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Fleet managers everywhere are working daily to maintain and improve efficient fleet operations. They want their fleets and vehicles to be as productive as possible, and are using GPS tracking tools and telemetry data to provide them with the intelligence needed to make this happen.
GPS to GO has helped thousands of businesses with their GPS tracking needs for productivity purposes, and have helped these owners understand the benefits of using such devices.
In this post we wanted to share some of the most common questions we get asked when it comes to productivity and help GPS tracking can help with that.
How do I measure fleet productivity?
How do idling and vehicle downtime affect fleet productivity?
Excessive idling is a drain on fleet productivity, since it means that both your vehicle and your employee are sitting inactive on your time. Monitoring idling reports together with GPS data enables you to identify problem areas and swiftly work to resolve them. This might be a result of driver behavior, or specific routes and jobs that are bringing your vehicles into highly congested areas. With MyGeotab, you can set up custom reports and notifications to alert you in real-time to excessive idling, so that you can actively improve fleet productivity.
Vehicle downtime is a serious drain on vehicle utilization rates, and as such, fleet productivity. Downtime can be caused by a range of factors, including aggressive driving behavior, ineffective fleet maintenance programs, running vehicles on duty cycles that they are not suitable for, and inefficient routing. The MyGeotab fleet management system enables you to counter all of these issues quickly and effectively to drive up vehicle utilization rates.
How does improving fleet productivity help reduce costs?
Although 100% utilization of vehicles and drivers may be an unattainable goal, even increasing driver and fleet utilization by one hour per day or per week quickly adds up to generate considerable savings.
Increasing vehicle utilization provides fleet managers with opportunities to reduce overall fleet size, both by reducing the number of vehicles needed to complete the same number of jobs, and by reducing the need for reserve vehicles to cover duty vehicles while they are undergoing maintenance.