If you’re looking for ways to strengthen the day-to-day operations of your business, you may want to start out with your vehicles. How many accidents have your drivers had in the past year? How much fuel have you been wasting on your vehicles? Do you know exactly how efficient your drivers and business vehicles are? With GPS vehicle tracking, you can gather a great deal of useful data on your business vehicles and make vast improvements to your business operations.
Whenever one of your drivers is involved in an accident, you not only have to worry about insurance claims, deductibles, and repairs, you also have to factor in downtime and potential liability costs. By tracking your business vehicles with GPS, you can start to get a better idea of which of your drivers is over-accelerating, going over or under the speed limit, or making hard turns.
Save on Fuel
With the vehicle data you receive from GPS tracking systems you’ll be aware of mileage, driver behavior, and working time. By gauging the maximum and minimum speed, you and your drivers can get a better idea of the best driving speed that saves on fuel while still managing to get products where they need to be when they need to be there. Idling is another reason that you may be spending more on fuel consumption than you absolutely need to. Now you’ll know whether your drivers need to change their routes at certain times in order to reduce instances of idling.
There’s always the possibility that some of your drivers have low delivery efficiency. According to NeetworkFleet, GPS tracking systems help small business owners improve profitability by providing real time data tracking. Now you’ll know where business vehicles have been and when they were in those specific areas. You can then help your drivers to plan more efficient routes. Another great thing about using a GPS tracking system for vehicle efficiency is that you’ll be able to playback a historical vehicle trace. Some systems allow you to set a geo-fence so that you and your drivers receive an alert whenever they start to leave a designated area.
Lowered Vehicle Maintenance Costs
GPS tracking also gives you a heads up on when your vehicles need maintenance, allowing you to lower your chances of experiencing a major breakdown, which can potentially lower vehicle and driver downtime while the vehicle is being repaired. Now you’ll be able to set up maintenance schedules and evenly and efficiently disperse your vehicles.