By RAM Tracking on 9 Feb 2017

The simple fact is that if you and your employees can do more, then the business can make more. Productivity is a hugely desirable indicator of good performance, so it’s little surprise that there’s a whole host of resources out there explaining how you can boost it. With this in mind, we’ve put together a bit of advice of our own. As experts in fleet tracking and management, we know just how big an impact trackers can have on the productivity of a fleet - read on to find out more.

Eye In the Sky

We all like to think of our employees or direct reports as being hardworking and productive. Naturally, that isn’t always the case, and indeed, most people are guilty of having off days or procrastinating every now and again. It’s always going to happen, but there are a variety of ways you can cut down on it. The best way, and the one that requires the least effort, is simply letting your employees know that you’re keeping an eye on them. And what could be better than them knowing that you could track what they’re doing for all the time they’re at work? Well, fleet trackers let you do just that.

Live data is fed from all of your vehicles onto one easy-to-use cloud based platform which you can access on either smartphone, tablet or desktop, so that you can see exactly where they are at all times. What’s more is that this data is recorded historically, so all your employees know that there’s no hiding!

Of course, employees don’t always mean to do things wrong. Even those that rarely procrastinate, and endeavour to get their job done properly in the quickest possible time might not actually be at their most productive. Fortunately, when it comes to vehicle drivers, fleet tracking can really help here too.

Let’s imagine for instance, that you manage a fleet of delivery drivers, and you specialise in supplying same-day car parts to workshops across the country. Your job is time-sensitive, and you need to get your packages to the mechanics that requested them as soon as possible. What happens when there are lots of obstacles in the way? Traffic jams, postcodes that don’t go to the exact location, and other inconveniences. Your drivers can spend time trying to get past these issues, but that eats up their productivity. With the ‘eye in the sky’ view that fleet trackers afford you, you can spot problems as they emerge, and redirect/instruct drivers accordingly, much faster than they’d be able to do with their sat nav.

The information you learn from this can also be used to inform route planning going forward, especially if you regularly make the same journeys. Sat navs are great, but they aren’t always as effective as tried and tested routes!

If you’ve got any more questions about how fleet tracking devices work, or you’d like to know what else they can do for your business, then give us a call or take a look at some of our other blog posts on the subject.

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