On: 13/10/2011 09:23 In: Remote Asset Management
Whether going green seems important or not, saving money while doing it guarantees that it the right thing both for the world and for the company’s balance sheet.
Companies that depend on heavy vehicle usage already know the impact of high fuel prices on company profits, and they are aware that legislation makes running clean vehicles essential. Conscientious business owners also know that they have accountability for their actions beyond profits and politics, however.
Responsible usage of any kind of vehicle means careful monitoring when and how it is used to make sure that every decision is in the best interest of other drivers, the company, its clients and the environment.
vehicle trackers help improve vehicle efficiency in at least three important ways.
Firstly, they help reduce fuel consumption by allowing company managers to see what routes employees take and help them plan more efficient journeys.
Trackers also help eliminate unauthorised journeys by creating accountability. When employees know their travels are being monitored, they are less likely to take actions that are outside company policy.
Secondly, trackers increase efficiency of routine trips by allowing company planners to find alternate route for vehicles that are frequently slowed or stopped in certain areas. It may not be possible to get a driver out of traffic congestion today, but good planning can make sure vehicles are not left idling in the same jam tomorrow.
Thirdly, trackers can help a company efficiently respond to unexpected calls or emergency needs by accelerating the response to last-minute requests. With a tracker in every vehicle, employees can easily see on a map which company vehicle is nearest a new call and send it, rather than send another vehicle from the company’s base.
This means the second vehicle may never be dispatched at all, and the nearby vehicle gets more value from the fuel it has already consumed.
Every business decision that saves fuel or time a vehicle is in use serves the dual purpose of both saving company money, and saving the environment from the pollution caused by use of the vehicle.
vehicle trackers allow smart businesses to run fewer trips and make every necessary journey as efficient as possible. This is good business practice that is also good for the environment.