Recently, pressure has been put on fleets to be more aware of their greenhouse gas emissions, including a federal mandate that require companies with fleets of 20 vehicles or more to reduce their emissions by at least 15 percent by 2020. If you haven’t installed GPS tracking on your fleet vehicles yet, we highly recommend doing so – not only can this system optimize your overall fleet operation, but it can also reduce your costs and your greenhouse gas emissions.
How It Works
A GPS tracking system with telematics employs a GPS and sensors on both the engine diagnostic port and the accelerometer to gather real-time data and location information on fleet vehicles. This data is then uploaded to a wireless network where fleet owners can view it through an online account at any time. They can simply log in to access real-time information such as the vehicle speed, service needs, carbon dioxide output, vehicle location, and more.
Why It Helps
When you have a large fleet, it’s easy to lose track of your vehicles and their statuses, whether it’s their location or the miles on their odometers. With GPS tracking and diagnostics, you won’t have to worry about where your vehicles are during their routes – you’ll be able to track them at all times. In addition, you’ll be able to track miles driven, average gas mileage, and idle times to help you determine whether a specific vehicle is emitting more carbon than others.
As you track the health of your vehicles, you’ll be able to tell when some are getting old or fuel inefficient – both of which can cost you more money than necessary. By keeping up with current statistics, you can make sure your fleet operation is running as smoothly as possible.
If you’re interested in telematics for your fleet, contact Fuel Express today for more information and we’ll help get you started as soon as possible.