PVS Innovation, part of PVS Group, has developed a new fleet management platform that can collate data from multiple sources and highlight areas with discrepancies.
Fleet decision-makers are able to access the data via bespoke dashboards, which can be set-up for multiple users, to obtain a holistic visual overview of vehicle and driver performance.
“Invariably vehicle-related data provided by contract hire and leasing companies, rental suppliers, maintenance providers and fuel card companies and driver performance information sourced via in-vehicle telematics, driver behaviour tools and accident management organisations are located in individual silos," said Marcus Puddy, PVS Group founder.
“But the new PVS Innovation management information platform provides all the answers to difficult questions relating to fleet operating costs and driver behaviour in one easily accessible location.”
Combining data to view vehicle wholelife costs is not new, but the PVS Innovations platform provides the ability for fleet decision-makers to view the information in a quick and easy format even when it is being generated by multiple organisations.
Financials can be analysed according to a range of parameters including spend by, for example, division, geographical area and employee group as well as identifying trends over a defined period of time such as by month, quarter or year.
Puddy said fleet chiefs will be able to identify ‘rogue’ vehicles and drivers, with the dashboards highlighting avoidable costs. That could be in respect of drivers not maximising fuel card benefits by buying petrol or diesel in the cheapest locations or opting for premium fuels; or tyres being replaced early due to damage caused by kerbing or poor driving style or when there is more than three mm of tread remaining.
Puddy added: “Combining data, for example fuel card with telematics-derived information, provides a theoretical vehicle pence per mile measure. Add in a driver behaviour score and maybe incidents of penalties incurred from motoring offences data and fleet decision-makers will be able to identify employees driving in a non-compliant and economically inefficient way.
“The management information platform and dashboard are fleet managers’ ‘magic mirror’ providing them with the data required to cut costs, ensure compliance and fleet and driver operating efficiency and effectiveness."