Before telematics entered the picture, fleet managers had to manage their vehicles in the dark. The inability to see underlying problems as they arose resulted in a delayed, reactive approach to fleet management. Fleet managers were juggling the stress of sudden mishaps on the road and lessened opportunities for efficiency, instead of using telematics data to guide decisions on routing, vehicle switching, fuel plans and other fleet management tactics.
Today, the proactive nature of telematics is key to the fleet management conversation. Visibility into where a product or service is in real-time, high delivery demand, a chronic driver shortage, and consumer expectations for instant service put pressure on the entire supply chain. By applying telematics, fleet managers alleviate that pressure and create an efficient, seamless fleet operation that satisfies consumers as well as business needs.
That is to say that a fleet telematics system creates visibility into the where, when, and how of your assets’ daily use. From tracking driver habits to maintenance needs, GPS fleet tracking optimizes and automates your fleet management process — providing managers with greater transparency and insights than ever before.
TELEMATICS SYSTEM: THE INSTANT BENEFITS
Data drives decisions, and that’s particularly true with Mike Albert’s GPS fleet management. But too much data— without an understanding of what to do with it all — is overwhelming and ultimately hinders decision-making. To combat a data-overload, we find that data can be organized into three broad categories: enhanced productivity, improved safety, and reduced costs.
Enhance productivity. Fleet managers will know where every vehicle is in real time, which means no more calling in and coordinating whereabouts. GPS fleet tracking also allows drivers to more efficiently navigate away from traffic delays and identify the most productive routes.
Improve safety. Excessive speed and hard braking are a recipe for disaster. While telematics lets you identify those who are driving recklessly, you can also touch base with drivers who may not even be aware of their frequent hard braking. By identifying those who are driving in an unsafe way, you can help prevent future accidents.
Reduce costs. Fewer accidents calls for lower insurance rates that save you cash. But beyond just insurance, idling vehicles waste valuable fuel and time. With GPS fleet management, managers may be better positioned to see where their fleets are hitting stand-still traffic. They can then make a plan of action to reroute drivers at peak efficient times — saving money on fuel and reducing overall costs.
With all this data at hand, fleet managers can set up incentives for safe driving. Those who adhere to speed limits, optimize fuel use, and cut idling time can be rewarded with recognition or bonuses. Drivers who are aware of their performance are more likely to be accident-free, improving your bottom line.
ROUTE MONITORING AND OPTIMIZATION
Route monitoring is one of the most used aspects of telematics, but it’s also one of the most complicated to gather and optimize. While many route optimizations require integration of a third-party service provider, ours is simplified with the following features:
- Tools to compare personal versus business miles
- Driver safety scorecard
- GPS fleet tracking dashboard with detailed reports
- Planned versus actual route optimization
- Dispatching and navigation tools
- Ability to track fuel usage and idling trends
Mobile workforce management has never been so easy — fleets managers can stay up to date with all the newest tools, dashboards and scorecards to ensure they’re making the best decisions for their needs.
SCALE AND CUSTOMIZE YOUR TELEMATICS PLAN
Our fleet telematics programs can be customized to meet your needs. We have specific telematics plans of action set for a number of industries, and are happy to mix and match features to fit your needs — big or small. Some of those industries are:
- Police and first responders
- Food and beverage
- Field sales & services
- Courier & delivery
- Construction & heavy equipment
- Oil, gas & mining
- Waste management
- Transportation & logistics
To ensure customer satisfaction, utmost safety and protection of all your assets, GPS fleet management is key in all these industries and more. Rich data and easy integration make for the most optimized fleet telematics solutions.
We also strive to make adopting our telematics system as clear and efficient as your telematics data should be. Our team is able to work with a variety of existing software, so you can avoid technical stress and enjoy a seamless transition to our telematics system.
WHY MIKE ALBERT?
At Mike Albert, no fleet is too big a job for us. We’ve established a reputation for delivering you grade-A fleet telematics data no matter the size or type of fleet you have. Set up a consultation today to learn about how our fleet telematics and mobile workforce management systems will help you.
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