But can save you £1000s every year
A study by several blue chip companies uncovered that the average driver wastes £4684 in fuel every year through:
Tracking can allow you to see how fast your vans and trucks are going, how hard they are accelerating, if they are being used out of work hours and if they are idling excessively.
A Study showed that 61% of all drivers skive off on average a total of 126 minutes a week. That means if you pay your drivers minimum wage they are wasting £605.76 a year or 109 hours (4½ days) a year.
With vehicle tracking you can put a stop to skiving workers straight away by:
No more messing around phoning several people to find out who is nearest, simply look on a live map to find the nearest person.
Selected tracking systems can integrate with your fuel card to stop your card being used by employees to fill up their personal vehicles. This can save companies hundreds of pounds a month in stolen fuel.
If you need to update your customers of when to expect a member of your team to arrive, you can simply logon to see their exact whereabouts and give them an update immediately.
Move tracking units from vehicle to vehicle yourself with NO TECHNICAL KNOW HOW and at FREE OF CHARGE. OBD Systems now have the ability to be easily unplugged from one vehicle and moved to another vehicle, but can still be hidden from the driver to stop them from being tampered with.
View your live tracking map on any device that is convenient to you, where ever you are in the world. On holiday, no worries, just view it on your iPad or mobile phone.
Automate the process of reporting on the working hours of your drivers with timesheet reporting. This will reduce the number of admin hours taken to calculate the hours worked by your staff and put a stop to inaccurate hand timesheets completed by the drivers themselves.
Historic Activity Reports
This is a key feature of virtually all todays vehicle tracking systems. It enables you to see a record of all journeys made and all the data that goes with these journeys including speeding reports and out of hours usage.
Congestion Zone Monitoring
This feature lets you know when any of your drivers have entered into the London congestion zone. It is a very useful gadget to make sure you do not needlessly get stung with congestion zone fines. Tracking systems with Geo Fencing have this feature. If your tracking system does not have congestion zone alerts, but you do have geo fencing you can of course setup your own ring fence around the congestion zone to receive alerts.
2 Way Messaging
This is not a feature you find on all tracking systems and is not something that all fleets will find of use, but if you often have to send information or messages to your drivers then here is a way to do it rather than phone them.
It’s safer, cheaper and often quicker than a phone call. The messages will appear on a screen attached to the dashboard. The driver can then message back if needs be when they next make a stop.
For vehicles which are driven by multiple drivers this system is an ideal way to tag who is driving each vehicle within the fleet. The information can be viewed in the historic reports and offers you complete visibility.
How does it work? Each driver has a key fob which identifies him or her as the driver driving the vehicle.
If you run refrigerator vans or lorries then it is useful to keep an eye on the temperature of the trailers etc to make sure they are cold enough at all times.
By integrating into a vehicles CANbus (on board computer) you can gain an insight into various aspects of the running of each of the vehicles in your fleet. One of the most common things to keep an eye on is fuel consumption monitoring and MPG monitoring. This feature is most commonly used on HGVs where the fuel saving benefits are big enough to vouch the cost of this advanced feature.