Numerous discussions lately surround the figures on the difficulty of finding drivers. Several causes may explain this: the combination of a drop in the workforce, the number of significant departures to retirement, to which we can add a drop in the rate of qualified personnel.
Companies that depend on the performance of their drivers are therefore beginning to focus on hiring strategies while trying to retain the right elements as much as possible, often underestimating the contribution that technology could make to them (to encourage drivers to stay).
We’ve already looked at how Vehicle Tracking can help drivers in their daily tasks. However, it is best to introduce the idea of this technology into the company before it is fully implemented. Above all, we must ensure that everyone is well aware of the change that is about to take place. Today we want to highlight the benefits of these tools in maintaining excellent cohesion within your organization.
Today, some drivers fear that their work will be subject to excessive control and may be led away if the situation does not suit them. Our article will, therefore, focus on the benefits of the good use of the data obtained: a fleet management software can be an asset to retain your drivers.
Here are 5 tips to make a Car Tracking System an indispensable ally:
1 – Be open to dialogue and action
Driving data obtained by telematics is not often shared. Be prepared to share your newly acquired knowledge with your drivers, and they will come to you to understand how these tools can help them in their daily tasks.
2 – Set up a challenge drivers
This is one of the original and effective options present, which can help keep your team motivated. Good drivers are often proud of their work and care about providing the best possible service. Why not use this trend to motivate and retain your drivers? It is of course important, as for any challenge, to reward the best of them.
3 – Give drivers an overview
Training your team and in-house meetings are always beneficial. But it’s also important that you bring context to the information you have. For example, if you identify recurring driving problems, listen to the drivers’ feedback and try to understand the reasons for the problems you have seen instead of simply giving warnings about what to do and what not to do. By creating a dialogue with your team, you will find that it can provide you with the solution directly in most cases.
4 – Make their life easier
Make your employees’ work easier by helping them choose the best route, or redirect them. Many of the tools built into your geolocation software can simplify their daily tasks.
5 – Have a company at the cutting edge of technology
If you use technology the right way and help your team improve their performance in their day-to-day tasks, you will not only be doing them a favor, but you will also help your business by saving time on your fleet management. The results will appear quickly.