Fleet management can help logistic companies in many ways. As well as benefitting the overall business, it can help enhance drivers’ skills, reduce vehicle damage and boost customer satisfaction. If you want to save money, reduce risk and increase compliance, let us take a closer look at the ways fleet management can enhance and help your company.
One of the biggest benefits of fleet management is that it can encourage safer driving. Thanks to the system monitoring driving behaviour and habits you can see when there is harsh braking and/or accelerating, as well as when a driver is speeding. If you inform your drivers that this system can alert you to this, they may be more inclined to adopt a safer and more economical driving attitude.
Productive route planning
The system will also allow you to produce more productive and effective routes. While one way might be quicker, it may not be the most cost-effective and so the system will give you all of the options. As well as this, you will also be able to divert drivers to essential or emergency jobs. For example, if an emergency pops up, you will be able to see which available driver is closest to the customer and can divert them to it. Saving money on fuel, increasing productivity and boosting customer satisfaction thanks to prompt service.
Reduce maintenance and fuel costs
Saving a few dollars here and there soon adds up – and fleet management can help you do just this. Thanks to smarter route planning and smarter driving, you’ll save quite a bit in the long run. Over time you will be able to identify the most inefficient routes and plan an alternative one to avoid it.
Another of the many benefits to fleet management systems is the opportunity it gives with fleet visibility. With GPS live tracking, a manager is able to see where their vehicles are at all times. Meaning they can also see where they’re not supposed to be. If for example, a vehicle is using more fuel and clocking more miles than the route which is planned, you know a driver is using the vehicle for personal use. With this fleet visibility, you can address the issue and resolve it quickly.
Can help to reduce insurance premiums
In the long run, fleet management can have big benefits on your insurance, here’s how:
- By being able to monitor driver behaviours, you can see which drivers need extra training
- Fleet management, thanks to its live tracking capabilities, is also an extra security measure; you can see where your vehicles are at all times
- The system can also help identify who was at fault if there was an accident. If your vehicle was stationary, for example, you can show that the claim against your vehicle driving into another was false.
While it does require a monetary investment at the start, in the long run, fleet management can be hugely beneficial to your logistics company.