For organisations with a mobile workforce, tracking devices can be a lifeline. In this article, we take a look at how such vehicle technology can have a real impact on driver safety.
How do they work
The most important part of the function of vehicle trackers is that they provide information in real time. For drivers, this includes exact locations, performance metrics on safety, the latest traffic updates as well as ETAs, or Estimated Time of Arrival.
And the results
The results of such vehicle tracking are many and varied; improving operational efficiencies alongside better customer focus are two key ones. The technology also encourages better driver behaviour and punctuality.
A system with benefits
In order to find out what are the commercial benefits of vehicle tracking for businesses, we’ve put together a handy little list – also check out https://movolytics.co.uk/fleet-management-software/vehicle-tracking/8-struggles-of-a-fleet-without-the-correct-vehicle-tracking-system#):
Because the system can provide information on the consumption of fuel – and therefore improve fuel management – this, in turn, can have a positive impact on such behaviours as speeding.
More and more insurance companies are giving discounts to fleets with tracking systems, as they provide valuable information and improve driver safety.
Safer all the way
Research shows that tracking systems reduce accidents, avoid traffic jams and decrease theft from trucks.
With all the necessary data to hand, drivers can be better trained to avoid the common pitfalls on the road, such as instances of bad driving, wasted idle time and road rage.
With less time needed on administration – the system does it for you – time can be better served on other processes which lead to a more efficient business overall. Better management of time will also be an outcome.
Improved vehicle lifecycle
With all this handy information at your fingertips, it can also be interpreted in such a way as to enhance fleet longevity. By monitoring technical vehicle information – such as engine and tyre health – fleet managers will be able to use, repair and monitor vehicles to maximise their longevity and get the best use out of them.
Do your research
There are many tracking devices and systems out there, so our advice is to do your research thoroughly prior to handing over your hard-earned cash. It’s an investment in your future, after all.