Telematics technology has revolutionized the entire logistics and transportation sector. GPS devices and tracking software have tremendously changed the dynamics of the entire industry.
To be precise, GPS fleet management has increased the overall productivity of the logistics operation. According to the research study, vehicle idling is reduced by 10 to 15%, fuel consumption reduced by 15 to 20%, vehicle productivity has increased by 20 to 25%.
Apart from this, the GPS tracking software reduced the manual workloads of fleet managers and operators by 30 to 45 minutes per day.
The above mentioned is just like a teaser clip of a feature film, we will discuss in detail how GPS vehicle tracking is transforming fleet management.
How GPS vehicle tracking is transforming fleet management
It is not just tracking software, it adds value to the logistics operations to improve fleet management. Let’s discuss in detail GPS vehicle tracking system support in fleet management.
Real-time vehicle tracking using GPS
The fleet managers can track the vehicle in real-time using the installed GPS devices on the vehicle.
This real-time tracking helps the fleet operators to share the live location details with the customers. The customers will get real-time reports, based on this data, they plan the next stage of the work process.
In a way, the GPS vehicle tracking software improves the workflow of the customers and reduces the workload of fleet managers.
Asset Tracking using GPS trackers
Assets form the core of any industry, in the logistics industry the fleet operators should take care of his vehicle and the customer needs to track his/her assets on the vehicle.
To achieve this, the logistics organization installs the GPS tracker for vehicle and asset trackers for delivery consignments to monitor and track the assets in real-time.
Just installing the IoT devices, improves the process, increases the confidence and trust of fleet operators.
Data reports and analytics
The vehicle tracking system provides various data reports and analytics metrics to improve organizational efficiency and productivity.
The list of data reports and analytics provided by GPS vehicle tracking:
- Live Location
- Vehicle Idling
- Parking reports
- Engine on / off
- Vehicle Distance covered
- Braking pattern
- Fuel mileage reports
The fleet manager can assess these data to improve the vehicle performance, schedule preventive maintenance using vehicle vital information, assess the productivity, identify fuel consumption patterns.
Above all features will improve the logistics fleet management process, reduce the manual workload, and brings better business growth over a period.
Reduces Operational cost
In fleet management, operational cost management is a very crucial element for an efficient logistics business.
To improve the efficiency of operation cost, the fleet operators should have clear inputs on what are the areas one needs to focus on to reduce the operational expenses.
To achieve this, the GPS tracking system supports the fleet managers to get data and reports such as idling report, parking data, vehicle downtime, expenses spent on vehicle maintenance, fuel expenses and other similar inputs from tracking software.
Based on this data, the fleet operators have clear idea on what are the areas need to be improved and reduce the operational cost. Say for example, if any vehicle is being serviced regularly and not providing the desired milage, the fleet operator can take a call to resell or purchase new vehicle to improve the productivity and reduce the operational expenses.
No need for Paperwork
The GPS vehicle tracking system reduces the unwanted paperwork followed earlier. Instead of maintaining the trips, fuel expenses receipts, toll bills, customer invoices and other documents for operating the smooth fleet management process.
On using the GPS fleet tracking system, the fleet operators can digitise the entire process and reduce the paperwork.
All the documents, billing, expenses can be easily accessed on fleet management software application.
Vehicle maintenance management
Maintaining the vehicle in good condition is essential to run a successful logistics business. In order to achieve that, the fleet operators should schedule the regular preventive maintenance for the entire fleet.
For preventive maintenance schedules, the fleet manager send vehicles to services based on the GPS telematics data. The vehicle tracking application provide vehicle vital data analytics, based on this input fleet manager plan for vehicle maintenance.
In a way, the vehicle tracking system is supporting the logistics operation overall and specially to vehicle maintenance too.
Improves Organisation Efficiency
Installing the GPS vehicle tracking system is like onboarding an extra manpower to the organisation. It reduces the overall workload, improves the process, cost reduction on various aspects such as fuel consumption monitoring, vehicle maintenance expense, operational cost management and lot more aspects to improve the organisational efficiency.
To sum up, installing the GPS software will transform the entire fleet management process systematically.