What is vehicle tracking?
In their simplest form, vehicle tracking systems allow you to track, monitor and manage your vehicles in real-time. However, vehicle tracking has the capabilities to offer far more functions and benefits, including journey history, driver behaviour analysis, maintenance reminders and much more depending on your vehicle tracking solution. Vehicle tracking can also be used to prevent theft, provide reports and decrease costs.
Vehicle tracking systems can be implemented on a fleet of any size, and can track many types of vehicle, tracking systems can be offered on vehicles such as, but are not limited to:
- Van Tracking
- Car Tracking
- Lorry Tracking
- HGV Tracking
- Truck Tracking
- Plant Machinery Tracking
- And more…
In this blog, we are going to explore the benefits of vehicle tracking and how it could help your business, no matter what kind of vehicle you need tracking.
The Benefits of a Vehicle Tracking System
We are often asked about how a vehicle tracking system could benefit a given business? The answer is never concise. If you decide to implement a sophisticated vehicle tracking system, you unlock a wealth of benefits that can enhance your workforce’s performance, decrease costs and improve safety. Aside from, of course, being able to track your fleet and drivers in real-time, just some of the core benefits include:
Improved Driver Behaviour
Accountability and identification of drivers is immensely enhanced. Having the ability to track a diver’s exact movement and driving style can help you to identify which drivers need additional training and which need to be rewarded.
Instant Notifications and Alerts
With vehicle tracking, you can configure your device to send instant alerts in a variety of situations, including aggressive or harsh driving, SOS situations (with a discreet panic button) and Geofencing. Geofencing is a feature that allows you to set a virtual zone, and you’ll get notified every time a driver leaves or enter that zone.
Eradicate the need to fill out masses of paperwork in relation to your fleet as your whole tracked fleet can be managed digitally with a vehicle tracking system. Your fleet can be managed from a single app and website, allowing you to effectively collect and store data that eliminates the chance of inputting any errors!
Although the primary purpose of a vehicle tracking system is to track your workforce in real-time, it also protects your assets from being lost or stolen. Vehicles will be tracked no matter where they are, meaning that you will always be aware of their location, exactly where they have traveled, and at what times.
Reduced Fuel Costs
No matter what form of vehicle you are tracking, whether that’s HGVs, lorries or vans, vehicle tracking will allow you to decrease your fuel costs by reducing fuel consumption and increasing fuel efficiency. There are a number of ways to achieve this goal, including:
- Improving driver behaviour – by eradicating speeding, idling and aggressive practices.
- Advanced route planning – by setting the most fuel-efficient route, avoiding delays and dispatching the nearest driver to each job.
- Regular maintenance – vehicle tracking systems send automated repair and maintenance alerts, meaning your vehicle will always be operating as efficiently as possible.
Many insurance firms will offer cheaper insurance cover for fleets that have a vehicle tracking system implemented, as they can have greater confidence that your vehicle is strongly protected, offering you further savings on costs.
Of course, all of the above combines to create a higher level of productivity, not just from a driver perspective, but from a business perspective. Tasks that may have been manual will now all be automated, freeing up staff to focus on other business operations and allowing drivers to help build the business’ reputation by improving their driving, and ultimately, your product or service.
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