As the number of miles driven increases, so does accident risk. As a fleet manager, it benefits you to make sure your vehicles are being driven only when necessary and for business purposes only. The right provider of fleet management services can assist you in determining if any unnecessary driving is taking place in several ways. These may include the following.
1) Beginning and End of Day Report- A provider can give you reports showing exactly how long and for how many miles each of your vehicles was driven. The report provides the exact starting and ending location of each vehicle for a given date and time range.
2) Efficiency Reporting- Through GPS in-cab integration, a provider may be able to give you tools that automatically determine the closest vehicle to a given job site or destination. It will also direct the driver according to the most efficient route possible.
3) Boundaries - A provider may be able to give you tools to create boundaries around specific areas on a map, and you will be immediately notified if your drivers go outside of those boundaries. This type of tool may come with a report that details the vehicles that exited the authorized travel area. It may also come with a report that informs you if any of your vehicles are being driven outside of normal business hours.
With the right fleet management service provider, you may be able to experience a 10% reduction in miles traveled with no reduction in the amount of work conducted. Less driving without sacrificing work means significantly reduced accident risk.