your closest driver on-site immediately. Furthermore, a comprehensive solution will provide current traffic conditions, allowing you to navigate your mobile workforce around heavy traffic.

5. Boost productivity

Create and customise reports so you can see your fleet’s performance in easily-digestible dashboards. Schedule and share these reports with your team to build rapport and start conversations around what areas of your fleet are doing well and where improvements could be made.

You can also use this data to help make near real-time decisions and implement policies to keep your fleet safe and productive.

If you’re still not certain on the benefits fleet management could bring to your business, why not book yourself in for a short 15 minute demo to get a better idea and ask any questions you may still have?


Holly Dempster

Holly is the Marketing Specialist for UK & Ireland, Verizon Connect. With 5 years' experience in the IT Sector and a Journalism degree, her passion lies in the power of content. Holly's focus areas to date include, Digital, Channel and Consultative Marketing.

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