How Do You Enforce Fleet Driver Policy?

You know it’s time to revise company policy, and the task makes you queasy.

It’s been said “the foundation of any successful fleet management operation is a carefully thought-out fleet policy document,” (Fleet Financials), and yours is long overdue for reassessment. Traffic violations are on rise. Monthly fuel expenditures have increased significantly without explanation. Your drivers need to be more accountable for their behavior on the road before things get out of control.

But you also know what awaits you once the revision is complete: the tireless challenge of distributing and enforcing a new policy. You often spend more time trying to get drivers to pay attention to the policy than you do in writing the document!

It’s not just the company policy that has to change – it’s how you enforce it. This time, you want to see significant improvements to financial margins and fleet productivity.

Fleet policy needs a partner: vehicle GPS tracking technology.

“Having the latest technology is important,” says Fleet Blogs contributor Matt Gunzenhauser, “but combining that with the right business practices is what really makes a difference for fleet managers.”

With vehicle GPS tracking, you have the tools to accurately monitor and measure policy compliance.

Policy in hand, you can do more than track your vehicles – you can change behavior on the road. Bring technology to the table, and the possibilities are powerful.

Use GPS tracking to monitor and measure:

-Fuel expenditure

-Violation liability

-Vehicle maintenance

-Fleet efficiency

-Driver safety

-Use of company vehicles

Real time tracking monitors your vehicles’ whereabouts 24/7. Personalized alerts for speeding, idling, boundary crossing, ignition on/off, and more notify administrators when drivers are overstepping the rules. Dynamic reports make it easy to collect and interpret vehicle activity data, including alert history, mileage, and trip details.

 

The quickest way to make good on company policy.

Daily activity reports allow you to make timely decisions based on comprehensible data. Reporting functions on the GPS Commander Dashboard are customizable and easy to understand, so you have the insights you need to address conflicts as quickly as possible.

And with the knowledge of their whereabouts being tracked while on the job, drivers are more likely to adhere to company policy, and take accountability for their actions right away.

Now there’s room for big rewards.

When tracking driver performance is easy, it’s even easier to reward your exceptional employees. Integrating incentive programs into company policy encourages drivers to self-check their behavior on the road, and greatly improves morale.

Who says policy enforcement has to be pure drudgery? With vehicle tracking, fleet managers reap the rewards, too.

Get an Instant Quote on a GPS Commander vehicle tracking solution with the tools to make policy enforcement easy to manage and more effective than ever before.

References

Gunzenhaeuser, Matt. “Best Practices for Cost Savings.” 28 May 2013. Fleetblogs.com

“What Do Fleet Managers Dislike Most About The Job?” January 2010. Fleetfinancials.com

 

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