Let’s talk about remote workers. As businesses, we often glance over the expenses submitted by remote workers. No matter the fluctuations in cost, it’s easier easy to sign off instead of questioning charges. There’s a reason that every business that starts tracking sees a decrease in spend the first month – this decrease continues until the business stabilizes in its new, more cost-effective budget. What’s the reason? Why is every mobile fleet overspending? Driver behavior.
Which driver habits are wasting money?
Speeding is a problem everywhere. Drivers are tired after spending long days on the road and they just want to get to their next location. That’s no excuse to speed.
Speeding, especially for lengthy periods of time, means endangering those around you, it also means burning extra fuel.
Fast acceleration and harsh braking
Accelerating quickly and braking abruptly are usually signs of distracted driving. Those who are paying attention on the roads shouldn’t have any need to brake harshly. Distracted driving is putting everyone on the roads in danger, not just your driver.
Your vehicles aren’t meant to be jerking back and forth, it should be a smooth ride. You know what your drivers should be doing, so being able to address these behaviors in real-time is vital before something preventable happens.
Getting lower MPG means your drivers are stopping at the gas station more often. It does not look like anything happened when you look at the fuel report, but it’s obvious with fleet management software.
Introducing StreetEagle GPS tracking
A GPS system that provides fleet analytics is the easiest way to get the information you need to make informed decisions about your remote workers. This system allows users to set up real-time alerts that address the poor habits exhibited by drivers.
Alerts notify you of things like accelerating too quickly and braking harshly which is pertinent when addressing employees about driver safety on the road.
StreetEagle stores your data for the lifetime of your contract and 365 days thereafter, so you always have access to see what behaviors are trendy for your drivers.
StreetEagle’s AVL tracking software allows you to record the following data and more:
- Trip duration
- Prolonged stops
- Excessive idling
- Acceleration habits
- Optimal traffic route
Using this information is key to helping your business save money and improve driver performance that is currently costing you. And as your business grows, StreetEagle is here to help you further enhance your driver behavior analytics with our Complete Fleet Safety Program, providing everything you need to measure, improve and reward safe driving for your team – supported and managed by certified fleet safety experts.
It’s time to stop being comfortable thinking you know everything that’s best for your business and get a solution that gives you the data to prove it.
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