Telematics has been changing the fleet management landscape for a while with more improvements each year. With each new advancement, fleet managers are better able to monitor from a central location and gather data from almost anywhere in real time.
What is Fleet Telematics?
Telematics combines telecommunications and informatics. With regard to fleet management, data is gathered from remote trucks and vehicles and typically transmitted over a cellular network for remote-tracking. Managers can login via a computer or mobile device to get an overview of their entire fleet, based on the data that is being collected and reported.
GPS location tracking, routes taken, fuel usage, driving habits, speed and maintenance schedules can all be tracked using telematics data in today's vehicle fleets.
Telematics data is used to improve efficiency, reduce operating costs, monitor safe (or unsafe) driving behaviors and stay on top of maintenance schedules.
While vehicle fleets have been using telematics for a number of years, the benefits of telematics are now making their way into warehouse operations.
Fleet Telematics for Forklifts
Telematics is increasingly being used to monitor forklift operations.
Fleet managers can significantly reduce overall costs by using fleet telematics data to understand forklift locations, operator behavior, and battery charge levels and maintenance schedules.
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