The Fourth of July – time with friends, family, BBQs, relaxation and fireworks. The holiday also means more people out on the road, so it is important drivers take extra care during the holiday week.
As a fleet-based business owner, operator or manager you are faced with the challenge of monitoring and tracking not only vehicles, but drivers as well. You can’t be with all your drivers on all their trips, so you rely on limited information to make very important decisions. The daily decisions you make have a direct impact on the business’s bottom line. Using the EZ Fleet GPS Tracking System you can avoid the biggest mistakes, listed below, made in fleet management.
Not only do you spend a lot of money on your assets, but you rely on your equipment and assets to successfully complete a job. The sad truth is that vehicles, equipment and assets are stolen every day. In 2016, a vehicle was stolen every 45 minutes. Read more here about theft mitigation and recovery for your vehicles.
According to the FBI, there were 765,484 vehicle thefts in 2016. That works out to 237 thefts per 100,000 inhabitants resulting in $5.9 billion in losses. For locally stolen motor vehicles, only 42% were ever recovered and those that were recovered were often damaged. Fleet owners can avoid tremendous losses in terms of assets and lost productivity if thefts can be identified quickly and the vehicle recovered before being damaged. Of course, if the theft can be avoided completely, the savings are massive.