Adding telematics to your fleet is an important step toward reliable fleet safety. If you aren’t tracking your data and using it to understand your needs, however, you can’t effectively protect your drivers.
Once your telematics devices are installed, explore your telematics dashboard. Learn what it offers and how you can use it to spot dangerous trends. Then, use this information to create policies that will keep your fleet efficient, safe, and cost-effective.
How to Use a Telematics Dashboard to Manage Your Fleet
Making data-backed decisions will help you see greater results. Your dashboard will give you the information you need to achieve consistent results.
Create regular reports
Data is important, but it is also hard for you to apply it in its raw form. Your dashboard offers multiple ways to see and compare data, compiling relevant information into reports. With these reports, you can track driver behavior, vehicle diagnostics, maintenance schedules, location tracking, and more. Compare idling times between vehicles, locations, and timeframes. Download reports to give to stakeholders. Whatever you need to see or share, your reports can provide.
Track your fleet in real-time
Do you know when your devices stop gathering data, either due to lost signals or driver tampering? Your dashboard can tell you in an instant. You can log on to see where every vehicle is located, ensuring that drivers are on route and on time. If clients have questions about delivery times, you can quickly provide an accurate estimate.
Most importantly, this bird’s eye view is essential in an emergency situation. If drivers are involved in an accident or in danger, you can act immediately to dispatch the help they need.
Viewing information from a broad timeframe empowers you to spot trends that can cause danger. If, for example, you notice minor mechanical problems that occur consistently, you can find the core problem before it becomes a more costly repair. Or, if you see that drivers are involved in more accidents in a specific location or at a certain time of year, you can develop new safety measures. The more informed you are, the better you will be at preventing, rather than reacting to, problems.
What do you enjoy about your telematics dashboard? How does it keep your drivers safe?