7 Top - Reasons to deploy Telematics
Companies face multiple challenges to ensure they operate a responsible, compliant and efficient fleet operation.
As a result, they are increasingly turning to vehicle and asset tracking to address key issues and take advantage of the opportunities that exist.
1 - Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Compliance
Corporate Social Responsibility is organisation’s ongoing commitment to operate ethically while contributing to the quality of life of employees, their families, the local community and the wider society. Vehicle tracking can ensure a business is behaving responsibly by minimising environmental impact, maintaining operational sustainability and protecting drivers along with members of the public.
2 - Manage Duty of Care Obligations
All businesses have a legal obligation and duty of care to their drivers to make sure they are as safe as possible while out on the road and out of sight. Vehicle tracking works effectively alongside a wider compliance solution, combining risk assessment, driver behaviour monitoring, training and vehicle maintenance management, to help drive down accident rates and protect both employees and the public.
3 - Reduce Environmental Impact
Businesses have an ethical and commercial responsibility to minimise the environmental impact of their fleets by reducing fuel usage and driving down harmful emissions. There is increasing pressure to take a green fleet approach in order to operate more efficiently, so vehicle tracking can support a wider corporate programme by reducing mileage, improving driver behaviour and verifying the success of other initiatives.
4 - Manage Benefit in Kind Taxation
Employees must pay tax on company vehicles and fuel, whilst employers may have extra duty to pay, unless it can be proved that they are being used exclusively for business use. Therefore, it is essential for companies to keep accurate records for business and private mileage to be able to prove that journeys are undertaken for work or personal reasons. Using an in-vehicle switch as part of a tracking solution, a driver can define business and private journeys as part of a business’ legal compliance.
5 - Improve Vehicle & Employee Security
Vehicle, equipment and cargo theft is a major challenge for companies operating in a wide range of industry sectors. Tracking technology can help to protect vulnerable mobile resources and support the recovery of stolen assets. Real-time alerts notify of any potential risks, unauthorised movements or thefts, whilst accurate positioning data ensure complete visibility of assets at all times.
6 - Reduce Fuel Costs
Rising oil costs in recent years has meant that fuel usage has become an even greater overhead for any fleet operation and the primary focus for most vehicle-related efficiency initiatives. Understanding consumption and identifying areas of improvement is an essential part of any fuel management programme, so vehicle tracking can provide a vital monitoring and performance tool in any effort to achieve savings.
7 - Improve Operational Efficiency
Any company with workers, vehicles and equipment operating remotely are looking at ways of making the most out of resources to minimise costs and boost performance. Business success is increasingly reliant on achieving an effective and optimised operation, so having complete visibility and control over assets can help drive improvements. Vehicle tracking offers a wide range of business and operational benefits that will underpin a highly efficient fleet.