More than making your life easier, vehicle telematics is perhaps one of the best investments as it also expands the benefits in businesses. It is a form of telecommunications where information about the vehicle, such as speed and location, are transferred to a remote computer in a company for monitoring. For a successful operation, careful and proper comprehension of how this technology works is essential – to make the most out of your investment.
From the onset, make sure you have set the objectives to be communicated with company employees. These objectives should contain reports that can improve the capacity and efficiency of your business, such as staff supervision, fuel management, vehicle usage, driving style monitoring and risk assessment.
Management Role Division
When implementing telematics, tasks should be designated to all members of the management team for a more efficient workforce – from the management of resources, planning the desired goals, ROI setting, reviewing of performance, project sponsorship and other related activities.
Assess Available Resources
Research the market to find a provider that can adequately fulfil your preconditions. Check the quality of their services and determine their ability to meet your assessed fleet challenges.
Consider every possibility before you implement telematics. Try to visualise the long-term benefits: Will your chosen provider consistently improve your fleet management?
Gathering data such as speed, acceleration and the location of the car is important, as this information will interpret the driver’s situation. When implementing a telematics system, remember to focus on the important data you need and discuss this with the driver.
Testing the Provider
Think less of the cost and focus more on the provider. Try to organise a trial service before committing to anything. Complete a thorough background check of your potential provider – are they credible? Do they have the capability of reporting on-demand data? Do they provide excellent customer service?
While you will need to tell your employees about the decision to install a telematics system, you should also let them know where the idea started – how did you come up with the decision to invest and how will it work after its intended implementation? Explain how telematics will result in less paperwork, it will secure and protect them in risky situations and it will assuredly improve company performance.
For a fleet business, telematics acts as excellent support in managing the vehicles and its drivers – so a thorough and considerate approach will help you to achieve the success you desire.
ALD Automotive provides an award-winning telematics system. The ProFleet2 is a cost effective and practical solution that will help you with your management requirements. Contact the best vehicle funding solutions and fleet management service in the UK today on +44(0) 117 908 2000.