Data, whether big or small, is playing an ever-increasing role in how businesses are run. However, having data and being able to use it, are two vastly different things. In the right format, data can be used to provide actionable intelligence for making enhancements across all departments within a business. This in turn results in improved efficiency, optimised processes and reductions in costs.
This then means that data must be provided in such a way that it is easy to analyse, and provide the intelligence to quickly implement changes. And in businesses where time is money, such as transport and logistics, construction, mining, agriculture and the like, any change that brings about an improvement in efficiency is a win.
With over 15 years’ experience in the telematics industry and a solid infrastructure that is constantly being updated, Cartrack is well placed to provide different types of data, from fuel use to temperature sensors, driver behaviour, on-road costs and more. We are able to meet the driving need that fleet owners have for information on their vehicles; information that is easy to access and digest.
And from accessing data, Cartrack is also able to place that information into their hands exactly when they need it. Through our always-on digital platforms, Cartrack subscribers who access our fleet products can do so from the palm of their hand via our mobile app. They can see how fast a particular vehicle is travelling, check on how many vehicles are on the ground, immobilise a vehicle if necessary, see what’s happening inside the cab via onboard cameras, and even purchase new tyres or insurance.
For fleet owners, this information is a valuable commodity in an economy that calls for a thrifty outlook. Knowing where expenses are being incurred - through speeding, excessive idling or wear and tear through bad driving habits and putting measures in place to reduce these can bring about positive changes to the bottom line, as well as to the workforce.
You can use Cartrack actionable intelligence to introduce and drive incentive-based reward programmes and driving skills development, that not only benefits your company, but your people as well.
Imagine for a moment, that one of your drivers is behind the wheel of his personal vehicle. Another driver loses control, but because you implemented a driving skills improvement programme, your employee was able to steer clear of the driver and prevent an accident. Your actions, based on the data provided by Cartrack, resulted in money, time and, most importantly, lives being saved.
Upskilling and positive incentivisation shows your workforce that you want to improve their skills, rather than punish them, and that you take an active interest in their work life and are committed to their welfare.
If your business is one that is governed by speed of delivery, such as a logistics company, then you could use the data to look for route delays, and the intelligence to map new routes for your vehicles, getting your drivers to their destinations that much faster.
On the other side of the scale, in a business that relies on a cold chain system, Cartrack’s sensor system can alert you to changes in temperature such as when doors open, or the refrigeration system fails. These allow you to make informed decisions as to what action you should take to ensure your clients get the goods they ordered in the condition they need them in.
However they choose to use it, it is apparent that more vehicle-based businesses are gearing up to tackle their issues using data and intelligence. While they do that, Cartrack promises to continue to build on our base of superior technology to provide the data, when they need it and in the format that suits them best.
Contact Cartrack to find out how we can make your fleet management hassle-free, through accurate data provision and subsequent actionable intelligence.
Data, whether big or small, is playing an ever-increasing role in how businesses are run. However, having data and being able to use it, are two vastly different things.