What fleet management features should I have?
by Fiona Taylor
How do you know what fleet management features you should have?
Fleet management and vehicle tracking will be a benefit to your business no matter which provider you choose, however it is important to ensure that you have all of the right fleet management features at your disposal to make the best use of your investment.
So, what fleet management features should be included in your package?
It is imperative that you have real time tracking updates, a system that updates every 5 minutes is not good enough for you to use, the data is unreliable and won’t help you streamline your business. Satmo provide updates every 30 seconds as standard. Why pay more for less?
You can see where your vehicle is now, where it has been, speeds travelled, routes taken, idling time, miles travelled and locations visited. Get the full route replay of each day or trip by driver so you can see where they went.
You need to be able to see your customers or places that you visit regularly clearly on the maps or reports. You can do this by setting up geofences and personalising them with names that are relevant to your business. It may be easier to see a visit to ‘Daves House‘ rather than ‘123 Anytown Road‘ on your activity report.
You can then create reporting to show who visited each place of interest, when and for how long. Ever had to prove to a customer you were there? This will support you. Out suite of management information reporting gives you full access to everything that you will need to know. You can access the reports as and when you need them. Alternatively you can have them emailed to a specific person daily, weekly or monthly.
What other fleet management features are available?
Got an urgent job in and need to know who can get there? Our find nearest feature will allow you to see who is the closest to a postcode, or another vehicle. View all of your fleets proximity to a specific place at the click of a button.
Easy to view mapping built by Satmo to ensure that you can easily see where your vehicles are and which direction they are travelling in. Have a screen on the wall and everyone can see at a glance where the vehicles are.
Real time alerts can be set up so you can be notified by SMS or email or on screen if a vehicle has left or entered a predefined area. Or are your drivers on their own? Do you need a panic button? These can be fitted and will alert you on screen instantaneously if the driver needs help.
Get details on the driving style with our driver behaviour reporting. Each vehicle will report its own harsh braking, harsh accelerating and excessive idling times so you can work on each of these with each specific driver. Need to track your business mileage? Get a nifty little privacy button, that will store your private miles separately from your business miles making your tax return much easier.
What do you need to do now?
So, have you got all these features? If the answer is no you need to look at your vehicle tracking provider. Go and find a company who can give you all of these features and more. Call Satmo on 01274 587748 and see how we can help you streamline your business.