Many fleets have vehicles that are used in rugged environments. From construction equipment to vehicles intended for intense winter climates, these vehicles need devices that can withstand their rough environments.
If you haven’t yet equipped your fleet with a telematics solution, you are missing out on several essential benefits. Learn more about these benefits and why you need them below.
3 Reasons to Use a Rugged Telematics Solution
1. You can track your vehicles in real-time
Vehicles are expensive. If you lose an asset during transit or someone steals your equipment, it can mean a significant loss for your business. Adding a telematics solution to your vehicles prevents this problem. You can see where each vehicle is at all times, even if it isn’t where it’s supposed to be.
More importantly, a rugged device won’t fail when you need it most. Solutions such as the Geotab GO RUGGED are IP68 and IP69K rated. This resistance to dust, water, and extreme temperatures ensures that your equipment will always work when you need it to.
2. You can keep your vehicles up-to-date
Even after you install your telematics solution, you have to keep the software up-to-date to maintain functionality. When your vehicles are located at various worksites, maintaining manual firmware updates isn’t always an option.
Using a solution that offers over-the-air, automatic updates is a better option. As long as your devices can connect to the network, you can trust that they are offering the functionality you rely on.
3. You can extend your vehicles’ lifetimes
When your equipment is used for rough work, catching mechanical problems early is key. Your rugged telematics device can track vehicle diagnostics and alert you to any problems as soon as they occur. Rather than waiting until a more serious issue develops, you can repair the vehicle and get it back on the job quickly. Some devices also offer the ability to schedule maintenance events to keep your vehicles in top shape.
With your telematics solution, you can also track idling and fuel use to understand how your vehicles are being used. This information can help you create a more effective maintenance plan to get the most use from your fleet.
Ready to take control of your fleet with a rugged telematics solution? Get in touch today to see how our GPS install service can help.