Fleet management is the management of a business’s cars and vans. Telematics technology has optimised fleet management systems and consolidated into easy-to-use applications like Auto Mate. Fleet management tools allow companies to coordinate their share of over 3 million business vehicles in the UK to improve safety, efficiency, reduce costs, and maintain compliance with government regulations.
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Fleet management made easy
Fleet management is made easier through telematics solutions that enable real-time tracking and monitoring of a business’s fleet. Fleet management applications like Auto Mate provide in-depth analysis using complex algorithms on many aspects of the vehicle. Detailed data on engine diagnostics, battery health checks and how the vehicle is being driven allow businesses to more effectively maintain their vehicles and improve driver safety.
Fleet management that adapts
Advanced fleet management tools like Auto Mate change to adapt to new trends, such as:
Managing ever-changing regulations, from employee data protection to regulation and taxation.
Getting up to speed with mobility and tech solutions, by incorporating technology which can link fuel consumption as well as wear and tear to driver behaviour.
Measuring and comparing performance, tracking and comparing data of different vehicles or driver performance.
The benefits of managing a fleet of vehicles
Fleet management tools can provide a wide range of benefits for businesses, including cost savings and increased efficiency. Vehicles are managed from one central location, allowing for efficient route planning, which reduces fuel consumption and increases driver efficiency.
Fleet management tools can also provide personalised driver scores, which encourage drivers to independently improve their driving by rating them on several aspects of their driving, from speed to braking, through an app.
Fleet telematics can also track vehicle health and security. The app keeps track of a vehicles regular check-ups and provides alerts if issues are detected. You’ll also be notified if the vehicle is used out of hours with real time tracking, to help counter theft.
Fleet management tools can also remove the hassle of mileage expense reporting, with an integrated app providing scheduled reporting containing detailed journey reports and mileage submissions. Saving your business valuable time.
What is grey fleet management?
Grey fleet drivers are employees that drive their own cars for business use. This is an area which has become increasingly popular, with over 9 million drivers using their personal vehicle for work on a regular basis according to a Department for Transport report.
The Office of Government Commerce (OGC) estimate that nearly 57% of ‘at work’ mileage is covered by employees in grey fleet vehicles within the public sector. In the private sector, estimates suggest that 50% of 'at work' mileage is covered in grey fleet vehicles.
Grey fleet drivers offer businesses a great opportunity to expand their fleets, without having to buy extra vehicles, but this doesn’t come without issues. Managing mileage, vehicle maintenance and accident management can be hard to track as businesses struggle to differentiate between personal and business usage.
Fleet management tools can remove this headache, tracking mileage claims by differentiating between business and personal usage as well as making end of year P11D evidence easier with all the information in one place. Expense claims could even be reduced with fleet health alerts allowing drivers to avoid breakdowns. Illuminas Connected Research 2015 suggests 20% of roadside callouts are due to battery problems, which could be avoided with health alerts in advance.
How does the Auto Mate fleet management system work
EE Auto Mate makes fleet management really simple, by providing compact devices that plug into most vehicles with ease. The only information you’ll need is the vehicle’s make, model and year.
Once up and running and you’ve downloaded the app, you’ll have the freedom and flexibility to manage your fleet on the go.
Discover how Auto Mate can help your business today.