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5 Tips to Improve Fleet Efficiency and Productivity

What’s the difference between fleet productivity and efficiency? We have the answer, and 5 best practices.

When you’re paying for a full tank on your truck, the last thing you want to find out is that your truck was sitting in the yard, turned on, for no reason.  

We want your fleet to be as productive and efficient as possible. The question is: “how?” 

Our answer? GPS Insight’s “whole system” solution: 

  1. Understanding the difference between “productive” and “efficient.”
  2. Bringing down the costs of fuel, maintenance, and more.
  3. Keeping a maintenance schedule to keep your vehicles up and running.
  4. Keeping your drivers safe means keeping them productive.
  5. Having everything on one platform makes life that much easier. 

Read more about the 5 ways to increase your fleet’s productivity and efficiency. 

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1. Understand the Difference 

First, it’s important to understand the difference between productivity and efficiency.” 

      • Fleet productivity is the amount of effort put toward production.
      • Fleet efficiency equals maximum productivity with minimum wasted expense.

In the case of fleet management, determining how productive your team can be is only one factor toward maximum efficiency of your team overall. With maximum efficiency powered by high productivity, you can stop losing time to unnecessary tasks, and stop losing money to unnecessary costs. Instead of overspending on fuel and spending the weekend on paperwork, you can set up the most efficient job routes and file documents on the same platform – with GPS Insight. 

2. Bring Down Costs

One of the biggest unnecessary expenses for an operation comes from over-the-top fuel consumption. Planning ahead for the sake of fuel efficiency will result in cost savings, shortened delivery times, route optimization, and significantly less idling. With GPS Insight, you can look at your job routes and ETAs to create the most efficient routes that mean less unnecessary downtime and more functionality among your team’s vehicles or equipment. GPS Insight lets you track vehicles, equipment, and other assets in real-time, allowing you to stay on top of your operation’s traveling metrics so you can determine the most cost-effective routes. So, you can say, “goodbye to unnecessary fuel expenses and say, hello to profitability.

3. Keep a Maintenance Schedule

Keeping track of the maintenance schedule on each and every vehicle in your fleet will save you a lot of time and money down the road. Making sure your assets receive regular maintenance will ultimately lower maintenance costs, because you’re lowering the risk of the vehicle breaking down – or even worse, breaking down during a job. 

If you’re noticing consistent vehicle replacement expenses, looking at preventative maintenance measures and staying on top of your vehicle maintenance needs will do wonders for your bottom line.

4. Keep Your Drivers Safe

The key to an efficient and productive job is an efficient and productive driver. Monitoring driver behavior and encouraging safe driving practices not only impacts your overall operational performance, but also decreases the risk of accidents – keeping your driver safe while saving you money. Investing in the retention of your drivers will ensure you have consistently high performers who trust in you. Prioritizing driver safety and using various driver training methods or programs will help build a foundational relationship between managers and drivers – remember, without the producers, there’s no production. 

5. Have Everything on One Platform

The most productive and efficient way to manage all of these at once is with an all-in-one platform. GPS Insight’s FieldAware and Field Service Management platform uses your data entry to automate reports. Data breakdowns let you monitor KPIs and keep an eye on your assets with custom-configured notifications. 

With GPS Insight’s “whole system” solution, you can streamline everything you need to manage your field operation on one platform, taking away the typically time-consuming chore of data entry. You never have to worry about your rate of production when you use fleet management software that improves your overall fleet performance.

GPS Insight brings you productivity and efficiency 

The fleet management system you work with should be at the top of the telematics industry, both in terms of GPS tracking and telematics. When you’re looking for fleet management software to improve the productivity of your fleet operations and increase the efficiency of your fleet vehicles, you need to be sure the technology solutions you’re investing in will do the job. GPS Insight has everything you need, and more – completely tailored to your needs, so you never have to worry about the productivity and efficiency of your operations again.

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