In recent years, the rate of commercial fleet driving accidents in the US has increased by about 20%.
The fleet management industry has responded in turn with a re-emphasis on the importance of vehicle and driver safety, chiefly due to the preventable nature of many of these vehicular accidents.
Fleet management systems have grown more and more complex; far beyond the basic cc tracking system of its past.
Today, more vehicle-dependent businesses are implementing these systems to improve the monitoring of their drivers and vehicles, encourage safer driving habits, and facilitate better company-wide transparency.
If your company is managing a large fleet of hundreds or thousands of vehicles, a fleet management system is key to keeping track of everything related to your employees and assets.
Managing your fleet without a system in place inherently leaves room for potential complications and human error, even if your fleet is smaller in size. For example, if a driver gets into an accident, you may run into problems when filing an insurance claim, or it might be difficult to quickly reach your driver to obtain an ETA for a customer.
Fleet management systems are designed to mitigate these potential issues and help strengthen your daily processes, making them more efficient and organized than ever before.
In this Process Street article, we’ll be covering:
- What is fleet management?
- What is a fleet management system (FMS)?
- Key responsibilities of a fleet manager
- Advantages of fleet management systems
- Fleet management templates
- How to use Process Street for your fleet management system
Let’s start with the basics.