5 Money Wasting Factors for Your Fleet
Here at FleetMatics, we’re all about helping businesses save money, not waste it. In this time of austerity, your business should be doing all it can to reduce costs and eliminate inefficiencies. Ever keen to help, we’ve compiled a list of five big questions you should ask yourself that can help put some of that wonga back in your pocket rather than wasting it on unnecessary costs.
1. Why use more petrol than you need?
Petrol is really expensive these days and can be a huge money waster, so why use more petrol than necessary? We advise using FleetMatics’ fuel card integration. That way there is no chance of your drivers taking advantage of their fuel cards and using them to fill up their personal vehicles, or even those of friends. If you are keen to saving money then the last thing you want is to buy petrol for your employees’ personal vehicles.
2. Why pay drivers for more hours than they work?
Another money wasting culprit is inaccurate time cards. You could possibly be paying your drivers for time they aren’t actually working. If you utilise FleetMatics’ time cards you can be sure your drivers aren’t making up whatever hours suit them. You’ll be armed with full knowledge and details of when they started the work day and exactly when they finished. There’s no need to waste time and money with manual time cards when they can be automated.
3. Why send your vehicles the long way?
If there is an accident on the road that’s holding up traffic or a more efficient way of getting your driver from one job to the next, wouldn’t you want to know about it? More efficient routing means more jobs per day, and that’s exactly what FleetMatics’ Garmin Integration helps you do. Don’t pay more for more petrol than you need by sending drivers on efficient routes – it only leads to longer driving hours and extra wear and tear on your vehicles.
4. Why send the wrong driver?
Picture the scene: you’ve got your fleet of vehicles out on the road when you get a phone call, a new job. Which driver do you send? Easy – by using the Live Fleet feature, you can find the nearest available driver to that job and send him. Without Live Fleet, you’re picking a driver at random, using more petrol, paying for more driving time, and, most importantly, not getting to those customers as quickly as you could be. In some cases, that potential customer might find a business that can do the job sooner and you’ve just lost what could have been a loyal customer.
5. Why risk the health of your vehicles by not keeping track of maintenance?
Without using Fleet Maintenance Reports on FleetMatics’ GPS tracking software, then there is a good chance you will miss a small problem with your vehicles that could be fixed cheaply. Given time, this small problem may develop into something big, which may mean taking your vehicles off the road for a time, or replacing them altogether. Just think how much money you’d be wasting by replacing a vehicle, or even worse your whole fleet, when the problem could have been prevented and fixed for less.
We hope these questions have got you thinking of the many ways utilising a GPS tracking system can save your business money. If you want to address these questions and have the right answers for your company’s fleet, then FleetMatics is here to help.