Safety is key in any type of business. For companies with fleets of vehicles this is one of their top priorities. Now, what is considered as safety in the operations of a fleet of vehicles, and how can a business ensure that safety policies are being followed?
Good driving is one of the most important safety concerns in the industry. GPS Vehicle Tracking and Fleet Management was not as popular some time ago, but in the latest years it has gained a huge level of popularity among fleet owners. This level of popularity is not exactly a trend though. Fleet owners understand that installing a global positioning system to track and manage their fleets will improve not only their operations and finances, but also safety on the roads.
Some of the most important benefits that fleet owners can experience for improved safety from a GPS Fleet Tracking System are the following.
• Increase in security/safety: By monitoring speed limits and all other driving behaviors through Real-Time Vehicle Tracking, reports and alerts, fleet owners and dispatchers can implement mandatory safety policies and ensure drivers will follow them.
Also, it is a great management advantage to have an automated rating system like TSO Mobile's. It rates drivers based on different driving behavior profiles set by administrators of the system. Some of these driving behavior profiles are RPMs, speeding, harsh turns, fuel performance and more.
• Reduction in operations costs: Few or none accidents mean less stress and less expenses. When vehicles from a fleet are involved in an accident there is always the hassle of dealing with the situation, which means wasted time.
Not only that. If the business' driver is guilty of the accident then the business will have to deal with unexpected expenses. This being said, the importance of having GPS Vehicle Tracking and driver monitoring tools is clear for the finances of a business that has drivers on the road.
• Saving money on fuel and maintenance: This should be self-explanatory if you have read the article carefully. The equation is simple... Better driving behavior + No Speeding + Careful acceleration = Less fuel consumption + Less maintenance + More money in the business' pockets.
"Driving aggressively wastes gas, lowers gas mileage by 33% at highway speeds. Each 5 mph driven over 60 mph is equal to an extra $0.30/gallon" ~ The U.S. Department of Energy. Such driving behavior can be prevented through GPS Vehicle Tracking and Fleet Monitoring systems.
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