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Author: Lance Holt

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The Power of Integration

The Advantages of Motor Pool & Telematics Data

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There are three main advantages that can be gained from integrating motor pool software and a telematics solution:

Increasing Utilization

Managing Preventative Maintenance

Improving Driver Behavior

Read this blog to find out how fully integrating and utilizing both telematics and motor pool software helps automatically collect necessary data to efficiently manage your motor pool, drive preventative maintenance, and improve driver behavior.

Increasing Fleet Utilization & Right-Sizing

Increasing fleet utilization begins with telematics. Underutilized vehicles are revealed through different reports such as landmark history and fleet utilization data, as well as exactly where they have been sitting unused for extended periods of time. Motor pool software then puts these underutilized vehicles to work as a shared fleet. This usually leads to reducing or eliminating costly vehicles (right-sizing) that are no longer needed. By right-sizing your fleet, you can save money on maintenance and fuel costs. Mike S. from the City of Stamford, CT, knows this first hand as someone who uses both pieces of technology.

City of Stamford, CT“We reduced our fleet from 89 to 29 vehicles in one year. The savings from right-sizing our fleet is and will continue to be well over $1,000,000 from vehicle replacement costs, fuel savings from idle times, and maintenance costs. It has also allowed our managers to make educated decisions in regards to scheduling, routing, and employee reviews.”

-Mike S., City of Stamford, CT.

Managing Preventative Maintenance

Motor pool software offers a myriad of maintenance benefits such as parts inventory, work order management, and task management for technicians as it relates to preventative maintenance. By gathering accurate odometer information from telematics and having that data automatically sent to a motor pool solution, preventative maintenance can stay on track and reduce overall vehicle downtime. Parts inventory can be managed across multiple vehicle sites and stockrooms, which will inform you exactly when to order new parts and how many. Shop managers can utilize a unique dashboard to assign maintenance tasks to technicians, prioritize them, and track repair statuses, costs, and labor all in one place.

Improving Driver Behavior

Utilizing telematics data allows you to monitor driver behavior such as speeding, harsh braking, and rapid acceleration. Telematics provides real-time notifications on such behavior, which means you can take action in correcting poor driver behavior as it happens. By integrating this information with motor pool software, you will also have visibility into accidents and claims processing.

The Power of Integration

Separately, motor pool software and telematics are powerful tools. When they are integrated together, the chances of increasing fleet utilization, managing preventative maintenance, and improving driver behavior greatly increase.

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