10 Key Benefits of Fleet Management

 

Your fleet is the heart of your business.


Keeping it well-managed may be a challenge, but a necessity for growth and sustainability. Using dedicated fleet management offers a host of benefits that protect your business against market fluctuations and unseen costs.


Here are 10 key benefits that prove you cannot afford to be without fleet management.

  1. Manage fuel and maintenance costs

    Trying to maintain and fuel your fleet on an as-needed basis can feel very similar to shoveling the walkway while it’s still snowing. To effectively and efficiently keep up with fluctuating vehicles needs, a fleet management dashboard will provide you with the transparent view you need.

  2. Real-time visibility into fleet

    Knowing the status of your fleet empowers your company to make the real-time changes it needs to in order to hit target metrics. Periodic reports can only capture a static view of your operational strengths, which means that changes will only occur after the fact.

  3. Improve driver safety

    Fleet management is not just about keeping your vehicles in great working order - it ensures the people driving them are safe, as well. Poorly-maintained vehicles can endanger your drivers on the road. Keep up with important safety alerts to keep your vehicles running smoothly, and your drivers safe.

  4. Improved reporting

    Even with proper maintenance, you will still need visibility into over-time metrics to determine if your fleet vehicles are actually delivering optimal performance. Your in-house reporting may not be granular enough to capture this information. Therefore, it’s important to make fleet management a vital tool for vehicle tracking.

  5. Maintain safe and reliable vehicles

    A broken vehicle is a vehicle that needs to be replaced which only means one thing: More resources spent on new equipment rather than putting it towards company growth. When there is an automated ongoing "eye" on your vehicles through fleet management, you're more likely to become aware of vehicle issues before it becomes completely disabled.

  6. Longer vehicle life spans

    Fleet management systems can notify drivers of mileage indicators, as well as other performance indicators. This ensures that the vehicles are properly taken care of resulting in a longer, more rewarding life on the road.

  7. Higher customer retention rates

    Consumers benefit from a fleet management portal, too. By logging into the portal, the tracking of goods makes delivery both efficient and effective. With real time GPS Tracking, customers can rely on the technology for status updates as opposed to repetitively calling to find out approximate arrival times. Ultimately, by increasing customer satisfaction you secure the best chance at retaining valued business.

  8. Increased driver satisfaction

    Is your goal to reduce the manual labor of your drivers? Just like any job, your employees most likely have a lot on their plates. Fleet management solutions will help to enhance day to day experience thereby increasing driver efficiency.

  9. Eliminate employee fraud

    Handwritten (and sometimes questionable handwritten) time sheets are no longer necessary with fleet management solutions. Remove the guesswork and let the software do the work while mitigating potential discrepancies.

  10. Reduce labor costs

    With GPS technology for fleet tracking, you will never have to second guess where your driver is with the deliveries. That is because fleet management essentially puts you in the passenger seat of the vehicle. As a manager, it’s important to ensure that your drivers are not wasting time on the road. Let the fleet management software automatically verify driver accountability.


In Conclusion

If you've been attempting to handle your own fleet in-house, there has never been a better time to look into professional fleet management. These are the 10 most popular benefits, but there are far more that will show in your bottom line and the overall health of your business.

If you’re looking to improve current performance, contact us for your  complimentary analysis. Our experts are here to make recommendations based on your unique situation.

 
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