With the passage of time the use of fleet tracking devices has changedin many ways. Now the devices are not confined to trace and track only. They have a great role to play in fleet management. Modern day devices have greater capability and can be user defined, and it has allowed the fleet managers to customise the devices according to their specific needs to get the best out of them.
Record to Report to Correct
And one such feature that is gaining popularity with every passing day is automated report generation. It is of great use in planning and finding out the reasons that need to be improved, and the reason for improvement could be any. It allows managers to establish a virtual control over all operations of their fleet. The reporting aspect has great benefits as it allows you to know the start and stop times of the vehicle, the idle time for a vehicle and many others.
Know the start and stop of the day
There are several reasons like traffic congestion, accidents, vehicle breakdown and others, that cause the drivers to have to stop the vehicle in between their trip. And apart from these, there are times when drivers use to stop the vehicles for personal use. So it is imperative for fleet managers to know when their vehicle started and how many times it stopped during the day. Vehicle tracking devices are of great use; it allows the managers to pull the report that clearly shows their vehicle's initial movement of the day up to its last stop of the day. And this report can be used to check the reasons of stoppage during the day.
Get an itemised report of vehicle and driver activities
Say, for any day if your driver job hours are exceeding the trip hours and your vehicle was used during all these hours and driver is clueless about the usage. In all such circumstances the device can be of great use, it allows you to pull a report that can show itemised list of your vehicle's as well as driver’s activity. Now, you can easily figure out where your vehicle was during all these odd hours.
Know the closest location of the vehicle and increase the profitability
Fleet managers can also use the device to publish the fleet status report, to have a snapshot of their fleet. It allows them to locate the closest vehicle at a specific point and can determine the availability of the vehicle so they can assign a new job. It will allow the managers to reduce the mileage of their vehicle, and can improve job response and dispatch time, which in turn will allow them to offer better services to their customers.
It is always good to know the idle time, be its vehicles idle time or drivers idle time. if they are idle they are costing companies alot of money. The vehicle tracking devices allow you to know, for how long the drivers are idle and what your business is losing just because they are idle. A handy report can allow you to control and monitor the idle behaviour and increase the fleet productivity.