The benefits of Telematics to your fleet management operations can be significant.
Most of the benefits are related to efficiency and reducing costs which are important for any business.
Five benefits of Telematics and GPS Tracking devices for vehicles include;
1. Route Optimisation
With Telematics installed in your vehicles you are able to view your vehicles location in real time. This enables you to send the ideal route for your drivers to avoid delays, traffic jams or accidents.
2. Improve Customer Service
You can increase your response times by selecting the vehicle that is closest to the customer location to provide a prompt and responsive service. If you are a business that delivers products, you can provide customers with a Tracking Link that enables them to view the location of the vehicle. This allows your customers to prepare in advance for the delivery.
3. Reduced Fuel Costs
Fuel is one of the biggest expenses for any company that operates vehicles. Telematics and GPS Vehicle Tracking can help to cut those costs. You can view a number of Driver Behaviour metrics, for example, Harsh Acceleration, Idling and Miles Per Gallon. Once you have access to these reports, you can identify drivers can improve their performance to reduce the amount of fuel they use. As your drivers become more efficient, they require less fuel which helps to reduce your fuel costs.
4. Improved Safety
Another benefit of Telematics is that it can help to improve the safety of your drivers and all other road users. As drivers know they are being monitored they are less likely to take unnecessary risks which could result in an expensive repair bill. Included for free with all Fuelwise accounts is the Vehicle Walkaround Check app. Drivers must complete a Walkaround Check before starting their journey and if they spot any defects they will know not to start their journey.
5. Increased Security
By having a Telematics device installed in each of your vehicles you can view their location at anytime. If your vehicle was to be stolen you can login to the system and track the vehicle, helping to locate and recover it. Having a GPS Vehicle Tracking unit can also work to deter thieves.
Kinesis Telematics is the perfect Telematics system 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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