How to use GPS fleet management to avoid unnecessary breakdowns
Bad habits and vehicle maintenance mistakes can cause unnecessary visits to the garage. For this reason, we want to talk about the breakdowns you can avoid by using a GPS fleet management system.
Save money and time avoiding breakdowns by using a GPS fleet management
The state of the vehicles in your fleet can make the difference between success and failure when carrying out your business. The behavior of the drivers and the habits you promote in them have the power to avoid breakdowns and improve the general condition of the fleet. This and much more can be achieved with an efficient GPS Fleet Management Software. Access to all information, control over each vehicle and the automation of many behaviors can be the key to saving time and money and gaining efficiency in fleet performance.
Drivers are the part of the staff that is in continuous contact with the vehicles. Therefore, they are the ones who must care the most when it comes to keeping the vehicles in good condition. Logically, it is important to instruct them in Eco Driving behaviors and drive-oriented savings. Reducing sudden brakes and accelerations is an efficient way to keep parts of vehicles in good condition. Reducing vehicle's idle periods and changing gears efficiently can make a big difference at the bottom line of the fleet.
Drivers can improve performance and maintenance of vehicles, both on the go and at a standstill.
Another very common mistake that fleet drivers make is not paying attention to the pilots that light up on the dashboard and indicate the need to visit the workshop. For different reasons drivers decide to defer the time to take the vehicle to the garage. A fleet tracking software system can help you locate vehicles that need repair and give the order to remove them from the road. In this way, not only can the vehicle be repaired quickly, but you avoid a potential accident that could happen on the road by driving a vehicle that is not in perfect condition.
But there are other things that drivers can do for them, even when they are not driving. Refueling properly and efficiently is one of those things. It is also something that you can control as fleet manager through a GPS fleet management system. On the one hand, it is important to remind drivers not to drive long periods with the reservoir in reserve to avoid obstructions of the conduits. In the same way, they must know how to adequately refuel, without wasting fuel and in a safe way. Avoiding accidents and dangerous situations is crucial, and also something that the fleet manager can control from his position.
A GPS fleet management system can help you avoid such breakdowns and more. If you still do not control your fleet through a global positioning system, do not hesitate to contact us to receive all the information related to your fleet. Start getting the most out of your vehicles and drivers and you'll notice the benefits.