Fleet managers have an essential role in their businesses. Fleets have a wide variety of elements that need constant attention. A fleet manager’s job is to become an expert in these elements and optimize them for the business. Good fleet managers are constantly setting goals for their fleet’s success. You’ve likely heard of SMART goals before–these are guidelines to create achievable goals for your business. Let’s discuss what SMART goals are and how you can incorporate them into your business.
What Are SMART Goals?
SMART is an acronym that helps you decide how to create your goals. The acronym stands for:
Specific: Make sure your goals are well-defined by determining who, what, where, when, and why.
Measurable: You’ll need to track progress using key indicators, making your goal quantifiable.
Achievable: Your team must have the skill and resources needed to achieve the goal.
Relevant: What are the overall objectives of your business? Make sure your SMART goals align.
Time-Based: You and your staff should have a deadline for meeting these goals so you can schedule checkpoints and develop a sense of urgency.
If your goals meet all these criteria, you’ll find that they’re more clearly defined, and it’s easier to avoid failures.
Examples of SMART Goals for Fleets
A SMART goal can apply to any aspect of fleet management. Let’s outline some examples of SMART goals that may apply in different areas of your fleet.
Reduce Safety Incidents by 50%: With this goal, you must first define safety incidents as they apply to your fleet. That may include accidents, speeding, hard cornering, or any other safety concern you have noticed with your fleet. Implement motivators like driver rewards and targeted training to get your drivers up to speed. You can then use fleet management software to measure your drivers’ progress. Set the deadline to achieve this goal, and you will be on your way to improving your fleet’s safety!
Save 10% on Fuel Costs: You may be surprised how much control you have over your fuel costs. To achieve this goal, you must outline fuel-wasting behaviors like idling, speeding, or inefficient routing. Set policies and implement route planning software, then you can measure your progress with fleet tracking data.
Save 25% on Maintenance Costs: If you have an inefficient maintenance system, you may spend way more on maintenance than you need. Create a fleet maintenance plan and measure your progress with telematics. You’ll find that you reduce the frequency of breakdowns and save thousands on regular maintenance.
Azuga Can Help Achieve Your Goals
Azuga’s fleet management solution helps you track key performance indicators in all aspects of fleet management. Our technology is highly accurate and provides specific data regarding whatever concern you wish to track. Speak with one of our experts and try a demo of our state-of-the-art fleet management solution today.