How to Leverage Geo-Fencing to Optimize Your Fleet’s Routes
In today’s fast-paced world, efficient fleet management is crucial for businesses to stay competitive. One key aspect of fleet management is route planning, which directly impacts operational costs and customer satisfaction. Fortunately, advancements in technology have introduced innovative solutions like geofencing that can revolutionize the way fleets plan their routes.
What is Geofencing?
Geofencing refers to the use of GPS to create virtual boundaries to restrict your fleet in the designated region. It takes less than a minute to set up a geofence. To ensure the added layer of security, trigger alarm/notification can be set to act upon user-defined responses when fleet vehicles enter or exit a designated area. Geofences are a frequently overlooked aspect of any fleet management solution, but to leverage the uncapped value it should be implemented effectively and creatively.
What distinguishes Eagle-IoT Geofence-to-site color-coding from other fleet management software?
Eagle-IoT Geofence-to-site color-coding monitoring is designed to facilitate the fleet managers, monitoring hundreds of assets deployed all over the Kingdom. With the unique feature of geofence-to-site color-coding, each site/branch can be assigned a unique colour which can be utilized to
- Distinguish the location visits and frequency details through geofence-to-site color-coding.
- Average time spent at each location
- Average time spent traveling to and from each location
- Identify the deployment of fleet in undesired areas.
How to utilize Geo-fence?
Geofencing is a flexible parameter that can be utilized in a variety of inventive ways.
- A virtual zone can be created around important properties or places of interest for easy tracking of check-in/out activities
- Pinpoint key locations on a map
Prevent unauthorized access
To prevent theft and vandalism, geofence can be used to prevent unauthorized access to your vehicles. By setting up geofences around your fleet’s parking areas, you can track your vehicles’ movements and set an alert if vehicle leaves a geofenced area without authorization after workhours.
Enhanced Safety Measures
Safety should always be a top priority for fleet managers. Geofencing technology can help enforce safety measures by creating geo-fenced zones around hazardous areas or high-risk locations. Safe speed limits can be maintained by using geo-fence in high-risk areas, such as construction sites, where restricted speeding zones need to be enforced. When a vehicle enters these zones, the system can trigger alerts to both drivers and fleet managers, ensuring immediate action is taken to mitigate potential risks.
Improved asset utilization and communication
Geofencing can also be used to improve asset utilization by tracking the location of assets and ensuring that they are being used efficiently. For example, you could create a geofence around a customer’s premises to ensure that a delivery truck is only dispatched when it is needed. Additionally, geofenced zones can streamline communication to ensures effective coordination between dispatchers and drivers throughout the journey. Embracing geofencing as part of your fleet management strategy will undoubtedly lead to enhanced productivity and success in today’s competitive business landscape.
Please don’t hesitate to call our helpful customer support team at +966533085658 if you need further assistance for setting up geo-fences or are having any problems with the Eagle-IoT software. We provide comprehensive online training as part of the purchase of any vehicle tracking device. We also offer on-site training for fleets with free demo