Fleet productivity begins with assets tracking and management
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Fleet productivity reports
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Commonly asked questions about fleet productivity
What is meant by fleet productivity?
Fleet productivity is a measure of the output of your vehicles and your employees. By measuring how well your vehicles and drivers are being utilized, you will be able to identify where improvements need to be made to reduce fleet costs.
How do I measure fleet productivity?
Fleet productivity is commonly measured with two key metrics: vehicle utilization, and driver working hours. Fleets can also find value by measuring productivity in terms of jobs completed per vehicle, or per shift, especially in the courier and delivery industries.
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% utilisation of vehicles and drivers may be an unattainable goal, even increasing driver and fleet utilisation by one hour per day or per week quickly adds up to generate considerable savings.
Increasing vehicle utilisation 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.
How can Geotab’s solutions help me improve fleet productivity?
MyGeotab fleet management software and GPS tracking helps fleets to improve productivity by:
- Reducing the time drivers spend idling, or sitting inactive while they’re on-the-clock
- Optimizing routes for more efficient job scheduling
- Eliminating the unauthorized use of fleet vehicles
- Cutting down on manual processes and paperwork
- Highlighting driver behaviors that are counterproductive to their work
- Tracking vehicles in real-time to allow for dynamic scheduling of jobs
- Enabling a predictive maintenance program to improve your fleet’s overall uptime
What is vehicle fleet optimisation?
Geotab's fleet optimisation is based on vehicle data analysis: How the vehicle is driven, its fuel consumption and its mechanical condition, which allow for in-depth analysis and a way to optimise the available resources for enhanced fleet productivity.
How do I measure the fleet's low-productivity time?
Using the MyGeotab GPS and software, you can constantly track the vehicle, see the vehicle's waiting and stop times and, as such, know when it has not been productive. Thanks to this tracking, you can communicate with the driver and plan faster, more efficient routes.
What should I look for in fleet optimisation software?
It is important to understand your business needs, to consider which tools you need from the software. Ensure the fleet productivity and driver productivity tools integrate seamlessly into existing software that your fleet is using.
How can tracking assets help improve fleet productivity?
Using GPS tracking to track assets can improve the productivity of your fleet by allowing you to monitor the valuable assets that form a part of it, whether they are on the road or off. Fleet asset tracking allows you to locate and repair equipment. The GO RUGGED devices from Geotab also offer a sturdy design and a long battery life, making them ideal for use outdoors and in challenging weather conditions. Solar-powered asset tracking devices are also available.
How can driver tracking help improve fleet productivity?
Driver-tracking software works by linking up with vehicle data so that driver behaviour and compliance can be evaluated. Installing a driver-tracking system allows you to track and evaluate the performance of drivers in your fleet. Geotab provides fleet-tracking systems and the straightforward MyGeotab software to help you improve driving performance using scorecards, trend reports and innovative add-in solutions that prevent collisions and stop drivers from being distracted while at the wheel. All of these factors can help to increase the overall productivity of your fleet.