On: 28/05/2012 16:23 In: Vehicle Tracking
Remote Asset Management (Remote Asset Management) tracking is becoming increasingly popular as a way for companies running fleets of vehicles to keep track of their assets, to save money and to provide excellent customer service. But have you considered its environmental benefits?
Many people see caring for the environment as good in itself, but in an increasingly competitive market, it can also be a way to increase profits by fostering employee engagement and customer satisfaction.
A good Corporate and Social Responsibility Policy will inevitably include a company?s response to environmental concerns. In most cases, transport is a key part of that response, as it is generally responsible for a large proportion of a company?s carbon footprint.
- Alongside recycling and reductions in building energy use, a Corporate and Social Responsibility Policy might therefore include things like a Cycle to Work scheme, car-sharing or permission for employees to work from home part of the time.
- It is likely to include guidance for arranging meetings: such as advice to use videoconferencing or teleconferencing whenever possible, or to travel by train rather than air.
It is sometimes, incorrectly, seen as a punitive measure, designed to prevent employees from misusing company property. Although Remote Asset Management tracking does have a side benefit of alerting managers to potential fraud, this is not usually the main aim. It can and should be used to identify efficiencies that can be made, for example by combining several regular journeys into one. That kind of efficiency is win-win for all concerned: it has positive impacts on managers, employees and customers.
A good Remote Asset Management tracking system will allow you to keep track of where all your vehicles are and how fast they are travelling for 24 hours a day. Look out for a system where the information is clear and easy to use. Many systems allow you to log in from any computer and view this information on the internet. You can monitor the information provided and work out ways of saving fuel, which is not only good for the environment but also a good way to save money.
Rises in fuel prices means that cutting down on mileage will help with outgoings and reliance on fuel
You might even find that the savings start to happen of their own accord. Having the vehicle they?re using fitted with the GPS unit that communicates with the central Remote Asset Management tracking system often prompts employees to think more carefully about the routes they take, and initiate efficiencies themselves.
There are many reasons why smart companies are using Remote Asset Management tracking. With fossil fuels becoming scarcer and prices rising, fuel efficiency is rightly becoming a hot topic, and the focus of increasing scrutiny. Remote Asset Management tracking is one of the best ways to make a positive impact both on the bottom line and on the world you live in.