Aug 31, 2012

5 Amazing Facts you Did Not Know about Fleet Monitoring

Nobody said running your own fleet would be easy, but in today’s world of high technology, there is no reason to do it blind. Fleet tracking puts eyes on your vehicles every minute. Through the magic of global positioning systems, vehicle tracking is now possible. Here are five interesting facts about fleet tracking you may not already know.

1. You stay up to date.

With Fleetsmart’s continuous up-to-the-minute live updates sent directly to your computer or mobile phone, you have the ability to keep all the data you need readily available. This is a powerful tool for any fleet manager. Every time there is a change in the fleet, the system updates you. No need to refresh or reload a page – updates are in real-time.

2. It is all online.

There is no need to download software or worry about installing a widget; the fleet tracking system is Internet-based. We have a special web page that you can open to manage your fleet and track your vehicles. Online service is a plus when you are at home or on the road. A vehicle tracker keeps you in touch with every asset so long as you have Internet access.

3. You save money.

Vehicle trackers tell you what route a driver takes, no more side trips or moving in pairs. This advanced system allows you to know which drivers are heavy on the gas pedal or too quick to hit the brakes and where quicker routes could be taken. According to the Energy Saving Trust, through higher productivity and increased vehicle utilisation, operating costs can fall by 10% every year and fuel use by 15%.

4. It’s easier than you think.

Contrary to common belief, the installation of the tracker isn’t as complicated as it may sound. Our qualified auto electricians typically install the equipment out of sight behind the vehicle dashboard. Self-install devices typically install within the onboard diagnostic port; typically found within the vehicle footwell. There is no need to bring every vehicle to a service centre or repair dock to have the hardware installed. It is fast and convenient, taking roughly 30-45 minutes with no down time.

5. It’s great for business.

Without a happy client base, your fleet will lose value quickly. Vehicle tracking allows you to manage the fleet while it is one the road and also helps you to keep your customers informed about the location of their delivery. Having the ability to pass on critical information to customers will build up your reputation and make you more reliable. For more information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us on 0161 883 1133. Our collection of GPS tracking software will prove to be a worthy asset to any haulage firm, taxi rank or delivery company; so why not give us a call?