The Promise of GPS Fleet Telematics

The Promise of GPS Fleet Telematics

The promise of GPS Fleet Telematics systems is the ability to collect valuable data measuring your fleet’s usage, and therefore enables your business to manage inefficiencies more effectively. But what inefficiencies can telematics help you manage and how significant is the impact on your fleet?

The case for Telematics begins with identifying these inefficiencies, then understanding how telematics can address them. Finally you need to identify key fleet metrics your fleet will use to measure performance.

3 most common inefficiencies companies manage with fleet telematics:

  1. Unnecessary fuel consumption (aggressive starts, idle time, and speeding)
  2. Wear and tear (excessive braking, multiple trips to nearby destinations)
  3. Overdue maintenance
Managing these inefficiencies will instead provide:
  • Labor savings – vehicle location enables the closest fleet vehicles to make stops en route before returning to dispatch instead of returning to dispatch for further direction
  • Fuel savings – better driving habits and combining service calls mean big savings at the pump!
  • Accurate billing – businesses know exactly when technicians arrive and depart from their service calls, providing valuable reports to handle billing complaints

Fleet Telematics Imrpoves the Bottom Line

5 Reason to Invest

Fleet Telematics is as important of a tool today as a desktop computer! The potential for ROI is exponential. It allows you to track and solve the following:

  1. Control Fuel Costs
    Aggressive driving (speeding, rapid acceleration, and braking) waste fuel. A vehicle going faster than 60mph can lose as much as 33% fuel efficiency. A GPS system can provide instant alerts drivers driver over the posted road speed or exceed a maximum speed..
  2. Idling
    Vehicles with large engines typically waste more gas while idling than smaller engines. Idling gets 0 mpg, and on average idling uses 1 gallon of fuel per hour. GPS Telematics can provide idling reports to audit driver practices.
  3. Maintenance/Repairs
    GPS Telematics can provide reports on engine faults to improve preventetive maintenance.  Repairing vehicles that are noticeably out of tune or have failed emissions testing can improve mileage up to 4%. Serious problems being fixed, such as a faulty oxygen sensor, can improve fuel economy up to 40%.
  4. Combining Service Calls
    Several short trips use more fuel than one longer trip. A GPS fleet telematics system provides you with the tools to plan trips and to dispatch the closest vehicle to a service call. You can also avoid retracing routes and reduce the distance travelled, thus saving fuel and reducing wear and tear to the vehicle.
  5. Liability Protection/ Fleet Safety
    Vehicle tracking can protect your drivers, business, and reputation. Knowing where your vehicles are can boost productivity and reputation. Additionally, many insurance companies offer up to a 35% discount for vehicles with a GPS installed.

Quick Statistics

Consumer Studies Report that a GPS Fleet Management System provides:

  • 27% improvement in driver compliance
  • 12% reduction in maintenance costs
  • 14% improvement in vehicle utilization
  • 13% increase in overall service profitability
  • 8.5% decrease in overtime pay
  • 11.8% increase in call profitability
  • 78% of current users indicate that a GPS Fleet Management System was extremely important to success and growth.
  • 82% indicated that a dedicated Fleet Manager greatly increases the return on investment