During the Covid-19 pandemic, business as usual has rapidly changed across New Zealand. While essential businesses are working overtime to meet fluctuating demands in a rapidly changing regulatory situation, others have seen demand drop off and find they have time to look at training and strategy. No matter the business, it’s important to make good use of the technology available to support operations.
Transport operators and commercial fleets of all shapes and sizes have installed GPS-based vehicle tracking systems. However, our research uncovered that these systems are not being used to their full potential as many features are being overlooked. Our Telematics Benchmark Report found that, on average, businesses used only 3 out of the 12 tested features of the vehicle management system.
From the research results, this shows that businesses can learn more about the capabilities of vehicle tracking software to maximise utilisation within the operation. Fleet operators and managers are able to talk to industry and solutions specialists, undertake online training, or look at case studies of similar businesses to gain a better understand or how the system’s use can be expanded throughout. With better use of tracking software, businesses can find further cost reductions and efficiencies - such as reducing fuel use or running an improved preventative maintenance system - to maximise your return on investment.