The summer heat is nearly upon on us and that can mean a lot of things for fleet managers.
The first thing that the heat can do is increase your drivers idle time.
When the sun is pounding down and the sweat is starting to sink in, your drivers are going to want to keep that cool AC running. This can lead to wasted fuel and it can even damage your vehicle’s engine.
For every half hour spent idling, it’s a half a gallon of gas wasted. Gas prices are steadily climbing, meaning more money lost.
With Smart Fleet’s helpful idling alerts, fleet managers can virtually sit in the passenger seat of your driver’s vehicles’.
Another thing that happens is stress.
The average workday can cause stress on anyone, but add the factor of heat and dehydration and it can amplify it.
When drivers are stressed, it can cause them to speed or drive erratically (short stops, harsh braking, etc).
Smart Fleet GPS Tracking offers a way to manage your driver’s speed and their driving behavior.
The summer brings the heat and Smart Fleet is here to help you battle it.
Monthly Archives: May 2015
Trucking companies are often transporting expensive goods across states or even the country. The main thing business owners are concerned about is keeping the trailers safe.
Retrieving stolen trailers can be costly, both in the time it takes to locate stolen trucks and the cost of replacing the stolen trucks or goods.
Here are just a few benefits of GPS tracking for trailer tractors:
- Real-time location of your trailer.
- Ability to set up geo-fences around key locations, allowing you to know when your trucks arrive and depart certain locations.
- If stationary, the vehicle will update the location every 24 hours.
- Email and SMS alerts are available so you can know when your trucks are moving during unauthorized hours.
To find out more about GPS trailer tracking, click here.
Fleet dispatching is one of the most important jobs when it comes to running the team efficiently and effectively.
Giving verbal directions over the phone can be a difficult and often frustrating task. It can lead to wrong turns, confusion, and wasted time and efforts.
With Smart Fleet GPS Tracking, dispatchers can easily send directions to their drivers.
Dispatchers can point and click to a location on a map or type in an address. Once they do this, they can find the nearest vehicle to that exact location. Then, it can alert that vehicle with in depth directions of how to get to that address.
The food and beverage industry’s biggest worry is theft. Every year, hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of goods are lost due to stolen cargo, and the perishables that unfortunately expire during the search and recovery process.
Smart Fleet GPS Tracking is the technological solution that allows companies to follow and track their assets and help authorities track the location of stolen goods, saving you time and money.
We offer many alerts, but for food and beverage companies, the unauthorized movement and off hour movement are the most benefical.
Your assets could be stolen by a tow, but with unauthorized movement text and/or email alerts, you can instantly know when your asset is moving even when the ignition has never been turned on.
You can also set up off hour alerts, so that if your vehicles move past a certain time of the day, you can get an alert.
This means that you don’t need to sit behind a computer all day and watch your assets to make sure they’re safe. You can get alerts sent to you automatically, at any time of the day, so you can take action.
Speeding can be a big problem in any sized fleet. It wastes fuel, loses you money, and can pose as a safety issue. It can be very difficult to manage even one of your driver’s bad speeding behaviors.
Smart Fleet makes it easy.
With Smart Fleet’s GPS tracking and alerts feature, you can set up custom alerts to help curb your driver’s speeding.
You can set speed thresholds so you can be texted and/or emailed the moment your driver exceeds a certain speed.
This makes it easier for you to know who is wasting your fuel and who is putting others at risk.
This lets you easy discipline your drivers and help them understand the costly and dangerous behavior of speeding.
When you have vehicles responding to customer calls 24/7 who are towing anything from a broken down SUV to a brand new house, you want to make sure that your fleet is on time and are being safe.
For towing companies, tracking can help manage your team’s efficiency, making sure they get to jobs on time.
Smart Fleet GPS Tracking offers live traffic so your dispatchers can stay alert to traffic delays, have the ability to reroute routes, and to help keep the customer informed of potential delays. This makes your drivers happy and your customers happy.
Smart Fleet also provides alerts and reports to give you current and past vehicle diagnostics. This helps maintain things like vehicle maintenance, so your vehicles stay running at their best capacity.
Garmin integration is another feature that can be very beneficial to towing companies. Through Garmin, your drivers can get jobs right to their vehicles, and even send out a message once the job has been completed.
Smart Fleet Tracking helps towing companies manage time and overall efficiency.
Smart Fleet GPS tracking offers and abundance of alerts. One of our best alerts for business managers is our off hour alert.
With the off hour alert, you can set up a time frame for when your drivers are allowed to be driving. If they drive anytime past the threshold you give them, you will be instantly alerted via text and/or email.
For example, you do not allow your driver’s to drive the vehicles out on the weekend. If any of your drivers were to drive at anytime during the weekend, you would get an alert.
This allows business owners and fleet managers to be able to easily and efficiently know if their fleet is driving when they aren’t supposed to be.
When your vehicles are moving around when they aren’t supposed to be, you’re losing gas and money.
Off hour alerts can help you manage your team and your fuel, saving you money and overall helping to increase your bottom line.