A GPS vehicle tracking system feeds you real time information necessary for more informed, smart decisions. One of which is tracking good and hazardous driving styles of your staff allowing you to pinpoint drivers who are at risks because of poor driving habits. This definitely improves operational efficiencies. According to an independent study by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), improved driving behaviour can create a realized fuel savings for up to 20%. That translates to tens of thousands of dollars which go right to your bottom line!
The benefits do not end there because there are other broader implications like identifying efficiencies, improving compliance, reducing vehicle incidents, reducing overhead costs, expanding your manpower without hiring a new staff and real time vehicle/asset tracking among many others.
Why GPS Vehicle Tracking and Management Solution Works?
The biggest factor that affects fuel usage is speed. Higher speed equates to higher fuel consumption due to the direct relationship of aerodynamic drag increase and vehicle velocity. Human factors also play an important role in the psychology of driving which include traffic flow and time induced stress or anxiety like running late for a delivery or a deadline.
The best GPS vehicle tracking system has a means to communicate to drivers on a human level. A great example is an in-cabin audible alert that provides real time feedback and remind drivers to slow down in events of harsh braking, harsh cornering or speeding. This creates driver safety awareness for every journey and encourage your staff to be accountable and more responsible for their actions.
Another great feature in GPS vehicle tracker is its ability to provide real time mapping through geo-fencing. As such you can view and suggest better routes for a faster delivery especially for a rush job. You can also assign the nearest vehicle for any job on a short notice, thus helping your drivers avoid traffic jams or getting stressed to meet deadlines.
Other factors that may contribute to high fuel usage is drivers getting out of the way to do non-working activities such as congregating for lunch or taking longer routes to kill time or to drop packages that are not in line with your business. Since, you can monitor and track the progress of your fleet, you can view the exact location of your vehicles anytime, anywhere even in the remotest regions of Australia.
Simple ROI Equation
As with any investment, it is a must to justify your return on investment and GPS vehicle tracking systems is no different. The equation is simple:
The higher the speed + higher fuel consumption = more money spent
So with a GPS vehicle tracking device that keeps your drivers motivated and are reminded to slow down, you will have reduced fuel consumption and an increase in your ROI. And because you benefit from real time data, you can make smarter decisions to improve operation allocations at reduced costs. Furthermore, a GPS tracking system is a low cost yet highly effective investment without the prohibitive capital outlay. So you will experience return of investments almost immediately.
Find out more how you can reduce cost, manage your fleet better and improve your bottom line with Securatrak, the market leader in providing Australasia the most advanced GPS vehicle tracking system and management solutions for fleets of any size and location across every industry.
Securatrak is the Australasian partner and exclusive distributor for Geotab Inc based in Toronto, Canada. Geotab has been developing end-to-end GPS telematics solutions since 1998.
You can reach Securatrak at 1300 653 395, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.securatrak.com.au/Solutions/Fleet-Vehicle-Tracking