There are no hard and fast rules about how companies should use fleet management systems, but best practice and ways to measure data can be applied in several key areas to realize their full potential.
The latest technology is capable of providing insight into a huge range of fleet activities, each impacting on different areas of a business for the achievement of specific strategic goals.
When asking which elements of fleet data are most important, an organization must also ask what its priorities are. For most, saving money tends to be top of the list, but a focus in this area will also achieve a host of related benefits.
Cost savings are achieved through efficiency gains, primarily by improving driver behavior to encourage more efficient performance and boost MPG. This, in turn, can also result in reduced maintenance costs and cheaper insurance premiums through improved safety.
Here I give you five of the most important things to measure in your fleet – mpg, speeding, driving style, idling and routing efficiency – to help/assist/empower you to make fundamental organizational change and achieve maximum ROI with fleet management.