What Is fleet management?
Fleet vehicle management is a vital component of the global economy. It encompasses a wide-range of industries, such as delivery and logistics services, private and public transportation companies, landscaping and construction, medical and emergency response services, law enforcement and HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) industries.
All of the services listed rely on the effective and efficient management and proper maintenance of their company’s employees and vehicle fleet in order to minimize the risks involved in their investments. This is why it is important for fleet management and service business to constantly work in improving and enhancing the level of their efficiency, safety and productivity in order to provide the best service to their customers and clients.
One of the highest costs involved in operating a fleet management business is the cost of labor, followed closely by the maintenance of its vehicles. Another crucial factor which contributes to the overall efficiency and profitability is fuel costs. Optimal performance is achieved when fleet businesses are able to streamline the amount of time, money and resources that goes into monitoring employees, maintaining its vehicles and minimizing fuel waste.
How GPS Tracking Helps Fleet Management-
GPS tracking is one of the most advanced and efficient methods of effectively managing a fleet of vehicles. Vehicle tracking systems provide accurate and precise location information, usually within a few feet of the device. Incremental position updates are then made every few minutes or seconds depending on tracking method chosen.
The GPS data collected includes:
- Date and time of travel
- Directional heading
- Latitude and longitude (or street addresses)
- Amount and duration of stops
- Speed of the vehicle
- Number of miles logged
Who Can Benefit From Fleet Management?
- Long-haul trucking services.
- “People movers”: bus and taxi services or car rental agencies
- Companies that specialize in time and temperature sensitive, classified or hazardous materials.
- Localized material transport: cartage, catering, messenger service, parts delivery.
- Public service organizations: police, rescue, snow plowing, environmental and forestry services.