What Is The Difference Between Fleet Management & Fleet Tracking?
When we talk with clients this question often comes up. Fleet Tracking is a subset of fleet management. Fleet management is the complete system of management of a company’s vehicle fleet. Fleet management can include a range of functions which includes vehicle fleet tracking (and diagnostics), driver management and fuel management. Fleet tracking is an important and valuable tool to any fleet management program.
What are the benefits of fleet tracking to a company looking for complete fleet management?
There are numerous benefits of fleet tracking and each company has different aspects they see as most important relative to the pain point they are trying to solve. (For example, a company with high fuel cost may appreciate the fact that they can now track speed and routes someone took)
1) Driver Safety
Not only will drivers be more responsible because they are aware of the GPS monitoring, but fleet managers will know exactly where a vehicle is if it requires any assistance. Whether it’s a broken down engine or any emergency situation, fleet managers can send roadside assistance to help their driver.
2) Minimize Fuel Cosrs
While no company can completely cut fuel cost, GPS fleet tracking allows a fleet manger to observe a vehicle’s fuel consumption. The monitoring software will cut down on the amount of money spent on fuel by eliminating vehicle idling, driver speeding, any unauthorized usage, and gives dispatch the ability to optimize driving routes.
3) Increase Productivity
Because of the ability to track drivers’ hours worked and routes taken, fleet managers can now make better use of an employee’s time. The GPS tracking software shows exactly where your drivers are at all times and keeps record of what work they are doing at that time.
The benefits of GPS fleet tracking are numerous. Get a better grasp of how employees are performing and find better ways to manage workloads with a comprehensive fleet tracking system. Not only will you save time and money, but your drivers will be safer and perform to their full potential. All of which adds up to a smoother business operation and improved customer service that each of your customer’s will love.
If you are responsible for the fleet management and are looking for your fleet tracking partner to fill that component, contact us today and learn what we can do for you today.