How Telematics Improve You Vehicles’ Lifespan

Fleets haul personnel, materials, and goods in harsh and stressful conditions. They operate on tight schedules crucial for profitability and productivity. A single fleet vehicle off the road can lead to losses for clients and business managers. Read on to learn how telematics systems come through for fleet managers by extending vehicle lifespans.

Reduces Vehicle Wear and Tears

Wear and tear reduce vehicle lifespan and increases maintenance costs. They result from vehicle collisions which often occur due to speeding. Telematics systems provide fleet managers with objective insights on coaching driver performances.

Telematics platforms such as Geotab enable you to set rules, record baseline speeding activities, and track progress. With Geotab Geo devices, you can view vehicles’ speeds via the MyGeotab App on the map. The App shows the drivers with speeding habits.

This information helps fleet managers reinforce driving policies that protect vehicles from frequent wear and tear.

Telematics systems also improve routing and dispatching since fleet managers can utilize fleet and asset tracking to optimize schedules. For instance, you can use journey management data to plan efficient and direct routes, reducing obstacles on the road. As a result, the vehicles experience less wear and tear.

Improves the Driver’s Behavior

Driver behavior determines the vehicle’s durability. Some drivers employ reckless techniques while on routes when under little supervision.  So, fleet managers implement telematics to track braking, idle time, and acceleration.

This information indicates whether the driver was impaired, destructed, or aggressive and can be used to determine a better course of action. Those with poor driving behavior can join training programs that teach them better skills.

Telematics systems also offer recording solutions through dashcams. You can easily identify road moments when the drivers get distracted. This way, you’ll implement a no-distraction policy to curb unwanted mishaps.

The no-distraction policy should prohibit drivers from using mobile devices while driving. These prohibitions should extend to texting, receiving or making calls, and watching videos.

Telematics also allows immediate feedback. Instead of waiting until the driver completes the route before correcting their mistakes, fleet managers alert them of the safety rule break. In the long run, fleet managers end up with an increased vehicle lifespan, and the drivers gain valuable experience.

Enables Completion of Scheduled Vehicle Maintenance on Time

Vehicle routine maintenance enhances durability. As a fleet manager, you’ll always need to complete scheduled maintenance on time to ensure the vehicle is in good condition before hitting the road.

Some fleet managers primarily associate telematics with tracking vehicle position, which can also be crucial for maintenance management. Here is how that is possible:

• Provides automated odometer readings: These telematics devices also equip fleet managers with automated odometer readings, enabling them to organize for timely preventive maintenance.

• Leads to solving diagnostic trouble codes (DTC) issues on time. Since vehicle problems can go unnoticed for a while, telematics devices provide the complete picture of fault alerts and DTC issues to maintenance technicians. As a result, the vehicle issues get solved in time.

Manages the Fleet Workload Evenly

For fleet vehicles, durability depends on their workload. Underusing and overusing some vehicles leads to wear and tear, which can easily reduce business profits.

Telematics systems have Omnitracs that enhance optimization and route planning. They offer automated solutions to analyzing vehicle capacity and allocation, enhancing proper fleet management. When these vehicles are allocated the right amount of goods, personnel, and material, they will cover the set route efficiently and stay operational for a long time.

Eliminates Unnecessary Mileage from the Journey

The distance covered by the vehicles determines their durability. So, fleet managers need to understand the routes for every vehicle.

Telematics devices conduct extensive route analysis and determine unnecessary mileage, creating a shorter route for the fleet.

If you want to come out on top in this rapidly growing fleet business, you need to understand the hacks and tricks of better management. There is no better way to manage your business other than the use of telematics systems. PGT Technologies has the best telemetric solutions that suit any fleet business. Contact us today for advice.

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