Choosing Fleet Tracking
September 15, 2010 by Andrew Mead
If you were able to sit in the passenger seat of every one of your fleet vehicles, would your mobile employees change their unproductive and wasteful work habits? Research shows that, with fleet tracking, they would.
A recent study by the Aberdeen Group (a research firm that studies the effects of technology on business) titled Improving Productivity and Profitability through Service Fleet Management found that organisations experienced a 23 percent increase in the total number of service call completed per day per technician once fleet tracking was installed in their fleets. Other findings from the study include:
12.2 percent increase in service profitability
14.8 percent reduction in average travel time per job
9.9 percent decrease in overtime pay
27.9 percent increase in operator compliance
13.2 percent reduction in fuel costs
Essentially, GPS fleet tracking gives fleet owners the ability to ride with their mobile employees without ever leaving the office. When employees know that their driving habits are monitored, they comply more readily with cost-effective driving policies and increase productivity.