The business benefits of Vehicle Tracking

  • Posted on: 11 September 2014
  • By: admin

Logistics is the name of the game in the modern business world - it's the management of the flow of goods between the point of origin and the point of consumption.  The resources managed in logistics may include physical items such as food, materials, equipment, vehicles, etc. or non-physical items such as services or information.  The common motivation in logistics is the minimization of the use of resources which leads to an increased return on investment (ROI).  Transportation logistics includes the tracking of vehicles using devices and software that offers business owners up to date information on what their vehicles and drivers are doing at any given time.

Vehicle tracking is not just the preserve of large organisations that can afford a dedicated solution that lets them know where each of their vehicles in real time - it's also appropriate for small to medium enterprises with small fleets of vehicles.  Indeed, in the current economic climate it's vital that SMEs are able to deploy resources in a cost efficient manner in order to reduce overheads.  There are many benefits to businesses of using a vehicle tracking solution and we're taking a look at these today.

  • Reduce Overheads - Vehicle tracking leads to a decrease in fuel consumption and reduced fuel bills which will reduce your overall overheads. 
  • It's Greener and Cleaner - While reducing your company's fuel bills, you're also reducing your carbon footprint, an important consideration when the focus is on sustainable business models.
  • Safety First - Vehicle tracking allows you to gain a vital insight into how your vehicles are being driven.  Speeding alerts, heavy acceleration and severe braking detection options all mean that you can take a proactive approach in promoting safe driving techniques and allows you to offer an enhanced Duty of Care to your drivers.
  • Increased Productivity - Up to date information on your fleet status, including vehicle locations and travelling speed, allows you to know where your people are at any time which will lead to increased productivity for your business.
  • Detailed Tracking and Up to Date Mapping - This will provide you with minute by minute updates on the location of each team member.  You will be able to allocate the nearest vehicle to a job, switching between satellite maps and accurate street level maps, bringing instant solutions to your customers.  You will also be able to monitor the time your team members take to complete a call out and identify those who are not time productive and help them improve in efficiency.
  • Better Business - Business owners can use vehicle tracking software to identify their most productive employees and use this information to increase productivity via supplementary training or a bonus system.
  • Reduced Overtime Claims - Your business will benefit from accurate timesheets that will lead to quicker payroll processing.  This type of monitoring will also eliminate unnecessary stops during the working day and cases of employees “moonlighting”.
  • Improved Customer Service - Having all the relevant information in one place and on one screen means that customer inquiries can be answered swiftly and accurately, leading to improved customer relations.  Offering a customer-friendly service will lead to an increased customer base.

These benefits are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the advantages that vehicle tracking solutions can offer a business.  If you operate a fleet-based business, then bringing your operations up to date for the 21st Century is essential.  Using up to date technology will not only improve your operations, it will also increase efficiency and profitability.

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