Tag: Telematics Data
High quality data can be tricky to recognize as valuable at first glance. It isn’t a tangible asset that goes out to job sites on a daily basis. It is, however, one of the most impactful tools a fleet manager can have when it comes to spotting opportunities and tracking progress toward goals.
It seems to be one of those things that as you enter the fleet industry – or actually, I should probably say the automotive industry at this point – it’s engrained in you from day one. But what actually is it aside from the collection of data points from a vehicle?
With a major lack of electric vehicle options to replace medium- and heavy-duty ICE trucks, EVs are unfortunately not viable for many utility fleets yet. This doesn’t make ICEV fleets a lost cause for sustainable practice though.
In addition to the variety of third-party providers who can integrate their software into any vehicle, many OEMs are starting to build vehicles that are ready to collect data as soon as they are driven off the lot. This is an important option for fleet managers to consider when evaluating their fleet’s needs.
The ability to collect so much valuable data also allows data management teams to identify areas for improvement that could greatly reduce a fleet’s carbon footprint. Observations regarding waste reduction, fuel consumption and idling time can help managers identify where and how they can do better.
With a push for real-time data in recent years, it is no surprise that most of the EVs being built by top manufacturers like Ford, LMC and GM will have OEM telematics, GPS tracking and driver safety technology already built in.
This week, we’re talking about how data application can affect your fleet management strategy. It’s more than just securing your data and looking at dashboards. Data application is not just one facet of your fleet management strategy, it’s all encompassing.
When a vehicle is considered under-utilized, often there has been an analysis done on its telematics data output – showing that a vehicle isn’t being used to its fullest potential.