A fleet management solution provides service businesses with more control than ever over fleet operations. A fleet management system can streamline and increase the effectiveness of fleet management—Saving money, saving time and increasing profits.
Here are 10 benefits of using a fleet management solution to maximize a fleet investment:
1. Reduced Fuel Costs.
GPS tracking can provide optimized routing, so that vehicles aren’t wasting gas on unnecessary miles and idling.
2. Lower Labor Costs.
Just as optimized routing saves fuel cost, it also saves in labor because a driver’s time behind the wheel is reduced.
3. Improved Driver Safety.
A GPS fleet tracking system encourages drivers to act more responsibly, providing better driver safety, reducing accidents and decreasing fuel usage by driving within the speed limits.
4. Enhanced Customer Service.
With fleet vehicle tracking finding the closest vehicle to an “on the fly” customer request or emergency is easy, efficient and effective all while giving better customer service.
5. Increases Driver Confidence.
Fleet management tracking can be used to provide turn-by-turn directions, facilitate two-way communication between dispatch and drivers, and supply other critical information drivers need.
6. Save Money on Vehicle Maintenance.
Text alerts are provided for scheduled maintenance as a preventive measure against sudden vehicle problems.
7. Theft Protection.
Your fleet is a highly valuable asset that needs protection. GPS technology will tell you where a vehicle is—even if it’s stolen. Using geo-fencing, GPS tracking can provide an alert whenever a vehicle leaves as designated area—an important feature not only to prevent theft but also employee misuse.
8. Increase Driver Productivity.
Know where your all your drivers are instantly and what they are doing so you can maximize driver output.
9. Reduced Billing Cycle.
GPS fleet tracking automates time sheets and trip times thus simplifying and reducing billing cycles.
10. Reduced Insurance Costs.
Most insurance companies provide insurance discounts to companies that use a fleet management system.
THE BOTTOM LINE
Fleet management has long been recognized as a critical component of the profitability of any service business that utilizes a fleet of vehicles (no matter how big or how small). Advances in fleet management software—particularly cloud-based software—has even further increased the potential of fleet management to drive efficiency.
If a service business is not using fleet management software to their advantage, they’re missing a golden opportunity to significantly increase profits.