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Fleetmatics launches 'continuous improvement' eBook

Fleetmatics has launched a new e-book to help businesses drive continuous improvement across their fleets with the help of GPS vehicle tracking. 

Freely available online, the new e-book, ‘Driving Consistent Improvement’, explains how GPS tracking technology can help fleet managers continue to improve driver behaviour, thus helping to reduce fuel wastage as well as speeding fines and customer complaints.

While the installation of a GPS tracking system can bring some instant benefits, extracting the maximum return on investment from any GPS tracking system comes from coaching the drivers, not the vehicles.

For example, drivers who speed can be a constant source of concern for many fleet managers. In addition to the increased likelihood of accidents, excessive speeding violations are likely to contribute to higher insurance premiums, not to mention excessive fuel usage and the potential for loss of contracts and negative public perceptions of the business. The e-book explains how GPS tracking can be used to address this and other issues in order to overcome unwanted driving behaviour.

Another problem faced by many fleet managers is keeping track of which driver is in which vehicle, especially if drivers change vehicles throughout the day or between jobs. To solve this problem Fleetmatics’ GPS tracking system has a key fob ID: every driver has a unique key fob and each vehicle has a key reader installed on the dashboard along with the GPS tracking unit.

The e-book explains how the key fob system prevents drivers from using the vehicle without signing on and monitors their performance based on either the key presented or the vehicle itself, making it simple to keep track of individual drivers as well as vehicles.

Further information on driver behaviour can be gained from configurable reports. These reports tracks incidents such as hard braking, hard acceleration and harsh cornering, enabling managers to educate drivers on the risks associated with their driving style. The e-book suggests how these reports can be used to set company-wide standards and to introduce performance boosting initiatives.

As well as general guidance on the many features of the GPS vehicle tracking system, the e-book provides tips on how to improve fleet performance and increase driver safety. Following these guidelines can help fleet managers make the most of their GPS vehicle tracking system and maintain improved performance levels over the long-term. 

To download your free copy of the e-book ‘Driving Consistent Improvement’ please visit: www.fleetmatics.co.uk/ebooks-library



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