There are some fleet maintenance metrics that are more important than others to track. That doesn’t mean they aren’t all-important – only that some can have a larger impact on overall performance and the life expectancy of fleet vehicles than others. These are five of the fleet maintenance metrics you need to track and why they are so important to the overall effectiveness of your fleet vehicles.

  1. Asset Utilization

This fleet management metric explains how often specific vehicles or pieces of equipment within your fleet are utilized.

Why is this important?

When you know which of your vehicles are getting the most use and which are being used little, if any, you understand where to allocate the bulk of your resources. And which pieces of equipment may be more cost-effective to rent on an as-needed basis rather than owning, storing, and maintaining.

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Farm to table businesses are sweeping the country offering people fast access to fresh foods that are grown or produced locally. From wines to fish and plants alike, local farms are driving the narrative in this industry with an emphasis on fresh foods and transparency. The idea is that when consumers know where their food is grown and created, they can eat without fear that they are exposing their families to potentially harmful additives and other ingredients.

Delivery Improvements

Not only does GPS tracking for your farm to table business mean your delivery staff gets outstanding turn-by-turn directions for their deliveries, it also means you can provide accurate estimates about the timing of deliveries and can even allow customers to track the arrival of their food, so they know precisely when to expect you.

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Managing an electric vehicle fleet can be a new challenge – especially for those experienced with managing traditional vehicle fleets. The needs are different. However, as more companies seek new ways to “go green” electric vehicles are a practical decision in this endeavor. Not only can they save big on fuel costs, but they can also net tax breaks for businesses that take the plunge.

Many businesses, mistakenly, believe that they no longer need GPS tracking benefits after making the switch to electric vehicles. However, nothing could be further from the truth. These are just a few great ways GPS fleet tracking can help you manage your electric vehicles more efficiently than ever.

Manage Charging Routes for Long-Distance Trips

Electric vehicles get phenomenal mileage in the city with all its stops and starts. Couple that with the fact that many cities have abundant charging stations for electric vehicles and it’s a real win for drivers. However, when fleets operate over long distances, it becomes important to manage trips according to access to charging stations along the way. GPS fleet tracking can help you identify locations for charging stations and keep a constant watch on the vehicle’s current state-of-charge while driving. This means mishaps are far less likely to occur.

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