The Advantages of Fleet Telematics Solutions

Recording mileage, driving times and other trip and vehicle data isn't new in fleet management. Until a few years ago, however, this data was recorded and processed manually. With the help of smart telematics units, however, all data can now be transmitted digitally and conveniently. Read here how you can save valuable time by using telematics in your vehicle fleet, reduce your accounting effort and even increase the efficiency of your company.

It is always difficult to bridge the gap between the familiar and the unknown. The use of telematics systems in vehicle fleets is a topic that causes many fleet managers particular headaches. Especially in German companies, there still seems to be an enormous fear of possible monitoring and a general scepticism towards data acquisition.
While about 30% of large companies in Europe already use telematics technology in their vehicle fleets, according to various current studies by Dataforce or CSA Research, only between 10% and 20% of large companies in Germany use telematics technology.

Perhaps - as so often - this is primarily a question of the right justification. According to a study by CSA Research, the main reasons for the use of telematics systems in Germany are the location of the vehicle and route optimisation. Other European companies, on the other hand, also justify the use of telematics with the aim of increasing driving safety, reducing fleet costs and improving the driving behaviour of employees.

If you use telematics systems in your fleet for the wrong reasons, you not only risk deterring your employees, you also run the risk of not using them to their advantage. Telematics solutions offer numerous advantages that can make a significant contribution to the success of a company.

Why Increased Transparency Is Good

The most obvious advantage but also the most controversial aspect of telematics solutions in the fleet is the increased transparency. By installing the telematics units, all trip and vehicle data, such as range, fuel level or location, can be transmitted digitally and in real time to the fleet manager.

The recording of this data is nothing new - but until a few years ago it had to be done manually. Now being able to collect the data digitally and without manual effort allows fleet managers to quickly get an overview and effectively analyze the fleet.

If, for example, the tire pressure of a fleet vehicle is transmitted automatically, the fleet manager can monitor the condition of the vehicle without any action on the part of the driver and react more quickly to changes accordingly. In this case, this ensures that driving safety is not compromised. In addition, fuel consumption is prevented from increasing as a result of insufficient tyre pressure. That way, fleet costs can be reduced effectively – with minimal administrative effort.

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Making Everyday Tasks More Efficient

Automated data transmission therefore allows risks to be identified and counteracted much more quickly. In addition, the accounting effort for both fleet managers and drivers is reduced.

As an example, the real-time transmission of the vehicle location can be cited, as this can save a great deal of time and effort. For example, when working times have to be recorded for a customer. Thanks to automatic location transfer, time can be recorded automatically for a customer so that drivers no longer have to enter and submit it manually. With this data, fleet managers can then optimize all trips and routes, saving time and increasing work efficiency.

In addition, automatic data collection makes it much easier to keep a logbook. If an employee also uses his or her company car privately, he or she can save the annoying task of taking notes of exact times and mileages, as these are automatically stored in the digital driver's logbook. Drivers can then simply switch to the private mode, which interrupts the real-time transmission of the location. This protects the privacy of the employees and there is no reason to fear possible monitoring. With our fleet solution, fleet managers can also decide during implementation which data the telematics units should transmit and which not.

Increased Security and Reduced Costs

Looking at the overall picture, it quickly becomes clear that the increased data transparency caused by the use of telematics systems in the vehicle fleet has enormous effects on the optimisation potential of a vehicle fleet. As a result, time expenditure can be minimised, driving safety increased, driving behaviour improved and damage management optimised. At the same time, this optimises fleet utilisation and effectively reduces costs.

The AZOWO platform summarizes all collected data securely and clearly, so that our customers can quickly recognize the optimization potential of their fleet. With the powerful reporting feature, individual reports and statistics can be created with just a few clicks, making it easier for fleet managers to compare and evaluate relevant data.

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