Is your fleet connected your business?
In 2019 the telematics industry will continue to grow and collect more data. Already, there has been a shift away from basic vehicle tracking to data collection and predictive analytics allows for better fleet visibility. The data is collected from fleet vehicles, assets, and related systems to allow for better reporting. This information collected from assets then allows an organization to make data-driven business decisions.
Now, there is a push to connect the fleet to the organization. With these advances, there’s a connection between an organization’s back-office systems and the fleet. This connection allows you to see your operation as a whole. By integrating the business with the fleet, you can align both of their goals and plan more effectively. The fleet is a part of your business, so it shouldn’t be treated as a separate organization.
These changes cause a shift away from traditional fleet management and instead towards mobile workforce management. In fact, the mobile workforce population in the US is expected to grow to over 105 million by the year 2020. The term ‘mobile workforce’ encompasses not only the fleet assets and vehicles but also the workers. For better fleet management and business growth, it’s time to start thinking about the entire workforce as a whole and not just focus on assets and vehicles.
Fleet success starts with the drivers
- Do you know how many jobs are completed?
- How much time each does worker spend on a break?
- How much they are spending on fuel?
All of these oversights may seem minor, but together they impact your bottom line.
Visibility into mobile workforce activity resulted in a 15% productivity increase and a 60% improvement in overall customer satisfaction.
Managing workers out in the field can be challenging but mobile workforce management, with the help of telematics technology, simplifies it. With a telematics solution, you can monitor driver behavior allowing you to create customized training plans for each driver to improve safety. You can even use a driver identification feature to find out which driver is behind the wheel of each vehicle and for how long. This is key in pinpointing issues that are increasing spend or impacting productivity.
Run your fleet better with a connected fleet.
With a connected fleet you will see improvements in:
- Asset and Vehicle Management
- Inventory Management
- Cost Savings
- Back-office Operations
A connected fleet sees better results across the organization than a fleet held separate from the business.