How Vehicle Tracking Can Help Fleet Managers & Sales Directors
Vehicle tracking has helped millions of companies worldwide to automate business processes and become more profitable and efficient. The following explains how it can be of benefit to two of the most important departments in a company, fleet management and sales teams.
Fleet managers are often responsible for large numbers of vehicles and personnel and the safe and efficient transportation of cargo. The following explains how vehicle tracking can make their job easier:
Increase Productivity – Vehicle tracking can help to make an organisation more productive in a number of ways. Crucially, it allows fleet managers to see exactly where their fleet is at all times, meaning that they can react quickly in sending the nearest vehicle to a job, saving both time and money.
Improve Scheduling – With vehicle tracking, fleet managers are able to schedule jobs more effectively and increase the amount of jobs they can undertake in a week.
Plan Routes More Effectively – By reviewing driver activity on a real-time map, fleet managers can check the route they are taking and alert them if they are meandering, or taking a longer trip than is necessary. They will also be alerted when a driver has arrived at their destination and ensure that they are dispatched to the next job as quickly as possible.
Reduce Fuel Costs - One of the fleet manager's primary concerns is reducing the cost of fuel and making their fleet as efficient and possible. Vehicle tracking allows you to constantly monitor vehicle location and driving behaviour, in order to ensure that the fleet is as fuel-efficient as possible. It can also help to reduce any unauthorised journeys and fraudulent mileage claims, which have previously cost businesses millions of pounds each year.
Comply with legal requirements - Vehicle tracking will help you to comply with all of the required legal obligations that your company must meet, including the working time directive, duty of care and the new corporate manslaughter legislation
The sales director is one of a company's greatest assets. They are responsible for generating new business and making sure that their team remains as motivated and productive as possible. Vehicle tracking makes it much easier to allocate and schedule sales staff appointments. The following are just some of the many benefits of vehicle tracking for a sales team:
Monitor routes and mileage – Vehicle tracking allows sales directors to effectively monitor the routes and mileage of their sales staff, in order to reduce any unnecessarily long journeys and fuel consumption.
Monitor attendance and meeting times - Vehicle tracking makes it possible to check that sales staff are where they say they are and monitor how long they are spending at appointments.
Ensure staff know exactly where they are going – By equipping staff with satellite navigation, companies can ensure that they will reach their destination on time.