Essential Fleet Technology You Need in 2018

22 Jan 2018

The year 2017 has come to an end and businesses are looking to the future. As you take your fleet into this new calendar year, it is a wise plan to explore the new technology that is available and what it can mean for your business.

These are a few technologies you might want to consider incorporating into your business plan for 2018 and beyond.

Forward Facing Cameras

Sometimes called dash cams, forward facing cameras have been used with a large degree of success for years by some fleets. If you’re not currently utilizing this type of technology in your fleet, now is the perfect time to do so.

The biggest benefit to you for utilizing these types of cameras every time your trucks are on the roads is to defend your drivers. They are tempting targets for people hoping for a fast payoff thanks to a negative (and wholly undeserved) public perception. Dash cameras provide an added level of protection for your drivers, your business, and your reputation.

GPS Fleet Tracking Systems

GPS fleet tracking is one of the most important things you can do for your fleet if you aren’t doing it already. GPS allows you to:

  • Create more efficient, time-saving routes.
  • Reduce fuel costs.
  • Track invoices.
  • Improve record-keeping.
  • Curtail labor costs.
  • Track your drivers’ hours behind the wheel.
  • And so much more.

GPS tracking for fleets can also be used in conjunction with forward facing cameras to determine sequence of events when accidents do occur.

Autonomous Vehicles

While some may believe this is a far off plan, the current predictions are the there will be approximately 10 million driverless vehicles (otherwise referred to as self-driving) on the road by the year2020.

Why are these types of vehicles attractive to fleet owners?

Because they can cut your costs dramatically. Driverless vehicles don’t need time to sleep, don’t charge by the hour for labor, and can operate at any time of the day or night without charging overtime, demanding holiday pay, or being subject to human error behind the wheel.

Many believe this will lead to fewer accidents, reduced insurance costs (though that is currently a topic for debate), and bigger profits for large and small fleets alike.

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