In recent years, many fleet managers have considered moving to a telematics-based fleet management system. There are choices at all different price points and levels of complexity available. What are the most common fleet management system risks? How do you decide which system is right for you? GPS Trackit is here to help. 

Let’s start with the five biggest fleet management system risks: 

  1. Data Overload
  2. Lack of Standardization
  3. Inflexible Systems
  4. Security Concerns
  5. High Costs


  1. Data Overload

Too much data can actually be counterproductive. Sifting through mountains of data takes time and can be overwhelming. This can lead to decision fatigue, which can cause even the most experienced managers to make suboptimal decisions. The key is to focus on the data that is most relevant to your business and use it to make informed decisions. GPS Trackit’s platform provides managers with an at-a-glance single dashboard with the most important metrics front and center. That means you get information when you need it, and when you can use it. 

  1. Lack of Standardization

One of the biggest challenges facing telematics is the lack of standardization across different platforms. This makes it difficult for businesses to compare apples to apples when choosing a fleet management system. It also makes it difficult for businesses to switch fleet management systems if they’re not happy with their current one because all their data will need to be migrated over to the new platform. This lack of standardization is one of the main reasons why some businesses have been hesitant to adopt telematics. 

  1. Inflexible Systems

Another fleet management system risk? Some systems can be inflexible and difficult to customize. This can be a problem if a business’s needs change or if they want to add new features that aren’t available on their current system. It’s important to choose a fleet management system that is flexible and can be customized to meet your specific needs. GPS Trackit’s plug-and-play modules can be installed in minutes, and are adaptable to virtually any fleet use. Its open Application Programming Interface also allows easy integration with other systems you’re already using. 

  1. Security Concerns

Any time you’re dealing with sensitive data, there are going to be security concerns. When choosing a fleet management system, it’s important to make sure that the platform is secure and that your data will be safe from hackers. 

  1. High Costs

Good information is valuable. But how much do you want to pay? Costs can range from a few hundred dollars per month to several thousand, depending on the system. Some systems also have high installation costs, which can be a barrier for a smaller fleet that would benefit from a telematics-based management system. GPS Trackit units generally cost less than a cup of coffee per day per unit, and startup costs are among the lowest in the industry. Clients see benefits with as few as two or three trucks. The ease of implementing the platform with its relatively small fleet and GPS Trackit’s personalized customer service won over RG Tree. “GPS trackit cares about a customer’s needs, as opposed to any sort of sales numbers,” says Danny Segura of RG Tree. “It’s a company that cares for us.”

The best way to figure out what platform is right for you? Reach out to the Fleet Advisors at GPS Trackit for a free, personalized demo. See how fleet management technology can work for your business.