As a fleet manager, it is common to focus in long-term goals and bigger plans for your business. While it is of course important to any company, losing touch with the day-to-day running of your business can sometimes mean slipping into arrears, debt or worse, bankruptcy. Therefore it is also essential to constantly find ways to lower your outgoings and maximise efficiency.
Managing your assets and resources has never been easier with the use of an in-vehicle monitoring system. Such system can help you monitor each location of your vehicle through the use of a Global Positioning System or GPS. The data that an in-vehicle monitoring system can provide is priceless for those who are in the mining, gas & oil, in logistics, in transportation, in plant equipment, corporation and government fleets as well as in the service sectors.
Knowing the exact position of each vehicle or your entire fleet ensures long-term financial stability
For large companies with hundreds of vehicles, tracking and monitoring the location of each of their trucks is almost impossible without a GPS device. Knowing the location of your mobile assets is very advantageous and offers a number of benefits:
Propose the quickest or more economical routes
Fuel consumption is 65% of your daily expense which translates to thousands of dollars going out of your pocket every day. Now with a GPS tracker, you can foresee better routes for every journey and provide your drivers with route alternates for more urgent jobs or the most cost-saving itinerary for an ordinary journey. Aside from saving money of fuel, faster routes also means quicker turnover leading your staff to take on more jobs which all lead to a significant profit growth.
Avoid road incidents and corporate lawsuits
Your world is in constant motion. Being as such, road incidents are considered common. As a matter of fact, a 2 million lawsuit for public and private damages are ordinary. On top of that, be ready to spend thousands more on hospitalization of victims and in rehabilitation of your assets. Imagine that hefty amount of cash draining out from your pockets.
With a GPS vehicle tracking device, you can make sure your drivers are adhering to health and safety regulations regarding driving times. The law states that lorry drivers must not exceed 4.5 hours on the wheel and must take a break for at least 45 minutes as to not endanger themselves and other road users.
A more advanced GPS tracker can monitor your driver’s performance and provides real-time driver feedback in the case of harsh braking, acceleration, cornering or speeding. This allows you to create driver safety awareness for each journey. You can also immediately counsel and monitor drivers who are most at risk due to their poor driving habits.
With a GPS tracking device, you can reduce cost big time, improve efficiency and increase workload without expanding your current team. All of which can contribute to your bottom-line. The saving and increase revenue you can benefit can leverage the initial cost of investment, which makes a GPS fleet tracking system a must.
Find out more how a GPS device can help you monitor and measure your fleet’s operation by calling the leader in GPS telematics and communications technology, Securatrak at 1300 653 395
or request for a FREE information pack at http://www.securatrak.com.au/