Inflation and supply chain disruptions have taken a bite out of fleet operators’ profit margins. Why compound the pain with loads spoiled because they haven’t been kept at the right temperature?

Temperature monitoring in fleet management is a new solution offered by vendors like GPS Trackit. Sensors in the cargo area warn both the driver and dispatch when load temperature has fallen out of specification—giving you time to make adjustments, repairs, or new delivery plans. Let’s take a look at five ways it can help your business. 

  1. Avoid Costly Spoilage:

Truck delivery of temperature-sensitive products like pharmaceuticals, fresh produce, and frozen foods is the backbone of the American convenience economy. Products like that require specific temperatures to maintain their quality—and temperature monitoring in fleet management can help you lead the way. Sensors in the cargo area work with a hard-wired fleet monitoring device in the cab to monitor tiny changes in temperature. You can configure the alerts you want to see—from a single alert to a constant warning until any faults have been corrected. With real-time monitoring, drivers and fleet managers can quickly detect any temperature changes before they lead to spoilage. 

  1. Increase Efficiency:

Temperature data can be automatically collected and synced within the overall fleet management solution. This means that there is no need for manual temperature recordings, which can be time-consuming and error-prone. With accurate and real-time data, fleet managers can identify consistent problem areas, optimize routes, adjust delivery times, and improve driver efficiency. This helps in reducing operating costs, minimizing downtime, and improving customer satisfaction.

  1. Better Compliance:

The transportation of temperature-sensitive products requires compliance with strict regulations from oversight organizations like the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Department of Transportation (DOT). Non-compliance can lead to hefty fines and legal action. But temperature management in fleet management gives operators tools to prove they are meeting regulatory requirements by providing accurate and timely temperature reports. Compliance track record is an important indicator for customers to trust and choose your business. 

  1. Detailed Reporting:

Solutions like GPS Trackit output detailed reports of every temperature change, including time, location, and temperature readings. This level of detail helps fleet managers identify patterns and make informed decisions. For example, by analyzing temperature data, fleet managers can identify temperature fluctuations during specific times of the day or specific routes. This can help avoid such fluctuations in the future, ensuring maximum product safety. Better data gives you the ability to assign the right drivers and equipment for each route and load. 

  1. Peace of Mind:

Temperature monitoring offers peace of mind for both fleet managers and customers. With temperature monitoring, fleet managers know their products are being transported at their required temperatures, and customers can be confident about the quality of the products they receive. Retail is a bottom-line business, and when customers can trust your deliveries, they’ll stay for the long run. 

Let the expert Fleet Advisors at GPS Trackit show you how an easy-to-install temperature monitoring system can simplify your operations and increase your efficiency. Set up a free consultation and demo today.