Many businesses have trouble getting the most out of their fleet. They may think that extra costs and unplanned variables are a part of the trade. If this has been your experience as a fleet manager, you’ll be happy to know that practicing good driver management can help you streamline your process and take your fleet to the next level.
Modern commercial vehicle tracking systems provide the ability to monitor the use of your fleet, providing real-time data you can study for ways to improve safety and productivity. However, you may know where your trucks are and how they are being driven, but do you know who is driving them?
A Dallas Driver ID system offers additional insight into the behavior and whereabouts of your drivers. It identifies the driver of each vehicle, so you can separate vehicle data from driver data, which allows reporting by the driver as well as by vehicle. This is particularly useful for businesses that operate a fleet of vehicles across many drivers who do not use the same vehicle each day.
If you’re searching for a vehicle tracking product that includes an advanced driver monitoring system, Track Your Truck provides a complete range of solutions customized to your needs.
The Dallas ID key fob monitoring system is easy to install and simple to use. The key reader is installed on each vehicle’s dashboard along with your GPS tracking device. Each driver gets a unique, coded Dallas key that must be touched to the key reader when turning on the ignition. The driver’s name is logged into the system so you can get a report based on a particular driver, not just the vehicle. If the driver changes vehicles during the day, the system aggregates driver-tracking information to give you a comprehensive view of the driver’s activity.
Driver ID is an optional add-on feature that seamlessly integrated into your tracking system, enhancing your ability to monitor employee performance. Our driver behavior functionality also tracks individual drivers, helping you eliminate aggressive driving habits including rapid acceleration, speeding, harsh stopping and starting, and going too fast around turns. Correct bad habits and eliminate unnecessary risks as you reduce fuel consumption and extend your vehicle’s service life.
The right system includes driver management software that can give you crucial data and information on your drivers and your fleet as a whole. If your fleet lacks a driver management system, then you could be missing out on many incredible benefits that you, your drivers and your clients should be enjoying.
In today’s society, data is king. You need access to helpful data if you want to experience newfound success with your drivers. Telematic hardware like global positioning system (GPS) devices and related software can give you deep insights into the performance of your fleet with data you can use to your advantage.
Here are some of the insights you can get from this data:
And one of the best parts is that you can get most of this data in real-time, giving you even more control over the performance of your fleet and knowledge of how well your system is operating.
You’ll love how a proper driver management system increases your fleet’s efficiency. Here are three ways that you can see an increase in efficiency right away:
You know that one of the biggest expenses of running a fleet is the fuel costs. One of the reasons a driver management system is so helpful is because it can help you lower costs in the form of better driver efficiency. But more immediately, a driver management system can help you cut back on those pesky fuel costs that always seem to eat up so much room in your budget.
You can use GPS data to determine the fastest routes for your drivers, saving you money on gas. You can also use this technology to see if trucks are idling, adding up to a severe waste of gas. Part of your driver maintenance system can also include gas cards with various limitations and restrictions to prohibit non-business gas spending from occurring. With these and other measures as part of your system, you can save money on gas and put it toward other parts of your business.
You’ve learned a bit about the importance of increasing efficiency and reducing spending, but there is another critical part of running a successful fleet — safety. Safety is the key that lets your drivers make their runs every day and keeps your business operating.
Here are some of the ways a good driver management system can help improve the safety of your fleet:
Your fleet business would be nothing without your loyal clients and customers. For every business transaction, you strive to deliver the best service possible in the form of timely deliveries, consistent pick-ups and other fleet-related tasks. A driver management system will ensure your drivers are doing what they should be doing to keep those customers happy.
Happy customers lead to more sales. More sales lead to business growth and more opportunities for profits and expansion. Everything you do, you should do with your clients in mind. This includes giving them the best experience possible with the functioning and efficiency of your fleet. Get the most out of your fleet for your customers with a great driver management system and telematics data.
Our full list of services can help you put your driver management system into motion. When you need real-time data to know how your fleet is performing, our GPS truck tracking devices can help you gather the information you need. We can also provide you with the fleet management software features you’ve been looking for to get the most out of your new driver management system.
Request a quote online today for more information about how our expertise can take your fleet management system to the next level. We look forward to working with you.
Driver ID is an effective tool for managing employee and fleet productivity. Accountability increases as drivers become more responsible for their driving actions and behaviors, including speeding, idling, accidents, traffic violations and aggressive driving.
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