Smart technology has revolutionised the fleet industry. It’s impossible to run a fully efficient fleet without the use of technology, and the continuous development of new and improved systems means fleet management is constantly evolving as well.
Every fleet is unique and every fleet manager and business has their own preferences when it comes to managing their fleet. The one thing all successful fleet managers have in common, however, is that they employ some form of smart technology to keep things running as smoothly as possible.
Below are a few examples of the most prominent technology used in the fleet industry and why these systems have had such a big impact on the fleet industry.
1. Smart tracking systems
A tailor-made GPS-based telematics system will track all vehicle and engine performance alerting fleet managers to any concerns before they turn into excessive cost. It is also the most effective way to ensure driver safety at all times, which reduces risk and improves driver performance.
With smart tracking services fleet managers are able to track driving patterns and excessive speeding or idling, allowing them to implement relevant training and upskilling where necessary.
2. Vehicle monitoring
Today’s fleet technology lets fleet managers monitor vehicle performance in real-time. These systems will also flag any vehicle performance concerns making it possible to pick up engine irregularities before an expensive breakdown occurs.
3. Intelligent fuel management
4. Time management
One of the biggest benefits of smart fleet technology is the time saved on administration. With the right systems in place, fleet managers can easily schedule vehicles and drivers, track expenses, maintenance, and repairs without spending endless hours on paperwork.
Many of these systems will remind you of scheduled maintenance or even automatically book vehicles when they are due.
5. Tax tracking
Smart fleet systems will help you keep track of all business travel expenses for tax purposes. It’s the best way to keep track of fuel expenses and will also generate a travel recon for SARS.
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With so many options when it comes to smart fleet technology, today’s fleet managers are able to run incredibly efficient fleet operations. As every fleet is different, these systems can be adapted to suit individual needs and budgets.
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