New technology emerges every year and it changes the way industries operate; the fleet management sector is no different. From GPS tracking to dash cam adoption, 2023 is an exciting year for fleet management. Continue reading to find out more.
Dashcam Adoption Growing
Telematics has been revolutionizing fleet management for some time now, and dashcams are a central part of this. Even though this isn’t new technology, fleet management companies will continue to install dashcams in their vehicles. Instead of simply loading data to a memory card, these intuitive devices are capable of sending footage to control centers, where they can be reviewed by management.
Dashcams don’t only allow managers to access real-time footage; they help to reduce the number of false insurance claims. As well as this, clients are more likely to use a company that has dashcams installed.
Welcoming GPS Fleet Tracking
GPS isn’t new technology, but advancements have allowed it to be used to track vehicles. With real-time locations, fleet managers can make sure that their drivers aren’t breaking rules or driving over the speed limit, which will help reduce accidents on the road. Additionally, fleet tracking systems like Geotab ELD can help drivers stay on track and meet objectives.
The Growth of 5G
The next generation of mobile signal, 5G, has already begun rolling out across the country. Throughout 2023, fleet management companies will convert their operations to 5G and benefit from lower latency and ultra-high speeds. By having access to the 5G network, trucks will have the power to share data much more efficiently, allowing fleet managers to make better decisions and save more money.
The cost of fuel and the wider economy is still rising in 2023, and this is on the back of a tough 2022. Naturally, fleet managers are searching for ways to keep operating costs low. Typically, this means integrating telematic solutions to better monitor driving habits, engine idling, vehicle health, and much more. If fleet managers can see where unnecessary fuel is being used, they can train drivers on tactics for reducing consumption.
The Emergence of Electric Fleets
The federal government is tightening up when it comes to controlling emissions in relation to the environment. With this in mind, 2023 will see more fleet managers converting to electric vehicles. However, many fleet management companies are skeptical about using EVs because of the lack of charging points, which are needed to operate. However, in an effort to increase the adoption of EVs, the US government has pumped some serious cash into installing charging points throughout the country.
Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) brings various modes of transport and channels them into one system. Consumer MaaS has already exploded, but 2023 will allow fleet managers to utilize their resources much more efficiently.
Technology has revolutionized the way fleet management companies operate. In 2023, there’s going to be widespread adoption of dashcams, 5G networking, and GPS fleet management. Alongside this, fleet managers will search for ways to reduce costs in general.