When managing a large fleet across the continent, it’s hard for you to keep track of every single truck around the country. Here’s where a truck tracker comes to play. A truck tracker is essentially a small device installed in a truck that provides critical information about the vehicle and connects to a larger software for easier fleet management.
Truck trackers aim to make fleet managers’ lives easier with updates in real time. Every piece of information it provides is crucial to ensure the highest efficiency, cost effectiveness and accuracy for fleet management and their fleets.
Other than the geo-location of your truck, truck trackers are able to track fuel consumption, travel history as well as provide real time information such as diagnostics from the truck, real time camera feed as well as truck speed and mileage.
Information is the key to sustaining a flourishing business. The more information you have on your fleet, the better it is to implement strategies to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of your fleet.
The gnarliest part of managing a fleet is the gas price that comes with it. With gas prices growing exponentially, it’s almost impossible to keep fuel costs on the low. With truck trackers reporting data on fuel consumption and mileage, fleet managers will then be able to get an accurate fuel economy rating for each truck. Fleet managers can use this data, combined with other reports such as idling times and driver behavior and implement measures to ensure trucks run a couple more miles per gallon than they did before.
Real time traffic updates also allow your fleet managers to recalculate the route and provide a better and faster way to get your fleet across and to their respective destinations.
2. Fleet conditions
Other than fuel costs, maintenance costs are one of the top expenses among fleets. With fleets hauling products from the East end to the West, trucks encounter problems like any other machine. Without truck trackers, most of these problems won’t manifest until the truck breaks down on the side of the highway. Truck trackers provide maintenance and diagnostic codes that report telltale signs of a possible breakdown and prevent the expensive cost of repairing a blown out engine or towing a truck from the middle of the country. These codes alert fleet managers to ensure their fleets are taken care of and preventive measures are put in place. No more breakdowns and no more hefty bills to pay.
3. Driver safety
Drivers should receive the same love that trucks receive. Live cameras and real time alerts from truck tracking could mean the difference between a happy trucker and a dissatisfied one. Providing traffic alerts ahead of time may save your fleet a lot of time from being stuck. Weather reports alert drivers of extreme road conditions that may come in their way. Learn more about truck driving in the winter in this blog post.
With constant real-time updates of your fleet’s location, stolen or unauthorized trucks can be retrieved as quickly as possible. Drivers involved in collisions will also be able to get the help needed in the shortest amount of time possible. Learn more about distracted driving in this blog post.
Installing truck trackers for your fleet not only ensures easier management, it ensures you keep your fleet running smoothly and focus your resources on the things that matter – your drivers. FleetHunt Technology keeps your fleet safe and allows for real time updates and information that is key to a sustainable fleet that is happy with their management. Click here to get our pricing on our truck trackers.