There can be absolutely no doubt that technology is making business more streamlined across pretty much every industry and the motor fleet industry is no different. There is an array of tech applications which can help motor fleet operators to improve the efficiency of their business, as well as save on motor fleet insurance in order to provide a better service to clients as well as improving their bottom line.
While many tech providers will make a lot of noise and promise to be the best thing since sliced bread, here we will look at 3 of the very best tech buys that are likely to be of most use and benefit to motor fleet operators.
While basic GPS tracking isn’t exactly a new concept as old trackers would be able to tell you a rough location of your fleet vehicles, more modern software can enable motor fleet operators to be able to quickly see exactly where their vehicles are at any time. Individual drivers can also connect to this network in order to see where their colleagues are at any one time. updated GPS tracking software can also feed back an array of information to the operator such as driving styles and speeds driven. Data can also be used to warn drivers of potential traffic problems on their route, enabling them to avoid them and provide a streamlined service. installing GPS tracking in your fleet vehicles may also help to lower the cost of your fleet insurance too.
There’s an app for that
There is pretty much an app for everything these days and fleet operators can take advantage of that by investing app software designed specifically for their business. This will allow drivers to quickly update information about deliveries and schedules as well as allowing operators to monitor costs such as petrol usage, driving behaviour as well as being able to broadcast service announcements and updates to their driver’s smartphones.
The connected vehicle
Vehicles that connect directly to the cloud are without doubt the future and the implications for the motor fleet industry are virtually limitless. Connected cars can share data with each other about the surrounding area meaning drivers can be warned about traffic or hazards as well as plan more efficient routes. Connected cars also have the ability to gather and feed back data regarding petrol consumption and efficiency as well as having the diagnostic ability to monitor the maintenance of the vehicle and warning of potential problems and issues which need mechanical attention, preventing expensive garage bills and time off the road. Technology giant Cisco predict that connected cars will save motor fleet operators around £300 a year and the tech is only in its early stages, so the future does look good for this future-proof tech.