Fleet managers wear many hats. They have to manage and train drivers, oversee vehicle sales and acquisitions, stay on top of dispatch, ensure compliance, and supervise maintenance and repairs. With all this responsibility, any digital help available can be extremely valuable. That’s why fleet management automation is a tool that every fleet manager should explore.
What Is Fleet Management Automation?
Fleet management automation is an essential technology that allows fleets to streamline routine tasks, improve safety, and reduce costs. It typically runs through fleet management software paired with in-vehicle technology such as dashcams and GPS trackers.
Fleet Automation Benefits
Fleet management automation offers a variety of benefits for nearly any size fleet. It can provide accurate data to help you make more informed decisions. It can boost efficiency and productivity by handling mundane, repetitive tasks so you can focus on other things. It ensures your drivers are given the best possible routing, with real-time route optimization features to route them around any traffic problems. It can make safety training a snap, offering each driver the lessons needed without making them slog through training they’ve already mastered. And it can provide greater visibility into your fleet, its operations, driver behaviors, and vehicle maintenance needs.
When you automate your fleet, you’ll immediately start to generate data. This data is one of the most valuable aspects of fleet management automation as it gives you real insights into various aspects of your fleet. You’ll get precise information regarding vehicle condition and maintenance, driver behaviors, fuel consumption, and much more. You can use these data points to make informed decisions about nearly every aspect of fleet management.
How many hours a day do you spend on tedious paperwork and other mundane tasks? How much more could you get done if that was taken off your plate? You don’t have to imagine. Fleet management automation can handle many of those routine tasks, giving you the freedom and time to handle more complex tasks.
Additionally, the actionable data we already discussed can help you streamline your fleet, improving efficiency and optimizing operations. Your fleet will be able to take on more jobs because drivers spend less time on repetitive tasks and less time sitting in traffic.
Nothing will grind fleet work to a halt faster than traffic congestion, road construction, and other hazards along the drivers’ routes. Fortunately, automated route optimization can improve your dispatch game, allowing you to add or remove stops along any route in real-time. You’ll also see your fleet automatically routed around traffic problems, road hazards, construction, and other issues that could slow drivers down or potentially put them in dangerous situations.
Safety should be front-of-mind for any fleet manager, but that doesn’t make safety training easy or fun. Drivers resent sitting through training they don’t feel they need while important information gets lost amongst the rest. Instead, why not create a custom training program for each driver in your fleet, tailored to their unique driving behaviors and offering only the training they need without having to wade through lengthy lessons they’ve already mastered? It’s an easy thing to do and your software can do it for you, with the right fleet automation tools!
Finally, fleet automation tools allow you unprecedented visibility into your entire fleet. The software can show you where each driver is throughout the day, allowing you to keep tabs on vehicle maintenance, fuel use, and so much more. You’ll know which drivers are on the road or working at job sites. You’ll also see if anyone is falling behind on their daily schedule so you can rearrange workflows to more evenly distribute tasks.
Azuga Offers Supreme Automation
If you’re looking for all of these benefits and more, we’d love to help. Schedule a demo with our team today, and you’ll see how our fleet automation tools can benefit your business specifically. We work with fleets of all sizes and offer industry-leading technology to make managing your fleet much easier.