Managing a fleet can be a tireless and difficult task. There are so many moving pieces and all have to fit together seamlessly to ensure productivity, efficiency, and compliance. Any technology that makes this job easier should be a welcomed tool.
Since the ELD mandate went into effect, commercial fleets are required to record hours of service (HOS) electronically. This law was implemented to improve the safety of commercial motor vehicles on the road. But it has unintentionally provided several additional benefits for fleet management.
Our U.S. fleet tracking app, Azuga FleetMobile, helps fleets save money, operate more efficiently, provide better customer service, boost employee morale, and even lower insurance premiums. Perhaps best of all, our FleetMobile technology is included with any Azua Fleet subscription.
Benefits of Azuga FleetMobile for Vehicle Fleets
A fleet manager’s job includes a number of directives, including reducing costs, improving safety, decreasing liability, and boosting efficiency. Fortunately, the technology included in GPS enabled ELDs (electronic logging devices) offers an excellent way to achieve all of these goals and more.
Azuga FleetMobile is a fully-featured truck tracking app that can help you optimize your fleet for better efficiency and productivity while keeping your drivers safe and motivated. The first, most important benefit of our technology is that you will know where your fleet is at all times—even when you’re away from the office. You can remotely keep an eye on your drivers as they go about their days, using your preferred mobile device.
Fleet managers can also use our FleetMobile fleet tracking app to monitor fuel use at a glance and get actionable data about fuel waste from our helpful reports. Since fuel costs can add up to as much as 40 percent of a fleet’s total budget, it’s a data point that’s worth tracking. The ability to monitor fuel usage in realtime and report on excessive idling and other fuel wasting behaviors can make a big difference in your fleet’s bottom line.
Looking for a solution that connects management with drivers, even while they’re out in the community? FleetMobile is an excellent answer. Our technology makes it easy to engage with drivers using in-app messaging. The app is also helpful in scheduling and routing, with features designed to prevent distracted driving, keeping drivers from checking texts while they’re on the highway.
FleetMobile offers amazing benefits for your fleet’s safety program too. Our driver safety scores gamify safe driving, leading fleet drivers to compete to see who can be the safest driver on the road. Those with the best safety score can earn gift cards as a thank you for a job well done. Drivers who fail to make the grade will be provided with helpful, customized training programs allowing them to improve their safety scores with tips to keep them out of harm’s way. Meanwhile, our driver behavior monitoring alerts management to risky behaviors like hard cornering, speeding, hard braking, and harsh acceleration.
Another helpful benefit of FleetMobile is our predictive maintenance alerts. With this technology, you can be alerted to mechanical problems before they become dangerous or cause a breakdown. You’ll be able to schedule routine services for every vehicle in your fleet, regardless of age, make, or model. You can also digitally store all of your inspection reports and other relevant maintenance information in one easily accessible database.
There are a number of other FleetMobile features that can be helpful for drivers and management alike. While these may not make a huge difference in your fleet’s overall performance, they’re certainly handy to have. They include:
- Where Did I Park? — Shows a driver where to find his or her vehicle, as well as a recommended route to get there.
- Find it Forward — Your drivers can find needed stops along their route such as gas stations, restaurants, even hospitals.
- Separate Views for Administrators and Drivers — Give your drivers access to information that will be useful to them, while providing more comprehensive data to the management team.
Available Add-Ons for Azuga FleetMobile
As amazing as FleetMobile is on its own, the app really shines when it’s paired with some of our best add-ons. Here are a few you might want to consider incorporating into your fleet management system.
Azuga Coach is our video-based training program customized for each driver based on their safety scores and driving habits. This tailored training solution is designed to help you end risky driving behaviors with lessons like:
- Avoiding Collisions while Backing & Parking
- Preventing Rear-End Collisions
- Avoiding Collisions at Intersection
- Avoiding Aggressive Driving
- Driving Impaired - Not Worth the Risk
Our dual-facing SafetyCam is an advanced dashcam solution that captures both road events and driver behavior, giving you a complete picture in the event of an accident or other incident. With video footage and detailed vehicle data, insurance claims are faster and easier to process. It’s a simple solution to help protect your fleet from liability.
TrackMe is a great option for businesses that cater directly to consumers. This add-on allows you to share a driver’s location and ETA with clients, providing realtime updates and exceptional customer service. If a driver is stuck in traffic or otherwise delayed, the client won’t be left wondering if they’ve been forgotten.