GoFleet’s Introduction to GPS Fleet Solutions
It’s not uncommon, as a fleet manager or business owner, to have never heard of telematics. However, that is quickly changing. You may have heard of telematics as a GPS fleet solution. Here is more information:
Telematics, in its simplest form, is defined as machine-to-machine communication. This is marking a new era in fleet management solutions.
Today’s construction equipment is much more sophisticated with a variety of electronic and computer-controlled modules that are gathering information about a machine’s performance and communicating with manufacturers that are using the data for research and development to improve the productivity and efficiency of their machines.
The next step is figuring out what information manufacturers are willing to share with their customers — including rental stores — to help them incorporate better GPS fleet management solutions. Already the Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP) is partnering with the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) to set data standards and come to an agreement on what types of telematics information is needed.
Once that happens — and the AEMP expects this to come to fruition in 2014 — there will be an explosion of data available for rental stores and fleet managers that can help them improve operations and be more competitive.
In many ways, telematics is what those touting global positioning system (GPS) technology said was possible many years ago, taking it beyond just knowing the location of a machine, but tracking run time, fuel usage, oil pressure and more to help diagnose or predict possible problems and cut or eliminate a machine’s downtime.
This is what GoFleet offers—a complete GPS fleet tracking solution. Through the use of GPS technology, a user-friendly dashboard to manage and track reports, and a simplified workflow process—you can reduce costs associated with fleet management like vehicle maintenance, accidents that can increase your insurance, fuel consumption and much more.
To learn more about the GPS fleet solution that can save your business money, please call GoFleet at 1.888.998.1122 or contact our sales team here.