Telematics can offer huge benefits to drivers and fleet managers by providing improved risk information, preventing crashes and reducing costs.
However, the telematics industry has suffered more than most during the recession, with a number of well-known names finding the going too tough to continue.
For some fleets, the benefits of tracking their vehicles are less obvious, so it could be one of the first things to come under the spotlight if a company has been forced to cut costs.
If the difficult economic climate has forced companies to make staff redundant, and those staff use company vehicles, ditching telematics as well as cutting back on the size of the fleet could be seen by some as a way of making further savings.
However, there are long lists of testimonials showing how fleets have saved significant amounts of cash through tracking systems, so it’s safe to say the technology does work.
Visit our Case Studies section to read about how a number of organisations are making telematics work for them.