HOW CAN BIG DATA HELP IMPROVE FLEET MANAGEMENT?
Leveraging big data technology helps organisations improve fleet management by streamlining data-gathering and supporting faster, more informed decision-making. Organisations can leverage cloud-based platforms to collect, track and analyse fleet data in near real time. And, when combined with telematics software, big data can provide insights around a number of crucial fleet aspects.
FLEET MAINTENANCE: Getting ahead of vehicle maintenance issues provides valuable cost savings. By leveraging big data related to vehicle health and diagnostics like, engine status, fuel level and mileage and funneling it through a fleet management system, managers can proactively address vehicle issues before they become a problem. Fleets can also analyze the data to optimise fleet performance.
ROUTING: Without accurate, detailed data, it’s hard to know why certain routes are consistently problematic or if an unexpected obstacle is hindering a fleet vehicle’s progress. Having a near real-time picture into weather, traffic, accidents or even route shortcuts can help organisations save time, improve customer service, save fuel and reduce vehicle wear and tear and in turn, this reduces operational costs and improves fleet efficiency.
COMPLIANCE: Fleet vehicles are required to use electronic logging devices (ELDs) to record duty status information. These digitally connected devices can be integrated into fleet management platforms to enable all data captured to become part of the decision-making workflow.
DRIVER BEHAVIOUR: Safety is a top priority for every fleet. This includes how drivers operate vehicles both on and off the road. Combining big data with telematics allows fleet managers gather an accurate, ongoing picture of driving patterns pertaining to speeding, harsh braking, idling, and other risky driving behaviours. Managers can evaluate this data to see where driver performance is exceeding expectations or where additional coaching is needed.GDX offers professional, customised service solutions in fleet management services. The service array includes both chauffer with vehicle and standalone, technical drivers for OB vans, mobile service & repair vans, ambulance & fire brigade with and without crew.