By RAM Tracking on 21 Feb 2023
For SMEs, ensuring you have a well-functioning fleet of vehicles is essential for your business. However, with the expectation for a more environmentally friendly fleet that follows sustainable practices rises, you must ensure that your fleet becomes not only more efficient but also more eco-friendly. A very easy way to achieve this is with real-time fleet monitoring. Through real-time insights you can make informed decisions that will help you reduce your fuel consumption, emissions and costs.
Vehicle tracking is a technology that utilises GPS technology to monitor where each vehicle within your fleet goes as well as their current and historical status throughout a period of time. The information that is gathered is then provided to the fleet manager through a central dashboard on a web app. This allows a company to then make informed decisions based on the data they receive.
With vehicle tracking in place you gain the ability to proactively optimise your routes which helps you to reduce the amount of fuel that is wasted to cover the same area.You proactively optimise your routes by looking at frequently travelled routes and look into the areas that have heavy traffic or they take a longer route when different roads could be taken to make the overall distance a driver travels much shorter. This will help you to reduce your fleet's fuel consumption and emissions as well as helping to improve your overall efficiency.
You can also take data in to help reduce your fleet's idling time and improve their driving habits.You are able to track speed, acceleration, periods of idling and instances of rapid acceleration and harsh braking to pain a picture of your driver's behaviour. This allows you to do 1:1 coaching to help improve driver behaviour. This can result in significant fuel savings and reduced overall emissions.
The demand for environmentally sustainable practices is growing, even as far as as vehicles in the UK requiring to be electric by 2030 and hybrid vehicles phasing out by 2035.
Not only will a vehicle tracking system allow you to move towards these eco-friendly practices but additionally, you gain a range of benefits ranging from reduced fuel costs to better management of resources.
If you're an SME and you are looking into ways to ensure that your fleet is eco-friendly whilst maintaining maximum efficiency, real-time fleet monitoring is a smart investment to achieve this all whilst improving your business' bottom line.
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