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Top 20 Metrics and More for Fleet Managers Driving Business Data

20 Metrics for Fleet ManagersA huge benefit of adopting Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) is how easy they make it for fleet managers to collect and analyze data that can help improve fleet operations. At first, the amount of data can seem overwhelming, but once you get used to it, you can see how to use that data to improve every area of your fleet's performance. Today, we will be talking about KPIs for fleet management.

What Are KPIs?

ELDs generally provide data from GPS tracking devices connected to the fleet vehicles' engines. These devices track metrics such as idling time, speed and speeding, fuel usage, location, driver behavior, and more. The data is transferred to the fleet management software, and fleet managers can access it through smartphones, tablets, or laptops. In some cases, this data is transmitted in real-time, helping you make quick decisions.

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How to Create a Dash Cam Policy

If you are looking into adding dash cams to your fleet, having a company dash cam policy in place will go a long way in ensuring the roll-out goes smoothly. Not only does it communicate how your company will use the footage, but it also gives the use of dash cams legitimacy.

In addition, many governments and commercial fleets don’t have dash cam policies, even though they are employing the technology. This opens the door for drivers to make the case that since the policy isn’t included in the driver policies, their use is not allowed.

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11 Biggest Productivity Challenges Fleet Managers Face

fleet-productivityWhen it comes to successfully managing a fleet, efficient operation is at the heart of your job. However, many fleet managers find themselves buried in never-ending, time-consuming tasks that are inefficient, and worse, rarely improve their bottom line. While these tasks are necessary, when not handled efficiently, they can be costly long term.

And although these tasks are essential, handling them manually is the least efficient, most costly way to do them. That's where fleet management software and telematics comes in. The ability to automate certain tasks and track metrics for others makes managing the entire fleet more efficient.

Here are the top 11 productivity challenges fleet managers face and how fleet management telematics solutions can help them solve these fleet problems.

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Cost of Telematics

telematics costsNow that we are fully in the Information Age, we hear a lot about information overload. But when it comes to fleet management, there is no such thing as too much information. But how can fleet managers collect, store, and analyze all the information available and turn it into actionable insight? That’s where fleet management telematics comes in.

Telematics for fleet management gives you an easier way to compile information and use it to set key performance indicators (KPIs) and measure fleet performance against them. When you hear the words fleet management telematics, your first thought is probably how much does telematics cost, and is it worth it.

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4 Ways Utility Fleets Can Increase Customer Satisfaction

utility company customer services challenges

For utility companies, customer satisfaction has always been difficult. The reality is that sooner or later, outages will happen, usually at no fault of your company. The amount of unexpected outages caused by natural disasters, weather events, fallen trees, and road conditions are far greater than scheduled outages for repairs and maintenance.

Although utility companies have worked to improve their customer service in recent years, they still have some of the lowest customer service rates, even lower than airline companies and auto insurance companies. Common complaints include technicians showing up late for jobs, or not showing up at all, difficulty paying bills, and poor customer service overall.

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12 Ways Utility Fleets Can Overcome Industry Challenges

utility fleet challengesThere is a dramatic shift happening in the utilities industries that are causing many challenges for fleets and fleet managers. Utility fleets have unique efficiency and safety challenges that can be addressed by telematics. This shift means that utility fleet managers will have to meet utility industry challenges head-on, unless they want to face the future unprepared. Understanding the challenges facing the utility industry is key to its efficient evolution.

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Preparing Your Vehicle for Hot-weather Driving

As temperatures increase during summer months, the demand placed on motor vehicles (and their engines in particular) increases significantly with the risk of engine failure elevating. Engines rely on mechanical tolerances to produce power, oil to keep the contact surfaces separated, and coolant flowing through the engine to the radiator for cooling. Should any one of these critical elements fail, then engine failure is imminent.

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5 HVAC Fleet Management App Benefits

hvac-fleet-management-appOperating costs are generally in the top five spending areas of an HVAC fleet. And with insurance, fuel, tax, maintenance, and repair costs in the mix, it's easy to see why. That's why many HVAC companies are turning to fleet management and GPS tracking solutions. With the information collected and displayed by an HVAC fleet management app, fleet managers can make sure vehicles and technicians behave in a fuel-efficient way that also don't cause excess wear and tear.

An app is just one piece of an HVAC fleet management system. It's the way you access the data collected by fleet management hardware.

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5 Ways Telematics Reduces Fuel Costs

reduce fuel costs with telematicsOne of the most significant and measurable ways telematics can impact your fleet's bottom line is by reducing fuel costs for your fleet. Fuel is by far the biggest ongoing cost for fleets. Ensuring efficient fuel usage for your fleet can be a huge savings for your business.

Although you have no control over the price of fuel and the market can be volatile, there are some things you can control that will help reduce your spend on fuel. A MiX Telematics solution can provide an average fuel savings of 10%. Here are 5 ways telematics can help you reduce fleet fuel costs.

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Top 10 Fleet Telematics Features to Look For

telematics fleet featuresAs any fleet manager will tell you, fleet telematics for fleet management is increasingly becoming an indispensable tool for cost-efficient operations. From accurately tracking your fleet vehicles to driver behavior and maintenance alerts, fleet telematics systems offer a plethora of features that make the job not just easier but more efficient.

Fleet telematics offers GPS tracking features that give you insight into how well your fleet is optimized so that you can make better decisions about what to change or improve. Here are ten key features to look for in your fleet telematics system.

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How to Start a Landscaping Business

how to start a landscaping businessIf the thought of greenery and working outdoors seems like heaven to you, you’ve may have considered starting a landscaping business. Lawns don’t seem to be any less common, and there will always be people who want you to care for theirs. According to the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) 2018 numbers, the landscape industry employs over 1 million people, representing 513,305 businesses, and has annual revenues of approximately $93 billion. Those are not small potatoes for a sector that is expected to continue to grow.

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Choosing the Best Fleet Management Software

Choose the best fleet managementOne of the best tools a fleet manager has to help them manage, monitor, and improve their fleet operations is fleet management software.

Whether you’re responsible for a couple of company cars or a huge fleet of semi-trucks, there is no more efficient and easier way to manage a fleet than using one of the best fleet management software solutions on the market.

In this article, we’re looking at why you - as a fleet manager - should be using fleet management software. More specifically, how it can help you improve your fleet operations, the benefits to look for in software, and more.

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11 Tips for Improving Truck Fleet Management

truck-fleet-managementNo matter how big or small your fleet, truck fleet management can be complicated and stressful. From hiring and training, to fleet vehicle maintenance and fuel costs, fleet managers have a lot on their plates. Advances in technology, such as telematics GPS trackers, have made truck fleet management easier. These innovative technologies can help improve every aspect of fleet operations and make management more efficient.

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What Is GPS Tracking and How Does It Work

how does gps tracking workGPS technology has become almost ubiquitous in modern life. Most of us use it every day without a second thought. But do you really understand it? And do you know how to get the most of GPS tracking to improve your fleet's operational efficiency?

Fleet managers use GPS every day to keep track of their fleets and other assets. They can get information that helps them solve issues such as compliance, efficiency, and safety. But how does this happen? What is GPS tracking and how does it work?

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Overcoming Challenges Facing the HVAC Industry

Challenges facing the HVAC industryThe world will always need heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, so it's clear that the HVAC industry will always have its place. With rising temperatures and unpredictable climate conditions, the HVAC industry is increasingly becoming more of a necessity. The U.S. market is projected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of more than 5% during 2020-2025. The industry is expected to see tremendous growth due to the growing number of connected home devices, increased construction, and other factors.

However, there are many challenges facing the HVAC industry. Technology has made heating and cooling units smaller, smarter, and more efficient. The industry may also be facing a shortage of skilled workers.

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Overcoming Challenges Facing the Construction Industry

Challenges facing the construction industryConstruction fleet management is no picnic, just ask any contractor these days. Steep price tags at the start and hefty repair costs for each piece of equipment can quickly decimate your bottom line. You also have to deal with the challenge of comparing things like usage, location, and engine health. And that's just the beginning. When it comes to dealing with challenges facing the construction industry, construction fleet management telematics is a game-changer.

Fleet management telematics solutions can make how you manage drivers and construction equipment easier. For instance, instead of struggling to collect data across various machine manufacturers or models, you can use telematics to collect and store all your equipment data in a central location. When you can review all your data in the same place, you can make solid management and maintenance decisions. This is just a snapshot of how telematics can help you overcome the challenges you face every day.

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Best GPS Fleet Tracking for Small Business

Small fleet GPS trackingWhen you think about fleet management, you picture big yards full of vehicles. But even businesses that only have a handful of vehicles on the road still need to manage their fleets daily. Small businesses with fleets benefit from using telematics and GPS fleet tracking as much as large ones. Choosing the best GPS fleet tracking device for your small business can give you the competitive edge.

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Can My Business Save Money with Fleet Management?

telematics benefits and saving moneyNo matter the size of your fleet, from three vehicles to three hundred or more, you never have enough of two things - time and money. Between reviewing logbooks, dealing with violations, scheduling maintenance, and talking to dissatisfied customers, you have a lot going on. And every fire you put out costs you time or money, sometimes both. Handling all these issues means you have less time to focus on your drivers and ensuring that they are working as efficiently as they can.

With a fleet management system, you can not only get some of your time back and save money, you’ll have the peace of mind that comes when you know that everything is running smoothly and efficiently.

It’s easy to see how fleet management and tracking software can save you time, but did you know it can also save you money? Many businesses have decided to automate many of their management processes by using telematics software and have found that the telematics benefits also include saving money.

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3 Reasons Small Businesses With Vehicle Fleets Should Use Telematics

An example of small business telematicsMany small companies own and operate vehicle fleets as part of their business – examples include landscaping, plumbing and electrical companies.

Because transportation for these companies is incidental and not their core competency, business owners don’t often think about optimizing their fleets. But the fact is, optimizing fleet operations is very simple, and can save a small business hundreds of dollars per vehicle, per year – more than paying for the cost of the system.

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