4 Advantages to Introduce Technology in Fleet Management

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Technology is still expanding in some sectors of the industry and transportation companies are no exception. Some people remain reluctant to introduce new technology into businesses. Indeed, they think that this technology will cause job cuts. It is a prejudice; technology can be a useful help in the execution of tasks as well as a considerable saving of time.

Today’s business environment is entirely unpredictable- it is always changing and continually presents new challenges to every business. Whether its market fluctuations or the growth of your business, you need a scalable approach to respond to changes.

As business needs change from one day to the next, your GPS vehicle tracking devices need to be adaptive. Most vendors of such devices claim that their solutions are scalable. Often, though, it’s not so easy to add or disable specific features. It is not uncommon for the device to be replaced with another version with more features. It costs time and money: The new hardware requires a lot of money, and installation is time-consuming.

The definition of a truly scalable solution is in the software, which can be extended and updated without having to replace the hardware – no matter what the functions are to be realized.

If you are one of those who are reluctant to implement new technologies in your company, discover 4 advantages that they can provide you:

1- To have a complete visibility of your business
A vehicle tracking system not only includes data on fuel consumption but also on all vehicles in the fleet including, dates or vehicle needs to be revised (with the possibility of setting up alerts for the vehicle maintenance). But also a detailed analysis of drivers’ driving style and habits.

2 – Have all the tools to improve your profitability
By controlling all the costs generated by your business, you can more accurately predict how much you will spend; you can also find ways to reduce costs and improve aspects of your fleet, which can generate unnecessary costs.

3 – Control all vehicle expenses
Instead of rummaging in paper-based fuel bills, you’ll have everything organized on your computer, so you have more room for manoeuvre on payment times. You will know precisely why you are paying and when you have to pay.

4 – Make the right decision
Having a complete picture of your fleet and getting all of the data, means that you will be able to generate reports on costs and consumption levels; you will also be able to compare them over different periods and make the right decisions accordingly.

In addition to expansion options, a truly flexible solution should enable needs-based functionality upgrades without the need to purchase new hardware. So you should be able to scale the product to meet your immediate business needs. For example, you could buy a base unit for GPS vehicle tracking to assess its utility, and as your business keeps growing, you can add more features as needed.

Scott Hayden
Scott Hayden is the Director and of Trackmatic ™ vehicle tracking. He has over 10 years in the industry and works not only runs one of the most successful tracking companies in Europe but also is a consultant in Telematics. Scott lives in Wexford with his wife lynn and there 4 dogs. He is a keen cyclist and runner and is passionate about customer service and technology.

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