Telematics systems – what you need to know
For many businesses, their fleet of vehicles will be one of their biggest regular expenses. That’s why small savings on the cost of running your fleet can make such a major difference to your bottom line. In this week’s roundup of tips for fleet managers we’ll be taking a look at how you can save money and easily keep track of your fleet using telematics systems. In this article we’ll examine how telematics systems work, how you can use them with your fleet, and explore some of the benefits of using them.
You could be missing out
If you’re not using a telematics system then you could be wasting thousands of pounds every year. According to a recent survey of fleet managers the three biggest advantages of telematics systems are a reduction in fuel costs; the ability to track where your fleet is and how your vehicles are being driven; and the potential to reduce your insurance costs. Even small businesses have now started using telematics systems – 15% of fleet managers at companies with 10 employees or fewer reported that they are using telematics systems. This number is expected to grow significantly in the years to come. If you’re not using telematics systems now, the odds are that you will be soon. Read on to find out how to get ahead of the curve!
How to use telematics
Telematics systems vary significantly from one provider to another so it should be relatively straightforward to find one that meets your needs. Many modern systems offer an online portal that allows you to keep track of your vehicles and drivers from anywhere, on any device. Some systems also offer automated checking of DVLA driving licences, reducing the amount of administrative paperwork that you have to carry out.
Finding out more about telematics.
If you’d like to know more about how a telematics system could reduce the fleet management costs in your company then we’d be delighted to hear from you. Contact our fleet management experts and we’ll give you all the information you need to get started.