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Telematics Focuses on Preventive Measures

Fleet managers are facing increasing maintenance and fuel costs, and addressing the environmental impacts of the transport sector is becoming more crucial every day. Accidents, often resulting from human errors, complicate fleet operations even further, highlighting a strong need for automated monitoring solutions. Adopting telematics systems coupled with data analysis and driver training ensures safer roads, efficient operations, and increased profitability. Moreover, it also reduces the environmental footprint of the fleet.

Enhancing Road Safety with Telematics reports that using telematics can increase safety by up to 72%. Telematics systems help maintain control over fleet operations and compliance with regulatory requirements, thereby enhancing the safety of drivers and the cargo being transported. Alongside safety, the adoption of telematics solutions promotes a respectful and transparent work environment.

Economic Benefits and Environmental Impact

Implementing telematics solutions results in significant cost savings. One of the most noticeable daily expenses in a fleet is fuel, which is particularly critical for logistics companies with large trucks. Monitoring driver behavior (sharp turns, accelerations, braking, idling time, etc.) and conducting training based on data can lead to fuel savings of up to 25% monthly, according to our data. studies indicate that the cost savings for a single vehicle can reach up to €10,000 over its lifespan due to telematics services. Additionally, adopting GPS systems fosters more sustainable behavior patterns, enhancing sustainability in the transport sector.

Telematics automates processes and supports the transition to electric vehicles by monitoring vehicle performance and energy use. Although the initial investment in electric vehicles might be high, they offer a fast return on investment, helping to achieve set environmental goals.

When implementing GPS solutions, it is crucial for companies to internally conceptualize and communicate goals holistically to avoid situations where drivers feel excessively monitored. The aim is to create a safer working environment and ensure the safety of all road users.

Proactive Approach

Rather than dealing with the consequences, telematics focuses on preventive measures. Kristjan Annus, head of Fleet Complete Europe’s Research & Development department, highlights the value that Fleet Complete solutions with GPS devices can provide. “For example, our Green Driving solution can monitor sudden accelerations, sharp brakes, and tight turns. Driver behavior directly impacts overall road safety, total cost of ownership (TCO), and the company’s reputation.”

It is also important to monitor idle time, especially for trucks. “From our experience, we have seen that a truck can idle for 40-100 hours a month, consuming about 3 liters of diesel per hour. This behavior creates unnecessary costs for the company and is also harmful to the environment,” said Annus. Fleet Complete solutions can help set key performance indicators (KPIs). By monitoring data and implementing necessary changes, we encourage better driving behavior, more efficient operations, improved company results, and a smaller ecological footprint.

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