Cost saving and strict budget allocations are inevitable parts of fleet management for any industry or business. Since it involves high operational and maintenance costs, fleet managers have started opting for a new route – Shared Fleet, where fleet vehicles are commonly deployed by multiple organization. Thus, instead of spending upon buying new vehicles, sharing the vehicles proves to be more fruitful for the companies. Besides financial gains, this concept of sharing vehicles cuts down the number of vehicles on road, eventually leading to a greener environment. But on the other hand, the management of vehicles sometimes becomes a hard nut to crack.
There is a series of issues that companies face while sharing the vehicles, such as no company or driver wants to be blamed for vehicle breakdown or not keeping up with the maintenance of the fleet. Thus, to keep transparency in operations and make it a smoother process, technology comes into play. Role of GPS (Global Positioning System) tracking becomes crucial for management to monitor their shared fleet operations.
While managing such fleets, the most important thing is the timing of vehicle usage. Instead of manually assigning the vehicles to drivers according to their shifts, the fleet must be equipped with an efficient GPS enabled system. This helps managers to assign the vehicles to drivers and keep a track of the timing of their use. In addition to this, there are several benefits of GPS tracking in improving fleet management. So let’s track them below_
Since multiple companies use the fleet vehicles, it becomes important to check drivers’ behavior individually at any time. The fleet GPS tracking system keeps a strict eye on every driver’s driving pattern and checks hard braking, over speeding, aggressive acceleration, etc. It also generates an exportable report of each driver’s performance so that their performance can be monitored individually. Moreover, it also gives a detailed info that which driver has used the vehicle for how much time. This helps companies to determine the total usage of vehicles by their drivers.
- Get accurate fuel analytics
Fuel consumption has always been the most important aspect of fleet management, especially for shared fleets. Manually it is
impossible to calculate the total distance covered by an individual driver and the fuel consumed for it. But GPS technology has made it a cakewalk for managers. The system can store the accurate readings of distance traveled and fuel consumed in a day. This helps companies to calculate and manage their fuel expenses efficiently while keeping the frauds away.
- Tracking and Current Status
This feature of the GPS system plays a key role in managing fleet vehicles according to the drivers’ shifts. Live tracking allows managers to track the current location of vehicles and switch the drivers accordingly. It also shows the live status of all vehicles – whether running or idle, making vehicle assignment easier.
Thus, we came to know that having a shared fleet is more profitable and cost-effective strategy in today’s scenario. But for effective management of such fleets, you need an efficient and potent GPS enabled system like Basecamp FleetPro. Equipped with a wide range of smart features, FleetPro can easily manage your entire fleet operations seamlessly.