Telematics is known to have a variety of benefits on fleets, but Netstar Australia is exploring another feature that can help trucking operators
As the transportation industry continues to evolve, Netstar Australia says competition within has become fierce and overwhelming.
With more than 50,000 businesses in the road freight sector alone, perfecting internal processes and efficiency has become necessary to stay on top.
For fleet managers striving to meet business objectives, the adoption of telematics devices has surged in popularity. These devices provide real-time insights into vehicle location, performance and conditions, proving essential for enhancing practices, optimising routes, minimising accidents and delivering unparalleled customer service.
You might think with all these advantages and insights from GPS tracking, there’s little else one could wish for. However, there’s another valuable tool in the telematics arsenal – geofencing.
But what exactly is geofencing?
Imagine receiving a notification from Uber as you exit an airport or getting alerted about a sale when you pass a clothing store – these are instances of geofencing in action.
Geofencing creates virtual perimeters around specific zones or locations, ranging from broad country borders to specific buildings. By utilising WiFi, cellular, RFID or GPS data, this technology triggers events or actions when a GPS-enabled device enters or exits the defined area.
While many companies leverage geofencing for customer notifications, Netstar’s software revolutionises the fleet management industry by streamlining processes and enhancing customer satisfaction. Their software monitors vehicle movement, generating alerts upon entry or exit from defined areas.
Moreover, geofencing isn’t solely about customer engagement – it’s a game-changer for field employees’ tracking. It ensures efficient work practices, minimises excessive travel time and aids in time sheet management.
So, how can companies with fleets utilise this technology?
Netstar’s geofencing and telematics technology significantly impacts driver behaviour and performance, resulting in improved safety, efficiency and reduced costs. Notable features contributing to this efficiency include:
Driver Logs: Tracking vehicle movements verifies drivers’ activity, offering insights into arrivals and departures from job sites.
Employee Monitoring: Real-time monitoring ensures prompt service delivery and manages on-site time, enhancing productivity.
Real-time Data: Access to driver behaviour data aids in identifying unsafe practices, enabling corrective measures.
Fleet Optimisation: Live decision-making based on real-time traffic and fleet positioning boosts overall performance.
Regulation compliance: by monitoring driver behaviour and providing accurate data on hours worked, fleet managers can ensure that their operations are following regulatory standards.
Additionally, geofencing assists in fuel efficiency, route optimisation, maintenance downtime reporting, safety monitoring, regulatory compliance and emergency notifications.
By leveraging geofencing to track vehicle and employee movements in real-time, businesses can pinpoint areas of resource or time loss. Netstar says its technology doesn’t just improve efficiency – it’s a comprehensive solution, elevating the standards of fleet management.
To learn more about geofencing and Netstar’s range of telematics solutions, please click here.