In short, vehicle tracking systems save companies’ cash by allowing management to have tighter control over assets that can easily be misused. Fitting vehicle trackers to vehicles, whether that’s just one or a nationwide fleet, the movements of each can be analysed, ensuring that everyone is on track.
Firstly, by getting rid of idling times, money in the form of fuel and labour costs is saved. Take rush hour or other busy periods for example. As soon as the relevant employees back at HQ are made aware that a vehicle has been sat for an extended period of time, they can work out a different route to avoid the tailbacks and increase efficiency. Without a system like this in place, drivers would be forced to sit idle in traffic jams whilst the chance of hitting the deadline for a delivery or meeting slips away.
Longer-term, areas where experience tells staff that traffic jams are common can be avoided when routes are worked out in future, meaning that in time problems will be completely ironed out, increasing efficiency massively and cutting down on waste.
Although it might seem strict, reducing misuse of company vehicles with the use of trackers is another easy method of saving money. Things like personal errands undertaken in the firm’s vehicles can be curbed, as well as redirections for the purpose of theft in the case of freight and delivery companies. If these new guidelines are absorbed into current company policy, then after a short while efficiency should start to creep up, again saving money on fuel and labour.
By initiating closer inspection of the records of vehicles in use, small errors in driving such as employees taking the wrong route or displaying poor vehicle control like speeding and heavy braking can be eradicated, increasing efficiency further still.
Ultimately, RAM tracking will help the company and employees operate much more efficiently, impacting the bottom line almost immediately. After a short amount of time best practice guidelines can be updated to take into account the new technology, and productivity will in theory be at an all-time high.