Doing Our Part to Make the Telematics Revolution More Accessible
The GPS Insight/Savings4Members Partnership
Discounts Are Good!
Telematics is helping thousands of businesses, from the fleet and automotive industries to electrical engineering and industries utilizing advanced technology, to increase efficiency, improve safety and service and generate savings.
As more connected technological devices become the norm in the fleet world, the need and demand for effective telematics solutions will only grow. Unfortunately, installation costs can be a factor for many companies, so GPS Insight has joined forces with Savings4Members to provide exciting discounts and help more businesses take advantage of the Telematics Revolution.
As a partner, GPS Insight will provide Savings4Members organizations with discounted rates of 20-30% off on GPS tracking and vehicle/video telematics solutions. Savings4Members is an independent business savings program that partners with more than one hundred professional associations and a million independent businesses to offer pre-negotiated pricing on products and services that businesses use every day. The partnership will launch with the full range of the GPS Insight fleet telematics solutions, spanning GPS Tracking, Driveri Protection, and Driveri Prevention.
“Savings4Members is excited to be adding GPS Insight to our networking, providing our members with the best-in-class technology fleet telematics solutions available.”
“We’re thrilled to be partnering with Savings4members to provide more businesses with innovative and actionable GPS tracking and vehicle telematic solutions. This partnership makes our products accessible to a wider range of customers and furthers our mission to build a culture of safety and productivity in fleet and field service organizations.”
What is Telematics?
When asked to picture a commercial or public fleet vehicle on the road, many still think of a big ol’ dumb truck. Ever looked inside an Amazon van or a city recycling truck? By every measure, they’re much more Star Trek than the Flintstones.
Today, most commercial and public fleet vehicles are now mobile data stations, packed with innovative technology that helps move them around more quickly, safely, and efficiently. That tech is called telematics.
Telematics is the technology and practice of sending, receiving, and analyzing information via telecommunications, and is itself a compound of telecommunications and informatics.
Fleet telematics solutions are the key ingredient of successful fleet management and are the main tool to provide fleet managers with the data they need to make informed decisions and increase operational efficiency.
Simply put, real-time fleet telematics help organizations get more from their vehicles and their team.
How Telematics Helps
Whether it’s a small landscaping company, small municipal fleet of trash collection trucks, or a nationwide logistic firm sending semi-trucks on cross-country trips, fleet vehicles are the key to generating revenue.
No matter the size or mission, telematics supports better fleet tracking and management and provides managers a better understanding of how their mobile resources—vehicles, trailers, snowplows, generators, and more—get used every day. The volume and accuracy of real-time data provided by telematics significantly enhance accountability, compliance, efficiency, and safety.
The Telematics Top 10
Here are the top 10 reasons your fleet needs telematics:
1. Increased Accountability
GPS tracking and telematics enhance accountability by not only establishing and reinforcing driver safety guidelines but also by providing clear evidence in problematic situations. They can automatically track and analyze every minute your vehicles spend on the road. They automatically tag both bad and good driving events and provide a monthly safety score for the entire fleet and individual drivers. Smart cameras and video telematics also identify behaviors including distracted driving, following distance.
2. Improve Safety
Improving driver safety is a paramount concern of fleet organizations, and telematics solutions—particularly in-cab cameras—are key to that effort. Vehicle cameras can automatically track and analyze every minute your vehicles spend on the road. They automatically tag both bad and good driving events and provide a monthly safety score for the entire fleet and individual drivers.
3. Comply with Regulations
The trucking industry runs on a complicated set of regulations. Telematics help fleets comply with those regulations. Maintaining compliance also helps avoid costly penalties, including fines or drivers being sidelined. Telematics help fleets of all sizes more easily navigate potential issues to remain in compliance.
4. Increase Efficiency
An integrated fleet telematics system can help track issues that lead to wasted fuel and time, such as speeding, bad routing, excessive idling and more. It provides the most important information that fleet managers need to monitor, like driver behavior, driver hours, and details of routes taken are all recorded and can be analyzed to spearhead improvement within the company.
5. Eliminate Bad Routing
Getting from Point A to Point B is priority number one. It’s also a vector for wasted time and fuel. If your employees are taking the long or wrong way to the job, they will take longer to arrive and waste more fuel in the process. Telematics can provide insights that show you how drivers and technicians are getting to job sites.
6. Reduce Speeding
It’s not rocket science that speeding burns more fuel than obeying the speed limit. Above 55mph, the consequences of speeding increase. Telematic data provided by GPS tracking sends fleet managers automatic alerts whenever a driver exceeds the posted speed limit by whatever amount you set.
7. Stop Excessive Idling
If your employees leave the motors of their vehicles running, they’re cutting into your bottom line. Telematics can show you when vehicles are idling but can also tell you when idling is getting work done.
8. Reduce Vehicle Breakdowns
It can be hard to keep track of vehicle maintenance: Which ones are due for an oil change, when did the brakes get serviced, how long ago did your trucks get a new set of tires? Telematics technology helps eliminate the guesswork and allow fleet managers to better schedule and track maintenance based on miles driven instead of calendar dates, to ensure vehicles are serviced according to use to reduce downtime.
9. Maximize Uptime
Maximizing uptime, optimizing routes, and prioritizing jobs are all key to creating a more efficient fleet operation. Telematics solutions provide near real-time data that helps fleets work smarter—not harder. The data allows fleet managers to streamline work orders, and prioritize routes based on location to plan more effectively and reduce downtime between stops.
10. Improve Drive Experience
Beyond driver safety, the overall driver experience is also crucial to improving hiring and retention efforts. Telematics provide drivers and managers with location data, routing, dispatching, and more in easy-to-use SaaS manager portals and driver mobile apps, making it simple for fleet managers to run their businesses, and for drivers to access vital information about their daily schedules.
To learn more about the Telematics Revolution, read our “Third Level Telematics” blog post. It provides even more evidence of why telematics is pivotal to improving fleet performance and serves as a roadmap for innovative ways you can use these technologies to mitigate your risk, boost profits, and increase efficiency.