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Human Factors in Fleet Management

Maintaining the human factors in fleet management is a huge part of the job.  The humans are the ones spending the money and increasing the cost of maintaining your fleet.  So why can’t they be the ones to lower your fleet costs too?  Minimizing the exposure of your fleet through a liability stand point can really lower your total cost of operating your fleet.  The main job of our GPS fleet tracking system is to help maintain the human factors as a benefit and not a hindrance.  How is this achieved?  Through a good system with many tools, kind of like the Swiss Army knife of GPS fleet tracking systems.

Psychological Effect

As soon as a tracking system is installed into your fleet vehicles your employees will go through a learning curve.  They now know that they can be tracked at any point and time and they will understand that their driving habits need to be in sync with their management’s belief or else they will have issues.  Now this won’t affect everyone just the ones that know they are mistreating their company vehicles and their position.  Speeds will be reduced, time on job will be reduced and unauthorized use will cease. All of these things are good, they will reduce the total expense of your fleet operations and they will also reduce your company’s exposure to accidents.

Geofences

Geofence

 

 

 

 

 

Geofences are essentially virtual fences that barrier important locations.  These geofences allow the fleet operations to see detailed reports of times on and off the job.  They can see exact distances traveled in a geofence or even the total amount of time spent in a geofence.  These are great for billing jobs and to help reduce the cost of jobs that were awarded on a total bid price.

Fuel Burn

Idle Report

 

 

 

 

 

Reducing the speeds of your vehicles on an average basis will help to save money, period.  Speeding doesn’t even necessarily mean your employees will get where they need to go faster, but it sure will burn more fuel, and we all know fuel ain’t cheap!  Conserve and you will save, it’s really that easy.  Idling can be virtually eliminated, some idle time is necessary but excessive idle will cost a company thousands of dollars over a years’ time.

Unauthorized Use

Unauthorized Use

Nothing can be more costly to a company than an employee using a vehicle at times they shouldn’t be, see our past article on Moonlighting too.  Everything at this point is a waste to the company.  Fuel, wear and tear, resources within or on the vehicle that are being used, God forbid a crash occurs.  Do you realize that an insurance company can (and probably will) deny a claim against your company if they find out that the vehicle was being used for personal reasons and not company business?  Oh and don’t worry they will find out!  The insurance company partners with you to insure you for business purposes, if a crash occurs and your company is deemed at fault it’s a very expensive proposition for everyone.  The precedent has been set too, if an insurance company can get out of paying a claim they will try to do so, and what is your recourse?  Getting an attorney and suing and that ain’t cheap either!  So, nip the unauthorized use in the bud and you won’t have anything to worry about.
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2 responses to “Human Factors in Fleet Management”

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