Features such as Driver ID and harsh driving alerts can serve as incentives for drivers to hold more self-accountability for how vehicles are driven. not only is safer driving beneficial to everyone, but vehicles that are driven more responsibly often tend to have increased life spans and lower maintenance costs.
A good telematics solution will track resources used such as fuel, and will also help in monitoring vehicle health. Many organizations struggle with fuel utilization and how to monitor or control it. This could be the result of faulty fuel logging systems. Many studies have shown that manual logging systems using paper and pen to track fueling or even time logs can often result in unintended mistakes. Computerized automation can greatly reduce this risk.
Vehicle health monitoring is another advantage of telematics that builds towards better resource accountability. Oil life, idling, engine hours, tire pressure and other critical vehicle metrics can be monitored autonomously and provide appropriate vehicle maintenance schedules that can ultimately reduce costs.
It’s not hard to see how Telematics promotes better fleet security by identifying vehicles, employees, and activities. the oversight that telematics provides is a great way of ensuring control for fleet managers. Never will a manager not know who drove what vehicles, when, and to where. Telematics gives the “who, what, when, where, why” of all activities. Not all the advantages, however, benefit only managers. Fleet staff and drivers can benefit from the oversight, especially for operations that work with high-value assets.