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As COVID-19 restrictions continue to ease in some parts of the country, any business managing a fleet of vehicles faces a challenge to maintain safety and hygiene standards in their fleet while meeting growing customer demand without compromising efficiency.

Thankfully, advancements in technology are helping mobile workforces overcome obstacles and become more productive while staying safe and reducing unnecessary costs.

Comprehensive Picture

As a fleet manager, you need to know exactly where your drivers are at any given time, and what jobs they’re currently working on, so you can manage their workforce effectively – particularly during your most busy periods.

Designed to work in the most isolated areas of the country, Teletrac Navman’s telematics solutions help businesses better understand driver behaviour by monitoring their speed, location and vehicle use.

Having this valuable info at your fingertips enables you to make faster, more effective decisions. Since adopting Teletrac Navman’s solutions, social services delivery group Life Without Barriers has been able to maximise vehicle utilisation by relocating vehicles to sites where there’s demand.

Improved Driver Safety

While efficiency is important, guaranteeing the mental health and wellbeing of your drivers is always the top concern. With companies working round the clock to meet increased workloads, it’s never been more important to ensure drivers are taking adequate breaks.

Telematics solutions keep drivers safe by monitoring vehicle locations, engine performance metrics, as well as health and safety metrics. If you notice anything out of the ordinary, you’re able to send them an in-vehicle message, urging them to do so immediately. Likewise, you can address behaviours like speeding, or harsh driving.

Mark Mastrippolito, Fleet Manager at Life Without Barriers says, “Having the safety features on Teletrac Navman’s telematics solutions are a huge benefit for us and our drivers. We have created custom alerts for possible scenarios, i.e. speeding, so these behaviours can be addressed directly with the driver.”

Streamlined Reporting

The 2019 Teletrac Navman Telematics Benchmark Report found that reducing operational costs is a key challenge for fleets.

With all data collected in the one place, telematics solutions help back office workers streamline admin tasks. No more manual entry of a driver’s working hours into a spreadsheet. With a few clicks, you can view all driver data with a quick glance.

This gives you a clear picture of how your assets are being used. If a certain piece of equipment gets limited use, it may be more financially sensible to rent it rather than owning the asset outright.

Build your own custom reports and identify patterns and trends by visualising data that’s critical to your operations. Since adopting telematics, Life Without Barriers has used high definition trip data to investigate incidents and accidents.

You can also easily set goals around key metrics and implement filters to segment data in the way that best suits you.

Businesses that quickly adopt new technologies like telematics into their fleet will see a serious competitive advantage. With a complete view of your drivers, you can use the insights highlighted via telematics solutions to improve decision making, boost driver safety and streamline admin tasks.

More details about Teletrac Navman can be found here.