Thursday, July 5, 2012

What Are Your Reason for Using Telematics?

What Are Your Reasons For Using Telematics?

A recent Automotive Fleet article entitled “Fleet’s Brave New World,” states that “technology, in the form of telematics solutions, is the way many fleets are looking to manage their operations more efficiently. In fact, telematics/GPS is the most widely used management technology.”  That being said, what do you think are the top reasons for using telematics among businesses?

While controlling fuel expenses may be at the forefront of your mind, according to a survey mentioned in the article, improving driver behavior is a bigger priority, with fuel savings following close behind. Additional reasons include: route productivity, accident reduction and sustainability initiatives. While these are all important reasons for using telematics, what’s really motivating businesses to adopt a telematics solution?

According to the article, the need for increased fleet efficiency is the primary reason for implementing a telematics solution and according to the author “telematics are playing a key role in improving fleet processes.” How?

With a GPS fleet tracking solution, businesses can automate their processes and monitor driver behavior, helping reduce overhead costs like labor, insurance and maintenance. Reporting features enable businesses to track hours worked and schedule routine maintenance for their vehicles. With improving driver behavior as the number one reason for using telematics, Speed Alerts and Speed Reports can help fleet managers determine their aggressive drivers so that they can take corrective action.

And for those who want to control their fleet’s fuel expenditure, with a GPSfleet management solution, businesses can monitor their fleets’ fuel usage and eliminate wasteful fuel practices like idling through Idle Reports. And because less idling means less harmful emissions, fleet managers will be able to scratch going green off their list.

So, what are your reasons for using telematics?

 Re-posted by Vincent Rush of Lynx Telematics in Cincinnati Ohio. Lynx Telematics is the developer of the Lynxsafe Teen Driving Monitor that allows parents of teen drivers to eliminate texting and driving by their teen drivers while at the same time, ensuring safe driving habits by monitoring speed, seat belt usage, driving habits and mechanical failures.

For more information, contact Vincent Rush at or (513) 965-6318

1 comment:

  1. I think fleet tracking is very important. This post is very interesting. I never heard of telematics. Thanks so much for sharing!