By monitoring an individual vehicle or an entire fleet, the right telematics solution can deliver invaluable data relating to vehicle location, driver behaviour, engine diagnostics and vehicle activity to allow you to better manage your assets and improve your bottom line.
The Microlise fleet management system provides you with real-time visibility of your fleet and supplies utilisation information, pinpointing where assets can be used more productively and which routes work best for your business.
By knowing where vehicles are at every stage of the delivery cycle, you can reduce the likelihood of delays and improve customer communication by confirming imminent deliveries or advising of any issues or delays that may impact on the delivery of a consignment.
Retrospective telematics data also allows you to understand fleet activity over time, to show you where you have the potential to take on more work or reduce your existing fleet size.
In the event of a complaint or accident, telematics data will also highlight where your vehicle was at any given point in time, alert you to what went wrong and help to support driver debrief and training, to reduce the likelihood of a repeat incident.
What’s in it for drivers?
Drivers do not need to report their status or compliance back to their bosses. Telematics data also makes it easier for managers to recognise and reward drivers for their good work and positive contribution to the business which in turn helps support employee engagement.
Telematics has also completely transformed driver and fleet safety. By providing direct feedback on any unsafe behaviours such as harsh braking, rapid acceleration and rough cornering, fleet managers can provide specific coaching to drivers and identify areas for improvement. This data is crucial for both measuring safety and also for understanding and mitigating the behaviours that put a fleet at risk in the first place.
What’s in it for operators?
In the case of vehicle telematics more data does not equate to more work, in fact it’s quite the opposite. Intelligent tools reduce administrative time and paperwork, which not only frees up valuable time but also supports compliance and other reporting obligations. By using a joined –up solution, fleet managers can also ensure that they reap the benefits of a fully-integrated system that is greater than the sum of its parts.