Monitoring idle time
A quality vehicle telematics solution will routinely measure the time a vehicle spends idling during every trip. This information will then be collated and accessible for fleet managers to analyse and understand their vehicles’ amount of idling. This analysis will allow the fleet managers to pinpoint, where idling instances most often occur. From this understanding, targeted discussions can be held with drivers and involve recommended solutions to reduce vehicle idling.
Driver scorecards that include idle time as a parameter coupled with some education regarding vehicles idling impacts are an effective way to help drivers be more conscious about their habits regarding leaving engines idling. Regular discussions with drivers backed with their vehicle telematics data will effectively embed the desired changes in behaviour.
While an idling engine may seem like a relatively innocuous action, the cumulative impacts from both financial and environmental aspects are significant. Using a quality vehicle telematics solution to measure and record idle time is beneficial, as is ensuring all drivers are aware of their behaviours, the impacts these behaviours can have and the change in habits required to reduce the effect.
How can vehicle telematics improve the safe and efficient management of your vehicle fleet?
Is your existing vehicle telematics solution providing you with all the available advantages?
To discuss the improved use of technology to manage your fleet reach out to Adam Welch at Bestrane Group. email@example.com +61 419 292 678 www.bestrane.com.au