Smart is the new mantra of this technology-driven era that we are all living in. Right from phones to IoT (Internet of Things) in businesses, everything is about better connectivity and effective communication to make life easy on all fronts. If you are a manager or owner of a fleet of vehicles that transport passengers and valuable goods on daily basis, chances are you rely on your driver on everything related to your vehicle; be it the fuel usage, the location of the car, its regular maintenance or the travel route. Even if you are able to track these things down, how about knowing the hidden patterns of potentially dangerous driving behaviors (such as rash driving, improper braking, or high-speed driving). That’s quite a burden of worries to carry, isn’t it?
Is GPS technology a solution to worries?
Yes, a GPS tracking devices allow you to take matters into your own hands, instead of relying on the drivers. With the sophistication that these devices offer, you not only know the real-time location of your vehicle, you also get speed reports, maintenance reports, fuel consumption report, etc. in solid hard-core data which you can rely on more than the driver’s word on it. What’s more? The device such as the one provided by iWayTrack, also has a route playback mode, the stoppage time report, kilometer summary report and speeding reports that allow you to monitor the driver behavior.
So, the next time a driver gives you? la la land on how a major traffic at a junction or a technical snag delayed the entire journey, you will know whether he’s bluffing or telling the truth.
Turn your business into a Smart Business
Fleet managers have successfully managed to use various features available in iWayTrack to empower their decision-making abilities.
- They are using the route playback report to design their own shorter, efficient route so that they save on fuel costs and time.
- Motivating drivers with performance-based incentives relying on data given by the reports.
- Re-training the drivers to avoid cost-incurring driving practices (such as harsh acceleration, speeding, excess idling, etc.)
- Guiding the backup team to the exact location of the car so that the driver gets immediate help in case of car break-down.
- Following the maintenance schedule prescribed by the device to avoid surprise break down.
Not only do these practices help the managers help in improving the service of their fleet, it also inculcates the virtue of accountability among the drivers, which is lacking most of the times in today’s transportation industry.