In a fleet operations environment, productivity and safety often butt heads. As fleet managers add more jobs to their drivers’ schedule to maximize work hours, drivers meet the increased demands by speeding and taking more risks on the road.
And yet, driver safety sits with driver productivity amongst the top challenges faced by fleet managers today (Automotive-Fleet). To ignore driver safety in the pursuit of high driver productivity is just asking for trouble. So how do we address both issues head on?
The solution is real-time GPS tracking for your commercial fleet vehicles.
Let’s take a look at the features that allow fleet managers to improve driver productivity and driver safety at the same time:
Routing tools on the GPS Commander web portal system make it easy for administrators to anticipate and redirect drivers away from traffic congestion, schedule and dispatch jobs to drivers based on their proximity to job sites, and reroute vehicles as needed.
Custom real-time routing maximizes fleet resources and time spent on the road. The GPS Commander web portal system streamlines the process so changes are executed as efficiently as possible.
A more organized fleet dispatch system helps ensure more jobs are completed per day. And nobody had to speed to make it happen.
Added benefits: Location-based routing and traffic aversion reduces fuel costs and harmful gas emissions. It also allows administrators to update customers with accurate ETA’s and improve service delivery times.
Real-time GPS tracking monitors the whereabouts of every tracked vehicle on the road, and triggers customized alerts for boundary crossing, speeding, idling, and more.
We’ve considered how driver behavior would change if a manager could ride alongside every time. Real-time tracking provides the realistic solution with the same results.
Real-time tracking encourages drivers to take accountability for their behavior, which often translates into safer driving practices and in turn, reduced accidents.
With lower accident rates, fleet companies can expect lower insurance premiums. Improved driver safety and cost savings? Real-time GPS tracking makes it all possible.
Added benefits: In the case of theft or driver emergency, 24/7 real-time monitoring pinpoints a tracked vehicle’s location, which rapidly improves the response time to the situation.
Custom reports bring all the data together for safety and productivity on the road, and show fleet managers exactly what needs to change to improve their bottom line.
Reports for speeding, boundary infractions, idling, ignition on/off, and other roadside activities pinpoint driver behavior and can help fleet managers assess whether safety training or disciplinary action is needed.
Vehicle maintenance reports make it easy to organize a preventive maintenance schedule. Better upkeep reduces costly breakdowns and improves driver safety.
Mileage and trip detail reports help administrators strategize more efficient routing schedules.
Added benefits: Activity reports can be shared via email, printed, and saved as Word, PDF, or Excel files to suit your preferences. A robust range of reports is available with every web portal system. Click here to see more options.
Driver safety and driver productivity – two challenges tackled head-on with GPS tracking. Get an Instant Quote to see how affordable it is to get started, and tell us:
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Antich, Mike. “Top 5 Challenges Facing Commercial Fleets.” January 2013. Automotive-Fleet.com