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Telematics technology is becoming a staple among businesses that use fleets of vehicles and heavy machinery. Telematics is more than just GPS tracking – it’s tech that offers you a gold mine of data you can use to improve your bottom line and run your business and worksite more efficiently. The best telematic systems keep track of dozens of aspects and components, allowing you to build an improvement plan for your worksite.

The combination of GPS, monitoring systems and a data gathering interface make up modern telematics systems, allowing you to keep track of individual vehicles, in most cases, live as they’re out in the field. Not only is it smart to know where your vehicles are at all times, but you’ll keep a complete history of the fleet’s journey. Diagnostics allow you to monitor machinery’s status, whether it’s onsite or out in the field.

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Fleet telematics

Telematics have the potential to save your fleet time and fuel while improving safety and communication between management, drivers and operators. What telematics can do for you will depend on the type of data you’re after. Here are several factors you can track with telematics and how you could use them to improve your fleet.

Routes

You can track your fleet’s regular routes and use the geodata to plot out better routes for faster delivery and less fuel consumption. Pairing your telematics with real-time traffic reports will allow you to reroute vehicles to avoid slowdowns. In case your vehicle is stolen, it’s an invaluable tool to give to police to help them track it down.

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