Due to fluctuating fuel costs in the market today, fleet companies are constantly seeking innovative methods to reduce fuel expenses while improving overall business operations. Telematics data has become a popular way for fleet companies to improve and impact their bottom line.
Fleet telematics not only tracks and reports driver behaviors, but they can be a useful tool in identifying fuel efficiency opportunities within a business.
However, in some cases, the raw data alone may not enough to reveal issues or identify areas of improvement–thorough analysis of several influencing factors can uncover a fleet’s true fuel patterns. For the end user, efficient usage of the data will pay off.
Driving patterns. Although fleet managers use their data to primarily monitor and manage driver behavior, they should also be using it to improve fuel economy. Compiling this data will reveal which specific vehicles and drivers burn the most fuel.
Vehicle maintenance. Regular maintenance is an often underestimated way to improve fuel efficiency. Effectively used, fleet telematics can be set up to alert managers when certain maintenance needs to be performed to their trucks.
Staff involvement. To achieve vast efficiency, involving fleet staff with telematics analytics will address concerns and behaviors as a early as possible, which will encourage proactive resolution.
Best routes. With telematics, managers can see the real-time location of vehicles and drivers. Using this data allows managers to assign the most direct routes to the closest drivers–saving time and fuel.
There are a multitude of ways optimize telematics data, and if used effectively, can prove to promote sustainability within a fleet.
Impac offers the most comprehensive tracking and reporting system in the industry today through their fleet fuel card programs and GPS systems. At Impac, our fleet professionals strive to assist companies with effectively using their telematics data to promote continuous business growth and generate accelerating profits.
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