1st February 2024
Timely and accurate data is key to maximising fleet efficiency, whilst mitigating risk
With stretched budgets and limited resources, organisations are looking for better, smarter ways to work. However, efficiencies cannot be made without careful consideration of the potential impact on the overall operation. Changing the wrong processes could open an organisation up to risks; compromising driver and vehicle safety and becoming vulnerable to cyber-attacks.
Better data is the gateway to identifying efficiency savings and mitigating risks. Traditionally, paper reports and disconnected systems made managing assets, vehicles, and staff a difficult task. Automation allows data to be collected easily. It removes manual processes and reduces errors to provide accurate, real-time data with just a few clicks. This frees up resources to focus on more critical tasks such as creating new strategic initiatives and increasing customer satisfaction.
Timely access to data helps to ensure compliance. By staying ahead of vehicle inspections and licensing requirements, organisations can reduce unnecessary and unplanned vehicle downtime - keeping assets on the road to provide key services and optimise ROI. Driver behaviour data, such as speeding, harsh acceleration can be used to tailor training programs, helping to mitigate the risks of accidents and fines.
Cyber security should also be high on the agenda. An attack can expose customers’ data, seriously impact daily operation and damage a company’s reputation. Modern cloud environments offer multi-layer, built in security control. This removes traditional requirements for continuous upgrades which will save time and cost. Appropriate staff training can further protect the organisation from new threats such as identifying phishing attacks, and to use correct password protocols and authentication.
The integration of technology and data-driven solutions allow organisations to be more agile and responsive. Using in-depth business insight, fleet managers can plan better to maximise operational efficiency, while ensuring compliance and mitigating risks.
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