The benefits of GPS Tracking are wide-ranging and are a must have for fleets in 2022. No matter the size of your fleet, GPS Tracking and Telematics are tools that will save you money and time plus increase security.
GPS Tracking devices are therefore an essential for all Fleet Managers. Here are ten ways you can make your life easier using GPS Tracking;
10 Benefits Of GPS Tracking
- Reduced fuel costs
- Improved routing
- Better driver behaviour
- Real-time information
- Predictive maintenance
- Improved customer service
- Less admin tasks
- Accurate expense reports
- Increased security
- Reduced liability
1. Reduced fuel costs
One of the main reasons businesses use GPS Tracking is the potential to reduce fuel costs. There are a number of ways you can achieve this. The system can direct drivers to fuel stations that are closer, reducing the amount of miles they are driving. They can also alert you to fuel fraud and provide accurate driver performance metrics.
Included with Fuelwise GPS Tracking is the Fuel Card Integration feature. Using this can reduce your annual fleet costs by up to 20% per vehicle.
Recently we discussed how you can check if telematics is worth the cost.
2. Improved routing
GPS Tracking can analyse the routes your vehicles take and suggest alternatives that are more efficient. This can help reduce the time it takes to reach destinations plus reduce the chances of driving into congested areas.
As the Live Map updates every few seconds you can make adjustments to routes while drivers are on the road. Using this can help avoid incidents or high traffic areas.
3. Better driver behaviour
Another benefit of GPS Tracking is the ability to monitor driver performance. You can receive individual driver scores on Speeding, Acceleration, Breaking and Idling. Using this information you can discover your worst and best performing drivers and create an action plan to improve.
4. Real-time information
Having access to real-time information enables Fleet Managers to make decisions instantly. This means you know where your vehicles are at all times and allows you to better plan your activities.
Using the security features you can receive alerts when vehicles enter/leave a specific area or if they move out of working hours. Instant alerts enable you to react quicker if a vehicle has been stolen.
5. Predictive maintenance
Carrying out Daily Vehicle Checks means you become aware of required maintenance instantly. Telematics sensors can also spot potential issues before they arise. This enables you to schedule maintenance before your vehicle fully breaks down.
6. Improved customer service
The benefits of GPS Tracking extend to customer service and satisfaction. Using the Tracking Link feature you can provide customers with accurate estimated arrival times for deliveries.
If a delivery or job is delayed you can provide customers with quick updates plus an updated arrival time. This can reduce the number of complaints you receive and keeps your customers happy.
7. Less admin tasks
Managing vehicles can involve a lot of paperwork and manual tasks. The introduction of GPS Tracking can reduce this. Drivers will no longer have to spend time completing mileage or driving hours as everything will be stored online.
It also makes life easier for Fleet Managers. They can instantly run reports using the analytic tools available to them.
GPS Tracking from Fuelwise is managed using Velocity Fleet.
8. Accurate expense reports
Another benefit of GPS Tracking is making expense reporting more efficient and quicker. Fleet Managers will have access to accurate data, preventing drivers from fluctuating claims for fuel and working hours.
Fuel Card Integration gives access to accurate Miles Per Gallon (MPG) reports. These reports identify the best and worst performing drivers when it comes to fuel consumption. Drivers with better MPG scores will use less fuel than those with lower scores. The drivers with lower scores will be costing the business more in fuel costs. After identifying the worst performing drivers you can create an action plan to improve their MPG score, helping to reduce fuel costs.
9. Increased security
GPS Tracking software can instantly alert Fleet Managers if a vehicle has been used when it shouldn’t be. This can protect your fleet in the event of theft or unauthorised use.
Telematics can identify fuel fraud due to the Fuel Card Integration feature. By monitoring fuel card transactions you can ensure any use is legitimate.
10. Reduced liability
Our final benefit of GPS Tracking relates to a combination of Vehicle Cameras to provide Fleet Managers with a complete picture of any incident. Clear high-definition video footage can protect your business against claims by determining liability of an accident.
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Find out how your fleet can benefit from introducing GPS Tracking. Fuelwise Telematics is the perfect GPS Tracker for business vehicles of all shapes and sizes. With powerful insight and data into a range of fleet metrics from driver behaviour to vehicle performance, it provides a platform to help you enhance your business, increase security, improve productivity and reduce your fleet costs.
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It’s not only vehicles you can use for GPS Tracking, you can also keep track of key business assets with our Asset Trackers.