25 Nov, 2012

How to Increase Driver Accountability Using GPS Tracking

25 Nov, 2012

GPS tracking As fleet manager, have you determined how to increase driver accountability using a GPS vehicle tracking device to improve daily operations?

Though the technology may sound complex, the task of increasing driver accountability can be managed quite simply.

Using GPS fleet management solutions, driver behaviors and route selections are monitored by employers.

This is done using alerts and reports to gather data about the employee and the vehicle they drive.

When responsible for a fleet, a manager needs to know more than just where drivers are during the day.

Gathering details about how an employee drives helps to determine what changes should be made to increase their productivity and reduce overhead expenses.

GPS Tracking Alerts Supervisors/Managers When Fleet Drivers Exhibit ‘Hard Driving’ Events

Hard-driving events, along with engine idling, account for 80% of fuel wasted during the work day.

Examples of hard-driving events include:

  • Hard acceleration
  • Hard breaking
  • Hard turning

These type of hard-driving events can cause unnecessary wear-and-tear to the engine and increase fuel consumption. This leads to increased maintenance and fuel expenses annually.

Company policies should be established that clearly define acceptable driving behaviors. Having employees sign the policy will place responsibility to adhere to it on them.

The following reports will provide data needed to establish company driving policies that ensure increased driver accountability and reduce fuel consumption:

  • Idle
  • Speed
  • Stops/Starts/Idle
  • Moving Report

Using the data these reports provides will allow fleet managers to streamline daily operations.

Accurately Verify Time Sheets, Reduce the Billing Process, & Add More Dispatch Calls to Your Daily Work Schedule

Fleet managers more accurately verify time sheet information for employees using data from the Time Sheet, Start/Stop/Idle, and Moving reports.

The billing process is streamlined when using reports that verify if a time sheet is correct saving the company time and money.

Dispatch helps save valuable employee time by locating and dispatching the closest vehicle to a call location.

This helps add time to the workday to manage additional service calls.

Poor Driving Behaviors Mean Added Expenses in Fleet Costs Incurred Annually

80% of the fuel wasted annually is due to poor driving behavior including, but not limited to:

  • Hard-Acceleration
  • Hard-Breaking
  • Speeding
  • Idling
  • Hard-Turns
  • Eating/Drinking
  • Cellphone Use

Using a GPS solution, businesses are able to increase driver accountability. Using reports to understand employee driver behaviors will help to manage fleet costs, as well as employee productivity.




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