Vehicle telematics provides an abundance of useful data that can be collected, combined, and reported on from one convenient, easy-to-install piece of technology. When most people talk about telematics or GPS, they think navigation. This is certainly an important aspect, but only a small slice of what this technology has to offer.
Collect accurate data on vehicle location, speed, trip distance, overall trip time, engine idling, and so much more. Know when that vehicle will complete its current assignment and ready for its next schedule.
Extract valuable data on your fleet vehicle’s health and status. VIN, odometer, engine faults, and more help you prioritize maintenance and identify risky vehicles and driving habits.
Telematics devices can detect exceptional events such as acceleration, hash braking, cornering, and other data points that can help with collision reconstruction. Alerts (both email and desktop) can keep fleet managers notified in the event of a collision, providing early signals and help for the driver.
Reduce vehicle mileage and fuel consumption by optimizing routes for your drivers. Find the right route, the right time, and compare planned vs. actual so you can fine tune your schedule and driver routes.
Secure Data Collection
A good telematics device will use encryption, authentication, and verification when sending data from the device to the network. It is important to collect good data from your fleet vehicles; it is even more important that the data is secure and that all updates come from a trusted source.
Immediate feedback can help improve fleet safety. In-vehicle driver coaching can alert the driver with spoken words or an audible alert when driving behavior is unsafe. Reinforce your company policies and encourage your drivers to obey the rules of the road.
Benefits of Telematics and Fleet Management for Home Services
Home services companies such as HVAC, plumbing, etc. are turning to telematics and fleet management to help reduce their fleet management costs. Fleet management solutions give managers a opportunity to improve their fleet operations and are increasingly embracing this technology to save money and improve customer satisfaction. Here are a few specific benefits for home services companies:
- Reduced fuel costs
- Optimized dispatching
- Improved vehicle maintenance
- Optimized driving behavior
- Improved driver safety
- Enhanced customer satisfaction
Measurement and Management
Collect the events that matter most to your business. Collect the data that can help you measure and improve productivity, safety, asset utilization and optimization, compliance, and growth. Be armed with data and make informed decisions.
The most important choice in a telematics solution is growth and expansion. Choose a tool that will not be outdated next year and avoid solutions that cannot expand to your fleet size and business needs. At VLC, we have been helping businesses grow their telematics solutions and keeping them on top of the latest technology advances. We know telematics; let us share our knowledge with your team.
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