Fleet is defined as a group of vehicles utilized for a single purpose of the company. So if you have more than two company vehicles, then you have a fleet. Plus, like other facets of a company, it needs proper management which includes tracking and diagnostics, driver management, fuel efficiency, maintenance, vehicle financing and safety management.
It also means that you have to consider things like minimizing risks associated with vehicle investment, productivity, improving efficiency and guaranteeing that overall transport costs are kept to a minimum.
Vehicle tracking is one of the primary components of fleet management. As modern technology advances, helpful tools such as the GPS tracking devices has made diagnostics and tracking simpler and far more effective, allowing for better management. Tracking lets the manager know where the exact locations of fleet vehicles are at any given time. As a result, the manager can make informed decisions and plan the most efficient route to less the waiting time for customers and enhance the fuel efficiency of each vehicle.
In addition, vehicle tracking adds safety and crime prevention factors by allowing managers to properly and appropriately decide on routes that avoid potential issues.
Another advantage of vehicle tracking is that the manager can be provided with important information regarding mechanical diagnostics such as fuel consumption and mileage, speed and direction.
This information is critical for creating a profile of activities for both vehicles and their corresponding drivers. For instance, if a driver is constantly getting due because of over speeding, the manager can then make necessary actions to discriminate the driver. Since over speed is prohibited, it is important that drivers carefully operate under the speed radar, furthermore consistent speeding uses more fuel theby reducing a certain vehicle's performance and fuel efficiency which is bad for the business.
Driving at a constant speed will ensure that vehicles use less fuel and it is something that can monitor.
Fleet Management is a challenging task but if you are equipped with the right set of tools and the proper training, managing will be simpler than usual.