The number of enterprises that implement a company car fleet monitoring system is on the rise. What is this system, and what are the benefits of installing such devices?
Financial considerations (reduction of fuel costs, car servicing) and safety are in favour of implementing a Vehicle Tracking system by providers such as Get Vehicle Tracking. Why is this happening?
Monitoring for security
A fleet monitoring system consists of a number of devices (including GPS accelerometer and tracker) and sensors. They monitor driving parameters such as vehicle speed, braking force, acceleration, overload inside the cab, and even engine performance data. The presence of monitoring encourages the driver to drive safer. First of all, because such driving will be rewarded by the employer (some companies have already introduced a policy of rewarding employees who drive cars in the safest way). Besides, the driver can analyze their own driving style in terms of safety.
The monitoring system also increases the car’s anti-theft protection. The possibility of precise tracking of the car offers to managers not only control over the courses, but also the ability to track the stolen vehicle, because the sensors react, among others to open the door or use a GPS / GSM jammer.
By using a fleet monitoring system, companies can control fuel consumption, optimize routes, and examine employees’ driving style in terms of vehicle operation. For example, frequent sharp braking or rapid acceleration negatively affect the technical condition of the car, which will significantly speed up the visit to the service station. Monitoring will reduce the frequency of such situations.
The use of fleet monitoring systems brings a number of benefits for the employer, but also for employees, increasing their safety on the road and allowing them to optimize routes (choosing, for example, those with shorter travel times and less traffic congestion).