Diesel was the dominant force in the fleet sector; until a short while ago, at least. And, things used to be so simple: most lorries and vans used diesel and most cars run on petrol engines. However, diesel has become a fuel under fire, especially considering the severely worsened air quality in British cities due to high NOx levels, among others, that are attributed to diesel transportation. Although the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders answered with a campaign that highlighted the environmental credentials of the latest diesel engines that meet Euro 6 emissions standards, great controversy still rages over this matter.
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Vehicle tracking can change the way a business runs their company fleet. A vehicle, whether a van, truck or car, can be an essential part of any business, so ensuring that they are costing as little as possible, and being as efficient as they can be, will always be a high priority. Which is why more business owners are welcoming the introduction of vehicle tracking systems to their fleet. Not only to help a driver become more accountable for their actions, but to also ensure that the costs are reduced. One of the biggest costs of any fleet is fuel, and with the price of diesel and oil on the rise, it is now more essential than ever to ensure that you keep a vehicle fuel efficient. However, the introduction of a vehicle tracking systems could help you reduce fuel costs. Here’s how that could happen...
Customers are what makes a business viable. Whether that is clients that have agreements for services or products in bulk, or supplying one thing to one customer at one time, they are what fund your business to function, and your vehicles are what enables you to complete the transaction. So it shouldn't be a surprise to you that customer service is an essential part of that. A vehicle tracking system can enable you to deliver on your commitments, and ultimately manage customer service more effectively. This is how it could help you and your business.
As each day passes and technology advances, we see that more cars are becoming something called connected vehicles. The connected car itself is already a reality. We see many of us enjoy a wireless phone connection where we can seamlessly make calls from the driver's seat, listen to our latest playlists on various applications, and even ask our car to perform simple tasks such as calling somebody or even reading a text message. But as time will move on there will be more features that are vehicles become connected. Here are five ways that our vehicles are becoming more connected themselves.
Although out-of-office vehicle mileage is a long-accepted practice at many organisations, a growing number of mileage fraud cases and cases of employees using company-provided vehicles as a tool to generate additional personal income for themselves have got employers thinking. At the moment, it is extremely necessary to reduce unauthorised use of fleet vehicles and, at the same time, reduce personal use mileage, which cost the company a significant amount of money. One of the best ways to achieve that is with telematics.
Almost 90% of commercial fleets allow personal use of the company-provided vehicles. Although it is a very common industry practice, there is an ongoing debate about how much should a company charge for personal use. Allow us to explain.
A company fleet can often be the backbone of any business. The way a company delivers their goods, finalise on deals made, and close a transaction once packages or items have been delivered. But, if your drivers aren’t as productive as they could be, are businesses out there missing a trick? The main point being is that a company vehicle is the responsibility of the driver behind the wheel. How fast that vehicle goes, what route it takes, can simply be a split decision. But the wrong decision could end up costing a business not only time, but money. With a company fleet not working as it should be, you can end up seeing unforeseen costs incurred on the bottom line. Which is why vehicle tracking can improve driver productivity.
Any business who has some sort of company fleet will admit that this part of the business can be the backbone of the operations side. It’s the difference to completing a transaction with a customer or client, and essentially, without it, a business could struggle to deliver products or even end up paying out far more than needed for someone else to deliver for them. So protecting these assets are vital, and a vehicle tracking system could help you do just that.
For many years drivers have been faced with tough decisions when it comes to choosing either a petrol or diesel model. Each has its own benefits in terms of performance, economy and how much you pay at the pumps; but in recent years we’ve seen diesel drivers being punished because of their carbon dioxide emissions. While it’s great for the environment that the powers that be are looking to reduce emissions by forcing manufacturers to develop more environmentally-friendly vehicles, diesel drivers and transport managers have been feeling the effects in their bank accounts. There have already been a number of increases in terms of taxation and potential penalties, and there have even been talks about many diesel cars dropping in value over the next few years affecting drivers when it comes to selling their existing models.
Technology is a strange sector where so many radical new inventions come along all tipped to be “the next big thing.” Whether it’s a smartphone, a laptop or some kind of witchcraft-controlled device that lets you switch all the lights in your home on without moving from your sofa; we’ve seen some incredible innovations and plenty of fairly poor ones too.
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