Don’t let breakdowns stop you
by Fiona Taylor
Can you prevent unnecessary vehicle breakdowns?
Have your drivers got a list of drops/calls/visits to make each day? I know that I have. Most businesses are run based on each driver doing a certain number of jobs, and vehicle breakdowns can have a huge affect on your business, and especially the customer service you offer.
Have you ever taken that call in the back office where one of your drivers calls and says “I have broken down just off the M1 and I won’t be able to make that drop in Nottingham today”
This call leads to:
- loss in driver productivity
- cost to fix the vehicle
- potentially one very unhappy customer
All of this and your driver is still on his shift so will need to be paid.
How can vehicle tracking help you if you experience vehicle breakdowns?
With the greatest will in the world we cannot stop your vehicles from ever having a problem. We can, however, supply you with a software solution that will keep track of your fleets maintenance needs. Our fleet management software will allow you to store all the necessary data for your vehicles, and allow you team to set maintenance remainders for everything your vehicles need.
The Satmo vehicle tracking solution will allow your team to be proactive in the care of the fleet. Ensuring that potential issues are spotted and dealt with in a timely fashion, rather than being left to be a surprise when your vehicles are out on the road.
If breakdowns do occur, your team will not need to spend time locating the vehicle. The GPS tracking system will have the specific location details immediately for you. You can find the nearest vehicle to your broken down one, and get the delivery items moved to a new vehicle. Or you can get the nearest engineer to your driver to help him out. You can check out our other blog post for more features that you might not be using in full.
Apart from the loss of drivers time, the reduction in vehicle and driver productivity and the monetary cost to your business, breakdowns can put your driver at risk. By reducing the possibility of these breakdowns you are helping to keep your drivers safe on the roads.
Satmo vehicle tracking can help you take the guess work out of your fleet management plan. Call us on 01274 587748 or leave your details here and we will call you back. Our team are ready to answer any questions that you might have about vehicle tracking.