The importance of fleet automation

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In today’s world which thrives on pace and momentum, it has never been more important for fleets to make the most of new technologies to better manage workflows, processes and workloads.

Fleet automation software has enabled businesses to remain competitive through fleet management technology, but what exactly is fleet automation and how can it benefit your organisation?

What is fleet automation?

In short, fleet automation is fleet management software technology that offers key information to enable managers to automate everyday tasks and streamline processes.

It provides real-time data on the efficiency and performance of fleets and consolidates the insights it gathers onto a single, easy-to-use platform. This type of fleet management software is also widely used to help combine data from multiple systems into a single data source and monitor every notification from your fleet.

How can fleets benefit from automation?

There are a number of advantages to automated fleet management which are instrumental in maximising fleet efficiency and lowering operational costs.

Fleet software optimises routing and dispatch, helping drivers find the shortest path in real-time and reducing total miles driven. The system also alerts the driver of weather updates and traffic volume that might burn extra fuel.

Lower fuel cost

Fuel accounts for a huge proportion of a fleet’s total expenditure. The number of vehicles on the road increases fuel use and subsequently the cost of fuel for your fleet. Fleet management automation enables managers to identify potential fuel-saving measures, such as reduced engine idling brought on by traffic volume and more efficient route optimisation by helping drivers find the shortest path in real-time and reduce total miles driven. 

Increased fleet visibility

Real-time fleet tracking and visibility are made possible through fleet management software systems. It provides a range of insights to monitor fleet performance, streamline processes and scheduling, and provide insights on driver behaviour, vehicle location and travel routes via GPS integration. Using these insights can significantly help improve fleet performance and reduce fuel consumption.

Reduced maintenance expenses

Automated fleet management systems streamline processes to check that all vehicles are well-maintained and in compliance with current regulations and requirements. By providing automated alerts and reminders for upcoming checks and services, preventive maintenance scheduling, inspections and repairs are implemented to help prevent costly breakdowns and downtime.

Improved fleet safety

Ensuring your drivers and vehicles are safe on the road is the main priority for any fleet operator. That’s why the ability to monitor driver behaviour, such as speeding, harsh braking, cornering is one of the key benefits of an automated fleet management solution. Automated alerts can be triggered if drivers are displaying unsafe driving techniques which can help identify areas for improvement in driver training and enhance safety for all road users.

Automating your fleet

While a fleet automation solution might appear on the surface to only improve manual, paper-based daily processes, the reality is that it will continue to fuel innovation and efficiency in ways you may have never considered before. By eliminating routine administrative tasks from a team's to-do list, automation makes fleets smarter, faster, and more competitive.

Through automated data gathering and data analysis, businesses can thrive in today’s increasingly competitive marketplace by making more informed decisions using these data-driven insights. And with the right fleet automation solution, the benefits of fleet software are immeasurable!

Get in touch to find out more about how Prolius Fleet can help you automate your fleet management. 

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