In this blog post, I want to look at some of the current and future trends in fleet management and telematics devices. From the advent of big data and truly integrated business-wide systems to the brave new world of autonomous fleets and driverless cars, I will explore some of the pivotal developments in the industry and how it will affect fleet managers, as well as the ordinary driver. Read more
Date posted: 5 May 2017
Telematics has been a big name in the fleet management and insurance industries for the past couple of years, and their influence shows no sign of slowing down. Seemingly offering innumerable benefits in terms of fleet safety, logistics and overall performance, since they entered the industry, telematics has provided a platform for enormous advancement and improvement in the procedures and techniques of fleet management and revolutionised the way fleets can be monitored and utilised. Read more
By continually aggregating and correlating massive amounts of individualised data, telematics offer up the promise of a new frontier of fleet management, providing opportunities for deep operational visibility and insight, developing new standards of industry best practice and higher standards.
However, although the wealth of data now on offer, and the potential for logistical reform, is by all counts a huge advantage to the industry, the sheer amount of data produced can often obscure its own clarity, leading to missed opportunities and even less oversight than before.
Newly developed technologies have, and are, progressively streamlining the way businesses work. From accounting software to computer networking and mobile technology, over the last decade, the ease and efficiency with which we run our businesses have been extraordinarily improved.
For fleet management, alongside automotive telematics and vehicle tracking systems, one of the most significant pieces of technology to have been introduced and adopted by the industry, are vehicle cameras.
For any business providing company vehicles, maximising safety for staff is a key consideration. Health and safety in the workplace extends to company vehicles, so the employer has a legal obligation to make sure employees are as safe as possible while out on the road. There are a number of steps fleet managers can take to ensure the safety of their drivers, such as offering them advanced driving courses, carrying out risk assessments or checking licence details. However, there is one more tactic businesses are increasingly turning to – a step that has been revolutionising fleet driver safety for the past decade: telematics. Read more
Date posted: 21 December 2016
Whether you are a business looking to improve driver and fleet performance, or a motorist looking for protection in the event of an accident, installing a vehicle camera can be a simple and affordable way to record your road journeys. If you are someone who uses their vehicle often, then it stands to reason that there is more likelihood of an incident. For your protection, there are a range of vehicle cameras on the market. We have created this guide to help you to understand the benefits of vehicle cameras, including those for protecting a fleet of vehicles used in businesses. Read more
When used effectively, vehicle tracking can enhance business performance, reduce costs associated with insurance and fuel and improve staff confidence. However, it may at first have negative connotations with your staff. Some drivers may associate vehicle tracking with a lack of trust, leaving them feeling under suspicion and defensive. Read more
Fleet Management Systems
Date posted: 16 November 2016
Choosing the correct fleet management system can be a very difficult decision when there are so many different aspects to consider. You may have hundreds of questions buzzing around your head about how fleet management systems can benefit you, the differences between systems and which one is most appropriate for your business.
Fleet Management Systems
Date posted: 3 November 2016
The fleet management industry is changing all the time and new innovations, trends and features come onto the market regularly. It is a competitive industry and it can be difficult to stay ahead of the curve.
With all the car technology like vehicle tracking and in-vehicle cameras available nowadays, the way you work is changing all the time and successful businesses and leaders are those that can keep up with the fast pace of change.
So, what changes are on the horizon for the 12 months ahead? Knowing the technology that will be launched in the next year will help you plan ahead and make sure your business is ready for the change.
With this in mind, we’ve taken the top 6 things all fleet managers need to know in 2017 and explained how they will affect the industry, as well as giving you the edge over the competition. Read more
Following the election of Sadiq Khan as Mayor of London back in May, London is due to get a new ‘ultra-low emissions zone’ (or ULEZ) by September 2020. Now that the clock is ticking on what is likely to be a costly new set of charges for many of London’s millions of drivers, it is well worth looking at what this is likely to mean – and what you should do to prepare. Read more