Have you always wanted to integrate a software system to enhance your fleet operation, but you are skeptical about how much it can do for you? Here are 5 common myths about incorporating a fleet management system.
- It is costly to implement
Expect an increase in ROI when integrating a fleet management system. Money saved on fuel consumption, idling prevention, reckless driving, and unnecessary maintenance reduces operational expenses (OPEX).
Likewise, with increased safety and security measures, fewer insurance claims mean lower insurance premiums. Most insurance companies offer discounts if a company uses a reliable management system for their fleets. Better security also minimizes the possibility of theft and losses.
- It is difficult to implement
There is always a first time in doing something and it is usually never easy. However, the implementation process is made simpler with the support of an expert from the solution provider. In no time, you will become an expert in using the system.
- It shows no trust between driver and manager
Trust is built mutually. Fleet managers are responsible for communicating the company’s intention of implementing a fleet management system, which revolves around driver’s safety, OPEX savings and increasing efficiencies. On the other hand, drivers should see the implementation of the system as a tool for driver’s safety and productivity instead of distrust between the driver and the manager. With mutual trust, the fleet managers and drivers both benefit from having the system.
- It can be replaced by a fleet manager
The fleet management system does not replace the fleet manager nor does the fleet manager can replace the system. The system supports the manager in viewing important data of the vehicles with one easy-to-understand dashboard. Its ability to provide real-time data empowers the manager to make decisions instantly when an odd event occurs.
Time translates into money. With a fleet management system that automatically tracks vehicle locations and stores data, fleet managers no longer have to do so manually. Fleet managers can now focus on what is more important, meeting the needs of his customers. The overall productivity of fleet managers on the job will increase significantly.
- It does not benefit small fleets
Fleets of any size can benefit from implementing a fleet management system. As a fleet manager, being able to know the status of your fleets through one integrated platform removes the need for you to call fleet drivers individually to check on them. Here, a huge amount of time and money is saved. Regardless if you own 10 or 10,000 fleets, you can expect a 15% increase in your annual revenue.
Now that these myths have been busted. Contact us now to find out how implementing a fleet management system can improve your productivity and efficiency as a fleet manager!