Measure fuel efficiency online with clear dashboards and reports
Understand the behavior of individual drivers with our driver behavior comparison and help your drivers implement more fuel-efficient driving habits
Plan your driver's route ahead of time, make sure they take the fastest route and avoid stop-and-go driving
Receive comprehensive feedback for driver behavior analysis, including hard braking, fuel consumption, fuel theft, odometer readings, excessive idling, and GPS localization. Cartrack's commitment to continuous innovation in fleet vehicle systems ensures that fleet managers are able to increase efficiency when managing their fleets.
Green Fleet Initiative. Ensuring that your business has a "green" image has become a trend in recent years. Corporate green initiatives often go hand in hand with fuel-saving initiatives. Many fleet managers are looking to replace the use of oil with biofuels. Biodiesel is gaining popularity because it does not require any modifications to the vehicle's engine. With growing interest in alternative fuel use, more non-traditional fleet vehicles such as hybrid trucks and biofuel light trucks are expected to enter the market. More and more fleet companies are looking for expertise to help them decide which alternative fuel vehicles are right for their fleet. Understanding your choices in terms of cost, performance, and supporting infrastructure is critical to making the right decision.
Fleet maintenance. Over the past few years, fleet maintenance prices have been on the rise, with the cost of products such as lubricants, oils, tires and filter elements rising. New diesel trucks entering the market have led to increased maintenance costs. To prevent these costs, fleet companies are training drivers to handle the complexities of driving and maintaining diesel vehicles. As the cost of technology used in vehicles increases, the maintenance of fleet vehicles becomes increasingly complex. The more advanced the technology, the more skilled technicians are needed, and these highly skilled technicians are in short supply, which can put pressure on the repair process and thus increase the time. A positive trend in fleet vehicle maintenance is the increasing use of LED lighting technology. More and more fleet companies are choosing LED lighting over strobe lights because of its 10-year average life, higher brightness and ease of installation.
Fleet safety and incident management. Accidents not only affect a company's profitability, but also the safety of a fleet's most valuable resource – the drivers and the vehicles they drive. Avoiding accidents and reducing associated costs are top priorities for fleet managers. Strategies used to reduce accident-related expenses include the adoption of fleet technology, rigorous driver selection, and driver training. Cartrack's Drive Vision is a tool that pairs in-vehicle audio and video equipment with Cartrack's comprehensive in-vehicle information technology to keep the focus firmly on safety, allowing fleet managers to drive virtually with drivers. Reducing accidents, potential liability and operating costs will always be the goal of fleet managers. The implementation of technologies such as Drive Vision has had a significant impact on fleet drivers and their road safety.
Tomorrow's driverless fleet. In November 2013, the first self-driving car steered, braked, accelerated, merged into traffic, and changed lanes without a driver. Japan's electric Nissan LEAF leads the global trend in self-driving cars; Nissan claims that a commercially viable version will be available as early as 2020. With the rise of driverless cars, this idea could extend to fleets. Fleet companies with an ingrained safety culture may be among the first to adopt this new trend. Autonomous fleet vehicles could mean operating fleets by entirely new rental companies with Uber-style booking systems. The company will only have to pay for the actual use of the fleet, eliminating vehicle devaluation charges, which are currently one of the company's main expenses. Eventually, fleet companies may see themselves develop into highly sophisticated vehicle dispatch companies.