It’s not always about the sales you make but also about the savings you attain in your budget, especially when it comes to a companies fleet of vehicles. As your fleet grows, it becomes more and more difficult to manage all the aspects surrounding them. This is why a GPS tracking hardware and software solution, like Rural First, is so important to the management of your fleet.
1. Lower Idle Time
Whether you are a sheriff, traffic officer or EMT personnel, over a day’s time, a engine will idle for unnecessary hours burning fuel. In just an hour, idling is equal to roughly 64,000 miles of engine wear that ages the vehicle and impacts fuel efficiency. Imagine the savings from controlling this idle time with a GPS tracing system in place so you can monitor the fleet, get reports that inform and engage with alerts that notify when idle time occurs. Lowering idle time has become so popular that one telecom corporation addressed the issue and reduced fuel consumption by 1,000,000 gallons a year, the equivalent of taking 1,600 vehicles off the road.
2. Watch Driver Speed Behavior
Sometimes getting to a situation the fastest is not as important as getting to a location safely. Installing GPS vehicle tracking devices makes drivers more accountable and drive safer. Employees that know you are monitoring their driving tend to take greater care in how they are using fleet vehicles. Improved behavior saves fuel, reduces unsafe driving and enhances your reputation on the roads.
3. Better Routes
Faster routes lower costs and with manual GIS mapping, like that with Rural First, optimizes a route helping drivers navigate the roadway, avoid traffic difficulties, and reduce idle time saving fuel. According to a recent study using GPS tracking technology saves more than 240 miles of driving per vehicle each week equaling less maintenance requirements for each fleet vehicle.